EMI Music has appointed Rob Stevenson to president of Virgin US, effective Aug. 15. He will be based in the company’s New York office and report to Nick Gatfield, president of A&R for North America, U.K. and Ireland at EMI Music.
Most recently, Stevenson was executive VP of A&R at Island Def Jam Music Group in the United States. In that role, he signed and helped develop such artists as Fall Out Boy, the Killers, the Bravery, Sum 41, Lady Sovereign, Saliva and Thrice, among others.
In addition to his A&R role, Stevenson also served as president of Stolen Transmission, a joint venture imprint label with Island Def Jam Music Group. Prior to that, he held various senior A&R positions at Universal Music Group.