Earlier this month, Steve Barnett, Chairman & CEO of Capitol Music Group announced the hire of Amber Grimes to the newly-created position of senior vice president of the global creative division.
“Many of us at CMG have had the pleasure to work closely with Amber in her role at Spotify, and her incredible well of innovative ideas and brilliant execution made a great impression on us and convinced me that we needed her to join the CMG team. Her skills as an executive and an entrepreneur will be of great benefit to our artists as she leads our Innovation and content creation teams to new levels of excellence and plays a key role in our global streaming strategy. Amber is a great addition to the CMG family, and everyone here joins me in welcoming her to the Tower,” he said.
In her new position, Grimes will be integrally involved in formulating and executing the company’s global streaming strategy. She will also draw upon her diverse experiences to lead the company’s Innovation Team and Ten3 content creation department, and will play an important role in building and expanding CMG’s industry-leading roles in these areas.
About her new role, Grimes remarked, “Capitol is at the forefront of developing truly exciting new talent, and they do so by supporting their artists’ vision and never being afraid to push boundaries. I’m honored to be expanding my relationship to work more directly with this incredible roster of artists, as well as CMG’s incredible labels and teams, and I thank Steve Barnett and Lucian Grainge for creating this unique and forward-thinking role for me. I’m thrilled to be bringing my streaming experience, passion for artists and disruptive mindset into the Tower.”
Grimes joined the company after having left her post at Spotify, a role she held since 2017.