Todd Moscowitz

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Todd Moscowitz is a music industry executive. He is currently the founder and CEO of Alamo Records and the manager of Gucci Mane.[1] Previously, Moscowitz co-founded 300 Entertainment, served as a co-president and CEO of Warner Bros. Records[2] and worked for Def Jam.

Todd Moscowitz
NationalityAmerican
EducationNew York University
Occupation(s)CEO, music industry executive

CareerEdit

While attending law school, Moscowitz worked for Rush Communications. After graduating from NYU, Moscowitz worked as a lawyer in the mergers and acquisitions department of the international law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom for a year before being asked by Lyor Cohen to rejoin the company as the head of Rush Communications, the holding company for all of the entertainment assets of Cohen and partner Russell Simmons.[3]

Moscowitz took the titles of President of Def Jam Music Publishing, President of Def Jam Interactive Gaming, and a member of the Board of Directors of Phat Farm Inc. One year later the title of SVP of Business Affairs for Def Jam Recordings.[4][5] Shortly thereafter, he was elevated to the title of General Manager of Def Jam Recordings.[6][unreliable source?] In 2000 after overseeing the sale of Def Jam Recordings to Universal Music Group and the subsequent merger of the staffs, Moscowitz left to rejoin his old friends Lighty (Chris Lighty) and Scott (Mona Scott-Young) at Violator. In 2004 he became the President of Asylum Records.[7] Moscowitz later served as co-president and CEO of Warner Bros. Records from September 14, 2010 to January 2013.[8][9][10][11]

In 2013, he co-founded independent label, 300 Entertainment with Lyor Cohen, Roger Gold, Kevin Liles in partnership with Twitter.[12][13] The label currently includes Fetty Wap, Young Thug, Eric Bellinger, YNW Melly, Alex Winston, Shy Glizzy, Gunna, Tee Grizzley, Lil Keed, Jacquie Lee, Highly Suspect, Panama, Cheat Codes and Megan Thee Stallion, among others. Atlantic Records, a sister of Warner Bros. Records, distributes releases of 300 Entertainment, and its owner, Warner Music Group, completed acquisition of 300 Entertainment, worth $400 million, in December 2021.[14]

In late 2016, he founded Cold Heat Records, which later renamed to Alamo Records, under Interscope Records.[15] He later signed artists including Blackbear, Lil Gotit, Smokepurpp, Wifisfuneral and more to the label.[16][17][18][19] Sony Music Entertainment acquired Alamo Records in June 2021.[20]

Moscowitz is the manager of Gucci Mane.[21]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Gucci Mane: 'Being in a place full of death motivated me to change my life'". TheGuardian.com. October 20, 2016.
  2. ^ Halperin, Shirley (December 6, 2012). "Shake-Up at Warner Bros. Records: CEO Todd Moskowitz Resigns; Warner/Chappell's Cameron Strang to Oversee West Coast". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 27, 2021.
  3. ^ "Todd Moscowitz Music - 345 West 13th St - Prime Manhattan". The Real Deal New York. January 24, 2014.
  4. ^ HipHopDX (June 18, 2014). "Young Thug, Migos Sign With Lyor Cohen, Kevin Liles & Todd Moscowitz's 300 Label". HipHopDX.
  5. ^ "Lyor Cohen's 300 Unveils New Direction - Billboard". Billboard.
  6. ^ "MCON14 Todd Moscowitz - The Millennial Impact". themillennialimpact.com.
  7. ^ "Warner Music Group | News". Archived from the original on July 11, 2011. Retrieved March 25, 2014.
  8. ^ "Todd Moscowitz: Executive Profile & Biography - Businessweek". Businessweek.com.
  9. ^ "Todd Moscowitz Steps Down From Warner Bros., Cameron Strang New Label Head". Billboard.
  10. ^ Zack O'Malley Greenburg (February 28, 2014). "Lyor Cohen's 300 And The Dawn Of The Moneyball Record Label". Forbes.
  11. ^ "Todd Moscowitz Steps Down From Warner Bros., Cameron Strang New Label Head | Billboard". www.billboard.com. Archived from the original on September 26, 2013.
  12. ^ Erin Carson (March 20, 2015). "Azita Ardakani: Lovesocial CEO. Avid reader. Human". TechRepublic.
  13. ^ "Wale Previews 'The Album About Nothing' in NYC - S2SMagazine.com". S2SMagazine.com.
  14. ^ "Warner buys 300 Entertainment for around $400m". December 16, 2021.
  15. ^ "Universal Music Group Creates Joint Venture with Accomplished Music Entrepreneur Todd Moscowitz to Launch Cold Heat Records". November 10, 2016.
  16. ^ "Smokepurpp Signs to Todd Moscowitz's Alamo Records - XXL".
  17. ^ "South Florida Phenom wifisfuneral Signs to Interscope/Alamo Records". March 21, 2017.
  18. ^ "HITS Daily Double : Rumor Mill - BLACKBEAR DEAL IS FUR REAL". HITS Daily Double. Retrieved March 10, 2019.
  19. ^ "Modern Life Mag". Modern Life Mag. Retrieved October 6, 2019.
  20. ^ "Sony Music Entertainment Acquires Alamo Records - Sony Music". June 22, 2021.
  21. ^ "Gucci Mane: 'Being in a place full of death motivated me to change my life'". TheGuardian.com. October 20, 2016.