Capitol’s Simone now sr. VP, biz

David Simone has been promoted from veep to senior VP of business affairs at Capitol Records.

Simone, who joined Capitol last October, will oversee all aspects of A&R administration as well as the company’s business and legal affairs. He is based in Los Angeles and reports directly to Capitol’s president and chief executive officer, Gary Gersh.

Prior to joining Capitol, Simone was a consultant to the Atlanta-based law firm of Katz, Smith & Cohen. He is also a former president of MCA’s UNI label, and a former managing director of Phonogram Records in the United Kingdom.

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