Republic Records Names Delmar Powell Dir./Urban A&R
November 17, 2014 at 10:23 AM (PT)
REPUBLIC RECORDS EVP/A&R Urban WENDY GOLDSTEIN and EVP ROB STEVENSON have named DELMAR POWELL Dir./Urban A&R.
MS. GOLDSTEIN said, "DELMAR has a true passion for music and an incredible ear. He's going to be a crucial asset fo this department given his work ethic."
STEVENSON added, "He is so dedicated to the A&R process that he literally doesn't take no for an answer. His vision and enthusiasm are infectious, and he is going to do some incredible things for the label."
Based in LOS ANGELES, POWELL will focus on signing, developing, building, and breaking acts with the urban space ranging from Hip-Hop and R&B to Pop. He will also collaborate with the A&R team on upcoming releases from ADRIAN MARCEL, ENRIQUE IGLESIAS and others. He previously held the position of Manager/Physical Sales, but begain working in A&R after proving instrumental to the creation of MARCEL's breakout song "2AM" featuring SAGE THE GEMINI.
POWELL stated, "I really want to deliver hit records that make history and change lives all over the world. I don't want to be just a regular A&R guy. I try to dig deeper, it all starts with music. I want to be innovative and set the company apart and keep us at the forefront. I also look up to WENDY and ROB so much. They're both legends who have signed amazing artists. It inspires me to want to make great songs and pick acts who will break through and still be relevant 10 years from now."