SCOTT GREER NAMED EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF CAPITOL MUSIC GROUP
NEW SENIOR MEMBER OF CMG EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT TEAM WILL HELM NEW YORK OPERATIONS
AND BRING EXTENSIVE AND RENOWNED MARKETING EXPERTISE TO CMG LABELS, ARTISTS & PROJECTS
Hollywood, CA, October 6, 2014 – Scott Greer has been named Executive Vice President of Capitol Music Group (CMG), it was announced today by CMG Chairman and CEO Steve Barnett, to whom Greer will report. In his new position, Greer will serve as a senior member of Barnett’s executive team, along with CMG EVPs Michelle Jubelirer and Greg Thompson and CFO Geoff Harris, oversee the company’s operations in New York and utilize his extensive and industry-renowned marketing expertise on key CMG artists and projects spanning the company’s portfolio of labels, including Capitol, Virgin and Motown. He will also work closely with Jubelirer on overseeing CMG labels Harvest Records, Blue Note, Astralwerks, as well as Caroline: the company’s independent services division.
Greer comes to CMG as an 18-year Sony Music veteran, most recently as the Senior Vice President of Marketing for Columbia Records. During his six years in that position, Greer created and executed marketing plans for many of music’s most innovative, significant and successful artists and projects of the past decade, including Adele’s 21, which is the recipient of countless awards, including the 2012 Grammy for Album Of The Year; Beyoncé’s eponymous album, which was pop culture’s best kept secret when it was released as a surprise to the public in December 2013; and Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories, which won Album of The Year honors at the 2014 Grammy Awards.
Other noteworthy Columbia artists and projects led by Greer include both of Jack White’s solo albums, Blunderbuss and Lazaretto – both of which entered the Billboard Top 200 chart at #1, Pharrell Williams’s hit Girl album and ubiquitous smash single, “Happy,” and John Legend’s Gold album, Love In The Future. Prior to joining Columbia, Greer was Vice President of Marketing for Epic Records, where he handled campaigns for that label’s marquee artists, including Sara Bareilles, Pearl Jam and Rage Against The Machine.
According to Barnett, “Modern music companies need a strong team of executives working together to stay on course and achieve consistent success, and Scott is a tremendous addition to our already formidable team. Having worked with him at both Columbia and Epic for many years and on such highly-successful projects, I am thrilled that he is bringing his strong leadership abilities to our New York operations, and his diverse array of music and marketing experience to CMG as a whole.”
Jubelirer added, “Scott is a great out-of-the-box strategist whose innovative campaigns for a wide array of artists have long been admired throughout the industry. His executive skills and expertise are a great addition to the company, and Scott will be playing a key role in our continuing growth and the success of our artists. On behalf of everyone in the Tower, in our New York offices and across the country, I welcome Scott to our CMG family.”
Greer said, “I am truly excited to be reuniting with Steve, who has been a mentor to me throughout my career, as well as returning to the company where I began my professional life in the early 90s. What Steve and his team have accomplished in such a short span of time is the talk of the industry and the artist community, and CMG’s revitalization is still only in its early stages. I look forward to contributing to the company’s growth and helping its impressive roster of new and established artists achieve success in the years to come.”
Greer began his career in the International department of Capitol Records in 1991, working with Beastie Boys and their Grand Royal label, Foo Fighters, Frank Sinatra and many others. He joined Epic Records in 1996.