Nate Albert has joined Warner Bros. Records (WBR) as Executive Vice President of A&R, based at the label’s Los Angeles headquarters. Albert, who co-founded the platinum-selling band The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, has held senior A&R posts at Capitol Records and Republic Records, signing artists such as multi-Grammy winner The Weeknd and acclaimed singer/songwriter Maggie Rogers. The announcement was made by WBR Co-Chairman & CEO Aaron Bay-Schuck.
“As we continue to expand our global A&R presence, Nate comes to us with a musician’s unique sensibility and a brilliant ear for authentic, compelling artists,” said Bay-Schuck. “He’s one of the most astute, intuitive, and inspired A&R people in the business, and the diversity and quality of the music that Nate has championed speaks for itself. He’s a fantastic addition to the team.”
“I’ve long admired Warner Bros.’ deep-seated support of artistic creativity and originality,” said Albert. “There is extraordinary talent all across the globe looking for the right team to help them magnify their visions and build long-term careers. I’m looking forward to bringing them into the WBR family and making great records that will move culture. I want to thank Aaron and Tom for this amazing new opportunity.”
Albert began his music career at the age of 13, when he co-founded the pioneering ska punk band, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones. In 1997, they scored RIAA platinum with their seminal album, Let’s Face It, featuring the global hit single, “The Impression That I Get.” The band co-headlined some of the world’s top festivals and concerts, including Lollapalooza, the Warped Tour, and The Tibetan Freedom Concert, sharing stages with superstar artists such as Beastie Boys and Neil Young. Albert amicably parted with the band in 2000 to attend Brown University, graduating with Honors in Political Theory.
In 2006, Albert became an A&R consultant for Republic/Universal Records, advancing to SVP. During his decade at Republic, he signed The Weeknd, Phantogram, Anberlin, and others, while overseeing the release of the smash Les Misérables soundtrack album, which hit No. 1 in the U.S. and the UK. He worked on Ariana Grande and The Weeknd’s top-charting collaboration, ”Love Me Harder,” as well as with artists such as Florence + The Machine and The Lonely Island. Albert joined Capitol Records in 2016 as EVP of A&R, signing Maggie Rogers and working on projects by Cold War Kids, Troye Sivan and Calum Scott.