Capitol Music Group (CMG) Chair & CEO Michelle Jubelirer held a company-wide Town Hall yesterday, during which the company’s superstar, new and developing artists presented their forthcoming music and projects to CMG and Universal Music Group (UMG) staff, including UMG Chairman & CEO Sir Lucian Grainge, as well as international affiliates and industry partners.
Among the highlights of the event were, in order: An opening performance from10K Projects artist Ice Spice; an on-stage conversation between Capitol Records/TDE artist Doechii and Spotify’s Carl Cherry; a performance by Capitol recording artist Masego; a conversation with 10K Projects founder and CEO Elliot Grainge, and 10K Projects presidents Zach Friedman and Tony Talamo; a performance of new music for the first time in three years from Capitol recording artist, Niall Horan, including his brand new single, “Heaven”; Halsey being congratulated by the RIAA and all present for being recognized as “one of the top artists of the streaming era, with 75x combined Platinum and 15x Gold certifications across 42 titles,” and receiving a Diamond plaque from the RIAA certifying 10 million copies sold of the artist’s “Without Me” single.
Attendees were also presented with new music from CMG labels Motown, Blue Note, Astralwerks and Capitol Christian Music Group, as well as video shout-outs from Katy Perry, Natalie Jane, Lewis Capaldi and Queen Naija.
|Niall Horan Following a premiere performance of his first new music in three years, Capitol recording artist Niall Horan is congratulated by UMG Chairman & CEO Lucian Grainge, CMG Chair & CEO Michelle Jubelirer, CMG President Arjun Pulijal and CMG President of A&R Jeremy Vuernick. |
L to R: Vuernick, Jubelirer, Grainge, Horan and Pulijal
Photo Credit: Lester Cohen
|Halsey A Capitol recording artist of nearly 10 years, Halsey was congratulated by all in attendance as the RIAA officially recognized them as “one of the top artists of the streaming era, with 75x combined Platinum and 15x Gold certifications across 42 titles,” and bestowing the artist with a Diamond plaque certifying 10 million copies sold of the their 2020 “Without Me” single. |
L to R: CMG President Arjun Pulijal, CMG Chair & CEO Michelle Jubelirer, Halsey, CMG President of Promotion Greg Marella and CMG President of A&R Jeremy Vuernick
After opening CMG’s Town Hall with an impromptu performance of her smash single, “Munch,” from her debut EP, Like..?, 10K Projects recording artist Ice Spice was seen backstage with (L to R): 10K Co-President Tony Talamo, 10K Co-President Zach Friedman, CMG Chair & CEO Michelle Jubelirer, Ice Spice, 10K Founder and CEO Elliot Grainge, Ice Spice manager James Rosemond, Jr., CMG President Arjun Pulijal and CMG President of A&R Jeremy Vuernick.