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Warner Records Names Steve ‘Steve O’ Carless President, A&R (EXCLUSIVE)

Warner Records has named Steve “Steve O” Carless president of A&R, a new position at the Warner Music Group label that’s home to such artists as Dua Lipa, Saweetie David Guetta and Anitta. Carless’ start date is Dec. 1 and he’ll be reporting to co-chairman and CEO Aaron Bay-Schuck and working closely with Julian Petty, EVP/head of business and legal affairs, and Chris Atlas, EVP, Urban music and marketing, according to an announcement issued today (Sept. 23).

The veteran executive’s credits include successes Polo G — whom he co-manages — Jeezy, Big Sean and the late Nipsey Hussle. He’s also held senior A&R and creative roles at at Def Jam Recordings, Atlantic Records and Republic Records. He also served as president of Uptown Records was where Carless worked with Nipsey Hussle and Big Sean, as well as YG, Jeezy, 2 Chainz, Dave East and Pusha T, and more.

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