Robbie McIntosh Named Executive Vice President, International For Capitol
HIGHLY-RESPECTED AND EXPERIENCED INDUSTRY EXECUTIVE TO PLAY KEY ROLE AT
LOS ANGELES, April 15, 2013
LOS ANGELES, April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Robbie McIntoshhas
beenappointedExecutive Vice President, Internationalof Capitol
MusicGroup,it was announced today by Steve Barnett, Chairman and CEO of the
company. In his new position,McIntoshservesas asenior member of Barnett's
executive team,working closely with CMG label heads, artists and their
management to ensure an innovative and collaborative approach in creating
andoverseeingstrategic marketing and promotion plans for CMG artists
globally. McIntosh will be relocating to Hollywood, CA from London, and be
based in the company's iconic Capitol Tower.
As a highly-respected 20-year-plus industry executive, McIntosh is
chargedwith creating and implementing global marketing campaigns, developing
and maintaining strong relationships with Universal Music Group's
International territories to ensure awareness and understanding of CMG's
artist releases, and convey the company's strategic mission to the world.
He'll work in concert with the company's affiliates to create and implement
launch and long-term plans with each territory, and seek out new opportunities
within the global business to further enhance marketing and promotion efforts.
McIntosh will also develop and maintain solid relationships with
International media and other strategic partners, to the benefit of CMG
According to Barnett,"I've had the great pleasure of working with Robbie for
many years, and his well-rounded experience, acumen and demeanor make him the
ideal person to head International for the Capitol Music Group and serve as a
senior executive at the company. All of us at Capitol congratulate Robbie,
welcome him to Hollywood, and look forward to his leadership in bringing our
artists and their music to the worldwide marketplace."
McIntoshcommented, "It was impossible to resistthe opportunity to be a part
ofSteve and Lucian's vision to rebuild the Capitol Music Group into an
innovative and aggressive entertainment company. Having worked with Steve
previously, I know that his leadership, energy and passion is already driving
the company forward, and I'mhonouredto work with him again and be part of
such an exciting period in the company's illustrious history. I
amenergisedand can't wait to move to Los Angeles and work closely with my
CMG colleagues, our artists, their management and the UMG companies around the
world to build and run the International side of the company's business."
Priorto his new appointmentwith Capitol Music Group, McIntosh owned and ran
RMC International, a global strategy, marketing and artist management company
whose clients included AC/DC, Peter Gabriel, Sade and Gossip. Previously,
McIntosh was a long-time and highlyvalued executive at Sony Music: In 2004,
he became Senior Vice President, International Marketing for Sony/BMG UK,
taking on the additional role of Senior Vice President, Global Marketing for
Sony/BMG Europe. In these senior executive positions, McIntoshwas
responsible for creating and managing worldwide marketing campaigns for all of
the company's UK-signed artists, as well as heading front-line artist
marketing for Continental Europe.Artists McIntosh worked with during this
period include Celine Dion, Jamiroquai, George Michael, Annie Lennox, Oasis,
Foo Fighters and Ozzy Osbourne.
McIntosh was named Managing Director – International Repertoire Division for
Sony Music in 2001, responsible for myriad label functions, coordinating
releases for the Columbia, Epic and associated labels. Key successes for the
company during this period included worldwide Platinumand multi-Platinum
releases for a diverse array of artists, includingMichael Jackson,
Evanescence, Tony Bennett, Jennifer Lopez, Aerosmith, Bruce Springsteen,
Mariah Carey and Beyonce.
Hewas namedHead of AlternativeSales &Marketing for Sony Music UKin 1993,
taking on the additional role of Director of Regional Promotions in 1995 and
rising to Director, National Promotions for Columbia Records UK in 1997. In
those positions, he worked closely with artists such as
Destiny'sChild,LaurynHill, Jeff Buckley,Korn, SystemOf ADown, Pearl Jam
and Rage Against The Machine, amongst others.
SOURCE Universal Music Group
Contact: Maria Ho-Burge, 212-331-2569, Maria.Ho-Burge@umusic.com
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