NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) Keith Naftaly, formerly exec VP and head of A&R at RCA Records, has been upt to president, A&R.
Naftaly has overseen the pop and pop/urban A&R staff and its creative team with recent successes Pink’s Beautiful Trauma, Kesha’s Rainbow and G-Eazy’s The Beautiful & Damned.
Naftaly was largey responsible for the A&R of multiplatinum-selling a cappella group Pentatonix. He also worked on both of Sia’s Grammy-nominated, No. 1 albums 1000 Forms of Fear and This is Acting.
Most recently, Naftaly worked on the followup albums for ZAYN and Elle King.
Peter Edge comments: “I have worked with Keith for many years and continue to be impressed by his musical instincts and understanding of pop culture. These talents, alongside his demonstrated ability to develop the next generation of A&R stars, make him an invaluable asset to RCA. His integrity and generous spirit as one of our key creative executives have also helped make RCA the number one destination for great music and true artistry.”
Keith Naftaly comments: “RCA is officially lit right now! To be on the creative front lines of hit making during such a vibrant time for music is still an honor, privilege and stimulating challenge. While old school behavior and barriers continue to crash and burn, I’m especially proud of our diverse, trailblazing roster and our innovative, passionate, intensely focused executive squad. I must thank Peter Edge for always inspiring me with his impeccable taste and indestructible sense of wonder, and for the continued opportunity to be a leader inside the game changing new RCA collective that he’s so expertly spearheaded.”