Ron Perry
Courtesy of Columbia Records
United States
2020

Columbia Records

Ron
Perry

Chairman / CEO

In May, an Instagram post by Perry made Columbia the first label to decry George Floyd’s death, but the awakening didn’t stop with that social media message. The label invited civil rights attorney Ben Crump to address staffers in a two-hour forum and followed that up with a series of team discussions, initiatives and voter participation efforts. The U.S. home of Big Hit’s BTS is also busy cultivating stars. In the week BTS bowed atop Billboard’s Hot 100, three other Columbia acts — Harry Styles, Jawsh 685 and 24kGoldn — stood in the top 10. There was one four-week streak when the label had four of the top 10 on the Mediabase Top 40, with Jawsh, Powfu and two Styles songs contributing to that triumph.

Career

  • Columbia Records
  • Sony Music Group

Variety Honors

  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • New Power of New York
  • Variety Hitmakers
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Columbia Records Promotes Sarah Mary Cunningham and John Salcedo to Vice President

Columbia Records Promotes Sarah Mary Cunningham and John Salcedo to Vice President

As 2020 lurches to a close, Columbia Records has given Sarah Mary Cunningham and John Salcedo some well-earned reasons to end it with a toast: They have both been given vice-president stripes, of publicity and digital marketing, respectively.Since joining Columbia in July of 2014, Cunningham has worked closely with Rosalia, Leon Bridges, the soundtrack to Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” as well as TikTok superstar rapper PPcocaine, among many others. She will continue to report to Columbia senior VP of publicity Kim Harris, along with...

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