Michelle Jubelirer Named EVP At Capitol Music Group
February 5, 2013
Michelle Jubelirer has been appointed EVP at Capitol Music Group. The announcement was made by Chairman/CEO Steve Barnett, to whom Jubelirer will report.
In her new position, Jubelirer will serve as a senior member of Barnett’s executive team, working closely with him to set the creative direction of the company. Jubelirer’s responsibilities will include overseeing Astralwerks, Blue NoteRecords, Caroline and Harvest, as well as Business and Legal Affairs, A&R Administration and Release Planning. Jubelirer will be based in Hollywood at the company’s iconic Capitol Tower.
Barnett commented, "I am thrilled that Michelle is joining us. She brings an innovative approach to Capitol Music Group that reflects her intense passion for music and her experiences as a forward-thinking representative for cutting-edge artists. She is well-known and highly regarded for conceiving trend-setting deals that align perfectly with her artists’ distinct creative visions. We welcome her independent spirit here at Capitol Music Group, and know that our company and our artists will flourish under her guidance."
"Part of our investment in Capitol is to ensure that our artists are receiving the best service in the business by building an exceptional executive team," stated Lucian Grainge, Chairman/CEO of UMG. "And Michelle will be an invaluable addition. She shares our view that we must work to create true partnerships with artists, and her experience, talent and ability to drive innovation will be key to Capitol and to its artists."
Said Jubelirer, "It was hard to resist the opportunity to join Steve and Lucian in building a full-service entertainment company, with the goal of creating innovative and inspired partnerships with both established and emerging artists. In working with them and the great team they’re assembling, I’ll be learning from the best, and I look forward to using my experience as an artist advocate to help attract and develop the best talent to Capitol Music Group."
Jubelirer comes to Capitol Music Group from King, Holmes, Paterno & Berliner, one of the entertainment industry’s most highly regarded law firms, where she has served as a partner for nearly five years. Among the diverse roster of clients Jubelirer has represented while at the firm are Frank Ocean, M.I.A., Odd Future, Ke$ha, The Gossip, Swedish House Mafia, Avicii, Marilyn Manson, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Pharrell, Damian Marley, Slipknot, TheNeighbourhood, Tommy Lee, Grimes, Tori Amos, Buckcherry and the visual art collective Friends With You, along with many other musicians, fashion designers and visual artists.
At King, Holmes, Paterno & Berliner, Jubelirer was well versed in the full range of entertainment-related legal representation for her clients, including recording agreements, sponsorships, endorsements, appearances, performances, merchandise agreements, publishing agreements and television and movie contracts. She began her career as a mergers and acquisitions attorney at New York’s Simpson Thacher & Barlett in 1999 before joining SonyMusic in 2003. Jubelirer moved to Los Angeles and King, Holmes, Paterno and Berliner in 2005.