Quantcast
FORMER XL A&R EXEC SETS UP IN L.A.

XL Recordings Head of A&R Imran Ahmed is the latest Brit to jump ship and set up shop in Los Angeles, where he's running his own venture. MBW broke the news.

He announced his departure in an internal memo, which thanked XL chief Richard Russell as well as XL MD Ben Beardsworth and the heads of parent company Beggars Group, Martin Mills and Paul Redding

“Handing in my notice was not a decision I came to lightly but I am excited by the new challenges ahead. I’m leaving to pursue my passion of finding, nurturing and breaking new artists from my current base in Los Angeles. I intend to do so with the same sense of integrity and respect that I have learnt during my time here.”

Russell  brought in Ahmed more than 12 years ago and during his time there he signed Vampire Weekend, Jai PaulJungle and others.

Alongside his day job, Ahmed has a monthly new music show on NTS

 

 

SONY ACQUIRES MUBADALA'S SHARE IN EMI PUBLISHING
So, yeah, that's big. (5/23a)
I.B. BAD: PERFECT STORMS
Spotify, Vivendi, Childish, more. (5/23a)
DOWN THE TUBE: LYOR'S PRESS TOUR
He's the Wile E. Coyote of the music biz. (5/23a)
YOUR TOP 20: MIDWEEK SHOWDOWN (UPDATE)
Looks we have a horse race. (5/23a)
IRVING ISN'T BUYING
LYOR'S HYPE
One succinct, well-aimed tweet (5/23a)
THE NEW LEADERS
We chat with the top label execs about changing times.
NEW & DEVELOPING ARTISTS SPECIAL
They're young, they're happening and we've got 'em.
PIZZA PLACEMENT
Songs by the slice.
A.I. AND OUR FUTURE
Planning for Skynet.
 Email

 First Name

 Last Name

 Company

 Country
CAPTCHA code
Captcha: (type the characters above)