Phil Thornton Named Senior Vice President of Capitol Christian Music Group

Phil Thornton has been named Senior Vice President of Capitol Christian Music Group (Capitol CMG).

Thornton will report to company co-presidents Brad O’Donnell and Hudson Plachy.

In this newly created position, Thornton will focus on developing new business, signing talent and developing partnerships with labels, media and touring on behalf of Capitol CMG artists, the company said.

Thornton will assume his new role on May 3 and will be based at Capitol CMG headquarters in Nashville.

Thornton was previously senior vice president/general manager of RCA Inspiration, a Nashville-based gospel music label that operates under Sony Music’s Provident Music Group.

At the label, Thornton signed a deal with Mariah Carey to release Fall in love at Christmas, with Khalid and Kirk Franklin.

He also paired HER and Tauren Wells, now signed to Capitol CMG, for the GRAMMY-nominated collab. Hold Us Together (Hope Mix)collaborated with The Orchard to sign Tribl Records, home to Maverick City Music, and teamed up with Pharrell Williams for his Voices Of Fire choir, which was documented in a Netflix series.

Thornton previously served as Vice President and General Manager of Urban Inspirational at eOne Music from 2012 to 2016, where he oversaw a roster of gospel and R&B artists including Erica Campbell, Shirley Caesar, Jonathan McReynolds, Tweet and Lalah. Hathaway.

Thornton joins a series of recent hires and promotions at Capitol.

In March, Rebecca ‘Dimplez’ Ijeoma was named senior vice president, digital marketing and content development for Capitol Music Group (CMG), while in February, Jeremy Vuernick was promoted to president of A&R for CMG.

This follows the promotion of Arjun Pulijal to chairman of CMG earlier this year.

“We are thrilled to welcome Phil to the Capitol CMG team.”

Brad O’Donnell and Hudson Plachy

Brad O’Donnell and Hudson Plachy said, “We are thrilled to welcome Phil to the Capitol CMG team.

“He has an incredible track record for finding, developing and breaking artists and an entrepreneurial approach that we know will benefit our entire roster. We couldn’t be more excited for what lies ahead of us all.

“I watched [thornton] channeling his ideas, abilities and energies into a great career as a musical director.

Michelle Jubelirer, CMG

Michelle Jubelirer, President and CEO of CMG, added, “I have known Phil almost since he started at our company and have watched him channel his ideas, abilities and energy into a successful career as a director. musical.

“I am thrilled that he has joined Capitol CMG as Senior Vice President, and I know his contributions will make the best faith-based music company even better.

“I look forward to working closely with him, Brad and Hudson in the years to come.”

“I am excited to begin.”

Phil Thorton

Phil Thornton, said, “I want to thank Brad, Hudson and Michelle for this incredible opportunity to work in a label group that is the undisputed leader in faith-based music.

“By joining the Capitol CMG/CMG family, I will be working with an incredible array of forward-thinking artists and partners, and leveraging all of my experience, to create opportunities that will continue to grow our market and have a impact on culture on a global scale.

“I am excited to begin.”The music industry around the world

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