NASHVILLE, TN (CelebrityAccess) — Atlantic Records vet Steve “Stevo” Robertson has been promoted to the newly-created post of General Manager/Senior Vice President of A&R, Pop/Rock, Atlantic Records Nashville.
Robertson, who relocated from Florida to Nashville three years ago, has been a part of the Atlantic Records team since 1997, serving most recently as SVP of A&R, a post he has held since 2007.
Robertson’s current A&R roster includes Paramore, Shinedown, A Day to Remember, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Josie Dunn, and others.
“Since moving to Nashville three years ago, I’ve been constantly energized by all the brilliant talent that has embraced this city as a source of inspiration and creativity,” said Robertson. “The rich musical life of this community isn’t defined by any one sound or style, but by an incredible range of artists contributing to a fantastic musical tapestry. I’m looking forward to bringing more exciting new music into the Atlantic family. I want to thank Pete, Craig Kallman, and Julie Greenwald for their amazing support, and John Esposito and the great Warner Music Nashville team for being such warm and welcoming colleagues.”
Prior to joining Atlantic, Robertson spent four years as Assistant Program Director/Music Director at Orlando, Florida radio station WJRR, the state’s first commercial Alternative station. While there, he spotted a string of unsigned artists and helped them land record deals with Atlantic, including Collective Soul, Seven Mary Three, and a band called Tabitha’s Secret that became known as Matchbox Twenty.
Other roles at Atlantic include Director of A&R and Vice president. He was named Senior Vice President of A&R in 2010.
Robertson began his career in the mid-‘80s working at Rock station WZTA (ZETA 4) in Miami and at community Alternative station WKPX in Ft. Lauderdale.