COO, Capitol Music Group
Michelle Jubelirer has been serving as COO to Capitol Music Group since May of 2015, having previously served as EVP since 2013. Her numerous responsibilities include focusing on the company’s business strategy and development and her role as a senior liaison to CMG’s parent company, Universal Music Group (UMG). She works closely with Steve Barnett, CMG’s Chairman and CEO, and other members of his executive team to set the creative direction of CMG and oversee the management and day-to-day operations of the company and its portfolio of labels, including Capitol, Virgin, Motown, Blue Note, Harvest, I.R.S. Nashville, Astralwerks and label services and independent distribution company Caroline. Jubelirer joined CMG in January, 2013 as Executive Vice President and has been integral to some of the company’s highest profile and competitive signings and associations, including Beck, Arcade Fire, Banks, Neil Diamond, My Morning Jacket, Catfish & The Bottlemen and Hey Violet, to name several. Previously, Jubelirer was a partner for five years at King, Holmes, Paterno & Berliner, one of the entertainment industry’s most highly regarded law firms. Among the diverse roster of clients Jubelirer has represented while at the firm are Frank Ocean, Pharrell, M.I.A., Odd Future, Ke$ha, The Gossip, Swedish House Mafia, Avicii, 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 was well versed in the full range of entertainment-related legal representation for her clients, including recording agreements, sponsorships, endorsements, appearances, performances, merchandise agreements, publishing agreements and television and movie contracts. She began her career as a mergers and acquisitions attorney at New York’s Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in 1999 before joining Sony Music in 2003. Jubelirer moved to Los Angeles and King, Holmes, Paterno and Berliner in 2005.