This is scary. Roadrunner Records is crumbling, and I fear for the future of the new Killswitch Engage record.
Today, after more than 20 years at Roadrunner Records, including 12 as president, Jonas Nachsin resigned from his post as head of the label.
“The moment has come for me to move on to my next challenge,” Jonas writes. “It’s been a great ride, and I will cherish the hours spent with so many talented and wonderful people, including the artists, managers and extremely dedicated staff I was fortunate enough to work with. I am so proud of what we have accomplished to showcase Roadrunner as not only a ‘record company’ but as a lifestyle and cultural beacon for fans around the globe. The chemistry of groundbreaking artists worked by a world-class group of truly committed employees has made Roadrunner a name with no equal over the years. That will continue.
“I would especially like to express my gratitude to founder Cees Wessels who gave me my start and the opportunity to help grow Roadrunner into the important, vibrant label it has become. I wish the great team here much success as they move forward into a new chapter for Roadrunner.”
A new chapter? That does not sound good. I am worried about the new Killswitch record now. Roadrunner’s been having troubles for a while now. Looks like the floor’s about to drop.
Love that he thanks Cees, who basically sold the label out to Warner Bros., who then saw fit to restructure the label, leading to 36 people losing work.
Cees left the label 17 months after the completion of its sale to the Warner Music Group.
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