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KRENTS, OLEJAR ASCEND AT VERVE

Jamie Krents, who has spent his entire music career at Verve, is the label’s new president; EVP Dawn Olejar has added the role of general manager to her purview.

Based in New York, they will report to Dickon Stainer, president and CEO of Universal Classics and Jazz and Verve Label Group.

The move follows Jon Batiste's Grammy for Album of the Year and the release of Kurt Vile's debut album on Verve Forecast. The company has also recently acquired Arooj Aftab and Samara Joy

Krents, who called the promotion a "dream," has been with Verve for more than 20 years, starting as a temp and quickly rising through the ranks, most recently serving as EVP. 

Olejar began her career with VMG in 2017 as EVP, overseeing U.S. campaigns for Andrea Bocelli, Ludovico Einaudi, Diana Ross, Lang Lang and Chad Lawson

Said Stainer, “These two exciting promotions mark a crucial moment in the evolution of Verve. Jamie Krents becoming president of Verve and Impulse! is a true testament to his unique and exceptional vision for artist development as these legendary labels enter a new era under his stewardship.

"Dawn Olejar is a role model for outstanding label management, and her new combined responsibilities as EVP and general manager reflect the breadth of modern and innovative skills she brings to the operational management of Verve Label Group.”

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