Rostrum Records has named Nicole Plantin as Vice President, A&R.
Plantin has spent nearly three years at Rostrum as Senior Director, Management and A&R.
She steps up after recently A&Ring Vali’s current single ‘Aint No Friend of Mine,’ and Mod Sun’s album Movie, which debuted at #3 on iTunes Hip Hop Chart.
Her most recent signing is Atlanta rapper Caleb Brown, who will release his debut album All Dawgs Go to Heaven 2 via Rostrum and his own label Do L.I.F.E. Records.
Previously, Plantin was Director, Writer Publisher Relations at BMI in Los Angeles.
While there, she signed talent such as Jhene Aiko, Internet, Schoolboy Q, Odd Future, Dreezy and Joey Bada$$.
Plantin started her career with The Neptunes at their label Star Trak and worked with artists including Clipse, Kelis, NERD and Fam-Lay.
Rostrum Founder and President Benjy Grinberg said: “Nicole is an essential part of our team at Rostrum, and I am very happy to have her here.
“nicole is an exceptional leader in A&R and has attracted amazing artists to the Rostrum family. I look forward to all of the great music that she will be a part of.”
Benjy Grinberg, rostrum records
“She is an exceptional leader in A&R and has attracted amazing artists to the Rostrum family.
“I look forward to all of the great music that Nicole will be a part of.”
Plantin added: “I’m very excited to work at a label that has always been ahead of the curve.
“I’m very excited to work at a label that has always been ahead of the curve, Benjy has been a pioneer in the music space.”
“Benjy has been a pioneer in the music space and it’s been a great experience to work alongside him.
“I look forward to continuing in the tradition of working very closely with our artists in helping them to realize their vision.”
Over the past year, Rostrum, which is known for discovering Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller, has released music from new signings such as Mike Taylor and BRÅVES.
Taylor’s single ‘Body High’ hit #6 on Billboard’s Dance Club chart, and he’s the featured singer on AfroJack’s smash ‘Summerthing,’ which received a 2016 MTV Video Music Award nomination.
The label has recently built a full-service recording studio in the Rostrum Records building in Hollywood, CA, agreed a distribution deal with Caroline, and acquired the Cantora Records catalogue.
The deal brings with it recordings by MGMT, Bear Hands and Francis and the Lights.
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