MusicDish e-Journal - July 23, 2018
MusicDish Advertising Network
» HOME » INSIDER SCOOP » CAREER TIPS » MUSIC SPOTLIGHT » MUSICDISH*CHINA
» INDUSTRY INTERVIEWS » NEWS BEAT » DIGITAL SKOOL » OPEN REVIEW » MUSICDISH EDELWEISS
Search MusicDish e-Journal (Advanced)
Subscribe To MusicDish e-Journal
About | Contact | Advertise | RSS | Submit Article | Submit News | Artist Development | Premium PR Distribution
Mi2N | MusicDish*China | MusicDish Network | MusicDishTV | Urban Music News Network

Michele Anthony Named President And Chief Operating Officer Of Sony Music Label Group U.S.
By Mi2N
(more articles from this author)
2005-12-11
Comment | Email | Print | RSS

Michele Anthony has been named president of the Sony Music Label Group U.S., in addition to continuing her responsibilities as chief opperating officer of the Group, it was announced today by Don Ienner, chief executive officer of Sony Music Label Group U.S. Ms. Anthony will continue to report to Mr. Ienner and be based in New York.

As president and COO, Ms. Anthony will work closely with Mr. Ienner in overseeing the management and operations of the Sony Music Label Group. She will also work closely with the management teams at Columbia Records Group, Epic Records, Sony Music Nashville and Sony Urban Music to help realize the goals of the labels and their artists.

Mr. Ienner, who served as both president and CEO of Sony Music Label Group U.S., prior to promoting Ms. Anthony, said, "Giving Michele half my title is the perfect way to recognize that she is a true partner who has been a major force behind the success stories at all of our labels. Over the seventeen years that Michele and I have known each other, she has repeatedly taken a leadership role in major events affecting both the company and the industry her support and guidance were central to building the Sony Music Label Group."

Mr. Ienner added, "When I first met Michele, she was the lawyer for Alice In Chains, whom I was signing to Columbia. She was a brilliant negotiator who knew the business inside and out, and those factors, combined with her passionate, no-holds-barred approach to demanding the very best for her artists, made it clear that she had the makings of a truly great executive.

"Having both grown up in the business me with my brother, Jimmy, and she with her father, Dee we had a natural connection. Her rare combination of leadership, creative sensibility, and business acumen have enabled her to make key contributions to the Group's development. Moving forward, we're going to keep on working closely together to give our labels whatever they need to support and develop their artists."

"From the moment I met Donnie, I knew we were likeminded and shared a passion and vision for our artists and for what would later become the Sony Music Label Group," commented Ms. Anthony. "There are so few individuals who have shaped our industry in the way Donnie has that it is truly an honor to be his partner and friend. I've learned so much from him.

"One of his many outstanding talents is his ability to provide the executives who lead our labels with an intensity of purpose, as they work toward a common goal of lasting success. I am so excited to be working with the most important labels and artists in the history of recorded music."

Ms. Anthony will continue in her position as executive vice president of SONY BMG Music Entertainment, where she plays a pivotal role in the company's industry and government relations and in representing SONY BMG on a range of complex legislative and legal issues. In this capacity, she will continue to report directly to Andrew Lack, CEO of SONY BMG Music Entertainment.

Michele Anthony was named chief operating officer, Sony Music Label Group U.S. in 2004. In this capacity, she had broad-based responsibility for the management and operation of the Sony Music Label Group.

Prior to that, she served as executive vice president, Sony Music Entertainment, since 1994. She played a pivotal role in managing the company's operations, including overseeing key divisions, forming a wide variety of strategic alliances, spearheading special company-wide projects, and facilitating the signing of numerous artists.

Ms. Anthony has also served as Sony Music Entertainment's liaison to other Sony divisions and companies, including Sony Pictures Entertainment and Sony Electronics. From 1993 to 1994, she served as executive vice president of Sony Music, the domestic U.S. company, where, along with the president, she oversaw the day-to-day operations of all divisions within Sony Music and was involved in the administration of all aspects of the company's activities.

Ms. Anthony joined Sony Music in 1990 as senior vice president, where she established and managed the company's regional A&R offices in addition to overseeing special projects and new business opportunities. She was vital in negotiating and signing many of Sony Music's most important artists, and was also involved with talent development, soundtracks, new technologies, and myriad special projects.

Prior to joining Sony Music, Ms. Anthony was a partner in the entertainment law firm of Manatt, Phelps, Rothenberg & Phillips, where her clients included Guns 'N Roses, Alice In Chains, Ozzy Osbourne, Soundgarden, Rick Rubin, Sub Pop Records, The Sugarcubes and The Pixies.

