Todd Moscowitz

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 and worked for Def Jam.

Todd Moscowitz
NationalityAmerican
EducationNew York University
OccupationCEO, 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.[2]

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 Records.[3][4] Shortly thereafter, he was elevated to the title of General Manager of Def Jam Records.[5] In 2000 after overseeing the sale of Def Jam Records to Universal Music Group and the subsequent merger of the staffs, Moscowitz left to rejoin his old friends Lighty and Scott at Violator. In 2004 he became the President of Asylum Records.[6] Moscowitz later served as co-president and CEO of Warner Bros. Records from September 14, 2010 to January 2013.[7][8][9][10]

In 2013, he co-founded independent label, 300 Entertainment with Lyor Cohen, Roger Gold, Kevin Liles in partnership with Twitter.[11][12] 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 and Panama, among others.

In late 2016, he founded Cold Heat Records, which later renamed to Alamo Records, under Interscope Records.[13] He later signed artists including Blackbear, Lil Gotit, Smokepurpp, Wifisfuneral and more to the label.[14][15][16][17]

Moscowitz is the manager of Gucci Mane.[18]

Artist SigningsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/oct/20/gucci-mane-being-in-a-place-full-of-death-motivated-me-to-change-my-life
  2. ^ "Todd Moscowitz Music - 345 West 13th St - Prime Manhattan". The Real Deal New York. 24 January 2014.
  3. ^ HipHopDX (18 June 2014). "Young Thug, Migos Sign With Lyor Cohen, Kevin Liles & Todd Moscowitz's 300 Label". HipHopDX.
  4. ^ "Lyor Cohen's 300 Unveils New Direction - Billboard". Billboard.
  5. ^ "MCON14 Todd Moscowitz - The Millennial Impact". themillennialimpact.com.[unreliable source?]
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-11. Retrieved 2014-03-25.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "Todd Moscowitz: Executive Profile & Biography - Businessweek". Businessweek.com.
  8. ^ "Todd Moscowitz Steps Down From Warner Bros., Cameron Strang New Label Head". Billboard.
  9. ^ Zack O'Malley Greenburg (28 February 2014). "Lyor Cohen's 300 And The Dawn Of The Moneyball Record Label". Forbes.
  10. ^ http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/1484024/todd-moscowitz-steps-down-from-warner-bros-cameron-strang-new-label-head
  11. ^ Erin Carson (20 March 2015). "Azita Ardakani: Lovesocial CEO. Avid reader. Human". TechRepublic.
  12. ^ "Wale Previews 'The Album About Nothing' in NYC - S2SMagazine.com". S2SMagazine.com.
  13. ^ https://www.universalmusic.com/universal-music-group-creates-joint-venture-with-accomplished-music-entrepreneur-todd-moscowitz-to-launch-cold-heat-records/
  14. ^ http://www.xxlmag.com/news/2017/03/smokepurpp-signs-record-deal/
  15. ^ http://www.audibletreats.com/wifisfuneral_pr11/
  16. ^ "HITS Daily Double : Rumor Mill - BLACKBEAR DEAL IS FUR REAL". HITS Daily Double. Retrieved 2019-03-10.
  17. ^ "Modern Life Mag". Modern Life Mag. Retrieved 2019-10-06.
  18. ^ https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/oct/20/gucci-mane-being-in-a-place-full-of-death-motivated-me-to-change-my-life