(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) —
Jeff Fenster has returned to Zomba Label Group (ZLG) as senior vice president of A&R having previously worked at Zomba from 1992-1999 with Britney Spears, The Backstreet Boys and A Tribe Called Quest.
Most recently, Fenster was senior vice president of A&R for Arista Records from July 2004-September 2005 where he put together "So Amazing: An All-Star Tribute to Luther Vandross" and worked on upcoming albums by Whitney Houston and Aretha Franklin. Prior to working at Arista, he was senior vice president and head of A&R for Island Def Jam Records working with The Killers, Bon Jovi, Hoobastank, Mariah Carey, Sum 41, Fall Out Boy and Nickelback.
Fenster's career in the music industry also includes his work as an attorney for the law firm Mitchell, Silberber and Knupp and the business affairs office at Warner Bros. Records.
"Jeff has a very long history with Jive Records," said Peter Thea, senior vice president Zomba Label Group, "and we are very excited to welcome him back to the ZLG family. His track record and entrepreneurial approach to A&R makes him a natural fit at ZLG."
"I'm thrilled to be back with Barry Weiss, Peter Thea and all my other friends and colleagues at ZLG," said Fenster. "I'm proud that I had a hand in building this legendary label, and I look forward to working with the outstanding artists here and finding great new artists in all genres." –Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen