Rob Cavallo, Hollywood Records senior vice president of A&R, announced late last week that Geoffrey Weiss has been appointed to the position of vice president for the label.
Based in the company’s Burbank headquarters and reporting to Rob Cavallo, Weiss will be responsible for the discovery and development of new musical talent.
Commenting on the appointment, Cavallo said, “Geoffrey has a keen sense of what works in the modern music marketplace as both an A&R man and a marketing executive. We look forward to having his expertise here at Hollywood. Also, he makes a great soufflÃ©.”
“I look forward to helping make Hollywood Records a great label,” Weiss added.
Before joining Hollywood Records, Weiss served as head of musicology at Artist Direct from 2000-2001. Prior to that, he spent nine years at Warner Bros. Records where he held the positions of vice president of marketing and vice president of A&R, working with artists such as Green Day, Dinosaur Jr., Ice-T, Sir Mix-A-Lot, My Bloody Valentine, Ministry, and Cibo Matto. From 1986-1989 Weiss was a product manager at A&M Records, where he played a key role in the success of Soundgarden, Matthew Sweet, and Soul Asylum.