Geffen Data Names Aaron ‘Dash’ Sherrod President of Urban A&R

Geffen Information has appointed Aaron “Dash” Sherrod as its new president of city A&R at Geffen Information. In his newly established job, Dash will oversee the signing and advancement of artists on the Geffen city roster. He will work out of Geffen Data headquarters in Santa Monica, Calif.

The veteran new music exec returns to Interscope Geffen A&M, as he was previously vice president of A&R at Interscope in 2015. He most not too long ago served as senior VP of A&R at RCA Records, where by he signed Nardo Wick and was government producer of the unique soundtrack album for the movie “Judas and the Black Messiah.”

“I’m happy to be back in the creating where by it all begun, operating with John, Nicole and Tom and the entire Geffen workforce,” said Dash in a statement. “Coming up from the Southside of Chicago, working with many adversities, to make it to this stage is really a blessing from God. To everyone I ever called for guidance, who at any time dealt with my highs and lows and served me in my own expansion, I really like you and thank you forever. This is about our legacy. I consider this 1 personally and I can not hold out to make historical past with Geffen. Most people deserves a prospect to arrive household.”

For the duration of his early vocation, Sprint labored together with such artists as 808 Mafia, DJ Toomp, Lil Bibby, G Herbo, ASAP Rocky and other folks. He also worked as a composer and engineer,  a video clip director and a supervisor.

“Over the many years Dash has demonstrated an extraordinary acumen at identifying, signing and establishing vastly talented artists,” included John Janick, chairman, Interscope Geffen A&M. “I’m energized to have him on the Geffen crew.”

Wednesday, July 13

Warner Records has hired Dionnee Harper as EVP of advertising and artist progress. She officially joins the organization on Sept. 15, relocating above from her present write-up as SVP and head of advertising and marketing at sister label Atlantic Records. Harper strategies to relocate from New York to Los Angeles the place she’ll report to Warner Data co-chairman and COO Tom Corson.

At Atlantic, Harper served as major liaison to Mike Caren’s APG label, functioning with these kinds of artists as Charlie Puth, Kevin Gates, Kehlani, B.o.B. and Flo Rida, among the other folks.

In other places at Warner, Chris Atlas, EVP of urban audio and advertising and marketing, “will be getting on a new part at the label, to be uncovered in the in close proximity to future,” reads an announcement from the company, which also notes that Mark Flaherty, EVP and head of internet marketing, will be leaving the firm.

Reported Corson in saying Harper’s appointment: “Dionnee is a genuine marketing celebrity, and her large-ranging creative imagination, deep working experience, passionate devotion, and closeness to tradition will make her a superb addition to the group. She’ll work with Aaron and me to evolve the id of the label and unify our promoting strategy across all genres under a single superb chief. Dionnee has finished a phenomenal job at Atlantic and is loved by her artists and colleagues, so I want to thank Julie Greenwald for aiding us bring her on board. We’re wanting ahead to announcing an remarkable new management function for Chris, who’s produced fantastic contributions to our results. I also want to thank Mark for his excellent do the job with us about the past five several years, and we desire him all the greatest in the upcoming.”

“I’m tremendous enthusiastic to be becoming a member of Tom, Aaron, and the total Warner Information team,” extra Harper. “It’s an remarkable possibility to work with their amazing artist roster and investigate each avenue to embed their tunes in the society and bring it to the fans. It’s not effortless leaving all my great colleagues and artists at Atlantic, but I’m extremely content to be staying within the WMG family members, the place I’ve put in my entire vocation. I want to thank Julie and Mike Kyser for their astounding steering that got me to this life-changing second, and Max Lousada for his enthusiastic assist. I’m seeking ahead to using all the things I’ve discovered more than the many years and assisting provide the wonderful Warner label to new heights.”

Tuesday, July 12

A few Six Zero, the administration organization powering the Smith household (Will, Jada Pinkett, Willow and Jaden) and Calvin Harris, has introduced the invest in of Sarm Studios in West London. Centered in Notting Hill, the recording facility residences 6 studios and a suite of objective-developed places of work.

The area was earlier owned by English musician and producer Trevor Horn. Beneath Horn’s leadership, Sarm hosted Paul McCartney, Rihanna, Dua Lipa, Madonna, A single Course, Stormzy, Lana Del Rey, Paolo Nutini, Charli XCX, Mark Ronson and Florence and the Device.

