RFFocus regrets to inform you that our industry has lost another great member. Mar Brown who was promoted almost a year ago to SVP of urban radio promotion at Atlantic records has died. Brown had a heart attack while traveling and succumbed.
Brown was highly respected as a hard working dedicated industry pro who worked very closely with rapper/entrepreneur Rick Ross’ Maybach Music Group.
The Atlantic staff stated: “We are deeply saddened that Mar Brown passed away yesterday after suffering a heart attack. This is shocking, heartbreaking news to all of us, especially those who worked closely with him — both at Atlantic and across the industry. He was a fantastic music man, a devoted father, and an amazing human being, who was taken from us far too soon. Our heartfelt condolences go out to his children, his family, and his many, many friends.
Always passionate and caring, Mar was widely loved by artists, partners and colleagues. His paternal instincts extended to his team, for whom he was an uplifting mentor who could always be counted on for the answers. We’re sure that many of you have seen the outpouring of love and respect on social media, coming from all corners of the industry. It is a fitting testament to a man who charmed and inspired people everywhere he went.”
After his promotion in Jan of 2014 at Atlantic records, Brown stated: “In my position, you have to be able to connect the dots. Even though radio is still the #1 driver of music for consumers, these kids today want to see the artist’s photos, their associations, what they’re doing behind the scenes etc. It’s important to stay ahead of the social media curve and know what’s going on on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.”