Steve Lillywhite Joins Columbia Records As Senior Vice President, A&R
Steve Lillywhite, one of the world's most respected and influential music producers for more than three decades, has joined the Columbia Records family as senior vice president of A&R, it was announced by Will Botwin, chairman, Columbia Records Group. Mr. Lillywhite reports to Mr. Botwin and will be based in New York City.
In his new post as senior vice president, A&R, Mr. Lillywhite will sign new and emerging artists to the label while working with Columbia's roster of established and developing talent, providing a wide range of in-house production services, from direct hands-on in-the-studio production/mixing/engineering to a broader advisory role as creative consultant for a number of projects.
"Steve Lillywhite has worked on a lot of the most important records of the past thirty years and has produced some of the best records of all time," said Mr. Botwin. "His adventurous musical spirit, his consistently high aesthetic standards, and his broad creative abilities have produced an unbroken string of artistic and commercial successes, from the earliest days of punk-rock to this year's hottest pop albums. He knows what a great record sounds like and he intuitively knows how to work with artists to bring out the very best they have to offer. I feel fortunate that Steve is on-board to help write the next chapter in Columbia Records' rich history."
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