Capitol Records Names Nate Albert EVP/A&R
January 11, 2016 at 11:29 AM (PT)
Creative music industry executive NATE ALBERT has been named EVP/A&R for CAPITOL RECORDS by CMG Pres./UMG EVP Creative/Special Projects ASHLEY NEWTON. ALBERT will sign and develop artists for the company, as well as oversee recording projects for new and established label artists, based in HOLLYWOOD at the CAPITOL RECORDS TOWER.
ALBERT joins CAPITOL RECORDS after seven years at REPUBLIC RECORDS, most recently as its SVP/A&R, including credit for signing THE WEEKND. In addition to his work with that superstar artist, he also signed PHANTOGRAM, oversaw the release of the OSCAR-nominated soundtrack for "Les Misérables" and was integrally involved in releases from FLORENCE + THE MACHINE and THE LONELY ISLAND, among many others.
"NATE has impeccable taste, great creative instincts and a winning demeanor -- qualities so important in working with artists and attracting the right talent to the label," NEWTON said. "His background as both an experienced A&R executive and as a successful musician who understands the aspirations of artists, make him a tremendously valuable asset. On behalf of everyone at the company, I welcome NATE to the TOWER."
"I have long been inspired by ASHLEY's career and stellar reputation, and greatly moved and influenced by the artists he has discovered and worked with, so I am now especially grateful for the opportunity to work directly with him," ALBERT said. "It is also a dream come true to be joining him, STEVE BARNETT and the entire CAPITOL team at a label that not only represents a deep and iconic legacy of great music and artistry, but is so clearly in the midst of an exciting new ascendance centered on artist development. I am thrilled to be afforded this tremendous opportunity and look forward to doing my part in building CAPITOL's future."
ALBERT began his career at age 13 when he co-founded the ska band THE MIGHTY, MIGHTY BOSSTONES, earning a Platinum plaque for the band's 1997 album, "Let's Face It," which spawned the worldwide hit, "The Impression That I Get." The band co-headlined festivals and concerts such as LOLLAPALOOZA, WARPED and the TIBETAN FREEDOM CONCERT.
He left the band in 2000 to attend and later graduate from BROWN UNIVERSITY. At that point, he began his career as a creative music executive in 2006, first as an A&R consultant for REPUBLIC and then as its VP/A&R in 2008.