UMG Names Michele Anthony As EVP, U.S. Recorded Music
September 26, 2013
Universal Music Group (UMG) has named veteran music industry executive Michele Anthony to the newly created role of Executive Vice President, U.S. Recorded Music, effective November 1. Reporting to UMG Chairman/CEO LucianGrainge, 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.
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 President/COO of the Sony Music Label Group U.S. where she oversaw the day-to-day management and operations of the company’s labels. Anthony also served as Sony Music Entertainment’s liaison to other Sony divisions and companies, including Sony Pictures Entertainment and Sony Electronics.
Anthony also currently chairs the Global Poverty Project (GPP) – Global Citizen Tickets Initiative, a campaign whereby major artists donate concert tickets that are earned when users take specified actions to end global poverty. She also is an advisor for GPP’s Annual Central Park Global Citizen Festival. She has served on the boards of the RIAA; Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation (Executive Board Member); Rock The Vote (Executive Board Member); and the National Center For Missing and Exploited Children.