Rostrum Records welcomes two new members to its staff: Jamal Jimoh joins as vp, marketing and revenue and Yazid Britt as director, creative services and marketing. Both executives report to Rostrum GM Jonathan Partch.
In announcing the appointments, Partch said, "Jamal and Yazid bring a depth of experience, creativity and expertise that will help propel Rostrum through 2019 and well into the future as we continue our push to be the premier independent home for hip-hop and R&B. I couldn’t be more excited for them to be joining the team.”
Jimoh segues to Rostrum from Premier Music Group, where he supervised DSP alliances for a roster that featured AlunaGeorge, Channel Tres, Tommy Genesis, Runtown, Popcaan and Santigold. Prior to that, Jimoh worked in digital marketing at eOne Entertainment, handling projects such as Wu-Tang Clan’s The Saga Continues and En Vogue’s Electric Café. His previous positions include GM of Nick Cannon’s Ncredible Entertainment and manager of A&R research and promotion at Island Def Jam.
“It’s rare that we encounter opportunities that feel like a hand-in-glove fit,” said Jimoh. “Being able to bring my experience across management, media and marketing to Rostrum feels about as close to ideal as you can get. I’m truly looking forward to working with Benjy [Rostrum founder/president Grinberg], Jonathan, and the talented team here.”
Before coming to Rostrum, Britt was director of content development and strategic partnerships at Revolt Media & TV. During his nearly five-year Revolt tenure, he developed and executed the event series Revolt House. Britt also created and executive-produced SoundCheck, a series spotlighting rising hip-hop artists. Britt had previously partnered with Grammy-winning production duo Midi Mafia to co-found two platforms: #Brand X Networks, focusing on artist development, and an urban music library called The MADE Series. During this period, he worked with various artists including Kehlani, Elijah Blake and Mucho DeNiro.
"Content is king in our ever-changing industry,” noted Britt, “and I’m coming in with the mindset of collaboration and bringing our talents’ vision to life. The team at Rostrum has built an amazing foundation in the Industry. My main goal is to elevate and push our creative past the norm.”
Grinberg established Rostrum Records in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 2003. Known for launching the careers of Wiz Khalifa and the late Mac Miller, the Los Angeles-based label houses a current roster that includes 24hrs, Rockie Fresh, Problem, Innanet James, Taliwhoah, Lambo Anlo, Caleb Brown and MyNamePhin.