Gregg Nadel Named President of Elektra Records

Gregg Nadel
Gregg Nadel has been named President of Elektra Records, a division of the Atlantic Records Group. The announcement was made today by Atlantic Chairman & CEO Craig Kallman and Chairman & COO Julie Greenwald. Nadel, who has been General Manager of Elektra for the past two years, is a twenty-year veteran of the Atlantic family. Prior to becoming Elektra’s GM in early 2015, he was Senior VP, A&R and Marketing, for Atlantic. Nadel will continue to be based at Atlantic’s headquarters in New York City.

Nadel joined Atlantic straight out of college in 1997. Moving up the A&R ranks, he went on to sign such artists as Zac Brown Band, 2016 multi-Grammy nominee Sturgill Simpson, and acclaimed Icelandic band Kaleo, among others. At the same time, he honed his marketing skills, leading to his spearheading of campaigns for artists such as Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, and Vance Joy. In 2015, he forged a partnership between Elektra and Grammy-winning producer Dave Cobb’s Low Country Sound label, whose releases thus far include the celebrated Southern Family compilation.

“Atlantic has a homegrown tradition of nurturing our leaders from within the family, and Gregg is a shining example of that philosophy,” said Craig Kallman. “He has literally grown up at this company, evolving into one of the most gifted and admired A&R people in the business, while at the same time becoming a marketing ace for superstars and new artists alike. Each label within Atlantic has a distinct, independent point of view, and Gregg has proven time and time again that he has the vision, taste, deep knowledge, and broad experience that make him the perfect choice to carry the esteemed Elektra name into the future.”

“I first met Gregg 12 years ago when I joined Atlantic,” said Julie Greenwald. “He was a very smart, thoughtful marketing guy who was also doing A&R and had identified some great baby acts. So Craig and I decided to split him down the middle – I’d work with him on marketing and promotion strategy, and Craig would teach him how to become an amazing record-maker. As a result, Gregg is a real rarity in our business – a great A&R guy who can also put together a killer marketing campaign from the ground up. There is no doubt his superb taste and business savvy will make the new Elektra a center of musical excellence.”

Elektra founder Jac Holzman noted, “I’ve come to know and admire Gregg’s passion for new music, the quality of his choices, and his willingness to go out on a limb — all key to having multiple successes."

“I am thrilled to be part of a new chapter in the history of this revered label,” said Gregg Nadel. “Since the day Jac Holzman launched Elektra as an indie label nearly 67 years ago, the label has stood for quality, driven by an artist-centric, entrepreneurial spirit. I’m looking forward to carrying on that tradition by making Elektra a home for special artists with unique visions. Having spent my entire career in the Atlantic family, being given the opportunity to oversee one of its legendary labels is a dream come true. I want to thank Craig and Julie for this fantastic opportunity.”

The Elektra Records roster today includes artists such as Fitz and the Tantrums, Kaleo, Anderson East, Brent Cobb, Saint Motel, Finish Ticket, and others. Founded in 1950 by music pioneer Jac Holzman, Elektra is one of the most influential and iconic labels in the business, from its origins in traditional folk and ethnic music to launching the careers of such seminal artists as Judy Collins, the Doors, and the Stooges. Defined since its inception by an artist-driven environment, the label has championed a boundary-crossing roster, from the Eagles to Metallica, from Natalie Cole to Missy Elliott. In 2004, with the new independence of Warner Music Group following its sale by Time Warner, Elektra was merged into the Atlantic Records Group and officially relaunched in 2009.



 
Breaking News
Dennis Reese Named SVP/Promotion At RCA Nashville
Cumulus Media Brings Hot AC To Savannah, GA Launches WZAT (102.1 The Sound)
In Brief - March 27, 2017
March 24, 2017
Ryan Seacrest Announces KIIS FM's Wango Tango 2017 Lineup
WMGC (105.1 The Bounce)/Detroit Adds “Big Boy” To Mornings
107.1 The BOSS/New Jersey Announce Air Talent Line-Up
March 23, 2017
iHeartRadio Surpasses 100 Million Users
Westwood One Promotes Mark Wildman to EVP/Strategic Partnerships
March 23, 2017
iHeartMedia Oklahoma City Names JJ Ryan PD For KJYO & KXXY
Entercom Names Richard J. Schmaeling EVP & CFO
Doug Gottlieb Joins FOX Sports Radio & FS1
March 21, 2017
Beasley Broadcast Group Reports 4th Quarter and Full Year 2016 Results
Chip Arledge Appointed OM For Cumulus Media Shreveport/Bossier City, LA
KXQQ/Las Vegas Names Natalia Hernandez As New Midday Personality
In Brief - March 21, 2017
March 17, 2017
Cumulus Reports Results for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016
Entercom Austin To Move 96.3 FM RnB To 95.9 FM
March 16, 2017
iHeartMedia Names Geoff "G-Off" Owens PD For KXJM/Portland & KUBE/Seattle-Tacoma
c3 & FMC Statement: Elimination of the NEA, NEH, and CPB Indefensible, Shameful, and Senseless
iHeartMedia Introduces SmartAudio
Condé Nast Acquires Pop2Life And Ribyt
March 15, 2017
Radio One Houston Names DJ Riddler MD & On-Air Talent/Mixer For KROI (92.1 Radio Now)
iHeartMedia Names Mark Fuhrman Area President in Pittsburgh/West Virginia Region
Music News
Drake's More Life Sets Billboard 200 Streaming Record
Quick Hits: Halsey, Snoop Dogg / 2Pac, Pitbull / Wrestlemania, Paul McCartney, Phoenix, Matchbox Twenty & Counting Crows
Quick Hits: Kendrick Lamar, Iggy Azalea, Vans Warper Tour
Quick Hits: Gorillaz, Kaaboo Festival, March Madness
Chance the Rapper, The Killers, Muse & Arcade Fire Headlining Lollapalooza
QuickHits: Ed Sheeran, Chuck Berry, The Decemberists
QuickHits: NIN, Missy Elliot, Frank Ocean, Pitbull, Enrique Iglesias, Sublime
Rock Pioneer Chuck Berry Passes Away
The Entertainment World Remembers Chuck Berry
Ed Sheeran Spends Second Week Atop Billboard 200
QuickHits: Drake, James Blunt, Spoon, Bob Dylan
Quick Hits: Coldplay. BET Experience, Weezer
Quick Hits: The Chainsmokers, Pitbull, Ohana Music Festival, Arroyo Seco Weekend, Feist
Ed Sheeran Earns Biggest Debut Week of 2017
Quick Hits: Drake, Pearl Jam, Fifth Harmony
FMQB NOW

Sam Milkman, EVP
Coleman Insights

Advertisement:
Search FMQB.com
Advertisements:
FMQB Member Login
Email:
Pass:

Save
Not a member yet?
Sign up Now!
Sign Up for Breaking News!
Enter FMQB E-Tracking!