Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Capitol Music Group appoints Anton Monsted Executive Vice President, Soundtracks And A&R | Music Business Worldwide

Respected film and TV music supervisor, executive and producer Anton Monsted has been named Executive Vice President of Soundtracks and A&R for Capitol Music Group (CMG).

In this newly created role, Monsted (pictured) will oversee the company’s development and implementation of soundtrack projects and serve as the company’s chief liaison to the film and television communities.

Monsted will report to President Ashley Newton and be based in Hollywood at CMG’s iconic Capitol Tower.

Prior to arriving at CMG, Monsted was Senior Vice President of Music at Twentieth Century Fox, where he oversaw music for films produced by that company, as well as Fox 2000, Fox Searchlight Pictures and Fox Animation.

Monsted was integrally involved with the likes of Hidden Figures, Logan and The Greatest Showman.

For the latterThe Greatest Showman, Monsted supervised its music from its early development, workshops, pre-production, rehearsals, songwriting and production through to delivery, working closely with its filmmakers, songwriters, cast and music producers.

The film’s soundtrack album, which he oversaw for Fox, has achieved multi-platinum sales around the world.

“I’m grateful to Steve Barnett, Ashley, and Michelle for the opportunity, and excited to join the Capitol team.”

Anton Monsted

Monsted began his career as an assistant to writer, producer and director Baz Luhrmann on the 1996 film adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Romeo+Juliet.

Monsted said: “We have an opportunity to build the premier home for filmmakers, and their projects, where strong music storytelling walks hand-in-hand with the creation of great soundtrack releases.

“The audience for music-driven projects crosses borders and culture. Capitol has the artists, the infrastructure, and the vision to meet the appetite of this audience.

“I’m grateful to Steve Barnett, Ashley, and Michelle for the opportunity, and excited to join the Capitol team.”

Newton added: “The powerful union of music, film and television is so vibrant and important, and we have finally found the ideal creative executive to represent us in this realm.

“Anton brings with him taste, expertise and strong relationships as well as an impressive pedigree of success.”Music Business Worldwide

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