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Gregg Nadel Named General Manager Of Elektra Records

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  • February 03, 2015
    Gregg Nadel Named General Manager Of Elektra Records

    Long-time Atlantic Records executive Gregg Nadel has been named to the newly created position of General Manager of the company’s Elektra Records division. In his new post, Nadel reports to LA-based Elektra President Jeff Castelaz. Nadel, who was most recently Atlantic Senior Vice President, A&R and Marketing, will continue to be based in New York City.

    Nadel joined Atlantic Records straight out of college 18 years ago as an assistant in the A&R administration department. Moving up the A&R ranks, he signed such artists as Zac Brown Band, O.A.R., and most recently, Grammy nominee Sturgill Simpson, among others. Combining his A&R experience with growing marketing expertise, he has recently driven campaigns for Ed Sheeran and Coldplay. In addition, Nadel founded his own imprint within Atlantic, F-Stop Music, whose roster includes Vance Joy, Brett Dennen, and others.

    “It has been wonderful to watch the arc of Gregg’s career over the past two decades,”said Atlantic Chairman & CEO Craig Kallman. “He has literally grown up at this company, becoming one of the most accomplished execs in our business. When we relaunched the iconic Elektra label, our goal was to rekindle the independent, entrepreneurial spirit that defined the company when Jac Holzman founded it in his college dorm room back in 1950. Gregg’s rare combination of great ears and tremendous marketing instincts make him the perfect choice to join Jeff Castelaz in building the new Elektra for a new era.”

    “I echo Craig’s sentiments about Gregg,”says Castelaz. “He’s an agile, tenacious exec who can feel a hit a mile away–which makes him the natural choice to stand beside me as the new Elektra gains momentum. I’m looking forward to Gregg’s considerable firepower being unleashed in service of our growing roster of emerging artists. His arrival on the Elektra team heightens our ability to deliver for our artists on all levels, which is the only thing that matters.”

    About Elektra Records

    The famed Elektra label was reignited in 2009, its independent spirit alive and well today in the music of Fitz and the Tantrums, Saint Motel, The Moth & The Flame, Fences, and others. Founded in 1950 by music pioneer Jac Holzman, Elektra Records is one of the most influential and revered 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, Elektra became part of Atlantic Records Group.

    Source: Elektra Records
     

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on February 3, 2015 - 12:31pm

Long-time Atlantic Records executive Gregg Nadel has been named to the newly created position of General Manager of the company’s Elektra Records division. In his new post, Nadel reports to LA-based Elektra President Jeff Castelaz. Nadel, who was most recently Atlantic Senior Vice President, A&R and Marketing, will continue to be based in New York City.

Nadel joined Atlantic Records straight out of college 18 years ago as an assistant in the A&R administration department. Moving up the A&R ranks, he signed such artists as Zac Brown Band, O.A.R., and most recently, Grammy nominee Sturgill Simpson, among others. Combining his A&R experience with growing marketing expertise, he has recently driven campaigns for Ed Sheeran and Coldplay. In addition, Nadel founded his own imprint within Atlantic, F-Stop Music, whose roster includes Vance Joy, Brett Dennen, and others.

“It has been wonderful to watch the arc of Gregg’s career over the past two decades,”said Atlantic Chairman & CEO Craig Kallman. “He has literally grown up at this company, becoming one of the most accomplished execs in our business. When we relaunched the iconic Elektra label, our goal was to rekindle the independent, entrepreneurial spirit that defined the company when Jac Holzman founded it in his college dorm room back in 1950. Gregg’s rare combination of great ears and tremendous marketing instincts make him the perfect choice to join Jeff Castelaz in building the new Elektra for a new era.”

“I echo Craig’s sentiments about Gregg,”says Castelaz. “He’s an agile, tenacious exec who can feel a hit a mile away–which makes him the natural choice to stand beside me as the new Elektra gains momentum. I’m looking forward to Gregg’s considerable firepower being unleashed in service of our growing roster of emerging artists. His arrival on the Elektra team heightens our ability to deliver for our artists on all levels, which is the only thing that matters.”

About Elektra Records

The famed Elektra label was reignited in 2009, its independent spirit alive and well today in the music of Fitz and the Tantrums, Saint Motel, The Moth & The Flame, Fences, and others. Founded in 1950 by music pioneer Jac Holzman, Elektra Records is one of the most influential and revered 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, Elektra became part of Atlantic Records Group.

Source: Elektra Records