Hollywood, CA – Ambrosia Healy has been named Senior Vice President, Head of Media Strategy & Relations, Capitol Music Group (CMG), it was announced today by CMG Executive Vice President Greg Thompson, to whom Healy will report. In her new position, Healy will utilize her industry-renowned experience and extensive skill set to oversee the design and execution of all publicity plans for CMG artists and projects spanning the company’s portfolio of labels, including Capitol, Virgin, Motown, Harvest, Blue Note and Astralwerks. All CMG label publicists will report to Healy, who will be based in Hollywood in the company’s iconic Capitol Tower.
Healy comes to CMG as a 20-year industry veteran and one of music’s most highly regarded PR executives. As an independent publicist for most of her career, Healy has built and maintained strong relationships with some of music’s most acclaimed and commercially successful artists, guiding the media strategies for Dave Matthews Band, Coldplay, Nine Inch Nails, Phish, Fiona Apple, Alabama Shakes, Azealia Banks, Robyn and many others. In 2001, Healy accepted the position of Vice President of Publicity for Capitol Records (when the company was under different ownership and management), helming the company’s PR efforts for its artists for five years. Upon exiting the company in 2006, Healy once again became one of the most respected independent publicists in music with a mix of long-time and newly-forged client relationships.
According to Steve Barnett, Chairman and CEO of CMG, “It takes more sophistication than ever to work with the media and secure the right opportunities for our artists, and Ambrosia is remarkably talented and skilled at her job. She is adept at seeing the big picture as well as executing the day-to-day aspects of the job, and her contributions to CMG will be vital to our success.”
Thompson added, “I’ve had the great pleasure of collaborating with Ambrosia on numerous CMG projects over the past several years, and find her sense of media strategy to be impeccable and her relationships with the media to be second to none. It is great to have her with us full time as an integral member of CMG, and all of us welcome her wholeheartedly to the company.”
Healy said, “Getting to know Steve and seeing his vision for Capitol Music Group and its artists come to life has been truly inspiring. He has transformed the company into a place where the best artists want to be and the best people want to work. I’ve enjoyed working with Greg these past years as the independent publicist for artists including Coldplay, Bastille and Emeli Sandé, and I couldn’t be more excited to now be officially joining his and Steve’s team.”
Healy began her career in 1992 as the publicist for the Fox Theatre in Boulder, Colorado where she met and began working with Dave Matthews Band when they played the venue on their first tour. In 1993 she started an independent publicity company with DMB as her first client.