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Ashley Newton named president of UMG's Capitol Music Group

Ashley Newton named president of UMG's Capitol Music Group

Universal Music Group is bringing in another veteran executive to help grow its Capitol label division. 

Former Columbia Records executive Ashley Newton has been named president of Capitol Music Group, which comprises Capitol Records, Motown Records, Blue Note Records and others, the company said Monday. 

His appointment to the new position takes effect immediately. 

Newton, who has served as president at Sony Music-owned Columbia since 2010, will also spearhead creative and special projects for Universal Music Group. Those will include film and television projects, the company said. 

He will report directly...

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