Kevin Weaver Promoted To President Of Film & TV For Atlantic
April 30, 2014

Kevin Weaver has been promoted to the newly created position of President of Film & Television for the Atlantic Records Group. The announced was made by Atlantic Records Group Chairman/CEO Craig Kallman and Chairman/COO Julie Greenwald. Based in Los Angeles, he will also retain his current title of  EVP of Atlantic Records Group, a post he has held since 2009. A 20-year veteran of the music industry, Weaver began his career at Atlantic Records in 1994. 

In his new post, Weaver will continue to oversee the creation and placement of Atlantic-affiliated music across all visual media – including film, television, and video games – as well as being responsible for developing and overseeing soundtrack projects, strategic alliances, media placements, licensing opportunities, and marketing initiatives. In addition, Weaver has expanded his five-year-old music publishing co-venture with Atlantic Records and Warner/Chappell Music, signing and developing new writers and producers with a focus on creating new songs for specific film and TV opportunities.

"Over the past two decades, Kevin has evolved into an invaluable member of the Atlantic team and one of the most accomplished executives in our business,” said Kallman and Greenwald. “He has played an instrumental role in seeking out innovative opportunities for our artists and expanding the reach of their music, while forging exceptional relationships with the film and TV communities. Our mission is to provide the highest level of services to our artists, and Kevin’s new post is a richly deserved acknowledgement of the great work he has done to help us realize that goal.”

“With the rapid expansion of the visual media landscape, fresh avenues are constantly opening up for our artists and songwriters,” said Weaver. “It’s been twenty years since I got my first job in the music business at Atlantic, and I can’t think of a better place to call home. I want to thank Craig and Julie for creating an environment that thrives on innovation and for their constant enthusiasm and support.”

Weaver has served as Producer, Executive Producer, and/or A&R Executive on numerous soundtrack albums. Among Weaver’s many previous soundtrack credits are HBO’s Boardwalk Empire – for which he won the 2012 Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media, and two volumes of music from HBO’s True Blood, which earned him a pair of Grammy nominations. He has also been responsible for numerous single tie-ins with feature films. Most recently, Weaver spearheaded the deal for an NBC primetime concert special starring Coldplay, in conjunction with the May 19 release of their first album for Parlophone/Atlantic, Ghost Stories. Also included in the NBC pact is a stint by Coldplay’s Chris Martin as a mentor on The Voice.

Weaver began his music career in 1994 at the Los Angeles office of Atlantic Records as Coordinator of A&R/Multimedia.  The following year, he moved to the company’s newly established Lava label, where he spearheaded the development of soundtrack projects. Weaver took a break from his Atlantic/Lava career in 1998, moving to Tommy Boy Music as Executive in Charge of A&R/Soundtracks. He returned to Lava in 2000 as Director of A&R/Soundtracks, followed by promotions to Senior Director and VP. In 2003, Weaver became Lava’s SVP of Strategic Marketing and Soundtracks, serving in that post for three years until becoming SVP of Atlantic Records. In 2009, he was named EVP of the Atlantic Records Group.




 
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