Harvest's Giramonti, Saturn Named Co-GMs For CMG's Caroline
December 9, 2015 at 10:11 AM (PT)
PIERO GIRAMONTI and JACQUELINE SATURN have been named General Managers of CAROLINE – the Independent Services division of CAPITOL MUSIC GROUP (CMG) – by CMG Chairman/CEO STEVE BARNETT.
The two are adding their new responsbilities to their current positions 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 the CAPITOL TOWER in HOLLYWOOD, where it will be the only major WEST COAST Independent Distribution and will continue to operate under the purview of CMG COO MICHELLE JUBELIRER and EVP SCOTT GREER.
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.
BARNETT said, “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 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.”
Said GIRAMONTI, “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.”