New Yorker magazine called Lava Records’ Jason Flom “one of the most successful record men of the last 20 years.” But the descriptor doesn’t fully convey the many sites at which he’s struck gold. From his days under Ahmet Ertegun at Atlantic (where he signed Skid Row, Stone Temple Pilots and Tori Amos), to his creation of Lava (Matchbox 20, Kid Rock, Simple Plan), to the Capitol Music Group (Katy Perry, Thirty Seconds to Mars) to his reclamation of the Lava label in 2009 (Lorde, Jessie J, Greta Van Fleet), Flom’s record of monster signings is unparalleled. He’s also among the industry’s great philanthropists, as a founding board member of The Innocence Project and a member of numerous other charity boards. Mobile innovation & entertainment leader Ralph Simon conducts a provocative conversation with this superstar magnet & A&R visionary.
American music industry executive Jason Flom is the CEO of Lava Records and Lava Music Publishing. Flom previously served as Chairman and CEO at Atlantic Records, Virgin Records and Capitol Music Group and is personally responsible for launching acts such as Kid Rock, Katy Perry, and Lorde. The New Yorker described him as “one of the most successful record men of the past 20 years…known for his specialty in delivering ‘monsters.'”
Flom began his career at Atlantic Records as a Trainee Field Merchandiser when he was 18 years old. He rose through the ranks and was named Chairman and CEO in 2003. Artists who he discovered and developed during his time there included Kid Rock, Matchbox 20, The Corrs, Hayley Williams, Skid Row, Tori Amos, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Jewel, and Stone Temple Pilots. Flom became Chairman and CEO of Virgin Records in 2006 where he discovered and signed Katy Perry. In 2008, he was appointed Chairman and CEO of Capitol Music Group, where he oversaw the careers of such artists as Coldplay, Lenny Kravitz, and 30 Seconds to Mars.
DATE: Friday, May 11th, 2018
LOCATION: Osgoode Ballroom East, Sheraton Centre Hotel
TITLE: JASON FLOM: A LIFETIME IN MUSIC & JUSTICE
TRACK: 4-DAY MUSIC SUMMIT
TYPE: IN CONVERSATION WITH
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