Kardinal Offishall appointed senior vice president, A & R for Universal Music Canada

Universal Music Canada (UMC) has announced that multi-platinum, award-winning artist and producer Kardinal Offishall  (Jason Drew Harrow)  who has been creaticve director for the firms’s A & R team since 2013,  has been named Senior Vice President, A&R.

” Kardi is a force. He’s a ground-breaking, internationally respected artist, a smart and insightful label exec, a compassionate and bold thought leader, and a tireless philanthropist,” said Jeffrey Remedios, Chairman and CEO of UMC.

” He’s always been at the forefront of Canada’s music scene and UMC’s artists and team have long benefitted from his thoughtful collaboration, unmatched energy, and drive,” Remedios added.

“This promotion underscores our big aspirations – Canada is bursting with talent and we’re committed to building the best team we can to put that talent front and centre on a global stage. I’m honoured to continue to lead alongside Kardi.”

Reporting to Remedios, Kardinal Offishall will continue ” to discover, sign, and develop artists, forge new creative partnerships, and provide strategic direction to drive the international success and cultural prominence of UMC’s artist roster.”

“I am proud to be taking steps forward with Jeffrey Remedios, who as CEO, has placed great responsibility in my hands. Today, I walk so that the next generation can run. Forward movements forever, until we all fly,” said Kardinal Offishall.