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Warner Records is named after Steve ‘Steve O’ Carles President, A&R

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Warner Records & R’s Steve “Steve O” has named Carles President, a new position on the Warner Music Group label that houses artists such as Dua Lipa, Sweetie David Guetta and Anita. Carles’ start date is December 1 and he will report to Co-Chairman and CEO Aaron Bay-Shack and work closely with Julian Petty, EVP / Head of Business and Legal and Chris Atlas, EVP, Urban Music and Marketing, an announcement issued today. According to (2t September).

Among the achievements of the experienced executive is the success Polo G যা whom he co-manages-Gigi, Big Shawn, and the late Nipsey Husley. He has played senior A&R and creative roles at Deaf Jam Recordings, Atlantic Records and Republic Records. He also served as president of Uptown Records where he worked with Carles Nipsi Hussell and Big Scene as well as YG, GG, 2 Chains, Dave East and Pusha T and more.

Prior to Warner, Carles was the Executive VP of A&R at Republic Records, Universal Music Group. She began her musical career in 2003 as an office assistant at Star Trek Entertainment, the home of Neptune. The following year, he joined Def Jam Recording as director of lifestyle and radio broadcasts. In 2012, he moved to Atlantic Records, where he oversaw YG and GG’s projects, as well as presiding over GG’s Atlanta-based CTE World Recordings. He returned to Def Jam in 2015 as Senior Director of A&R and Special Projects before becoming Senior VP of A&R, Artist Relations and Development. He co-founded Best of Both Office, a lifestyle branding company, in 2005 and was an organizer of the Republican Records Action Committee and a member of the UMG’s Meaningful Change Task Force. In 2014, he co-founded Marathon Agency and began managing Husal’s career. In 2019, she worked with Beyonc পার’s Parkwood Entertainment to help A&R with the visual albums on her albums, “The Lion King: The Gift” and “Black Is King”.

Announcing the release, Bey-Shack said: “Steve O is one of the brightest A&R minds in our business – driven by the innate ability to identify and nurture emerging artists and champion superstars. As well as experience combined with multiple other areas of our industry, he is a true renaissance man and a great addition to the Warner Records senior executive team. [Corson] And I’m so glad he’s on board. ”

Carles noted: “I am thrilled to be part of the Aaron, Tom and Warner Records team at such a thrilling time for both the growth of the label and the evolution of our business. I am incredibly grateful that this iconic label group Recognizes global inclusion. My focus will be on growing black creators because they need to know that they have advocates in their positions who can be mentors, guides and support them as they navigate the music world and dedicate themselves to creating game-changing music. With the trust of resources, we will create multiple runways and landing strips for creative entrepreneurs and artists of every step.

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