Universal Music Group Names Michele Anthony EVP/U.S. Recorded Music
September 26, 2013 at 7:10 AM (PT)
UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP has named MICHELE ANTHONY to the newly created role of EVP/U.S. Recorded Music, effective NOVEMBER 1st, 2013.
Reporting to UMG Chairman/CEO LUCIAN GRAINGE, ANTHONY will also work closely with UMG EVP/CFO BOYD MUIR, as well as the U.S. recorded music management teams in maximizing commercial and strategic opportunities across labels, establishing new revenue streams, forming alliances with third parties and overseeing a variety of the company’s special projects.
In making the announcement, GRAINGE said, "There are scarce executives in music with the depth of MICHELE’s experience on both the label and artist sides of the industry. MICHELE’s versatility and creative approach to business will make her a valuable addition to our management team."
ANTHONY said, "Over the past several years, LUCIAN GRAINGE has transformed UNIVERSAL MUSIC into the industry’s most progressive music company. I’m excited to be a part of the forward-thinking executive team LUCIAN has put into place, and I look forward to helping UMG lead the music industry’s reinvention, working along side the extraordinary artists, employees and entrepreneurs that make up today’s UMG."
Most recently, ANTHONY founded 7H ENTERTAINMENT, a consulting and management firm whose clients have included PEARL JAM, BLACK SABBATH & OZZY OSBOURNE, PRINCE, BJÖRK and SOUNDGARDEN. Prior to forming 7H in 2006, ANTHONY was Pres./COO of the SONY MUSIC LABEL GROUP U.S.