Interscope Capitol Labels Group names key executive positions and leadership roles

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Interscope Capitol Labels Group (ICLG) has promoted or named 13 executives to key positions and leadership roles.

The announcement on Tuesday (March 12) follows last week’s news that Universal Music Group‘s frontline label groups in the US, Interscope Geffen A&M and Capitol Music Group, have been consolidated under the new name of Interscope Capitol Labels Group (ICLG).

Interscope Capitol Labels Group is headed up by Chairman & CEO, John Janick.

On Monday (March 11), ICLG promoted or named 13 executives to key positions spanning its IGA Pop/Rock and IGA Urban arms.

On Friday (March 8), Gary Kelly and Jason Kawejsza were elevated to primary positions at Interscope Capitol Labels Group (ICLG).

Kelly has been appointed Chief Revenue Officer and General Manager, and Kawejsza has been named Executive Vice President, Head of Business & Legal Affairs for the company.

Steve Berman and Annie Lee have also been elevated to “primary positions” at the newly-minted Interscope Capitol Labels Group.

Berman has been promoted to Vice Chairman and Lee to the role of Chief Operating Officer.

According to ICLG, all of the execs named in the most recent announcement are longtime executives at Interscope Geffen A&M (IGA) or Capitol Music Group (CMG), and all have been integral to the success of artists and projects at their respective companies for many years.

They are each now charged with increased responsibilities at ICLG, and will work closely with the individual label core teams at both IGA and CMG to further build and develop their artists into global brands.

Reporting to ICLG Vice Chairman Steve Berman are Bill Evans, Executive Vice President of Urban Promotion; Ambrosia Healy, Executive Vice President and Head of Media; Dave Nieman, Senior Vice President of Sports & Gaming; Daniel Sena, Executive Vice President and Head of Strategic Marketing & Brands; Jenny Swiatowy, Senior Vice President of Creative Sync Licensing.

Gary Kelly, ICLG Chief Revenue Officer and General Manager will oversee areas and executives that include Gretchen Anderson, Senior Vice President of Production; Nicole Csabai, Senior Vice President of Revenue; Jurgen Grebner, Executive Vice President of International Marketing; Wayne Laakko, Vice President and Head off Analytics; Greg Marella, President of Promotion and Executive Vice President of ICLG; Xavier Ramos, Executive Vice President of D2C Strategy.

Reporting to ICLG Chief Operating Officer Annie Lee is the company’s Chief Financial Officer, Geoff Harris, who will in turn oversee Steve Cook, Vice President of A&R Administration and Kim Valderas, Vice President of Artist Relations.

Lee is also charged with overseeing Operations, Business Development and Company Culture.

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“Naming these executives to company-wide positions further strengthens and solidifies our redesign of ICLG.”

John Janick

Janick said: “Naming these executives to company-wide positions further strengthens and solidifies our redesign of ICLG.

“IGA’s and CMG’s core label teams are now able to draw upon the best-in-class skills and expertise for all of their artists, as well as more ably secure a broad array of opportunities and experiences throughout the world.”

Initial details of the restructuring of Universal’s labels in the US were announced by UMG Chairman and CEO Sir Lucian Grainge last month.

As reported then, under the new model, John Janick and Republic Records‘ Monte Lipman are increasing the number of labels under their command on the West Coast and East Coast, respectively.

In Los Angeles, Janick will provide support and leadership to Blue NoteCapitolGeffenInterscopeMotownPriority and Verve as Chairman & CEO of what we now know is the consolidated  ‘Interscope Capitol Labels Group‘ company.

Meanwhile, in New York, Lipman will take responsibility for Def JamIslandMercury and Republic.

Since that announcement, UMG has confirmed that a “re-designing” of its global organizational structure is underway, which it said will generate EUR €250 million (USD $270 million) in annual cost savings.Music Business Worldwide

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