Lanre Gaba has been promoted to co-president of Black tunes for Atlantic Information, the organization announced on Tuesday. Gaba, who celebrates her 20th anniversary with the label this year, was most lately Atlantic’s GM/executive VP of Black tunes A&R, and in her new write-up she will do the job along with fellow co-president Mike Kyser and report jointly to chairman-CEO Craig Kallman and chairman-COO Julie Greenwald.
“Lanre’s progress more than the previous two decades has been a amazing issue to witness,” explained Kallman and Greenwald. “She’s advanced into one of the most admired and completed execs in our business, pushed by a true fan’s passion, deep know-how and relentless do the job ethic. Our artists and our group appreciate her for her devotion, creativity, and encounter. The combination of Lanre and Kyser will make a fantastic leadership duo for our Black New music office, as we keep on to provide our artists unparalleled dedication and sources to start and make extensive-term occupations.”
“Lanre’s know-how and knowledge spans nearly every single spot of our small business, from A&R to promoting to finance,” mentioned Kyser. “She’s grow to be a single of the most versatile and amazing gamers in the enterprise, whilst actively playing a essential function in the evolution of our Black New music section. I’m quite content to welcome her as my partner as we attempt to elevate the level of providers and extend the breadth of aid we give our incredible artists.”
Gaba added, “I’ve experienced an amazing journey at Atlantic. To be presented the prospects I’ve experienced at each move of the way, and to have been mentored by Craig and Julie has been an extraordinary expertise. Atlantic was crafted on Black new music and a ongoing legacy of artist advancement. We have the most outstanding artists on our roster, whose new music moves the society. Our Black audio group is unmatched in the industry for our status in breaking new artists. I’m so psyched to do the job with Kyser to proceed to develop the very best home for our talent to realize their visions and for their songs to get to followers across the world.”
Given that joining Atlantic, Gaba’s job has developed to encompass A&R, internet marketing, strategic scheduling, finance and the label’s recording studio functions. During her tenure at the company, she has labored intently with artists these as Cardi B, Roddy Ricch, Jack Harlow, Lil Uzi Vert, Gucci Mane, Burna Boy, A Boogie Wit da Hoodie, YoungBoy Under no circumstances Broke Again, latest signing FKA Twigs and other individuals. She also played a crucial job in the launch and improvement of Gucci Mane’s The New 1017 label, which led to the signing of growing star Pooh Shiesty. In 2019, she was named RIAA Govt of the 12 months at the to start with RIAA Honors event.
Gaba joined Atlantic in 2002 in the A&R administration division, advancing to VP. In 2015, she was appointed head of urban A&R operations, and she turned GM/senior VP of urban A&R in 2018, and very last year rose to executive VP of Black tunes A&R. Prior to Atlantic, she held posts at EMI Audio Publishing and Ruffhouse Audio Publishing. She at present serves on the advisory board of the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Audio at New York University and Gyrl Wonder, a mentoring firm for young girls of coloration.