Cavallo Leaving Disney Music

Bob Cavallo, chairman of the Disney Music Group, announced he will retire Jan. 31 after more than 13 years with Walt Disney Studios.

Cavallo is credited with reorganizing the company’s recorded music, music publishing and concert operations into a centralized entity. Under Cavallo, DMG’s Hollywood Records has a roster that includes Jonas Brothers, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Miley Cyrus, Breaking Benjamin, Plain White T’s and Demi Lovato.

Cavallo, former nightclub owner and promoter, also managed Prince, Green Day, Alanis Morissette, Seal and Earth, Wind & Fire, among others.

He also produced the movie “Purple Rain” and was involved in movies like “12 Monkeys” and “City of Angels.”

Ken Bunt has been promoted to exec VP and will run DMG upon Cavallo’s retirement.