NOVEMBER 16, 2017 (Jackson, MS) – Malaco Records announced today effective immediately, James D. Robinson, Jr has been named Executive Director and General Manager of Malaco Gospel/Savoy Records. Robinson, a 20 year veteran executive, will have the responsibility of signing new acts to the label, as well as offer exclusive publishing deals to songwriters through the legacy label’s publishing arm. He will be based in Jackson, Mississippi and will report directly to Tommy Couch, Jr.
For more than eight years, Robinson worked his way up the ranks at eOne/Light Records, going from an A&R executive to head of A&R; eventually being promoted to Senior Vice President, as well as GM of the label, where he strategically signed acts like James Fortune & FIYA, Coko, JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise, Jessica Reedy and Jonathan McReynolds. Robinson is also co-founder of the first digital gospel music website, gospelflava.com.
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