Veteran music executive Tina Davis has been promoted to President at San Francisco-based independent record label, publisher, and distributor, EMPIRE.
As President, Davis will continue to lead EMPIRE’s A&R team as well as help with the strategic planning and day-to-day operations of the company.
Most recently, Davis served as EMPIRE’s Senior Vice President of A&R where she developed EMPIRE’s label vertical.
Prior to joining EMPIRE, the company notes that Davis’ two-decade-plus career included being the first woman to lead the A&R Department for Def Jam Recordings for over 10 years during the latter company’s run with artists such as Jay-Z, DMX, Method Man and more.
EMPIRE notes that following her run at Def Jam, Davis “discovered and catapulted” the career of Chris Brown.
Davis’ promotion follows the recent appointment of Alexandra Moore as Chief Business Officer at EMPIRE.
In May, EMPIRE appointed Jennifer Cabalquinto as Chief Financial Officer.
“As a Bay Area native, I am honored to continue to build out the culture of EMPIRE and shape the future talent that we partner with in years to come,” said Davis.
“The EMPIRE team embodies what it means to champion artist development and advocate for artist control and creativity”.
Tina Davis, EMPIRE
Added Davis: “The EMPIRE team embodies what it means to champion artist development and advocate for artist control and creativity”.
“Working closely with Tina and seeing the continued growth of our team makes this extremely rewarding and there couldn’t have been a better person for the role.”
Ghazi, CEO/founder of EMPIRE, added: “Tina has been instrumental in the overall growth of EMPIRE since joining the team in 2018. With her experience, she has a unique understanding of the creative journey of our artists.
“Working closely with Tina and seeing the continued growth of our team makes this extremely rewarding and there couldn’t have been a better person for the role”.
Elsewhere at EMPIRE, earlier this month (June), the company joined a number of other music companies ranging from distributors to streaming platforms like Spotify and Amazon Music to launch what they call “an unprecedented alliance” to form ‘Music Fights Fraud’, described as a global task force “aimed at eradicating streaming fraud”.Music Business Worldwide