Dion “No I.D.” Wilson has been named Executive Vice President of Capitol Music Group. In his newly created position, Wilson reports to CMG President Ashley Newton and will have a broad portfolio of responsibilities within the company, including A&R and production, and will work closely with Newton and members of CMG’s senior management team to influence the creative direction of CMG’s labels. A renowned hip-hop and R&B producer, Wilson will helm recordings for select CMG artists and will continue as President of the relaunched ARTium Recordings, which will expand to include artist management and music publishing.
Newton said, “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 Chairman & CEO Steve Barnett commented, “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.”
Prior to joining CMG, Wilson was Executive Vice President of A&R for Def Jam Recordings and signed Common, Jhene Aiko and Vince Staples to his label, ARTium Recordings. Wilson remarked, “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.”