Bryan Leach Named SVP For RCA Music Group
August 14, 2006 at 11:39 AM (PT)
BRYAN LEACH has been tapped to be SVP Urban for RCA MUSIC GROUP & President of POLO GROUNDS MUSIC. He reports directly to BMG U.S. Chairman CLIVE DAVIS and BMG U.S. President & COO CHARLES GOLDSTUCK. He will sign and develop artists and be involved in the development of select urban artists at both J and ARISTA RECORDS.
LEACH was formerly VP of A&R at TVT RECORDS. He had this statement regarding his appointment: “Nobody has a better track record of recognizing and nurturing music entrepreneurs than CLIVE DAVIS and CHARLES GOLDSTUCK. In each the 70s, 80s and 90s, CLIVE DAVIS has helped define urban-pop music through his label deals with creative executives (GAMBLE & HUFF, LA REID & BABYFACE and SEAN "PUFFY" COMBS). J RECORDS is the perfect partner for me to establish my label as the defining source to break urban music and carry that torch. I am very excited to make J RECORDS my new home.”
CLIVE DAVIS on LEACH's appointment: "BRYAN LEACH is a star music executive and his star can and will soar further. This is the perfect opportunity to expand our major urban roster even further, and BRYAN is the ideal partner to help us do it."
CHARLES GOLDSTUCK has this to say: “The winning combination of BRYAN’s incredible track record, his influence in shaping the current hip-hop landscape and the fact that he is a highly respected member of the music community speaks for itself. This appointment marks an important milestone for the RCA MUSIC GROUP as we continue to expand our urban business. We are excited to be in partnership with BRYAN as he commences the next phase of his career.”