Julie Greenwald
Jimmy Fontaine
United States
2019

Atlantic Records

Julie
Greenwald

Chairman / COO

Since 2005, when she took the helm of Atlantic with co-chair Craig Kallman, the company has enjoyed a winning streak unseen in the industry since the halcyon days of Warner Bros. Records in the 1970s and ’80s, making it arguably the industry’s most consistent label. The two have set a model adopted by other labels in the industry: Essentially, she oversees the label — and particularly the marketing — and he oversees the music, and every year the company replenishes its roster with fresh talent. Of late, Atlantic has seen chart-topping albums from Ed Sheeran, Cardi B, Meek Mill and Twenty One Pilots as well as rising stars Lizzo and A Boogie, all artists who have flourished in Greenwald and Kallman’s sure hands.

Career

  • Def Jam
  • Island Records LA

Education

  • Tulane University (LA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • Variety Power of Women
  • Women's Impact
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NASHVILLE  — At the “Music’s Leading Ladies Speak Out” presentation at the Music Biz conference on Tuesday, Atlantic Records co-chairman/COO Julie Greenwald told a story that more than lived up to the event's name. She was speaking of the first time she heard the forthcoming new album — and Atlantic debut — from Kelly Clarkson.“I put the record on and it was like she kicked through the door,” Greenwald said in a Q&A session with Clarkson moderated by NPR's Ann Powers. “I...

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