Atlantic Records promotes Shawn Barron to VP of Urban A&R
Atlantic Records today named Shawn Barron to VP, Urban A&R, based out of the company’s Burbank office. Shawn Barron started at Atlantic Records five years ago as Urban A&R Manager. During his time here he has signed and worked with such artists as Diggy Simmons and Ty Dolla $ign, whose most recent Beach House EP has spawned two gold singles “Paranoid” and “Or Nah”. Barron has also helped out on releases from Lupe Fiasco, B.o.B., Wiz Khalifa, and Trey Songz among others. Next up is Ty Dolla $ign’s debut album which will be out early next year along with music from Barron’s new signing singer/songwriter PJ, who will release an EP in ’15 as well.