Renowned hip-hop and R&B producer Dion ‘No I.D.’ Wilson has been named Executive Vice President of Capitol Music Group (CMG).
Prior to joining CMG, Wilson was Executive Vice President and Head of A&R for Def Jam Recordings.
In the newly-created position, Wilson’s remit will include A&R and production. He will report to CMG President Ashley Newton – with both execs working alongside CMG’s senior management team to influence the creative direction of the company’s labels.
Wilson will helm recordings for select CMG artists and will also continue as President of the relaunched ARTium Recordings – which will expand to include artist management and music publishing.
Said Newton: “Dion’s vast experience and esteemed stature as both a creative executive and highly influential producer are crucial to our continuing commitment to Urban music and artists. I’m absolutely thrilled that he has joined as a key member of the CMG family.”
“CMG has taken another important step in our revitalization and in realizing our vision for a company in which creative executives are empowered to help artists achieve their dreams.”
Steve Barnett, Capitol Music Group
CMG Chairman & CEO Steve Barnett said, “With Dion in such an important role within the company, CMG has taken another important step in our revitalization and in realizing our vision for a company in which creative executives are empowered to help artists achieve their dreams.
“Dion’s track record as a producer and executive is stellar and I couldn’t be happier that he’s in The Tower and that his creative abilities are already benefiting us greatly.”
Wilson commented, “I look forward to working with the entire Capitol team to build on the cultural impact of our music and further expand into the global markets. There is a legacy of great artists and important records at Capitol, and I look forward to helping create more history and building upon the company’s great brand. “
Wilson’s work as a producer has seen him work with artists including Jay-Z, Kanye West, Common, Nas and Big Sean.
He recently produced Logic’s new album (with 6tix), Everybody, which features guest appearances from Chuck D., Alessia Cara, Killer Mike, Khalid and others.
Wilson has signed Common, Jhene Aiko and Vince Staples to his label, ARTium Recordings.Music Business Worldwide