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CCMG also announces hiring of Alexandria Dollar as Senior Director of A&R

Capitol CMG Promotes Walter Thomas to VP of Artist Development of Motown Gospel/TAMLA Records

Walter Thomas and Alexandria Dollar
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NEWS SOURCE: The Media Collective
June 27, 2024

Nashville, TN (June 27, 2024) - Capitol Christian Music Group (CCMG) has announced the promotion of Walter Thomas to Vice President of Artist Development at Motown Gospel and TAMLA Records. Additionally, Alexandria "Dria" Dollar has joined CCMG in the role of Senior Director of A&R at TAMLA & Motown Gospel.
The new position takes Thomas from Director of Artist Development for CCMG in 2023 to his new role which comes with expanded responsibilities including overseeing the growth and nurturing of the company’s artist roster and development initiatives along with facilitating its marketing initiatives. He reports to CCMG Co-Presidents Brad O’Donnell and Hudson Plachy. Prior to arriving at CCMG, Thomas served as CEO of Agency 22 Music & Entertainment, managing artists such as DOE, JJ Hairston, Jonathan McReynolds, Maverick City Music, Smokie Norful and more.

“I am deeply honored to step into the role of Vice President of Artist Development for Motown Gospel and TAMLA," says Thomas. "These iconic labels have a legacy of inspiring and uplifting music, and I am committed to continuing this tradition by developing the next generation of extraordinary artists. I am equally thrilled to welcome Alexandria Dollar as our new Senior Director of A&R. Alexandria's innovative approach and keen ear for talent are unmatched, and I am confident that together we will elevate our artists to new heights. This is an exciting time for us, and I look forward to all that we will accomplish at Motown Gospel and TAMLA.”
"Walter Thomas is a great music executive and we are confident he’ll excel in this new role," shared Brad O'Donnell, CCMG Co-President. "He has great instincts and strong relationships across the entire industry. I know he’ll serve our artists and partners well in this expanded capacity.”
I want to congratulate Walter in his new role,” added Hudson Plachy, CCMG Co-President. “We are excited about what he brings to this company and the industry overall. He’s an experienced executive who is innovative and creative along with passion to serve artists.”
Dollar, a two-time GRAMMY Award winner and recipient of Stellar and Dove Awards, brings a wealth of industry experience and an unparalleled ear for identifying the next big acts across positive hip-hop, R&B, and beyond. In her new position she will work closely with Thomas and spearhead efforts to discover, develop, and sign new talent. Prior to joining CCMG, Dollar served as Director of A&R at Reach Records in Atlanta, GA. collaborating with many of music's biggest names, including Lecrae, For King + Country, Kirk Franklin, Chloe x Halle, PJ Morton, The Disney Channel, Tasha Cobbs Leonard, and more. 

About Capitol Christian Music Group:
Capitol Christian Music Group (CCMG) is the world’s leading Christian Music company and market leader in recorded music and music publishing. CCMG operates several divisions, including CCMG Label Group, Sparrow Records, ForeFront Records, sixstepsrecords, ll, Tamla Records, Jesus Culture, Motown Gospel, Commercial Partnerships and CCMG Publishing. CCMG is home to artists Chris Tomlin, Amy Grant, TobyMac, Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Tauren Wells, Jeremy Camp, ll United, We the Kingdom, Tye Tribbett, Crowder, Anne Wilson and many others. Capitol CMG Publishing, in addition to publishing most of the CCMG labels’ premier artist/writers, represents many of the leading writers in Christian/Gospel including Ben Glover, Ed Cash, Tommee Profitt, Kirk Franklin, Jeff Pardo and many more. Key Distribution and Publishing Administration partners include Primary Wave/The Gaither Music Group, Centricity Music, Maranatha Music, The Belonging Co, and Getty Music. Led by Co-Presidents Brad O’Donnell and Hudson Plachy and a strong executive team of long-time Christian and Gospel music veterans, CCMG is characterized by a passionate commitment to their artists, songwriters, customers, business partners, and one another, as well as a strong spirit of community service.


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