300 Entertainment has promoted Selim Bouab to SVP, A&R – a move which will see the exec oversee all urban signings for the company.
In addition, 300 has invested in Bouab’s own label, Unauthorized Entertainment, will continue to operate under the exec’s purview from within 300.
Bouab, who has been working for 300 for two-and-a-half years, was an integral part of signing and working with Fetty Wap and Dae Dae as well as 300’s newest sign, Tee Grizzly.
The promotion of the exec signals the first step in the new era of 300, following the departure of co-founders Lyor Cohen (to YouTube) and Todd Moscowitz (to set up a JV with Universal, Cold Heat Records).
Rumor has it that 300 Entertainment is currently seeking a new head. As we reported at the end of last year, MBW has heard that Republic Records EVP of A&R, Rob Stevenson, is top of the company’s shopping list.
“Selim is an integral part of our A&R executive team. We love working with him and are excited about our venture with his label, Unauthorized, moving forward.”
Kevin Liles, 300 Entertainment
300 Entertainment co-founder, Kevin Liles said of Bouab’s promotion: “Selim is an integral part of our A&R executive team. We love working with him and are excited about our venture with his label, Unauthorized moving forward.
“Selim’s ability to unearth and nurture new talent continues to add to the growth and success of our 300 Entertainment platform.”
Selim Bouab’s Unauthorized Entertainment was responsible for signing T-Wayne and Kirko Bangz who went on to have multi-platinum and platinum records respectively.
Prior to his work with 300 Entertainment, Selim was an A&R Executive at Asylum Records, and has previously worked with Def Jam Records and Sony.
Since being founded by Cohen, Moscowitz and Liles in 2012, 300 Entertainment has broken acts including Fetty Wap, Young Thug, and breakout act, Migos.
The label, which is reportedly backed by $5m investment from Google, has also signed acts including Grammy-nominated rock band Highly Suspect plus electronic group Cheat Codes, who have generated half a billion Spotify streams and recently collaborated with David Guetta and Robin Schulz.Music Business Worldwide