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JR Lindsey

Senior Director, A&R – Columbia Records

Senior Director, A&R – Columbia Records

JR Lindsey first entered the music industry in 2004 when, shortly after his graduation from Full Sail Real World Entertainment, he became an intern at BMG Music Publishing. Following a four-year stint at Chrysalis Music Group (now BMG Chrysalis), where he served as head of Urban A&R since April 2008.  While at Chrysalis, he signed a variety of artists including Kardinal Offishal (whose hits include "Dangerous" with Akon), Bluetooth (Jordin Sparks' "No Air"), David Brown (Ne-Yo and Jamie Foxx's "She Got Her Own"), and Dirty South rapper Yo Gotti, among others.  A close working relationship with writer/producer No I.D. led to a series of memorable recordings including Kanye West's "Heartless," Jay-Z's "Run This Town" and "Death of Auto-Tune," Drake's "Find Your Love" and Big Sean's "My Last."  The No I.D. association led J.R. to sign writer/producer Kevin Randolph (Jay-Z, Richard Ashcroft, The Underdogs). JR is now Senior Director of A&R at Columbia Records. He has signed Earl Sweatshirt and is working on his highly anticipated album, Doris. JR has been influential in Juicy's current success, with "Bandz A Make Her Dance" which is very close in attaining platinum status. He continues to be a force within the industry and is an invaluable A&R at Sony Music.

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Friday, April 19