Mark Jackson has joined the LA-based distribution company Human Re Sources as its Vice President, Head of Human Re Sources, Atlanta.
The hiring marks the company’s expansion into Atlanta, and the company will also open a communal workspace in the city.
The workspace will house two recording studios, which will be used for artists to record music and provide a meeting and event space.
Jackson will report to J. Erving, Executive Vice President, The Orchard and CEO & Founder, Human Re Sources.
As the new Head of Atlanta, Jackson will provide local expertise, and build out Human Re Sources’ roster of artist clients in the region, with support from The Orchard.
Before joining Human Re Sources, Jackson led the A&R division for Grand Hustle Records, founded by rapper T.I.
There, he worked with artists such as Travis Scott, Trae tha Truth, Young Dro, Tokyo Jetz and Doe B.
In December 2020, Sony Music Entertainment acquired Human Re Sources. The company then became part of The Orchard’s global distribution and artist and label services brand.
Human Re Sources has signed and developed artists such as Brent Faiyaz, Cordae, YBN Nahmir, Pink Sweat$, Baby Rose, Bren Joy, and added 2Tone and Grip, Jensen McRae, and Grammy-nominated Ant Clemons to The Orchard’s roster.
“Human Re Sources has always been for the culture.”
Mark Jackson, said: “Human Re Sources has always been for the culture.
“I look forward to expanding its presence across the South and finding raw talent that will move the needle.
“This workspace will offer a home for artists, and we hope to inspire creativity as well as engrain the Human Re Sources brand into Atlanta’s musical DNA.”
“With this expansion, Human Re Sources will now have official home in the South.”
J. Erving, added: “With this expansion, Human Re Sources will now have official home in the South.
“Atlanta is a hot bed for Hip Hop, and for some time now has been leading the charge in the music industry.
“Having a major player like Mark, who has a wealth of experience and knowledge, will help us build vested relationships in the region and develop the best talent.”
In January, The Orchard made a raft of executive appointments in three African markets: South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria.
Mpumi Phillips, Director of Distribution, will lead the company’s Johannesburg, South Africa office, while Beth Achitsa was appointed Artist & Label Relations Manager in Nairobi, Kenya.
Lagos-based Ikechukwu Onuorah was also named Director, Nigeria, having joined the company in 2020.Music Business Worldwide