Flom Named Chairman/CEO At Virgin
October 24, 2005 at 8:34 AM (PT)
As expected, ex-ATLANTIC Music Group Chairman/CEO, LAVA RECORDS Founder JASON FLOM has been named Chairman/CEO at VIRGIN RECORDS. FLOM's replacing MATT SERLETIC who left last week, and reports to EMI MUSIC NORTH AMERICA Chairman/CEO DAVID MUNNS.
Remarking on FLOM's arrival, MUNNS said, "JASON FLOM has a rare and unique combination of A&R skills, charismatic leadership and drive to take VIRGIN to the next level. We are fortunate to have one of the industry's most talented music executives lead VIRGIN. We're delighted he has joined the EMI family."
EMI MUSIC WORLDWIDE Chairman/CEP ALAIN LEVY noted, "We are fortunate to have JASON FLOM join EMI. I have followed JASON's career over the years and have always admired his leadership skills as well as his ability to discover and nurture talent. Not only will he greatly contribute to VIRGIN's future; he will also have a tremendous impact on EMI's worldwide endeavors."
FLOM commented, "ALAIN and DAVID are visionaries who consistently demonstrate a talent for discovering and nurturing some of the industry's most successful artists. I'm honored to join their team and take on the pivotal role of leading VIRGIN; a label whose legacy is synonymous with dynamic and groundbreaking music."
Some of FLOM's creative and sales successes include KID ROCK, MATCHBOX TWENTY, THE CORRS, STAIND, ROB THOMAS' solo debut, "Something to Be," THE CLICK FIVE, JASON MRAZ, UNCLE KRACKER, SIMPLE PLAN, EDWIN McCAIN, SUGAR RAY, TRANS SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, JEWEL, HOOTIE & THE BLOWFISH, STONE TEMPLE PILOTS, and COLLECTIVE SOUL.