Bryan Leach, former Vice President of A&R at TVT, was appointed to the post of Senior VP of the urban music division at RCA today (Aug. 14).
Leach will also assume the post as president of Polo Grounds Music, his record label under the J Arista Records Label group.
"Given my 11 year track record of focusing on artist development and the slow cooking approach to breaking stars, J Records is the perfect partner for me to establish my label as the defining source to break urban music and carry that torch," Leach said. "I am very excited to make J Records my new home."
As the newly-appointed VP, Leach will begin his post immediately and report directly to BMG U.S. Chairman, Clive Davis.
"This is the perfect opportunity to expand our major urban roster even further, and Bryan
is the ideal partner to help us do it," Davis said in response to Leach's appointment.
Leach was employed by TVT for more than 10 years.
Leach began his career at TVT in 1995, when he joinied the company as Director of Artist Development before moving into A&R.
He became a staple in the urban music division, creating and developing the urban roster at the company, as well as discovering and developing some of the most influential artists in Hip-Hop, including Lil' Jon & The East Side Boyz, Ying Yang Twins and Pitbull.