Columbia Records Names Ron Perry as New Chairman & CEO

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Rob Stringer, Sony Music Entertainment’s CEO, recently announced the appointment of 38-year old music executive Ron Perry as Columbia Records’ new Chairman and CEO.

In his new role, Perry will be based in New York, and will report directly to Stringer.

“Ron is an immensely dynamic and forward thinking executive who excels at bringing the best out of artistic vision. After his enormous success in recent years, we are thrilled to have Ron join Sony Music and lead the great team and unparalleled roster at the legendary Columbia Records label,” said Stringer.

Now at the helm of Columbia Records, the former music publishing executive will be in charge of handling the management duties of one of music’s most illustrious record labels, stating: “I want to thank Rob for the extraordinary opportunity to run the premier label in the history of music. To embark as the curator of this storied company is both the highest and most humbling career achievement I could imagine.”

Before joining the brass at Columbia Records, Perry held the position of President at SONGS Music Publishing, where he signed chart toppers The Weeknd, Major Lazer, Diplo, and Lorde (he earned A&R credit on her 2017 album Melodrama, which received a Grammy nod for “Album of the Year”).

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