Amazon Music has hired music industry veteran Andre Stapleton as its head of U.S. label relations, the company announced on Wednesday (Aug. 15).
Stapleton’s new position will focus on driving label relations account activity across Seattle, Nashville, Los Angeles, and in New York, where he will be based. He will report to director of Amazon Music Ryan Redington.
Stapleton joins Amazon Music from his most recent position as SVP of digital partner development at Sony Music Entertainment, where he oversaw account management for the company’s largest global digital distribution partners. At Sony Music, Andre also served various positions across both London and New York, including SVP of digital business development and strategy and senior director of International Digital Business Development.
Prior to Sony Music, Andre worked as a management consultant at Accenture in London. Andre holds a law degree from the University of Glasgow, in addition to studies in music management at City University, London.