RCA/JIVE Label Group Names Keith Naftaly SVP/A&R
January 14, 2009 at 11:52 AM (PT)
The RCA/JIVE LABEL GROUP has named KEITH NAFTALY SVP/A&R. Most recently, NAFTALY was SVP/A&R, SONY MUSIC LABEL GROUP U.S, although his A&R experience also includes successful stints at ARISTA and J RECORDS, which followed many years as a PD at KMEL/SAN FRANCISCO.
"Having known KEITH for 20 years, I can easily say that his unique combination of instincts, experience and talent are extremely rare," RCA/JIVE LABEL GROUP Chairman/CEO BARRY WEISS stated. "He is a proven creative talent and top-tier music executive who has successfully worked with a broad range of artists from every genre. His background in radio coupled with his winning-streak as an A&R executive will greatly benefit the RCA/JIVE LABEL GROUP."
"Returning to RCA stimulates that warm welcome home sensation of a family reunion," NAFTALY noted. "Factor in the mighty JIVE machine and this officially qualifies as my fantasy dream job and an absolute privilege. I feel truly blessed and must thank BARRY WEISS for his belief, generosity and progressive spirit."