UMG Nashville Names Chelsea Blythe Executive VP of A&R

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Blythe astir precocious served arsenic elder vp of A&R astatine Def Jam.

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UMG Nashville (UMGN) has named Chelsea Blythe executive vp of A&R. The executive has relocated to Nashville from Los Angeles.

Blythe astir precocious served arsenic elder vp of A&R astatine Def Jam, starring A&R efforts for Armani White, Anella Herim and 26AR. Blythe launched her euphony manufacture profession arsenic an A&R intern astatine Interscope Records earlier becoming a section coordinator, moving connected projects for artists including Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Rae Sremmurd and Mike WiLL Made-It. Blythe moved to Columbia Records successful 2016 and roseate to vp of A&R, signing artists including Symba and Baby Keem to nan label. Blythe besides developed artists Polo G and The Kid LAROI.

Upon joining Def Jam successful 2021, Blythe reunited pinch A&R executive Tunji Balogun, who recovered Blythe for that pivotal first internship.

“I’m truthful excited to bring Chelsea to UMG Nashville arsenic EVP A&R,” said UMGN chair/CEO Cindy Mabe successful a statement. “Her bold leadership, move spirit, and passion for nan euphony and artists will align perfectly pinch nan civilization we are building. Her emotion for state euphony brought her to Nashville and her move beingness and impeccable instincts will thief lead our creator improvement strategy and innovate nan early of state music.”

“I’m very excited to statesman this section of my profession pinch UMGN,” added Blythe. “I person immense respect and passion for state music, and I americium honored that Cindy has recognized my enthusiasm pinch this opportunity. I americium inspired by her unwavering activity and look guardant to implementing my acquisition successful this domiciled while building pinch nan state community.”

Blythe’s caller A&R domiciled astatine UMG Nashville follows nan recent exits of erstwhile UMG Nashville A&R execs Brian Wright and Stephanie Wright.

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