Newly named Warner Bros. Records COO Tom Corson has promoted Jeff Sosnow to lead his A&R team as Executive Vice President, A&R.
In his expanded post, Sosnow – who has served as Senior Vice President A&R for the label since 2012 – will oversee the signing and developing of artists for both Warner Bros. and Reprise.
The promotion arrives after success with artists such as Tegan and Sara, Deftones, Mastodon, Mac Miller, AJR, Death from Above, The Head And The Heart, Twin Shadow, Houndmouth and Rufus Du Sol.
“The bedrock of every great label is the strength of its A&R, and Jeff has proven to be one of the most astute and accomplished A&R people in our business.”
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“The bedrock of every great label is the strength of its A&R, and Jeff has proven to be one of the most astute and accomplished A&R people in our business,” said Corson, who took up his role as Co-Chairman and COO at Warner Bros. in January.
“I’ve admired his musical taste for years, so it’s a great pleasure to finally be in the same family.
“In the coming months, we’ll be continuing to build our A&R team into the strongest and most competitive in the industry, and Jeff will be a key player in making WBR the best home for the most creative, culture-shifting artists.”
Sosnow added: “It’s always been my mission to give exceptional artists the environment and freedom to do their best work.
“Warner Bros. has long been known as an artist-driven company, and with everything happening here today, the future is wide open and incredibly exciting.”
“Warner Bros. has long been known as an artist-driven company, and with everything happening here today, the future is wide open and incredibly exciting.
“I want to thank Max Lousada, Tom Corson and the entire fantastic WBR team for their support of our artists and their music, and I’m looking forward to helping deliver amazing records in the months and years ahead.”
Sosnow started his career in music at American Recordings in 1996, working at the genesis of online digital media entertainment company ARTISTdirect.
Later that year, he moved to the just-launched Revolution Records (a subsidiary of Giant Records) before starting a seven-year stint in A&R at Dreamworks Records.
When Dreamworks folded into Geffen Records in 2004, Sosnow moved to the A&R staff of Interscope Records.
During his eight year tenure at the Universal Music label, he had success with acts such as Wolfmother, TV On The Radio, Major Lazer, and The All-American Rejects.
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