NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) – Music programmer and radio personality Ben Harvey has been named President of Palm Tree Records, a new joint venture label between producer/DJ Kygo, music manager Myles Shear and Sony Music Entertainment.
Harvey, who joins Palm Tree from SiriusXM Radio where he served as Program Director of SiriusXM Chill (downtempo and deep house electronic music) and SiriusXM Pop2k (pop music from the 2000s), as well as the long-running afternoon on-air host on SiriusXM BPM, the electronic dance music channel, will be based out of Sony Music’s New York headquarters.
In his new role, Harvey who reports to Kygo and Shear, will be tasked with supervising overall management and day-to-day operations of Palm Tree in addition to identifying and developing artists and projects for the label.
Commenting on the appointment, Kygo said: “Really excited to have Ben on board as the President of Palm Tree Records. He was instrumental in bringing my music to North America since the remix days. Ben has a great ear and is a big supporter of emerging artists.”
Added Shear: “I’m looking forward to working with Ben Harvey. I’ve always respected his work and love for music. Happy that we can be a part of the next chapter in his career.”
Stated Harvey: “I’m thrilled to be joining the Palm Tree crew and Sony Music. Six years ago, I discovered a Kygo remix on SoundCloud, and ever since then I have been proud to be part of his journey.
“Kygo, Myles Shear and their team have built a consistent and quality global music brand, and I look forward to working alongside them as we create a sonic movement all about good vibes with a roster of like-minded artists.”