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CAPITOL CHRISTIAN'S YORK SETS RETIREMENT

After 37 years in leadership roles at Capitol Christian Music Group, Chairman & CEO Peter York is calling it a day. York will retire on 3/31 and remain in an advisory role through the rest of the year.

Brad O’Donnell and Hudson Plachy, promoted to Co-Presidents of CCMG last year, will take over running the company.

“Peter is one of the most accomplished executives in the music business, and his contributions to CCMG and the faith-based music community over the many decades cannot be overstated,” said Capitol Music Group Chairman & CEO Steve Barnett. “It is a testament to Peter’s foresight and dedication to our company that he has long anticipated this day and has meticulously prepared CCMG for a seamless transition from his leadership to that of Brad O’Donnell and Hudson Plachy. I know they have been well-mentored by Peter, and I’m confident that the company is well-positioned to build upon its market-leading success under their co-leadership. I offer my thanks and appreciation to Peter for all he has done for CCMG and CMG, and wish him the very best in his well-earned retirement.”

During his time with the company, York played an instrumental role in the creative development of many artists, among them Steven Curtis Chapman, BeBe & CeCe Winans, Switchfoot, Chris Tomlin, TobyMac and Amy Grant. He began his career more than 40 years ago as a guitarist, songwriter and producer; he won a Grammy for Amazing Grace 2: A Country Salute to Gospel. York has A&R’d more than 100 gold, platinum and multi-platinum albums.

He spent 22 years as President of CCMG’s Label Group before being promoted to Chairman & CEO in 2018. He drove the company’s strategic direction, business development initiatives and key partner relationships, and managed the company’s market-leading Label Group that includes Sparrow, Forefront, sixsteps, Hillsong and Jesus Culture. He got his start at Sparrow Records.

“I’ve been privileged to be a part of CCMG and its many evolutions over the last 37 years,” York said. “I’ve worked with the absolute best music business leaders, the most dedicated team and with immensely gifted artists and songwriters along the way. It’s been more than I could have ever imagined.

“I’m humbled and grateful for the countless opportunities I’ve been given and I’m overwhelmed by the impact our music has had in the lives of consumers around the world. I'd like to thank Steve Barnett for all of his support over these past seven years and for his confidence in our succession plan and the next generation of leadership for CCMG."

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