It's Official: Joel Klaiman Named Columbia Records EVP/GM
December 10, 2012


Joel Klaiman
Columbia Records Chairman/CEO Rob Stringer has officially named Joel Klaiman as EVP/GM for the label. Klaiman arrives from Universal Republic Records, where he was EVP of Promotion and Artist Development since 2006. Last month, FMQB exclusively reported that Klaiman was expected to move very soon to Columbia as EVP/GM.

In his announcement, Stringer said, "We are thrilled to have someone of Joel’s high caliber and experience join our team in a very important role. His winning mentality will help take the Columbia label to even greater heights."

Commenting on his appointment, Klaiman says, "I am very excited about joining Columbia; I have always admired their artists. I am really anxious to get started in collaborating with the Columbia team in breaking new music. I want to thank Rob Stringer and Doug Morris for this incredible opportunity!"

Klaiman began his career in 1990 as a manager at Frank DiLeo Management. He served as Senior Director of National Alternative Promotion for Elektra Entertainment Group before joining the Epic Records Group in 1996 as VP of Alternative Music. In 1998, he was named VP of Promotion for Sony 550 Music, becoming VP of Promotion for Epic Records Group in 1999. He was named SVP of Promotion for the company in 2001, helping to plot the strategic radio development of artists such as Celine Dion, Shakira, Korn, Oasis, Fiona Apple, Incubus, Sade and Jamiroquai, among others. In 2006, he was appointed EVP of Promotion for Epic Records.

During his tenure at Universal Republic Records, Klaiman played an instrumental role in spearheading breaking new artist campaigns for talent including Amy Winehouse, Florence + the Machine, Taylor Swift, Gotye, Nicki Minaj, The Band Perry, Alex Clare, Of Monsters and Men and PSY, as well as re-energizing the profile of artists like Enrique Iglesias.




 
Breaking News
Saturday Night Online Rebrands As Most Requested Live With Romeo
iHeartMedia Names Travis Moon Director of Country Operations for the Austin-San Antonio Region
Entercom Kansas City Announces Appoints Alan Furst PD Of KMBZ
February 5, 2016
Stu Bergen Named CEO, International & Global Commercial Services For Warner Music Group
JoJo Turnbeaugh Named SVP of Programming for iHeartMedia Las Vegas
In Brief - February 5, 2016
February 4, 2016
John Strazza Joins RECORDS
Greater Media Promotes Buzz Knight to SVP of Program Development
MIWs Announce Results from 2015 Gender Analysis
February 3, 2016
Leslie Moonves Named Chairman Of CBS Corporation
FADER Label Annouces New Distribution Deal With Caroline
Jeff Hickcox Returns To Beasley SWFL As Promotions & Events Director
February 2, 2016
SiriusXM Reports Major Subscriber Growth, Record Revenue in 2015
BMG US Promotes Zach Katz To President Of Music Publishing
Bentley Named MD/Afternoon Drive Host at WEDG/Buffalo
SoundExchange Ends Record-Setting Year, $800 Million to Recording Artists and Record Labels
February 1, 2016
Alissa Pollack Named iHeartMedia EVP of Global Music Marketing
Entercom Atlanta Announces Jeff Dauler to Lead Mornings On STAR 94
John Shomby Named Director Of Programming for NASH Network
In Brief - February 1, 2016
January 29, 2016
eQB NOW
Alpha Media Promotes Two Portland Stars to Music Director
Justin Ragland To Head SummitMedia Birmingham Marketing & Promotions
January 28, 2016
Music News
Beyoncé Announces "Formation" Stadium Tour, Releases New Single
Metallica At CBS RADIO’s “THE NIGHT BEFORE” Concert in San Francisco
Rihanna Reaches #1 With Anti
Quick Hits: Grammy Awards, Zayn, Adele, Dead & Company, The Monkees, The Neighbourhood
Earth, Wind & Fire's Maurice White Dead At 74
The Entertainment World Remember Maurice White
Quick Hits: Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Future, The Lumineers, Stone Temple Pilots
Justin Bieber, Pitbull and More Added to Grammy Lineup
Quick Hits: Miley Cyrus, Iggy Azalea, Taylor Swift, Future
Lady Gaga to Honor Bowie at Grammys, Sing National Anthem at Super Bowl
Quick Hits: Juno Awards, Metallica, Guns N' Roses, Grammys, Joe Bunch
Quick Hits: Kanye West, Five Finger Death Punch & Shinedown, Big Boi, Disclosure, The Roots Picnic, Moonstone Festival
RIAA Announces New Certification Methods
Quick Hits: Adele, Rihanna, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Fleetwood Mac Fest, Jefferson Airplane, Smashing Pumpkins, Halestorm, Santigold
Jefferson Airplane Co-Founder Paul Kantner Passes Away
FMQB NOW

Mike “OD” O’Donnell, OM
Entercom
Scranton Wilkes-Barre, PA

Advertisement:
Search FMQB.com
Advertisements:
FMQB Member Login
Email:
Pass:

Save
Not a member yet?
Sign up Now!
Sign Up for Breaking News!
Enter FMQB E-Tracking!