2101 Records Appoints Ray De La Garza As New General Manager
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 31, 2013
LOS ANGELES, Jan.31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --2101 Records Chairman/CEO RedOne
announced today that Ray De La Garza has been named the label's new General
Manager. De La Garza was formerly Vice President of Programming at Radio
Disney, The Walt Disney Company, and brings more than 30 years of industry
experience to his new role as General Manager.
Mr. De La Garza, who will report to Chairman/CEO RedOne, will oversee the day
to day operations of Promotion Marketing, Publicity, Sales, Branding and A&R
departments for 2101 Records, and will work alongside RedOne liaising with the
label's partner, Universal Music International. De La Garza will be based in
Hollywood at the company's headquarters on the iconic Henson Lot, formally A&M
2101 Records, a joint venture with Universal Music International, has
experienced tremendous growth since its inception in 2010. The label earned
its first U.S. Platinum® selling single with Havana Brown's, "We Run The
Night" feat. Pitbull in September 2012 (2101/Republic), as well as four
consecutive hit singles with their debut Artist Mohombi, who hit #1 in 14
countries throughout Europe and Asia, including Japan – Mohombi's USA release
on 2101/Cash Money coming soon.
"I am thrilled to have someone of Ray's caliber and experience join my label,"
stated RedOne. "I welcome him to the team, and look forward to working
together to drive 2101 to preeminence in the days, weeks, months, and years to
come. We have some incredible new Artists launching this year and I know that
Ray will be a great asset helping us develop and build their careers."
"For years I have admired the many accomplishments that RedOne has achieved in
the music industry, and I am very excited to join his 2101 Records team.
RedOne has amazing energy and a bright vision for the label that we both now
share," stated De La Garza. "I am extremely grateful to Red for giving me the
opportunity to help lead his team, and I am anxious to start working with the
staff in developing, breaking and building artists for an incredibly bright
future for 2101 Records."
De La Garza began his tenure in the music industry in 1983 at KIIS FM, and in
1989 he was Paula Abdul's first road manager. He co-owned dance label Envious
Records, and worked at ABC Radio Networks, Premiere Radio Networks/Clear
Channel and RadioVisa in positions as Vice President of Programming, Senior
Vice President of Programming, General Manager and Chief Operating Officer.
While at Premiere Radio Networks, De La Garza was directly in charge of The
Jim Rome Show, Rick Dees Weekly Top 40, Rick Dees in the Morning, Hollywood
Confidential with Leeza Gibbons and created Fox Sports Radio Network and
Carson Daly Most Requested. For the past five years, De La Garza has served
as Vice President of Programming at Radio Disney, The Walt Disney Company.
For more information about 2101 Records, please visit www.2101records.com.
SOURCE 2101 Records
Contact: Dana Supnick, +1-917-575-8095, firstname.lastname@example.org
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