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Elektra Elevates New Leadership at Roadrunner, Fueled by Ramen

Chris Brown, Katie Robinson and Johnny Minardi have been promoted at the Warner Music Group labels.

Promotions are pouring in at Elektra Entertainment, with the Warner Music cohort of Elektra, Fueled by Ramen and Roadrunner elevating Chris Brown, Katie Robinson and Johnny Minardi to various leadership roles across the company.

Effective immediately, Brown is elevated to executive vp of Elektra and co-head of Roadrunner, while Minardi is promoted to head of Fueled by Ramen, co-head of Roadrunner and senior vp of A&R at Elektra. Rounding things out, Robinson is named head of marketing across all of Elektra Entertainment.

The elevations arrive following a major change at Elektra, where co-president Mike Easterlin recently announced his shift to a consultant role “as part of the recent changes at the company.” As a result, Gregg Nadel now has the president title to himself, with Robinson and Minardi (Los Angeles) and Brown (New York) all reporting to him.


“Elektra’s fierce commitment to artist development is only equaled by our dedication to executive development, and it’s been a privilege to watch Chris, Katie and Johnny grow into their own as leaders,” said Nadel in a statement. “Elektra wouldn’t be what it is today without them. They’ve all individually made such a strong, tangible impact and delivered exceptional results that have elevated our artists on the global stage.”

Brown was most recently head of marketing at Elektra, while his successor, Robinson, was senior vp of marketing. Their department’s big wins in recent years include successful campaigns for Slipknot, Fall Out Boy, Turnstile, twenty one pilots, Maisie Peters, jxdn, Alec Benjamin and others. Minardi, previously vp of A&R for Elektra, is credited with signing Tones and I, Fall Out Boy, The Band CAMINO and Grandson, among others, and played a key role in bringing Travis Barker’s DTA Records into the Elektra fold.

In the Warner family tree, Elektra Entertainment (formerly Elektra Music Group) is one of the branches of 300 Elektra Entertainment, led by chairman & CEO Kevin Liles. WMG, the third-largest label group, disclosed quarterly earnings this week that were saddled by flat results across its recorded-music division but showed a strong three months for publishing.