A&R Exec Larry Jackson Promoted At RCA Music Group
October 7, 2009 at 10:04 AM (PT)
RCA MUSIC GROUP Sr.VP/A&R LARRY JACKSON has been promoted to President, A&R ARISTA RECORDS and EVP A&R, RCA MUSIC GROUP. JACKSON continues to report to RCA/JIVE LABEL GROUP Chairman & CEO BARRY WEISS.
JACKSON joined J RECORDS at its inception in 2000. During his tenure, JACKSON has handled the A&R process for multi-platinum artists such as JENNIFER HUDSON and LEONA LEWIS, He is co-producer for WHITNEY HOUSTON’s acclaimed, successful musical return, "I Look To You," which has already sold close to a million copies. Additionally, JACKSON is working with MONICA on her new album and has begun work on the debut for singer/hit songwriter BC JEAN, who penned BEYONCE’s smash "If I Were A Boy."
RCA/JIVE LABEL GROUP Chairman & CEO BARRY WEISS commented, "LARRY is an exceptional A&R executive. He has an incredible knack for pairing an artist with material that best suits their talent. He has excellent relationships within the creative community and has a great ear for identifying new talent whether it be a performer, songwriter or producer."
JACKSON added, "I am honored and humbled by this incredible opportunity presented to me. I would like to offer with the utmost gratitude, my heartfelt thanks to my teachers CLIVE DAVIS, BARRY WEISS and KEITH NAFTALY, all of whom have bequeathed a wealth of knowledge upon me that has brought me to this point."