IN CONVERSATION WITH… JASON FLOM: A LIFETIME IN MUSIC & JUSTICE

 

IN CONVERSATION WITH...

JASON FLOM:

A LIFETIME IN MUSIC & JUSTICE

INTERVIEW BY RALPH SIMON

New Yorker magazine called Lava Records' Jason Flom "one of the most successful record men of the last 20 years." But the descriptor doesn't fully convey the many sites at which he's struck gold. From his days under Ahmet Ertegun at Atlantic (where he signed Skid Row, Stone Temple Pilots and Tori Amos), to his creation of Lava (Matchbox 20, Kid Rock, Simple Plan), to the Capitol Music Group (Katy Perry, Thirty Seconds to Mars) to his reclamation of the Lava label in 2009 (Lorde, Jessie J, Greta Van Fleet), Flom's record of monster signings is unparalleled. He's also among the industry's great philanthropists, as a founding board member of The Innocence Project and a member of numerous other charity boards. Mobile innovation & entertainment leader Ralph Simon conducts a provocative conversation with this superstar magnet & A&R visionary. [FULL PANEL DETAILS]

DATE: Friday, May 11th, 2018

LOCATION: Osgoode Ballroom East, Sheraton Centre Hotel

TITLE: JASON FLOM: A LIFETIME IN MUSIC & JUSTICE

TRACK: 4-DAY MUSIC SUMMIT

TYPE: IN CONVERSATION WITH

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ABOUT JASON FLOM

American music industry executive Jason Flom is the CEO of Lava Records and Lava Music Publishing. Flom previously served as Chairman and CEO at Atlantic Records, Virgin Records and Capitol Music Group and is personally responsible for launching acts such as Kid Rock, Katy Perry, and Lorde. The New Yorker described him as "one of the most successful record men of the past 20 years...known for his specialty in delivering 'monsters.'" 

Flom began his career at Atlantic Records as a Trainee Field Merchandiser when he was 18 years old. He rose through the ranks and was named Chairman and CEO in 2003. Artists who he discovered and developed during his time there included Kid Rock, Matchbox 20, The Corrs, Hayley Williams, Skid Row, Tori Amos, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Jewel, and Stone Temple Pilots. Flom became Chairman and CEO of Virgin Records in 2006 where he discovered and signed Katy Perry. In 2008, he was appointed Chairman and CEO of Capitol Music Group, where he oversaw the careers of such artists as Coldplay, Lenny Kravitz, and 30 Seconds to Mars. [READ MORE]

ABOUT CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK

CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK (Jointly presented by San Rafael 71' and Amsterdam Brewery) is Canada's most established music industry conference. Now in its 36th year, it is recognized as one of the premier entertainment events in North America focusing on the business of music. CMW brings together Sound Recording, New Media and Broadcast for one spectacular week of events - combining informative, intensive conferences, a cutting-edge trade exhibition, award shows, film festival, comedy festival and Canada's biggest New Music Festival. All convention functions take place at the CMW's host hotel, Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel (123 Queen Street West, Toronto M5H 2M9).

 

For Canadian Music Week information, please contact:

Kayley Szanto - Communications Manager

E: kayley@cmw.net 

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