Capitol Music Group (CMG) is comprised of Capitol Records, Virgin Records, Motown Records, Blue Note Records, Astralwerks, Harvest Records, Capitol Christian Music Group, Atom Factory, and Deep Well Records, as well as Capitol Studios and CMG’s independent label services and distribution division, Caroline. Capitol Music Group is based in Hollywood, California in the iconic Capitol Records Tower.
Artists that record for CMG labels include: Ryan Adams, Erykah Badu, Banks, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, Beck, Jon Bellion, BJ The Chicago Kid, Rosanne Cash, Neil Diamond, Disclosure, Empire of the Sun, Robert Glasper, Halsey, Don Henley, Hillsong United, Judah The Lion, Kem, Charles Lloyd, tobyMac, My Morning Jacket, Naughty Boy, NeYo, Norah Jones , Tori Kelly, Migos, Katy Perry, Gregory Porter, Rich Homie Quan, Ben Rector, Porter Robinson, Bob Seger, Troye Sivan, Chris Tomlin and TV On The Radio and Vintage Trouble. For the U.S.: 5 Seconds Of Summer, Bastille, Glass Animals, Emeli Sande and Sam Smith.
With its wide-ranging roster encompassing commercial favorites and underground visionaries, Astralwerks is America's pre-eminent home for groundbreaking artists. Founded in 1993 in New York City the label helped ignite two explosive waves of musical creativity: breaking legendary artists like The Chemical Brothers and Fatboy Slim in the 1990s and leading the resurgence of EDM in the new millennium with artists such as David Guetta and Swedish House Mafia. Astralwerks has also successfully launched the careers of indie, alternative, and experimental artists throughout the label’s 20-year history, including one of music's most explosive ne stars, Halsey. Consistently pushing boundaries, Astralwerks’ pioneering legacy is driven by a passion for music across genres and perpetual innovation.
For 75 years Blue Note Records has represented The Finest In Jazz. Founded in 1939 as an independent label by a German immigrant named Alfred Lion, Blue Note has since traced the entire history of the genre to become the longest-running & most-respected Jazz label in the world. Under the continued leadership of Don Was, Blue Note is the home of the most prominent stars and cutting-edge innovators in Jazz today, while the label has broadened its horizons to include quality music in multiple genres.
An unwavering vision combined with a commitment to excellence and an arsenal of exceptional talent continues to make Capitol Christian Music Group the leader in the Christian/Gospel music industry. Representing such iconic artists as Chris Tomlin, TobyMac, Amy Grant and CeCe Winans, Capitol CMG is a multi-faceted company whose assets include such legendary labels as Sparrow and ForeFront Records as well as the industry's top distribution company and an award-winning, global leading publishing company. CCMG is a multi-faceted business that includes Capitol CMG Label Group (Sparrow Records, ForeFront Records, sixstepsrecords, Hillsong and Credential Recordings), Capitol CMG Publishing, Motown Gospel and Capitol Christian Distribution.
Capitol Records is one of the most successful and storied American labels in the history of recorded music and the flagship label within the Capitol Music Group. Founded in 1942, the label has recorded and released material by a diverse array of hugely successful and culturally important artists such as The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Sam Smith, Katy Perry and countless others. The company was acquired by Universal Music Group in 2012 and is headquartered in the iconic Capitol Records Tower in Hollywood.
Capitol Studios has been a revered mainstay of the recording industry since opening its doors in 1956. The studios have hosted many of the world's most acclaimed artists, such as Frank Sinatra, Paul McCartney, The Beach Boys, Nat King Cole, the Beastie Boys and countless others. Perhaps the most famous recording studio in the U.S., Capitol Studios was completely rennovated with state-of-art analogue and digital technology in 2014. Its staff maintains its commitment to sonic integrity and and to fostering an environment of creativity and energy. The studios, including their world-famous underground echo chamber, are a creative beacon for producers, engineers and recording artists the world over.
Caroline is the Independent Services division of Capitol Music Group, providing a full range of label services and revenue streams for Caroline’s artists, releases and label associations on a worldwide basis, including Marketing, Promotion, Commercial Development, Branding, Synch & Licensing, Lifestyle Marketing, Business Affairs and Finance. Caroline is based in Hollywood in the iconic Capitol Records Tower.
Deep Well Records is an associated label within CMG’s Virgin Records, headed by Adam Anders, the highly successful producer and songwriter who has sold more than 100 million albums and created music for some of the most successful films and television shows in history. The first release under this partnership was the soundtrack to the hit Fox television live musical event, The Passion, which includes newly recorded tracks by Seal, Trish Yearwood, Yolanda Adams and Chris Daughtry.
Harvest Records is home to a select group of innovative artists and employs an independent-label approach that helps them achieve success, while empowering them with the freedom to pursue their artistic visions. Harvest provides dedicated A&R and marketing resources for its artists and integrates its efforts with those of Caroline, which provides commercial support, radio promotion and licensing resources to the label.
Metamorphosis Music is a new record label founded by Katy Perry in 2014 in conjunction with Capitol Records. Pop singer Ferras became the first artist signed to the label.