The A&R mind behind Lana Del Rey and "Call Me Maybe" will be overseeing that role for the whole of Interscope Geffen A&M.
John Ehmann, 31, will take over as vice president of A&R for the label group, where he had previously served as director of A&R since 2011. He ushered in the mainstream careers of Carly Rae Jepsen, Aloe Blacc and Del Rey (and brought her career-revitalizing "Summertime Sadness" remixer Cedric Gervais into the fold as well).
Under his watch, the major has become a focal point for pop talent with just enough edge and dance-floor potential to cross over into a variety of audiences.
“John has an incredible ear and eye for talent, and I’m pleased to see him step up into a bigger role at the company,” John Janick, the label group's president and chief operating officer, said in a statement. “He’s an instrumental part of our team here, and his commitment to his artists can’t be overstated."
The move is the second big change at the label group in recent weeks. Janick will be taking over as chairman and chief executive of Interscope Geffen A&M after the departure of Jimmy Iovine to Apple under its acquisition of Beats Electronics. Janick's Fueled By Ramen label helped launch the careers of Fall Out Boy, Paramore and fun. before he came to Interscope Geffen A&M two years ago.
The move now puts two under-40 executives at the top of one of most storied major label groups in modern pop, rock and hip-hop.