As co-president of Atom Factory, J. Erving oversees an active artist roster that includes John Legend, Meghan Trainor, Nico & Vinz and Miguel as well as investments in Tuition.io, Backplane and PopWater. With his most recent artist signing Charlie Puth at No. 1 on the Hot 100 with Wiz Khalifa duet "See You Again" and a business venture with Usher on deck, the 40-year-old son of basketball great Julius "Dr. J" Erving is flexing new muscles at Atom Factory alongside CEO (and fellow Philly native) Troy Carter and co-president Ty Stiklorius.
How did Charlie Puth get on your radar?
We signed him about six months ago. He was brought to us through his lawyers, and we heard the music and just fell in love with it as soon as we heard it. Some people don't know that he's a phenomenal producer and songwriter. He actually produced and wrote on the "See You Again" record, but he also produced and wrote on the Trey Songz record "Slow Motion" that's [No. 38] on the Hot 100 right now. We're finishing up an EP now that we're looking to release in May before he goes back on tour with Meghan Trainor in July.