Music director PHIL THORNTON is now vice president of the CAPITOL CHRISTIAN MUSIC GROUP, according to co-presidents BRAD O’DONNELL and HUDSON PLACHY. In this new position, THORNTON will focus on developing new business, signing talent and developing partnerships with labels, media and tours for CAPITOL CMG artists. Since 2016, THORTON has been SVP/GM at RCA INSPIRATION, the NASHVILLE-based gospel music label under SONY’S PROVIDENT LABEL GROUP.

O’DONNELL and PLACHY commented: “We are delighted 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.

CMG President and CEO MICHELLE JUBELIRER added, “I have known PHIL almost since he started in our company, and have seen him channel his ideas, abilities and energy into a great career as a music director. I am thrilled that he has joined CAPITOL CMG as SVP, 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.

THORNTON said: “I would like to thank BRAD, HUDSON and MICHELLE for this incredible opportunity to work for a label group that is the undisputed leader in faith-based music. By joining the CAPITOL CMG family, I will be working with an incredible array of forward-thinking artists and partners, and drawing on all my experience, to create opportunities that will continue to grow our market and impact culture globally.

THORNTON starts (5/3) at CAPITOL CMG headquarters in NASHVILLE.

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