Warner Information has launched Defiant Information, a three way partnership led by Steve “Steve-O” Carless, President of A&R, Warner Information.
Carless has held senior management roles throughout the most important label enterprise, together with at Atlantic Information, Def Jam Recordings, Republic Information, and Uptown Information, earlier than accepting the President of A&R position at Warner Information in September 2021.
Throughout his profession, he has labored with artists together with Pusha-T, Massive Sean, YG, 2 Chainz Nipsey Hussle and Polo G.
Carless and Nipsey Hussle co-founded The Marathon Company collectively and he continues to play a job in safeguarding the legacy and property of Nipsey Hussle.
Coinciding with the launch of Defiant Information, Carless has introduced the discharge of Defiant Presents: Jiggy In Jersey (ft. MCVERTT), which pairs rising producer and artist MCVERTT with rappers Bandmanrill and Sha EK.
The Defiant Presents: Jiggy In Jersey ft. MCVERTT challenge arrives on the heels of the latest “Face Down” single which options signature MCVERTT manufacturing with Sexyy Crimson and A$AP Ferg.
Previous to Warner, Carless was Govt Vice President of A&R at Common Music Group’s Republic Information.
He has worn a number of hats throughout his climb up the ranks of the music enterprise. He started his music profession in 2003 as an workplace assistant at Star Trak Leisure, house of the Neptunes.
The next yr, he joined Def Jam Recordings, working as Director, Way of life & Radio Promotions. In 2012, he moved to Atlantic Information, the place he oversaw a number of platinum-certified tasks for YG and Jeezy, whereas additionally serving as President of Jeezy’s Atlanta-based CTE World Recordings.
He returned to Def Jam in 2015 as Senior Director, A&R & Particular Initiatives earlier than being named Senior Vice President A&R, Artist Relations & Improvement.
Alongside his label posts, Carless has labored independently on various award-winning tasks. In 2014, he co-founded the Marathon Company, and started to handle the profession of the late artist and entrepreneur Nipsey Hussle. Forming a partnership with Atlantic Information, they launched Nipsey’s acclaimed debut album, the Grammy-nominated Victory Lap, adopted by two posthumous Grammy wins in 2020.
In 2019, he labored with Beyoncé’s Parkwood Leisure to assist A&R her No.1 album, The Lion King: The Present and acclaimed Black Is King visible album.
“Defiant can be stuffed with people who’re all the time difficult the established order, all the time going to be in an innovation section of their profession.”
Steve ‘Steve-O’ Carless
“Defiant can be stuffed with people who’re all the time difficult the established order, all the time going to be in an innovation section of their profession,” stated Carless.
Carless has headed a number of entrepreneurial ventures, together with the life-style branding firm, Better of Each Workplaces, which he co-founded in 2005.
A passionate activist, whereas at UMG/Republic, he was organizer of the Republic Information Motion Committee and a member of UMG’s Significant Change Job Power.Music Enterprise Worldwide