×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Sony spins Naftaly to senior A&R VP

Exec worked on 'Shrek 2', 'Shark Tale' soundtracks

Keith Naftaly, formerly an A&R exec at J Records and DreamWorks, has been named senior veep of A&R at Sony Music Label Group U.S.

He will report to Don Ienner, prexy-CEO of Sony Music Label Group U.S.

Naftaly will work closely with Ienner, as well as with Columbia Records Group president Will Botwin and Epic Records prexy Steve Barnett.

While at DreamWorks, he worked on soundtracks for films such as “Shrek 2” and “Shark Tale.”

From 2000-03 he was senior VP of A&R for J Records and worked with Luther Vandross, Kelly Clarkson and Santana, among other artists.

For the five years before that, he was veep of A&R for Arista Records, working on Whitney Houston’s “My Love Is Your Love,” Monica’s “The Boy Is Mine,” Deborah Cox’s “Nobody’s Supposed to Be Here” and Santana’s “Supernatural.”

Naftaly’s career began in radio as music director of KMEL San Francisco. In 1993, he became VP of programming for KKBT/the Beat in Los Angeles.

More Scene

  • Laurie Metcalf, John Lithgow'Hillary and Clinton'

    Why John Lithgow Worried About Starring in Broadway's 'Hillary and Clinton'

    When Lucas Hnath first conceived of “Hillary and Clinton” in 2008, he was writing for and about a very different America. Now, a total reimagining of the show has made its way to Broadway with Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow in the titular roles. At the opening on Thursday night, the cast and creatives talked [...]

  • Patrick Page, Amber Grey, Eva Noblezada,

    'Hadestown' Took 12 Years to Get to Broadway, but It's More Relevant Than Ever

    When “Hadestown” was first staged as a tiny, DIY theater project in Vermont, those involved could never have predicted that it was the start of a 12-year journey to Broadway — or how painfully relevant it would be when it arrived. At Wednesday night’s opening at the Walter Kerr Theatre, the cast and creatives discussed [...]

  • Mick Jagger

    Mick Jagger Makes First Post-Surgery Appearance at Rolling Stones Ballet Premiere

    Rock legend Mick Jagger made his first public appearance post-heart surgery on Thursday night to catch a glimpse of the world premiere of the Rolling Stones ballet “Porte Rouge.” “I hope you are going to enjoy this wonderful new ballet, and, of course, the music,” the frontman declared in a pre-recorded message to the audience [...]

  • Adam Driver appears at the curtain

    Adam Driver on Starring in 'Burn This' for a Second Time

    The Hudson Theatre’s new production of “Burn This” marks its first Broadway revival since it premiered on the Great White Way in 1987, but Adam Driver is no stranger to the work. He starred as Pale in a Juilliard production of the Lanford Wilson drama when he was still a student — and only now, [...]

  • PMC Event Rome

    Film, Fashion, Formula E Mix at Rome E-Prix Bash

    Film, fashion and Formula E auto-racing fused during a dinner and celebration of the Rome E-Prix on Thursday at the Palazzo Dama by the Piazza del Popolo in the heart of the Eternal City.  Guests mingled and sipped cocktails as hors d’oeuvres were passed around in a former home of the Italian nobility with conversation [...]

  • Katy Perry, Diane von Furstenberg, Arianna

    Katy Perry and Anita Hill Honored at the DVF Awards

    Katy Perry was among the honorees at the 10th Annual DVF Awards on Thursday night. The singer was recognized for her advocacy work with both UNICEF and the LGBTQ community. “Music has opened the doors for so many opportunities for me,” she said while accepting the inspiration award. “The ability to meet people and champion [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content