EMI Group PLC
27 March 2001
EMI Group plc
EMI RECORDED MUSIC APPOINTS ANDY SLATER PRESIDENT AND CEO OF
LOS ANGELES, MARCH 27TH - EMI Recorded Music President and CEO
Ken Berry today announced that Andy Slater, one of the music
industry's most successful producers and managers, has been
appointed as President and CEO of Los Angeles-based Capitol
Records. Slater, who will report directly to Ken Berry, will
start working with Capitol Records on April 1 and will take up
full-time responsibilities as President and CEO on May 1.
Slater joins Capitol Records from his company, Slater Management,
which he founded and which today is one of the leading music
management companies in the US. During his time at Slater
Management he has represented such critically and commercially
successful artists as Macy Gray, Fiona Apple and The Wallflowers,
all of whom he has also produced. At times during his career he
has also managed such artists as Beastie Boys, Lenny Kravitz and
Berry said: 'Andy's creative skills and his vast experience in
artist management and record production are going to be fantastic
assets for Capitol Records. As we drive the company forward and
further develop the Capitol roster, his impressive track record
in discovering exciting new talent will prove invaluable. He is
a great addition to EMI's executive team in North America.'
Slater's production credits include Macy Gray's debut 'On How Life
Is' and Fiona Apple's 'Tidal', both multi-platinum selling records
and Grammy nominees, as well as The Wallflowers' latest release
'Capitol Records is one of the greatest names in the music
business with an incredibly storied history and rich heritage,'
Slater said. 'I feel very fortunate to be given this opportunity
to lead the company through the next stage of its evolution and
continue to add fresh talent to its already legendary roster.'
Slater began his career in the music industry as a pop music
critic at the Atlanta Journal Constitution and went on to work
for PEOPLE, Rolling Stone, Billboard and USA Today. In 1983
he joined Frontline Management as a creative director and worked
with artists such as the Go-Gos and Don Henley. In 1995 Slater
went on to found Clean Slate Records where he signed Fiona Apple.
With Slater's appointment, Capitol's interim President Roy Lott,
who has been handling the management of the label for the past
two years, will be returning full time to his role as Deputy
President of EMI Recorded Music in North America overseeing
Angel, Blue Note, Capitol Nashville, Christian Music Group and
EMI Canada, while working on strategy with Ken Berry.
Capitol Records was formed in 1942. It has been the home to some
of the most esteemed names in the history of recorded music,
including The Band, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, Nat King Cole,
Peggy Lee, Johnny Mercer, Pink Floyd, Frank Sinatra and Tina
Turner. Capitol Records' current roster includes Beastie Boys,
Garth Brooks, Coldplay, Everclear, Paul McCartney, Radiohead,
Bonnie Raitt and Bob Seger. Capitol Records is a unit of EMI Music,
the world's third largest recorded music company and the world's
largest music publisher.
For further information contact:
Amanda Conroy, EMI Group, London
Tel: +44 20 7667 3216