Michael Caplan Becomes Columbia SVP/A&R, One Haven Pres.
November 28, 2006 at 11:12 AM (PT)
MICHAEL CAPLAN is named Sr. VP/A&R at COLUMBIA RECORDS. In addition, he will serve as Pres. of ONE HAVEN, a new imprint headquartered at RED DISTRIBUTION's NEW YORK offices that will be distributed through both RED and SONY BMG SALES ENTERPRISE. CAPLAN has signed and will develop A&R strategies for several emerging artists including ENDEVERAFTER, RYAN SHAW, THIS IS ME SMILING, COPELAND and others.
CAPLAN had been Sr. VP/A&R at the SONY MUSIC LABEL GROUP U.S. since JANUARY 2006. Before co-founding and serving as Pres. of OR MUSIC -- signing LOS LONELY BOYS and MATISYAHU -- CAPLAN was Sr. VP/A&R of EPIC RECORDS from 1998-2002.
Michael Caplan has a proven track record of adventurous and successful signings.
"MICHAEL CAPLAN has a proven track record of adventurous and successful signings," said SONY MUSIC LABEL GROUP Chairman ROB STRINGER. "His artistic instincts and acumen make him a worthy and formidable addition to the COLUMBIA RECORDS A&R team. I am very pleased that MICHAEL is on board at COLUMBIA, and I look forward to working with him in bringing new sounds and artists to the world at large."
CAPLAN reports to COLUMBIA Chairman STEVE BARNETT, who said, "MICHAEL CAPLAN is one of the most visionary A&R men I've ever had the pleasure to work with. During his tenure at EPIC, he signed and developed careers for a series of vital and credible new artists while taking legacy and established talent to new heights. I see MICHAEL as a key player on the COLUMBIA RECORDS A&R team and take great pleasure in welcoming him to the label."
CAPLAN said, "I'm grateful to ROB and STEVE for giving me this opportunity to work with COLUMBIA RECORDS artists and management. COLUMBIA RECORDS has a rich history and deep commitment to musical excellence and artist development. I look forward to playing my part in carrying on that tradition."