Today, Elektra Entertainment announced the elevation of Jacob Fain to EVP / Head of A&R. Fain came to Elektra two and a half years ago, where he signed rising country star Bailey Zimmerman and shepherded Australian artist Masked Wolf’s breakout single “Astronaut In The Ocean” into a global smash. He will remain based in Los Angeles reporting to Elektra President Gregg Nadel.
Nadel said: “Jake is a standout A&R with incredible, creative instincts shaped by years of experience. He has an innate ability to form genuine, meaningful relationships and has helped our artists at every stage of their career articulate their vision and surpass their potential. I’m thrilled for him to take on this much-deserved new post.”
Fain said, “Elektra is building a cutting-edge, forward-thinking record company focused on music that moves culture and developing best in class talent. I’m so proud of the work we have done to serve our artists in an evolving landscape, and to be part of such an incredible team. I’m grateful to Gregg and my Elektra family for this opportunity.”
Jacob Fain brings nearly two decades of A&R experience to his new role. Previously, Fain was on the publishing side at Sony Music Publishing, where he signed Grammy-winning artists such as The Chainsmokers and Leon Bridges, as well as artists like Of Monsters and Men, Russ, and Chase Rice, among others. Prior to Sony Music Publishing, Fain worked in A&R at Republic Records and marketing at RCA Records.
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