Chris York Named Sr. Director, A&R For Capitol Records

Chris York

Chris York

Chris York has been named Senior Director of A&R for Capitol Records. He is based in Nashville.

The announcement was made Tuesday (April 19) by Ashley Newton, Capitol Music Group (CMG) President and Universal Music Group (UMG) Executive Vice President of Creative/Special Projects.

In his new position, York will recruit and develop talent for the company and continue to manage A&R for label artists Striking Matches and Judah and The Lion. He will report to Newton.

York was most recently A&R Director for CMG’s I.R.S. Nashville. He began his career with CMG’s forerunner, Capitol Christian Music Group, 19 years ago and will continue to serve in an A&R capacity for that label in addition to his new role at Capitol Records.


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