John Janick Joins Interscope Geffen A&M As Pres./COO
October 4, 2012 at 3:17 AM (PT)
INTERSCOPE GEFFEN A&M has named JOHN JANICK as Pres./COO. JANICK joins the company after 16 years spent running the indie label he co-founded, FUELED BY RAMEN, where artists such as FALL OUT BOY, FUN., PARAMORE and PANIC! AT THE DISCO became commercial and critical hits. Since 2009, JANICK was simultaneously Co-Pres. of ELEKTRA RECORDS, which he relaunched with the success of artists BRUNO MARS and CEE LO GREEN.
Chairman/CEO JIMMY IOVINE said, "I'm really excited to have JOHN come on board as Pres./COO; he's exactly what we needed at this time. Everything he accomplished at FUELED BY RAMEN reminded me of the early days of INTERSCOPE. Combine that with JOHN's experience running a bigger company at ELEKTRA, and it makes him the perfect fit for us."
"I'm looking forward to what lies ahead for INTERSCOPE GEFFEN A&M, and I'm thrilled to be working with JIMMY IOVINE," said JANICK, who will report directly to IOVINE. "Because he is here, I would not have gone anywhere else. I've been entrusted to help build this company for the future. INTERSCOPE GEFFEN A&M has great artists and great employees. It's fantastic to be joining a company that has been built on such exciting artists and music; that's something I intend on continuing."
JANICK has relocated to LOS ANGELES for his new position, where he will be working at the INTERSCOPE GEFFEN A&M offices in SANTA MONICA.