Todd Moscowitz, One Of Hip-Hop’s Most Powerful Exec’s Launches Cold Heat Records


One of the Hip-Hop industry most powerful behind-the-scenes players has struck out on his own, to launch a new record label dedicated to discovering new talent in all genres.

by Mike Winslow

(AllHipHop News) Todd Moscowitz, a co-founder of 300 Entertainment with Lyor Cohen, has launched another new label called Cold Heat Records in partnership with Universal Music Group.

“I’m thrilled to be a part of the most forward-thinking team in the industry, and I’m looking forward to building Cold Heat Records into a preeminent destination for artists of all genres,” Todd Moscowitz told in a statement.

Todd Moscowitz, is no stranger to the Hip-Hop business.

He cut his teeth at Rush Management while attending law school and eventually rose to be president of Rush Communications and Def Jam Music Publishing, before the label was sold to UMG in 2000.

In addition to working at Def Jam during its golden age, Moscowitz was also a co-owner of Violater Management with the late Chris Lighty, where he helped guide the careers of numerous artists, including 50 Cent, Busta Rhymes, Missy Elliott and numerous others.

Moscowitz was also head of Warner Music Group, where he resuscitated David Geffen’s Asylum label and turned it into a Hip-Hop powerhouse with hit records from artists like Mike Jones, Paul Wall, Slim Thug and others.

Most recently, he’s been instrumental in breaking new acts like Meek Mill, Action Bronson, Fetty Wap, Macklemore, Young Thug, Gucci Mane and Migos.