Most recently senior VP at Lava.

Andy Karp has been promoted to the post of head of A&R for Atlantic Records. He is based at the company's New York headquarters and reports to Atlantic chairman/CEO Craig Kallman and president Julie Greenwald.

Karp has been with Atlantic since 1989 and was most recently senior VP and head of A&R for the company's Lava Records division. Among the artists that Karp personally signed and oversaw while at Lava are Kid Rock, Simple Plan, Uncle Kracker, Smile Empty Soul, Skindred, and Porcupine Tree.

He has also worked as a drummer and bassist, and studied for three years with noted jazz bassist Percy Jones.