Mar Brown, Atlantic Records' Senior Vice President of Urban Radio Promotion, Has Died


Mar Brown, Atlantic Records' senior vice president of urban radio promotion, passed away last night after suffering a heart attack, a representative for the label confirmed to Billboard.

"This is shocking, tragic news to all of us, especially those who worked closely with him -- both at Atlantic and across the industry," reads an internal message sent out by Atlantic Records Group's co-chairmen Craig Kallman and Julie Greenwald. "He was a fantastic music man, a devoted father, and an amazing human being, who was taken from us far too soon. Always passionate and caring, Mar was widely loved by artists, partners and colleagues. His paternal instincts extended to his team, for whom he was an uplifting mentor who could always be counted on for the answers."

Kallman and Greenwald concluded the note by saying that all of the love and respect being shared across social media "is a fitting testament to a man who charmed and inspired people everywhere he went."

Brown was promoted to Senior Vice President of Urban Radio Promotion at the top of 2016, and worked closely with acts such as Wiz Khalifa, K. Michelle, Ty Dolla $ign, and many more. He previously held senior promotion roles at Virgin, Interscope and Warner Bros. Records, where he worked with Kendrick Lamar, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Janet Jackson, among many others.

Funeral arrangements are expected to be announced in the coming days.


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