Rob Stevenson, a extensively achieved A&R govt and inventive director is returning to his roots, working alongside Kevin Liles and far of the workforce he began with at Island Def Jam Music Group, the place he spent 5 years below 300 Leisure Co-Founder and YouTube’s World Head of Music, Lyor Cohen. Stevenson brings his years of experience to 300 Leisure as a Associate, whereby Stevenson shall be offering steerage and supervision in fostering the expansion of the corporate alongside his former mentor, Co-Founder, and CEO Kevin Liles.
Throughout his time at Def Jam, Rob found, signed, and guided the careers of a number of the greatest names in rock, various, and pop music, together with The Killers, Fall Out Boy and Sum 41. By the point Rob was appointed Govt Vice President of A&R for IDJ, he had spearheaded tasks below his management that cumulatively exceeded over 35 million album gross sales world wide. In 2008, Rob moved on to Virgin Data America, the place he was appointed President of A&R. In that position, he oversaw the A&R workforce answerable for a large number of notable releases, comparable to Katy Perry‘s blockbuster multi-platinum-selling album, Teenage Dream, in addition to essential releases from LCD Soundsystem, The Decemberists, Alice In Chains, and personally labored with The Beastie Boys on their critically acclaimed, Sizzling Sauce Committee Half 2. Following his stint at EMI, Rob joined Republic Data in 2011 as Govt Vice President of A&R, the place he signed notable artists like Gotye, who took residence the Grammy for Greatest Pop Tune by a Duo or Group and the esteemed Report of the 12 months for his 2012 smash hit “Anyone That I Used to Know”. Stevenson additionally lead label efforts to carry acclaimed artists Of Monsters and Males, James Bay, Amine, and Publish Malone to the label. Along with constructing and supervising the A&R workforce at Republic, he managed a relaunch of the revered Casablanca Data, sustaining the heritage of the long-lasting label, whereas reimagining it to suit the present music panorama.
In all of Rob Stevenson’s work, he makes use of his love of artwork and music to information his work with artists to create unforgettable moments in popular culture. He brings his curiosity and keenness, in addition to his extremely regarded business expertise, to 300 Leisure the place he’ll proceed to create cultural moments alongside the 300 workforce.
2020 has been 300 Leisure’s greatest 12 months but, signaled by the large successes seen by Megan Thee Stallion, Gunna, and Younger Thug, along with CEO Kevin Liles being named Billboard’s Govt of the 12 months. Eight years after the corporate’s genesis, 300 Leisure is rising and looking out ahead to competing on the highest stage with the assistance of Rob Stevenson.