JACKIE WINKLER PROMOTED TO VICE PRESIDENT, A&R, AT ISLAND RECORDS

Published At: 27 April 2022 , 02:28 PM

Based in Los Angeles, Winkler will report jointly to Imran Majid and Justin Eshak, Co-CEOs of Island Records.

Winkler will play a “key role” in the label’s future, it says.

Recently featured in HITS Noisemakers, Winkler played a major role in the signing and A&R of Lauren Spencer-Smith.

Winkler also works closely with pop star Demi Lovato, Sabrina Carpenter, Olivia O’Brien and more.

Winkler began her career as an intern at Warner Records.

She was hired as an A&R Manager in 2011, and signed the Grammy-winning artist Andra Day as her first act.

Winkler joined Island in 2015 as A&R Director, working closely with Bishop Briggs and more.

Winkler’s promotion is the latest in a raft of executive appointments at Island.

In February, Sharon Timure was promoted to Senior Vice President, Head of Marketing, at the label, while in the same month, Jhared ‘Jae’ Brown was named Island’s Vice President, A&R.

In January, Mike Alexander was also appointed General Manager of Island Records.

“JACKIE HAS AN EXCEPTIONAL EAR AND NATURAL INSTINCT FOR FINDING AND FOSTERING TALENT.”

JUSTIN ESHAK

Justin Eshak, said: “Jackie has an exceptional ear and natural instinct for finding and fostering talent.

“Her deep understating across all aspects of A&R is exactly why she will thrive in this new role.

“JACKIE IS HIGHLY RESPECTED IN THE ARTIST AND CREATIVE COMMUNITY.”

IMRAN MAJID

Imran Majid, said: “Jackie is highly respected in the artist and creative community.

“Her ability to discover artists and put records together is top notch. She is an integral leader in this new chapter of Island Records.”

“IT’S A PRIVILEGE TO HAVE SPENT MOST OF MY CAREER AT A LABEL AS LEGENDARY AS ISLAND RECORDS.”

JACKIE WINKLER

Jackie Winkler, added: “It’s a privilege to have spent most of my career at a label as legendary as Island Records.

“I have been incredibly fortunate to grow with such extraordinary artists and feel immense gratitude for that.

“It is a true honor to work alongside some of the best leaders in the industry, and I thank Imran and Justin for giving me the opportunity and freedom to continue making noise and cultivating new talent in this elevated position.”

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