Sony Music Relaunches Arista Records With Hitmaker David Massey
Sony Music Entertainment CEO Rob Stringer today announced the relaunch of Arista Records, the label founded in 1974 by Clive Davis, under the leadership of former Island Records CEO David Massey.
According to the announcement, the label will become an “all-new frontline creative center” within Sony Music led by Massey, who will serve as president and CEO. He will continued to be based in New York and will report directly to Stringer. The announcement also says that :Massey’s leadership of Arista is part of a new broad-based creative partnership between the hitmaker and Sony Music.” Sony Music and Massey have entered into a new joint venture for Massey-led artist management and music publishing businesses; Massey’s daugher Clio, currently an executive at Sony/ATV Music Publishing, is expected to join him in that venture. Read more