Ms. Anthony is a recipient of the Norma Zarky Entertainment Law Award and the author of "Protection Against the Unauthorized Use of the Title of a Song as the Title of a Motion Picture; Doctrine of Unfair Competition in California under the Lanham Act" (1981). She is a member of the State Bar of California, and the Beverly Hills and Los Angeles County Bar Associations. For nearly a decade, she has been named one of the most powerful women in entertainment in Hollywood Reporter's annual "Women in Entertainment" issue.

Ms. Anthony serves on the boards of the Recording Industry Association of America (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.

Ms. Anthony holds a B.A. with distinction from George Washington University, and a J.D. from the University of Southern California, Order of the Coif.

Related News from Mi2N:
» Michele Anthony Named President And Chief Operating Officer Of Sony Music Label Group U.S.


Home » News Beat » Michele Anthony Named President And Chief Operating Officer Of Sony Music Label Group U.S.
Permalink:http://www.musicdish.com/mag/?id=10652
Email |Print |Comment |RSS

back | top


MusicDish Advertising Network

News Beat

» 13 Music Label Sold to MTN

» Darcus Beese Named President Of Island Records

» ASCAP Revenues Top $1.144 Billion In 2017

» BMG Appoints New Creative Directors In Nashville

» Live.me Launches Its First Live Musical Themed Content Series

News Beat Directory



» [2018-06-23] The 2018 MIDEM Silk Road International Music Alliance Signing; International Music Industries Signing Of A Mutual Resource Sharing Agreement With Shanghai Conservatory Of Music & The China Records Group

» [2018-06-06] Screen Music Connect To Explore The Music Of Film, Television And Interactive Media; Created By James Hannigan, Award-winning Composer And Game Music Connect Co-founder, Screen Music Connect Builds On The Success Of The Sold-out Game Music Conferences

» [2018-06-05] Fred Casimir To Develop BMG's Global Recordings Business; As Well As Building BMG's European Infrastructure, Casimir Was Instrumental In Developing BMG's Recordings Business

» [2018-06-03] 13 Music Label Sold To MTN; DSN Music Spins Off Record Label To Albuquerque Music Entrepreneur's New Group

» [2018-06-02] CISAC 2018 Annual Report; A Comprehensive Overview Of The Confederation's Work To Serve 4 Million Creators And 239 Authors Societies Across The World

» [2018-06-02] MusicDish Announces A Love Electric 2018 China Tour; The Tour Will Crisscross Through China With 12 Shows In 8 Cities, Including Guangzhou, Dongguan, Zhuhai, Shenzhen, Kunming, Jiaxin, Wuhan And Beijing

» [2018-06-02] Darcus Beese Named President Of Island Records; Renowned U.K. Music Executive To Join Universal Music Group's U.S. Label Leadership

» [2018-05-17] Avant-Garde Label Maybe Noise Launches In Beijing; The Official Launch Will Be On May 26 At Magnet Theater With A Performance Supporting Its First Vinyl Release: Png Z

» [2018-05-04] Award-Winning Lithuanian Rock Band Colours Of Bubbles "She Is The Darkness" 2018 China Tour; The Tour Will Kickoff In Shanghai Where The Band Will Represent Lithuania During The Country's Signing To The Silk Road Music Alliance

» [2018-05-01] Hollywood Heavyweights Launch New Christian Music Label; Their Debut Release, Firma Collective - Songs For Every Soul, Was Produced By Mgrdichian And Mixed By The Legendary Brian Reeves

» [2018-04-30] Pop Artist Ava King Releases New Single; Paris-born Ava King Decided To Move To Beijing Where She Wrote For One Of The Biggest Chinese Movie Production Companies, HuaYi Brothers

» [2018-04-27] NetEase Cloud Music Sign Distribution Partnership With B2 Music; Chinese Music Streaming Service To Release Billboard "Best Of Asia" Album Series
MusicDish Advertising Network

follow MusicDish on
Follow MusicDish on Twitter

Mi2N Music PR

SUITEHOP Partners W/ Venues For Direct-to-Consumer VIP Experiences In Secure Marketplace

Gulf Coast Group Johnny John & The Schemin' Dreamers Release Debut Powerhouse AOR EP

BWH Music Group Releases Hottest Album Of The Summer

Cinq Music Appoints Marcus Spence SVP Of A&R

Hybrid Studios Hosts Student Field Trip Day

Australian DJ Duo NERVO Enter Sports Arena With Unique Volleyball Partnership

2018 Summer Additions Come To Hybrid Studios



Websites: Mi2N | MusicDish*China | MusicDish Network | MusicDishTV | Urban Music News Network
Services: Submit Article | Submit News | Submit Video | Artist Development | Premium PR Distribution

Copyright © 1997-2018 MusicDish LLC., all rights reserved.
About MusicDish e-Journal | Contact Us | Advertise | RSS | Internships