Former EMI exec to head division of Capitol Music Group

Continuing to shore up the exec ranks at its new labels, Universal Music Group has named Dominic Pandiscia president of Caroline Independent Services.

Caroline, now a division of the newly-minted Capitol Music Group encompassing business services for indie labels – including marketing, synchs and licensing – was acquired in UMG’s purchase of EMI’s recorded music assets. Pandiscia will be based in New York and report to CMG’s executive vice president Michelle Jubelirer.

An 18-year veteran of EMI, Pandiscia previously served as executive vice president of commercial and revenue development for the label group, where he was instrumental in bringing the Beatles’ catalog to iTunes in 2010.

Pandiscia was quoted in a company statement, saying: “We have created a music-focused company that is tailor-made to super-serve the promotional, commercial and marketing needs of the independent artist and label. I look forward to providing best-in-class services to help nurture, support and partner with the independent community.”

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