Gee Roberson Appointed Chairman Of Geffen Records
June 21, 2011 at 12:47 PM (PT)
Artist manager, creative executive and entrepreneur GEE ROBERSON has been appointed Chairman of GEFFEN RECORDS, it was announced today by INTERSCOPE GEFFEN A&M Chairman JIMMY IOVINE, to whom he reports.
Based in NEW YORK, ROBERSON will oversee the creative direction and operations of GEFFEN RECORDS, with a special focus on discovering and nurturing new artists while expanding the reach of the label into numerous areas such as digital direct-to-consumer, merchandising, touring and management.
"GEE has a unique combination of talents that the music industry really needs running a record company today," said IOVINE. "I'm proud he's joining GEFFEN."
"I am delighted to be joining JIMMY, LUCIAN GRAINGE (Chairman/CEO, UMG) and the entire INTERSCOPE GEFFEN A&M team," added ROBERSON. "JIMMY has always been a pioneer who goes against the grain and builds successful companies known for great music, a keen sense of focus, hard work and tremendous team spirit. And with the opportunity to be part of LUCIAN's global creative plans, the decision to join IGA was easy."