Perry will report to Sony Music CEO – and former Columbia boss – Rob Stringer.
Perry, 38, joins Columbia from SONGS Music Publishing, where he was President, and a significant minority partner since its founding in 2004. In that role, Perry was responsible for signing Lorde, The Weeknd, Major Lazer, Diplo, Desiigner and others.
SONGS sold to Kobalt Capital late last year for a nine-figure sum.
Stated Stringer, “Ron is an immensely dynamic and forward-thinking executive who excels at bringing the best out of artistic vision. After his enormous success in recent years, we are thrilled to have Ron join Sony Music and lead the great team and unparalleled roster at the legendary Columbia Records label.”
Said Perry, “I want to thank Rob for the extraordinary opportunity to run the premier label in the history of music. To embark as the curator of this storied company is both the highest and most humbling career achievement I could imagine. Columbia Records has stood the test of time as the industry’s marquee home for the world’s greatest stars.