RCA Records has promoted Karen Lamberton to Executive Vice President, Soundtracks and Film & TV Licensing.
Based in the company’s New York HQ, Lamberton was previously SVP, Soundtracks, Music Licensing & Brand Partnerships.
She joined Sony at J Records in 2001 as Head of Licensing.
In her new role, Lamberton will be working to modernize policy within the field of licensing, as well as building opportunities for exposure, increasing revenue and strengthening the soundtracks department.
In the past year, her bi-coastal team generated a revenue increase of 123% over the prior year, and released soundtrack albums including Trolls, Insecure and Insecure – Season 2.
Under Lamberton’s guidance, RCA singles from various films have garnered numerous Grammy nominations in the Best Song Written for Visual Media category.
Other recent successes include ZAYN for “Fifty Shades of Grey” and “The Mountain Between Us”.
In addition, Lamberton and her team have secured multiple artist tie-ins with the NFL for Pentatonix, Miguel and Tinashe, and worked on P!NK’s top 5 single with Disney for Alice Through The Looking Glass, Alicia Keys for Levi’s, Labrinth with Apple Watch and G-Eazy with The Fate of the Furious.
She was also instrumental in bringing Baz Luhrmann into RCA in 2014, leading to the release of the soundtrack album for his Netflix series, The Get Down.
“karen is absolute key for the senior management team here at RCA and Sony as a whole. Her smile is her logo and her personality is her business card.”
Joe Riccitelli, rca records
RCA co-President Joe Riccitelli said: “Karen is an industry leader in her field and is well respected by her peers and team alike. She has been an innovator and has delivered countless times for RCA.
“She is an absolute key for the senior management team here at RCA and Sony as a whole. Karen’s smile is her logo and her personality is her business card.”
“Peter Edge’s guidance and support has been invaluable to me and I want to thank him along with Joe Riccitelli and John Fleckenstein for the opportunity to further my career.”
Lamberton added: “It’s been my honor to work on behalf of our incredible artists and I am deeply grateful to represent them to the film, television and advertising communities.
“Peter Edge’s guidance and support has been invaluable to me and I want to thank him along with Joe Riccitelli and John Fleckenstein for the opportunity to further my career.
“RCA is not just a great place to work, but also the best home for the most compelling artistry in the world.”
Lamberton began her music career in Los Angeles at Gorfaine/ Schwartz Agency and Capitol Records.
She has since gone on to work in various fields over the years including music publishing, artist management and producer management.
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