Michael Kyser Named Atlantic President, Black Music
Michael Kyser has been named the first-ever President of Black Music for the Atlantic Records Group. The announcement was made today by Atlantic Chairman/COO Julie Greenwald and Chairman/CEO Craig Kallman. Kyser, who began his music career two decades ago at Def Jam Recordings, joined Atlantic Records in 2004 as Executive Vice President of Urban Music.
As Executive Vice President of Urban Music, he has helped expand and/or launch the careers of such top-charting artists as T.I., Missy Elliott, Estelle, Sean Paul, Flo Rida, Trey Songz, B.o.B, Jaheim, Musiq Soulchild, and Janelle Monae. In 2009, Kyser was a key player in one of Jay-Z’s most successful releases to date, The Blueprint 3.