NEW YORK (RCA/ Arista Records) - Randy Franklin
has been named Vice President of Urban Promotion for J/Arista Records by Ken Wilson, Sr. Vice President, Urban Promotion. Previously, Randy served as president of his own consulting firm, RF Entertainment, where he worked with various labels. Before launching his own firm, he held the position of Senior Vice President of Promotions at Loud Records, playing a key role in the radio success of projects from Mobb Deep, Xzibit, Three Six Mafia, Project Pat
and Wu-Tang Clan, to name a few. He also served as Vice President of Promotion at Epic Records, (Ginuwine, Jennifer Lopez, Cam'ron
and Macy Gray), and also held the position of Vice President of Urban Promotion for 550 Music.
"Randy will be a tremendous asset to the company, bringing many years of experience and great relationships with radio to J/Arista. He has an amazing track record and it's a pleasure to have Randy on board," comments Wilson. Franklin comments, "I'm excited at the opportunity to be a part of the phenomenal success that Clive Davis, Charles Goldstuck, Ken Wilson and J/Arista Records have achieved."
The RCA Music Group, which includes J Records, RCA Records and Arista Records, is a Sony BMG-owned label group. The J Records roster is home to platinum superstars Alicia Keys, Rod Stewart, Annie Lennox, Luther Vandross, Ruben Studdard, Maroon5, Cassidy and Monica among others. RCA Records is home to superstar artists Christina Aguilera, Dave Matthews Band, Foo Fighters, The Strokes, Velvet Revolver, Clay Aiken, Kelly Clarkson, Heather Headley and more. The Arista Records family includes all-time superstars Sarah McLachlan, Santana, Dido, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Babyface and Kenny G.