John Janick Tops ‘Interscope Capitol Labels Group’—Steve Berman, Annie Lee Tapped as Lieutenants

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Steve Berman and Annie Lee have been elevated to primary positions within the Office of Chairman at the newly formed Interscope Capitol Labels Group (ICLG).

Chairman & CEO John Janick made the announcement, with Berman appointed Vice Chairman and Lee as Chief Operating Officer. ICLG now comprises all artists, labels, and personnel within the companies formerly named Interscope Geffen A&M and Capitol Music Group.

In his new position, Berman oversees numerous areas within ICLG and works closely with all labels under the company’s umbrella to build and enhance artists’ global profiles and the broader ICLG brand. Lee is charged with seamlessly integrating Finance alongside the company’s CFO George Harris. She will also oversee Operations and Culture, while ensuring that ICLF runs efficiently and sustains a positive artist experience for its artists and teams.

“Steve and Annie are both highly accomplished executives who have been critical to our company’s growth and success for more than two decades,” adds CEO John Janick.

“They have worked closely with me in redesigning ICLG to benefit and enhance each individual labels under our umbrella and foster an entrepreneurial spirit that will set the standard for what a modern music company should be. I congratulate Annie and Steve on their well-deserved promotions, and look forward to sharing enormous success with them in the coming years.”

Prior to his promotion, Berman was Vice Chairman of Interscope Geffen A&M, having been appointed to that position in 2010. He joined the company in 1991, only six months after its inception as Interscope Records to lead its marketing and sales efforts.

In 2005 Steve Berman was named President, Marketing & Sales at the expanded Interscope Geffen A&M. Berman began his career in 1981 as a teenager in the mailroom at Warner Bros. Records, later joining WEA Distribution as National Marketing Coordinator before transitioning to Interscope.

Annie Lee was most recently the Chief Financial Officer of Interscope Geffen A&M, having been appointed to that position in 2019. She began her tenure at the company in 2006 as Senior Director of Finance and Operations. She was later promoted to Senior Vice President in 2014. She joined Universal Music Group, parent company of ICLG, in 2005 as a Senior Financial Analyst.