Thursday, March 4, 2021
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Five Questions with Music Executive Michele Anthony, CCAS BA '77
Online via Zoom
Five Questions with GW Alumni is an interview series featuring prominent GW alumni sharing their personal perspectives on a range of topics from current events to their special reflections on their time at GW. Michele Anthony, CCAS BA '77, will share her insights from a 30-year career helping manage the world’s biggest music companies, the future of the industry and how her GW experiences influenced her career.
Michele Anthony is Executive Vice President of Universal Music Group and a member of the Executive Management Board, where she plays a key role in the development of the company’s business strategy and helps manage its iconic record labels. Prior to UMG, she founded 7H Entertainment, a consulting and management firm whose clients included Pearl Jam, Prince, Black Sabbath & Ozzy Osbourne, Björk and Soundgarden, among others. Before 7H Entertainment, Anthony served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Sony Music Label Group U.S. and earlier was a partner in the music department at the law firm of Manatt, Phelps, Rothenberg & Phillips.
In 2014, Billboard magazine named Anthony the top female executive in the publication’s annual Women in Music issue, and in 2017, the UJA-Federation of New York named Anthony its Music Visionary of the Year for her exceptional professional accomplishments and commitment to philanthropy, becoming the first woman to receive this award as a solo honoree. Anthony serves on the boards of several organizations, including The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), She Is The Music, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Global Citizen, where she helped found the annual Global Citizen Festival in New York. She received a BA in Philosophy from GW’s Columbian College in 1977 and graduated, Order Of The Coif, from the University of Southern California’s School of Law.