Capitol Music Group

Capitol Music Group is an umbrella music label owned by the Universal Music Group (UMG).

It oversees handling of record labels assigned to UMG’s Capitol Records division and was inherited from its acquisition of EMI’s catalog (with the exception of Parlophone, which was sold to Warner Music Group (WMG) in 2013). It is one of five umbrella labels owned by UMG, the other four being Interscope Geffen A&M, Island Records, Def Jam Recordings, and Republic Records. Labels distributed under the CMG brand include Capitol Records, Virgin Records, Motown Records, Blue Note Records, Astralwerks, Harvest Records, Capitol Christian Music Group, Priority Records, Atom Factory Entertainment, and Deep Well Records.

In November 2016, the company’s Chairman and CEO Steve Barnett announced that the company has three endeavors planned out that include music, film and literary projects that pay tribute to eight decades’ worth of artists signed to the label.1


  1. Billboard: Capitol Records Celebrates 75th Anniversary With Vinyl Reissues, Essay Book & Docuseries↩︎
Last updated byAnonymous on March 10, 2020
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