Mike Easterlin Named President At Fueled By Ramen And Roadrunner Records
January 26, 2016 at 6:15 AM (PT)
MIKE EASTERLIN has been promoted to President of FUELED BY RAMEN (FBR) and ROADRUNNER RECORDS. He has served as GM of both labels since 2012. In this role, EASTERLIN will oversee all areas of FBR and ROADRUNNER activities, expanding on the success of their existing artist rosters while continuing to sign and nurture new talent.
“I’ve worked with MIKE for over 16 years. He has always been the most genuine, thoughtful, and passionate music executive,” said ATLANTIC RECORDS Chairman/COO JULIE GREENWALD. “His commitment to artists and artist development is unparalleled in our business. I know these two unbelievable labels are in the best hands for an incredible future.”
“Under MIKE's leadership, FUELED BY RAMEN and ROADRUNNER have evolved into modern powerhouses of pop and rock music, while maintaining their own special brands of cool, which is no small task,” said ATLANTIC RECORDS Chairman/CEO CRAIG KALLMAN. “I’m thrilled to have watched MIKE develop into an exceptional senior executive over the past decade, and this new joint appointment is a richly deserved recognition of all he has accomplished. I look forward to watching him, and the music that he believes in so devotedly, continue to flourish in the coming years.”
EASTERLIN said, “What our tight-knit, devoted teams at FUELED BY RAMEN and ROADRUNNER share is an unadulterated commitment to deliver music we love to our ever-growing fan communities. FBR and ROADRUNNER are in the privileged position of operating as indie labels within the extraordinary ATLANTIC family, so we can offer our amazing artists the best of both worlds — the resources of a major, while preserving and enhancing the close relationships and unique qualities that define each label. To say that I’m humbled to be appointed President of both of these iconic brands would be an understatement. I’m eternally grateful to JULIE and CRAIG for their continued faith in me, as well as everyone at ATLANTIC for their fantastic support, and the amazing folks at FBR and ROADRUNNER for their unrelenting devotion to the cause."