300 Entertainment has appointed Leesa Brunson-Boland as the Head of A&R Operations.
She joins from Def Jam where she was the Senior Vice President of A&R Operations.
Brunson-Boland is an industry veteran with experience spanning across 18 years, and has worked with a range of talent including Teyana Taylor, Jeezy, Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Fabolous, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Jhene Aiko, Logic, and more.
Her career began in A&R at Elektra Records with Sylvia Rhone working with Busta Rhymes, Lil Mo, and Missy Elliot.
In 2016, Brunson-Boland was honored as one of Billboard’s Women in Music.
In her new role at 300 Entertainment, she will oversee the company’s A&R Operations Department, serving as a gatekeeper of the music, maintaining trusting relationships with artists and managers, and acting as a liaison with all other departments at the label.
She will report to the company’s CEO and Co-Founder Kevin Liles.
“I’m delighted to be working with Kevin Liles after working with him for many years at Def Jam.”
Leesa Brunson-Boland said: “I’m delighted to be working with Kevin Liles after working with him for many years at Def Jam – it feels like my career has come full circle returning to Kevin and the 300 family.”
“It’s an honor to welcome Leesa Brunson-Boland to our 300 family as our new Head of A&R Operations. She is a leader and an inspiring individual.”
Kevin Liles, 300 Entertainment
Kevin Liles, CEO and Co-Founder of 300 Entertainment, added: “In building any new business, the power of talent is key to success and growth.
“It’s an honor to welcome Leesa Brunson-Boland to our 300 family as our new Head of A&R Operations. She is a leader and an inspiring individual.
“Her artist-first mentality coupled with her expertise in the field makes her a perfect addition to the executive leadership team here at 300.
“Not only is she a former Def Jam 18 year alum, but she has also grown to be one of the most dynamic individuals in our culture.”Music Business Worldwide