Polo Grounds Music, home to A$AP Rocky and Pitbull, has signed a long-term extension of its joint venture with RCA Records. Currently in its ninth year, the partnership is the longest hip-hop/urban music joint venture in RCA’s history.
 
New York-based Polo Grounds Music is also expanding its executive team. Motisola Zulu has been appointed general manager with Derrick “Big Teach” Turton and Amy Johnson named as vice presidents. More staff additions will be announced in the near future.
 
Established in 2005 by founder/president Bryan Leach, Polo Grounds counts among its early hits “A Bay Bay” by Hurricane Chris as well as releases by Yo Gotti. Since then, the label has accumulated sales of more than 70 million singles and 12 million albums worldwide (inclusive of TEAs). Its upcoming release slate includes new albums by A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, the A$AP Mob and Los Angeles rap collective OverDoz. Also in the pipeline are projects by new signings Diamond, Sicko Mobb, Lantana and Yung Joc.
 
Leach, who spent eight years also serving as senior VP of urban for RCA Music Group, will now be focusing solely on Polo Grounds. “These past eight years have been exciting,” said Leach in a statement announcing the extension. “We’re loving the future challenges of breaking more new artists as well as exploring more ways to better serve our roster.”
 
RCA is headed by CEO Peter Edge and president/COO Tom Corson. Noted Edge, “The breadth of amazing artists signed to PGM is a shining example of Bryan’s keen intuition to discover and develop talent that will resonate with fans for years to come.”