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Columbia Records Names Justin Eshak and Imran Majid Co-Heads of A&R

Columbia Records announced the joint promotion of Justin Eshak and Imran Majid to executive vp, co-heads of A&R at the label. Previously, both served as senior vp of A&R.

Columbia Records announced the joint promotion of Justin Eshak and Imran Majid to executive vp, co-heads of A&R at the label. Previously, both served as senior vp of A&R. The pair will work out of Columbia’s New York office and report to Columbia’s chairman and CEO Ron Perry.

Of the promotions, Perry said: “Justin and Imran have proven to be innovative executives with a united vision. I’m confident they’ll frame an A&R culture built on breakthrough artists who can propel Columbia’s great legacy into the future.”

Eshak joined the label in 2013 and played an integral role in the signing and development of breakout artists, including Hozier and Leon Bridges. He has worked closely with The Chainsmokers, overseeing their rise on streaming services as the duo joined Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber as the only musical artists with two songs eclipsing one billion streams.

“I’m incredibly excited to continue working closely with Imran and our exceptional team as we actively cultivate and promote Columbia’s extraordinary artists and culture,” Eshak said. 

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Also in 2013, Majid joined Columbia and has overseen such artists as Russ and Ayo & Teo. He also signed Rachel Platten in 2015, whose hit “Fight Song,” which has sold more than 5 million copies worldwide. 

“I want to thank Ron Perry for this incredible honor and entrusting Justin and me to oversee one of the most coveted positions in the entire business,” Majid said. “We have been fortunate to foster new talent in a company where artists can push creative boundaries with the support of the most forward thinking staff.”

Columbia Records Names Justin Eshak and
Imran Majid Courtesy of Columbia Records
Columbia Records Names Justin Eshak and
Justin Eshak Courtesy of Columbia Records
Justin EshakCourtesy of Columbia Records