Popular US-based exec Jacqueline Saturn has been promoted to President of Caroline, the distribution/services arm of Universal’s Capitol Music Group (CMG) which partners with independent labels and artists.
In her new position, Saturn will continue to lead Caroline’s 50-person US team and oversee all aspects of its business, including artist and label signings and partnerships, as well as strategic planning and alliances with Caroline International’s 11 offices outside the States.
She will report to CMG Chief Operating Officer Michelle Jubelirer.
Under Saturn’s leadership, Caroline has doubled its US market share to more than 3%.
Recent successes include three No.1 Billboard Top 200 debuts with rapper NF (Perception), rap trio Migos (Culture II) and XXXTentacion (?), plus another four Top 5 Billboard Top 200 debuts from rap duo Huncho Jack (Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho) and rappers 6ix9ine (Day69), Lil Baby (Harder Than Ever) and Trippie Redd (Life’s A Trip).
In addition to Caroline, Saturn (pictured) will also continue to head CMG’s own quasi-indie label, Harvest Records. She remains based in Hollywood, Los Angeles in the Capitol Tower.
CMG Chairman & CEO Steve Barnett said, “Jacqueline is a dynamic executive who brings a wealth of experience and tireless dedication to helping Caroline’s partners achieve and exceed their goals.
“Under her leadership, Caroline has become internationally renowned as the place to be for artists and labels spanning many genres who want to remain independent but be able to draw upon the skills, hard work and clout that Jacqueline and her team have to offer.
“I congratulate Jacqueline on her well-deserved promotion to President of Caroline.”
“Jacqueline is a dynamic executive who brings a wealth of experience and tireless dedication to helping Caroline’s partners achieve and exceed their goals.”
Steve Barnett, Capitol Music Group
Saturn said: “I am so proud of all we have accomplished at Caroline over the past year. In my expanded role, I will continue to lead this bright and ambitious team that I work with every day to even greater success.
“I am honored to walk into this iconic building every day and work to achieve what we envisioned for Caroline when I became GM several years ago. We are lucky to work with the most dedicated and dynamic label partners and artists in the business, and I am inspired by them daily.
“I thank Michelle and Steve for believing in me and helping Caroline to reach its goals that we have set together.”
In the past year, Caroline artists have achieved 14 Platinum and 17 Gold single certifications in the US.
At Harvest, Saturn has achieved recent success with the likes of Glass Animals, whose two albums have been streamed worldwide more than 1.5 billion times; Banks, whose two albums both debuted in the Top 20 of Billboard’s Top 200 chart with worldwide streaming totals exceeding one billion; and Donna Missal, a developing artist whose 20 million worldwide streams precede the September 7 release of her debut album, This Time.
Caroline offers its partners services including Marketing, Promotion, Commercial Services, Branding, Synch & Licensing, Lifestyle Marketing, Business Affairs and Finance.
Saturn, a mother of two daughters, maintains involvement in a range of charitable organizations, including FORCE (Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered), Friendship Circle of Los Angeles, GTWG (Girls Today Women Tomorrow) and has run the New York City Marathon on the American Cancer Society’s “Determination” team.
She also speaks yearly at the Syracuse University Music program through the Bandier School of Music.Music Business Worldwide