JONAS NACHSIN TO STEP DOWN AS PRESIDENT OF ROADRUNNER RECORDS
Jonas Nachsin has decided to exit the Roadrunner building after more than twenty years; spending twelve of those as president. The news comes after Roadrunner was forced to close its European based offices including Roadrunner UK in April earlier this year. In a letter obtained by Billboard, Nachsin commented:
“I am so proud of what we have accomplished to showcase Roadrunner as not only a ‘record company’ but as a lifestyle and cultural beacon for fans around the globe,”…”The chemistry of groundbreaking artists worked by a world-class group of truly committed employees has made Roadrunner a name with no equal over the years. That will continue.” Nachsin closed the letter by wishing “the great team here much success as they move forward into a new chapter for Roadrunner.”
Atlantic co-chairmen Craig Kallman and Julie Greenwald issued a memo on Nachsin’s years at Roadrunner, thanking him for all his hard work:
“For two decades, Jonas has been a passionate champion of Roadrunner’s incredible roster of artists and helped forge the unique identity of one of the world’s great labels”…”Everyone who has worked with Jonas — including artists, managers, the Roadrunner team and the wider Warner Music family — have all been touched by his commitment and leadership. He has been instrumental in the careers of so many extraordinary artists, from superstars including Nickelback and Slipknot to breaking talents Young the Giant and Stone Sour. We will all miss Jonas and wish him the best in his next endeavor.”
After Jonas Nachsin’s resignation, other sources have indicated that nine people have been let go by Roadrunner. No one has as-yet been hired to replace Nachsin.
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