Greg Bays Promoted To Executive Vice President, Capitol Christian Distribution

Jun 24, 2013, 11:00 ET from Universal Music Group

NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Greg Bays has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Capitol Christian Distribution, it was announced today by Bill Hearn, President and CEO Capitol Christian Music Group (CCMG), to whom Bays will report.  Bays has been with the company for 21 years, rising to the position of Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing in 2005.

Hearn commented, "This promotion is well deserved as Greg has effectively led our distribution company as its Senior Vice President through the digital market transformation as well as paradigm shifting initiatives moving the company into home video and book publishing distribution. Under Greg's direction Capitol Christian Distribution has become the market leader in Christian products distribution in addition to being named Billboard Magazine's Christian Music Distributor of the Year 15 of the last 18 years. Greg has also done an excellent job guiding his team and our business through the recent transition into the Universal Music Group Distribution system."

Prior to coming to Capitol Christian Music Group Bays spent 7 years in Christian retail and now has more than 20 years of experience with CCMG.  Bays will continue to lead the sales function, strategic retail market development initiatives, catalog development and liaison with Universal Music Group Distribution on behalf of Capitol Christian Music Group's proprietary label groups and more than 25 third party music, home video and book publishing partnerships.

Bays commented "I continue to be excited about the future of the Christian products industry and the new challenges, opportunities, and relationships each day brings. We have an outstanding team focused on growth through the development of innovative ways to serve our people, retailers, creative partners, and the consumer. I am grateful for the opportunity to contribute to this team and our vision to impact culture and resource the church with exceptional music, movies and books."

About Capitol Christian Music Group:

Capitol Christian Music Group is the world's leading Christian Music company and market leader in recorded music, distribution, and music publishing. Part of Universal Music's Capitol Music Group, Capitol Christian Music Group operates several divisions including Capitol CMG Label Group (Sparrow Records, ForeFront Records, Credential Recordings, sixstepsrecords, Hillsong), EMI Gospel, Capitol CMG Distribution and Capitol CMG Publishing. Led by President and CEO Bill Hearn and a strong executive team of long-time Christian and Gospel music veterans, Capitol Christian Music Group is characterized by a strong commitment to artists and songwriters, one another, our customer and community service.

SOURCE Universal Music Group