HARVEST RECORDS GENERAL MANAGERS PIERO GIRAMONTI AND JACQUELINE SATURN GIVEN EXPANDED RESPONSIBILITIES TO HEAD CAROLINE DIVISION OF CAPITOL MUSIC GROUP
Caroline Personnel to Relocate to Hollywood and Be Based in Capitol Tower
Hollywood, December 9, 2015 – Piero Giramonti and Jacqueline Saturn have been named General Managers of Caroline – the Independent Services division of Capitol Music Group (CMG) – it was announced today by CMG Chairman and CEO Steve Barnett. The two are adding their new Caroline roles to their current positions and responsibilities as General Managers for CMG’s Harvest Records and will be charged with overseeing all aspects of the division, including its relocation from New York to Hollywood’s iconic Capitol Tower where it will be the only major Independent Distribution and Label Services entity on the west coast. Caroline will continue to operate under the purview of CMG’s Chief Operating Officer Michelle Jubelirer and Executive Vice President Scott Greer.
Caroline offers a full range of services for its portfolio of independent artists, labels and releases including Marketing, Promotion, Commercial Services, Branding, Synch & Licensing, Lifestyle Marketing, Business Affairs and Finance, as well as develops and broadens myriad revenue streams for its partners. Caroline garnered four #1 album debuts on Billboard’s Top Albums chart this year – including those for Alabama Shakes’ Sound & Color and All Time Low’s Future Hearts – as well as making significant artist development and commercial breakthroughs with Astralwerks’ Halsey and Harvest’s Glass Animals.
The division’s partner artists earned 12 Grammy nominations this week, including five for ATO Records’ Alabama Shakes (including Album Of The Year) and two each for Astralwerks’ The Chemical Brothers, Voltron Recordz’ Tyrese and Sugar Hill Records’ Lee Ann Womack. Caroline’s full organizational structure will be announced shortly, but changes within the division will not affect London-based Caroline International which is managed separately.
According to Barnett, “Piero and Jacqueline have utilized a true independent label spirit and approach to putting Harvest back on the map through the success of artists and projects such as Banks, Glass Animals, The New Basement Tapes, Best Coast and Matt & Kim, among many others. They are perfectly positioned to bring their considerable expertise and boundless energy to Caroline’s partners and staff while continuing the impressive growth of Harvest and its artists.”
Giramonti said of the pair’s promotion, “We are very excited to be heading Caroline and bringing the division to CMG headquarters, where there will be a significant increase in the operational investment in promotion and marketing for the division.” Saturn added, “We run Harvest with an independent mindset that has been crucial to the long-term support, development and success of our artists, and we will be bringing that exact approach – and the ability to draw upon the Tower’s significant resources – to Caroline’s partner artists and labels.”