Chair & CEO of Capitol Music Group
Michelle Jubelirer is Chair & Chief Executive Officer of Capitol Music Group (CMG), having been named to that position by Universal Music Group Chairman & CEO Sir Lucian Grainge in December, 2021. CMG’s portfolio of labels includes its flagship, the 80-year-old world renowned company, Capitol Records; leading dance and electronic music label, Astralwerks; the preeminent jazz label, Blue Note Records; the industry leader in faith-based music, Capitol Christian Music Group; and the recently-relaunched hip hop powerhouse label, Priority Records.
Jubelirer began her career as a mergers and acquisitions attorney at New York’s Simpson, Thatcher, & Bartlett in 1999 before joining Sony Music in 2003. Two years later, she moved to Los Angeles to join King, Holmes, Paterno and Berliner, one of the entertainment industry’s most highly regarded law firms, where she quickly made partner. During her time there, she represented a diverse roster of clients including Frank Ocean, Pharrell, M.I.A., Odd Future, Ke$ha, Swedish House Mafia, Marilyn Manson, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Damian Marley, Slipknot, The Neighbourhood, Tommy Lee, Grimes, Tori Amos and Buckcherry, along with many other musicians, fashion designers, and visual artists.
Jubelirer is well-versed in entertainment law, including recording agreements, publishing agreements, and television and movie contracts, and since joining CMG in January 2013, she has been an integral part of some of the company’s highest profile and most competitive signings, including Halsey, Beck, Niall Horan, Maggie Rogers, Lil Baby, Fletcher, Migos, Neil Diamond and Paul McCartney.
Jubelirer has been on the Planned Parenthood National Board since 2016. She is madly in love with her six-year-old son.