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Gregg Nadel named Elektra president

By | Published on Thursday 19 January 2017

Gregg Nadel

Gregg Nadel has been promoted to the role of President at Warner Music’s Elektra Records in the US. Nadel has been General Manager of the Atlantic division since 2015, and was previously Atlantic’s Senior VP of A&R and Marketing, having joined the company in 1997.

“Atlantic has a homegrown tradition of nurturing our leaders from within the family, and Gregg is a shining example of that philosophy”, says Atlantic CEO 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”.

He continued: “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 am THRILLED to be part of a new chapter in the history of this revered label”, beamed 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”.

Originally founded in 1950, Elektra was dormant for a number of years after being merged with Atlantic in 2004, before being relaunched in 2009.