Capitol Christian Music Group Promotes EJ Gaines to VP Marketing/Co-Executive Director of Motown Gospel
Capitol Christian Music Group (CCMG) has promoted EJ Gaines to Vice President of Marketing/Co-Executive Director of Motown Gospel. Gaines has served as co-executive director of Motown Gospel and vice president of marketing at CCMG since 2018, before serving as vice president of marketing for Motown Gospel. Gaines reports to Capitol Christian Music Group co-chairman Hudson Plachy.
“I’m thrilled for EJ and this well-deserved promotion,” Plachy commented. “EJ is an important part of the CCMG leadership team and he has taken on increased responsibility for serving our artists across the company. He brings a unique experience and energy to the artists and partners we serve at CCMG.
“EJ is a great leader who embodies our company’s mission,” echoes co-president Brad O’Donnell. “We are very grateful to have him on our team and believe he will do great things in his new role.”
In Gaines’ new expanded role, his responsibilities will include overseeing marketing and brand development for numerous Capitol CMG artists, while retaining his role and responsibilities as Co-Executive Director of Motown Gospel. Most recently, Gaines oversaw the marketing campaigns for Harry Connick Jr.’s award-winning project. Alone with my faith, and Tori Kelly’s GRAMMY®-winning Gospel album, hiding placeand Tasha Cobbs Leonard acclaimed Royalty: Live at the Ryman.
“I am thrilled to serve our artists, writers and label team in this greater leadership capacity,” remarked Gaines. “It’s an exciting time to blaze new trails for our business, and I’m fortunate to be working with the best in the industry as we continue to impact the world with our music.”
Prior to accepting her role on Motown Gospel, Gaines was an entertainment attorney and artist manager, helping guide the careers of many GRAMMY award-winning and chart-topping artists, including Mary Mary, Natalie Grant, Donald Lawrence, William McDowell and Jonathan McReynolds. . He began his career at Jive Records and Verity Records, before becoming executive assistant to Gospel artist Donnie McClurkin. Gaines graduated from St. John’s University School of Law and was a partner at Carter, Ledyard & Milburn LLP, then launched the entertainment division of Waterford Law Group, PLLC in 2013.