Home Music Industry News Larry Jackson Promoted to President, A&R, Arista Records/EVP, A&R, RCA Music Group

Larry Jackson Promoted to President, A&R, Arista Records/EVP, A&R, RCA Music Group

has been promoted to President, A&R Arista Records/EVP A&R, RCA Music Group it was announced today. He was previously Senior Vice President of A&R, RCA Music Group. Larry continues to report to Barry Weiss, Chairman & CEO RCA/JIVE Label Group and is based in the company’s New York headquarters.

Jackson joined J Records upon its inception in 2000. During his tenure, Larry has handled the A&R process for multi-platinum artists such as Jennifer Hudson and her Grammy winning self-titled debut album, Leona Lewis’ debut album Spirit and this fall’s follow up ECHO. Most notably, Larry is co-producer for Whitney Houston’s acclaimed, successful musical return, I Look To You, which has already sold close to a million copies to date. Additionally, Larry is working with Monica on her new album set for release in December and has begun work on the debut for singer/hit songwriter BC Jean, who penned Beyonce’s smash “If I Were A Boy.” Jackson was recently selected one of Billboard’s “30 Under 30” in recognition of his contribution to the music community.

Before joining the team at J Records, Larry was the Music Director and a prominent on-air personality at San Francisco ’s KMEL. Jackson began his career there as an intern.

Barry Weiss comments: “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.”

Commenting on his promotion, Jackson states “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.”

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