Elektra Records has named veteran A&R executive Gregg Nadel to the newly created position of general manager. Based in NYC, Nadel was most recently svp of A&R and marketing at Elektra’s parent, Atlantic Records, where he’s worked for 18 years.
Nadel reports to Elektra president Jeff Castelaz, who calls him an “agile, tenacious exec who can feel a hit a mile away — which makes him the natural choice to stand beside me as the new Elektra gains momentum.” At Atlantic, Nadel signed Zac Brown Band, O.A.R. and Sturgill Simpson, and he’s worked on campaigns for Ed Sheeran and Coldplay. He also heads his own Atlantic imprint, F-Stop, whose roster includes Vance Joy and others.
“It has been wonderful to watch the arc of Gregg’s career over the past two decades,”said Atlantic chairman & CEO Craig Kallman. “He has literally grown up at this company, becoming one of the most accomplished execs in our business. When we relaunched the iconic Elektra label, our goal was to rekindle the independent, entrepreneurial spirit that defined the company when Jac Holzman founded it in his college dorm room back in 1950. Gregg’s rare combination of great ears and tremendous marketing instincts make him the perfect choice to join Jeff Castelaz in building the new Elektra for a new era.”
Atlantic rebooted Elektra in 2009, five years after parent company Warner Music Group merged the two storied labels. Its current artist roster includes Fitz & the Tantrums, Milo Greene and Marina & the Diamonds. It also handles the soundtracks for HBO shows including Boardwalk Empire and True Blood.