Columbia Information has named Shawn Vacation and Phylicia Fant Co-heads of City Music, it was introduced right this moment by the label’s chairman and CEO, Ron Perry. The 2 will every maintain the title of Co-head of City Music. Beforehand, Vacation was Senior Vice President of City A&R for Columbia, whereas Fant joins Columbia from Warner Bros. Information, the place she was Senior Vice President of Publicity and Particular Tasks.
“Shawn and Phylicia are two of probably the most revered executives throughout the hip hop/R&B artistic group,” Perry stated. “Shawn’s talent for locating and growing expertise and Phylicia’s skills in life-style, advertising and marketing, and branding will prolong the attain of our hip-hop and R&B roster. The whole firm joins me in congratulating Shawn and Phylicia.”
“I need to thank Ron and I’m excited concerning the path Ron is taking the label,” Vacation stated. “I look ahead to working with Phylicia, furthering our city roster’s influence as we proceed to convey groundbreaking artists to Columbia Information.”
Fant acknowledged, “I’m thrilled to play a job in Ron Perry’s daring new city technique. I’ve recognized Shawn since my earliest days within the enterprise and I’m excited to accomplice with him. Figuring out life-style and entrepreneurial initiatives at such a dynamic renaissance interval for black tradition will create breakthrough alternatives for Columbia artists throughout all platforms.”
Throughout his tenure at Columbia, Vacation has performed a key position within the label’s music partnership with the hit Fox TV collection “Empire,” supervising a number of tracks and artist collaborations. He oversaw the discharge of Solange’s critically acclaimed album “A Seat on the Desk,” and introduced T.I. to Columbia in 2014, shepherding his collaboration with Pharrell Williams. He was just lately featured on Selection’s Hitmakers checklist and holds a twin position at Sony/ATV Music Publishing.
Previous to becoming a member of Columbia, Vacation was Senior Vice President/Head of City A&R at Interscope Information, the place he labored with Keyshia Cole, 50 Cent and Diddy, and SVP of A&R at RCA Information.
Fant joined Warner Bros. in 2011 and went on to work with Prince, Andra Day, Jason Derulo, Lil Pump, Gary Clark Jr., Bebe Rexha, Drake’s OVO Sound, Meek Mill and Mac Miller, amongst others. Born and raised in Atlanta, she started her skilled profession at Motown-Common Information, working with Erykah Badu, India.Arie, Amy Winehouse, JoJo, Q-Tip, Brian McKnight and Child Cudi.
She can also be founder and CEO of the general public relations and lifestyle-marketing agency the Purple Company. The corporate has labored with Swizz Beatz, Daniel Caesar and Luis Fonsi in addition to Coca-Cola, BET, HBO, Hennessy and Purple Bull.