SVP Touring/Artist Development

Atlantic Records

Harlan Frey is Senior Vice President of Touring and Artist Development for Atlantic Records. He is responsible for all touring within the label group, including Fueled By Ramen, Elektra, Canvasback, Big Beat and Roadrunner Records. Up until the summer of 2012, Harlan spent thirteen years at the helm of the Roadrunner Records’ Artist Development department where he was instrumental in cultivating the careers of Nickelback, Slipknot, Killswitch Engage, Young The Giant and many more. He's been honored by his peers with nominations for 'Artist Development Executive of the Year' six different years in Pollstar voting, and won in 2007. Prior to Roadrunner, he spent time as an agent at the Agency Group from '94-'97 where he signed emo breakout band - Jimmy Eat World, and then went on to do Radio & Retail promotion for Jim Guerinot at Time Bomb Recordings. Harlan's grass-roots, out-of-the-box approach has greatly benefited the careers of his artists. He is now tasked with the goal of furthering the careers of artists such as Bruno Mars, fun., Ed Sheeran, Alt J, Skrillex, and many many more.