Columbia Records names John Strazza as Senior Vice President of Promotion for Columbia and Head of Promotion for RECORDS. Strazza will spearhead radio campaigns and initiatives for the Columbia roster at the Rhythm format. Additionally, he continues to oversee promotion for RECORDS projects via the company’s joint venture with Sony Music Entertainment.
“Over the past 2 decades, John has distinguished himself as one of the leading promotion executives in the business,” said Ron Perry, Chairman & CEO of Columbia Records. “On behalf of our entire team, I’d like to congratulate him on joining the company.”
“My first job in the industry was at Columbia Records. I’ve always valued the company and its artist-first philosophy,” stated Strazza. “Ron Perry and the staff continue to drive the label’s success and I have always respected the Columbia promotion team. I’d like to thank Ron Perry for this amazing opportunity as well as Barry Weiss for his continued support.”
With over two decades of experience under his belt, Strazza has held executive positions in promotion at labels such as RCA Records, JIVE, and more. He began his career in the Columbia radio department. He will be based in the label’s New York headquarters