Steve Robertson Named General Manager/SVP of Pop-Rock A&R at Atlantic Records Nashville

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Steve “Stevo” Robertson will take over as the first general manager/SVP, A&R of pop/rock at Atlantic Records, Nashville, the label announced on Thursday (July 12). The newly created role reflects the company’s deeper expansion into Music City.

Robertson moved to Nashville three years ago and has been with Atlantic Records for the past 21 years. His current roster includes artists like Paramore, A Day To Remember and more.

“Since moving to Nashville three years ago, I’ve been constantly energized by all the brilliant talent that has embraced this city as a source of inspiration and creativity,” said Robertson in a statement. “The rich musical life of this community isn’t defined by any one sound or style, but by an incredible range of artists contributing to a fantastic musical tapestry. I’m looking forward to bringing more exciting new music into the Atlantic family. I want to thank Pete, Craig Kallman, and Julie Greenwald for their amazing support, and John Esposito and the great Warner Music Nashville team for being such warm and welcoming colleagues.”  

In his new position, Robertson will report to Atlantic Record’s president of A&R, Pete Ganbarg.

Of Robertson’s promotion, Ganbarg said, “The promotion of Stevo to our first-ever GM of pop/rock A&R in Nashville recognizes his fantastic accomplishments as an ace A&R exec, as well as the vitality and importance of the city as a diverse, genre-spanning repertoire center. Since joining the company two decades ago, Stevo has signed and developed a string of topflight artists, while building tremendous relationships in the Southern music industry and beyond. As we continue to grow our Nashville presence outside of country music, he is the ideal person to lead our expanding pop/rock A&R team in Music City.”


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