David Foster To Head Up Verve Records
July 29, 2011 at 2:31 PM (PT)
DAVID FOSTER will assume take the top spot at jazz label VERVE, reports the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. The producer-composer-songwriter is expected to shift VERVE's focus to his forte, which is AC/pop.
A source told the REPORTER that UNIVERSAL SVP JAY LANDERS will head VERVE's A&R department. FOSTER's sister JAYMES is also expected to join the creative team.
At one time, FOSTER ran his own label, 143 RECORDS, through WARNER BROS., where he signed the Irish band THE CORRS.