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“Sarm Studios has extended been an integral fixture of London’s audio landscape, and we’re thrilled to be capable to make it a portion of the growing Three Six Zero group,” reported Mark Gillespie, CEO and founder of Three Six Zero.

The advanced will undergo refurbishment right before turning into quickly offered to all Three Six Zero partners and talent like Majid Jordan, Bloodpop, the Streets, Jabari Banking institutions and extra. Sarm will also serve as the new property base for Three Six Zero Recordings.

+ The Oak Look at Group has named sporting activities market executive Kim Stone president of the UBS Arena and government vice president of OVG East Coastline. Starting Aug. 1, she will report straight to each the board of managers of UBS Arena and Francesca Bodie, president of business enterprise progress for OVG. The employ the service of tends to make Stone the to start with feminine president of an OVG arena.

Irving Azoff, co-founder of OVG, said, “I’m very pleased of the operate OVG has done by way of its diversity and inclusion initiatives and the effects it is had throughout our overall business. Kim is a potent addition to our all-star senior administration crew, and I’m pleased to welcome her to OVG.”

Stone will be primarily based in New York and will oversee all UBS Arena business enterprise and constructing operations with a unique target on top quality revenue, company gross sales, event scheduling and driving ticket revenue. She will also manage all OVG East Coast-owned and operated attributes, which includes the Baltimore Arena, which is scheduled to open in February 2023.

“We’re building one of the most dynamic and diverse teams in the sector, and Kim’s signing up for OVG performs a important job in not only making certain we’re choosing the most effective expertise, but we’re doing the job closely with the communities the place we do organization,” claimed Tim Leiweke, chairman and CEO of OVG.

Prior to her function at OVG, Stone was the executive vice president of small business enhancement for the Miami Warmth and was responsible for overseeing all ticket and company revenues. Following expending 23 several years with Miami Heat, she was named the Chase Center standard manager in April of 2019 and released the Warriors’ $1.6 billion Chase Heart Arena and retail improvement.

+ The Latin Recording Academy has officially kicked off its 2022 Latin Grammy Acoustic Periods witha electronic concert in partnership with Meta. The established will feature nominee El Fantasma, accompanied by Latin Grammy winners Los Dos Carnales and Lupita Infante, also a Latin Grammy and Grammy nominee.

The concert — recorded at the historic Centro Cultural Roberto Cantoral in Mexico Town — attributes renditions of music selected by the artists, with under no circumstances-prior to-listened to collaborations, duets and storytelling.

“Through our Latin Grammy Acoustic Periods, we aim to foster inclusive spaces in which new music creators can function their craft, inspiring cultural appreciation, promotion and preservation of their respective genres,” mentioned Manuel Abud, CEO of the Latin Recording Academy. “With so a lot new electrical power in the Mexican Regional style, I’m thrilled that we are equipped to start out the sequence with some of the new era of talented artists.”

The complete acoustic overall performance will be readily available through the Latin Recording Academy’s Facebook site on July 22 at 9 a.m. ET. Immediately after 48 hrs, the performances will also be obtainable exclusively on the artists’ Fb web pages for 90 days.

+ Nashville-centered singer-songwriter Scarlett Burke has develop into the very first co-signing beneath the not too long ago announced alliance amongst Universal Tunes Publishing Team and audio written content creation studio Audio Up.

Below the arrangement, Burke will aim on generating tunes for entrance-line artists, labels and hitmakers throughout the full genre spectrum and for Audio Up’s initial packages, which involves the scripted podcast “Make It Up as We Go.” Now in its 2nd season, the podcast saw Burke, together with Audio Up founder and CEO Jared Gutstadt, pen first tunes for Miranda Lambert in year a single and for Grammy-nominated Elle King in the just lately launched year two.

“Our business is prepared-designed to turn out to be a discovery platform for musical artists and copyrights of the long run,” mentioned Gutstadt. “Scarlett is an remarkable Swiss-Military-knife talent, who can pen music throughout all genres. Her nation songs laneway has been a fantastic entry position, and her function with Elle King and Miranda Lambert has paved the way for her to come to be an entry position for others searching to inform genuine tales in Nashville. Scarlett is canvassing the entire world of pop, rock, hip-hop and reggaeton across our large array of initiatives, and we’re excited to incorporate her to the team. She has grow to be my most frequent collaborator and is certainly 1 of the genius songwriters of the minute.”