After making a name for himself at RCA Records — where he helped a diverse roster of acts, ranging from Kelly Clarkson to Kings of Leon, score chart-toppers — Peter Gray, 38, moved to Warner Bros., where he became the youngest head of promotion at any major, and merged the Warner Bros. and Reprise promo staffs.
At Warner, Gray’s hit streak has continued with a wide range of acts, including Green Day, the Black Keys, Linkin Park and Michael Bublé. Yet Gray sees his role as being larger than just consistently scoring multiformat No. 1s. He notes that Warner Bros. Records chairman Rob Cavallo, co-president/CEO Todd Moscowitz and co-president/COO Livia Tortella “have made a clear commitment to making our company a welcome environment for artists, musicians, music executives and music fans, and I love spreading that news as far and wide as possible. I encourage anyone to visit our headquarters in Burbank [Calif.] to experience it firsthand.”