Pete Ganbarg Named Atlantic EVP/A&R
November 24, 2008 at 7:42 AM (PT)
PETE GANBARG has joined ATLANTIC RECORDS as EVP/A&R, based at the company’s NEW YORK headquarters. The announcement was made by ATLANTIC Chairman/CEO CRAIG KALLMAN and Pres. JULIE GREENWALD. GANBARG, who began his A&R career 20 years ago, has served as a major label A&R executive for SBK/EMI, ARISTA and EPIC RECORDS, and was most recently head of his own music consulting company, PURE TONE MUSIC.
KALLMAN commented, "PETE is the ideal person to lead our A&R mission at a time when the label is in the midst of a musical renaissance. First and foremost, what he brings to the table is a rare diversity of musical taste and deep A&R background, having worked with a string of successful artists who cut across the spectrum, from pop and rock to R&B and hip-hop to country and blues. He has a combination of great ears, executive experience, and most importantly, a pure passion for the music. It gives me great pleasure to welcome PETE into the ATLANTIC family."
GREENWALD added, "ATLANTIC is first and foremost an A&R-driven company, and PETE’s amazing track record of delivering great records makes him the perfect choice to head up our A&R team in this exciting new era in the company’s history. Everyone is looking forward to the fantastic music that we know PETE will be bringing us, and I join CRAIG in welcoming him on board."