Michele Anthony is Executive Vice President of Universal Music Group, where among her responsibilities, Anthony helps manage UMG’s U.S. labels and oversees the company’s global brand partnerships, Universal Music Canada and Universal Music Enterprises, the global catalog division.
Anthony is also responsible for the company’s U.S. Commercial Services Division that includes sales, live events, label merchandising, college marketing and fan and consumer engagement. In that role, Anthony works with UMG’s U.S. labels to maximize commercial and strategic opportunities to establish new revenue streams, form alliances with third parties, and create a variety of special projects.
Additionally, Anthony oversees development of UMG’s film, television and theatrical projects alongside Universal Music Publishing Group Chairman and CEO Jody Gerson.
Anthony has an unparalleled depth of experience working with labels and artists. She previously founded 7H Entertainment, a consulting and management firm whose clients included Pearl Jam, Prince, Black Sabbath & Ozzy Osbourne, Björk and Soundgarden. Before 7H Entertainment, Anthony served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Sony Music Label Group U.S., where she oversaw day-to-day management and operations of the company’s labels.
Anthony represents UMG on the boards of several organizations, including The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), Mass Appeal, a New York-based media & content company focused on urban culture, and she serves on the advisory board for the Global Poverty Project, including the annual Global Citizen Festival in New York.
The UJA-Federation of New York named Anthony its 2017 Music Visionary of the Year, becoming the first woman to receive this award as a solo honoree, Anthony was recognized for her exceptional professional accomplishments and commitment to philanthropy. In 2014, Billboard magazine named Anthony the top female executive in the publication’s annual Women in Music issue.