Brian Nolan has been named Senior Vice President, of seventeenfifty, Capitol Music Group’s in-house division focused on brand partnerships and sync licensing.
In his new position, Nolan will report to Capitol Music Group COO Michelle Jubelirer.
He comes to Capitol after 12 years at Columbia Records/Sony Music, most recently as Columbia’s Vice President of International Marketing.
In that role, he led the international marketing campaign for David Bowie’s Black Star album, one of the biggest-selling worldwide releases of 2016.
He also led international marketing campaigns for Depeche Mode, John Mayer and Russ, amongst others.
In his new position, Nolan lead the seventeenfifty team and expand its role in generating and maximizing revenue streams while playing a significant role in breaking new and developing artists.
Nolan is based in Hollywood, California in the company’s iconic Capitol Records Tower.
According to Jubelirer, “Brian has such a broad-base of experience within the music industry, and he has clearly excelled in every position he’s held.
“Brian knows the intricacies of artist development first-hand, and is so well-suited to integrating the role of seventeenfifty into our overall marketing efforts to build and enhance careers in ways that are consistent with the creative paths and images of our artists.”
Michelle Jubelirer, Capitol Music Group
“He knows the intricacies of artist development first-hand, and is so well-suited to integrating the role of seventeenfifty into our overall marketing efforts to build and enhance careers in ways that are consistent with the creative paths and images of our artists. We are thrilled that Brian has joined the CMG family.”
Nolan said, “I want to thank Steve Barnett, Michelle Jubelirer, and Ashley Newton for the incredible opportunity to lead seventeenfifty. Producing game-changing opportunities that align with the creative visions of our artists is at the core of our department, and we will do that better than any of our competitors.”
Prior to becoming Columbia’s VP, International Marketing, Nolan was Vice President of Sony Music’s in-house Creative Agency, where he co-created Culinary Beats – a CITI-branded original series that aired for two seasons on Yahoo! – and On The Road, which aired on The Travel Channel.
He is also an Executive Producer of YouTube’s Best.Cover.Ever original series, which is airing this Fall.
Nolan has secured global advertising campaigns for Rachel Platten’s “Fight Song” with Ford, Leon Bridges’ “Coming Home” for Apple and “River” for Beats by Dre.
He has also scored numerous partnerships with ESPN included a label-wide collaboration for the 2014 College Football season.
Nolan also secured Turner Sports promotional campaigns for Bruce Springsteen’s “Land of Hopes and Dreams” in MLB’s 2012 Playoffs, AC/DC’s “Play Ball” in MLB’s 2014 Playoffs and Pharrell Williams’ “Come Get It Bae” in the 2014 NBA Playoffs.
Nolan spent six years in the Columbia Records Rhythm Promotion department rising to Senior Director of Rhythm Promotion in 2011.
He played a major role in the breaking of J. Cole, culminating in the success of that artist’s triple-platinum 2014 Forest Hills Drive album.
J. Cole recognized Nolan’s contribution by prominently referencing him on that album’s “Note To Self.”Music Business Worldwide