Common Music Canada (UMC) has appointed multi-platinum artist and producer Kardinal Offishall (Jason Drew Harrow) as Senior Vice President, A&R.
He’ll report back to Jeffrey Remedios, Chairman & CEO, Common Music Canada.
Inking a joint-venture take care of British producer Concord Samuels (Ariana Grande, Jennifer Lopez, Mary J. Blige, Usher, Maroon 5, Ella Mai) and a but to-be-announced label imprint (launching later this spring) are the newest in a collection of serious UMC initiatives overseen by Offishall.
UMC says that the brand new function will see Offishall proceed to find, signal, and develop artists, forge new artistic partnerships, and supply strategic course.
Offishall works intently with the corporate’s newly created City Advertising and marketing crew, led by business veteran Craig ‘Large C’ Mannix, whereas persevering with his roles as chair of UMC’s B.L.A.C.Ok. Label Coalition (BLC) and Canada’s consultant on Universal Music Group’s Job Drive for Significant Change.
“This promotion underscores our huge aspirations – Canada is bursting with expertise and we’re dedicated to constructing the very best crew we are able to to place that expertise entrance and centre on a world stage.”
Jeffrey Remedios, Common Music Canada
Jeffrey Remedios, Chairman & CEO, Common Music Canada, stated: “Kardi is a power. He’s a ground-breaking, internationally revered artist, a sensible and insightful label exec, a compassionate and daring thought chief, and a tireless philanthropist.
“He’s at all times been on the forefront of Canada’s music scene and UMC’s artists and crew have lengthy benefitted from his considerate collaboration, unmatched vitality, and drive.
“This promotion underscores our huge aspirations – Canada is bursting with expertise and we’re dedicated to constructing the very best crew we are able to to place that expertise entrance and centre on a world stage. I’m honoured to proceed to guide alongside Kardi.”
“I’m proud to be taking steps ahead with Jeffrey Remedios, who as CEO, has positioned nice duty in my fingers.”
Kardinal Offishall stated: “Whether or not it was intentional or the by-product of exhausting work and excellence, I used to be in a position to stand on the shoulders of giants who got here earlier than me.
“I’ve seen the world a number of occasions over and am in a position to dream with my eyes large open, as a result of the bar saved being raised by these courageous sufficient to elevate it to unseen heights.
“This new Senior Vice President, A&R, place at Common Music Canada is about me persevering with to arrange my shoulders, in order that many others can stand taller than I did and have the chance to showcase their presents on a world stage.
“The place I’m from, the phrase ‘dare to dream’ is an actual warning, as a result of with out endurance and an uncanny capability to navigate by way of many storms – you’ll be able to find yourself eternally selecting up the items of damaged guarantees and remorse.
“I’m proud to be taking steps ahead with Jeffrey Remedios, who as CEO, has positioned nice duty in my fingers. Right now, I stroll in order that the following technology can run. Ahead actions eternally, till all of us fly.”Music Enterprise Worldwide