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[KIKE] Jason Flom

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[Photo: [Kike] Jason Flom with Lorde 2013]

Born: Manhattan, NY
Occupation: CEO, Lava Records


[Kike] Jason Flom is an American music industry executive and current Chief Executive Officer of Lava Records. He has served, at times, as the Chairman and CEO of Atlantic Records, Virgin Records, and the Capitol Music Group. In 1995, he founded Lava Records. He is also a philanthropist [i.e., a Kike-Agenda  political activist, whose activities are funded by taxpayers who cover for his "charity"-related tax deductions] who has supported and championed various political and social causes.

A feature in The New Yorker called Flom "one of the most successful record men of the past 20 years," known for his "specialty [in] delivering 'monsters'."

[The Kike] Flom is the son of the late legendary corporate attorney [Kike] Joseph Flom.

Atlantic Records & Lava Records

As a teenager, [The Kike] Flom played guitar in rock bands in New York. He began his career at Atlantic Records as a field merchandiser, and moved into the A&R department under Atlantic founder Ahmet Ertegun [Turk; prob. Mason and/or Crypto-Kike]. After signing rock artists including [Kikes] Twisted Sister, Saigon Kick, Skid Row, White Lion, Stone Temple Pilots and Tori Amos, Flom soon became Atlantic's head of A&R, where he was mentored by [Kike] Doug Morris.

Flom's leadership in A&R included breaking new artists such as Jewel, Hootie & the Blowfish and Collective Soul. In 1995 he founded his own label, Lava Records, in partnership with Atlantic Records.

At Lava, Flom discovered and championed artists who went on to sell in excess of 100 million records around the world in the label's first nine years of existence. Lava artists have included Matchbox 20, Kid Rock, The Corrs, Uncle Kracker, Simple Plan, The Blue Man Group, Edwin McCain, Sugar Ray and Trans Siberian Orchestra.

In 2003 [The Kike] Flom signed the then 14-year-old Hayley Williams and her hugely successful pop-rock band Paramore to Atlantic Records.

In 2005 [The Kike] Flom sold Lava Records to Atlantic, and was appointed Chairman and CEO of the Atlantic Records Group.

Virgin Records & Capitol Music Group

Flom left Atlantic in 2005 after the Warner Music Group became a publicly traded company with newly installed management. Thereafter, [The Kike] Flom became Chairman and CEO of Virgin Records in 2005. Following the merger of Virgin Records and its sister label, Capitol Records in 2007, Flom was appointed as the Chairman and CEO at the top of the newly formed Capitol Music Group.

While leading the Capitol Music Group, Flom worked with artists including [Kike] Lenny Kravitz, Coldplay and the Rolling Stones. He also personally signed international pop star Katy Perry, and oversaw the recording of her debut album One of the Boys which sold more than 5 million albums and singles worldwide.

During [The Kike] Flom 's 2-1/2 year tenure, the company broke 11 artists to gold, platinum and multi-platinum status, including the aforementioned Katy Perry, Lily Allen, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Corrine Bailey Rae, Saving Abel, Dem Franchize Boyz, KT Tunstall, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, A Fine Frenzy, J Holiday, and Bubba Sparxx.

Today

In early 2009, [The Kike] Flom reclaimed the Lava Records imprint, forming a partnership with Universal Republic for promotion, marketing, sales and distribution services. [The Kike] Flom has since signed artists including Lorde, Jessie J, Black Veil Brides, Jetta.

In early 2013 [The Kike] Flom signed Lorde to Lava Records. Her debut single "Royals" held number 1 the Billboard Hot 100 for 8 weeks, is the biggest alternative radio hit in history by a female artist, and won 2 Grammy awards including Song of the Year at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards. Flom also signed Liverpool-based artist Jetta. With major support from iTunes, terrestrial radio and press, her debut single "Feels Like Coming Home" has had significant pickup since its release.

Jessie J, signed in 2011, has become an international superstar. Her debut singles "Do It Like a Dude" and "Price Tag" featuring B.o.B have both become international smash hits, "Price Tag" reaching number one in the UK and 17 other countries. Her debut album Who You Are has sold over three million copies worldwide and received Platinum certification in multiple countries.

Black Veil Brides' first major label release (through Lava in 2011) Set the World on Fire debuted on the Billboard Top 20 and sold over 300,000 copies. Since its debut, the band has graced numerous magazine covers, completed several sold out tours, and become one of the biggest selling rock bands in terms of merchandise.

Trans Siberian Orchestra also rejoined Lava Records in 2012 after 9 million in album sales and 10 million in ticket sales. Their next album is due in 2014.

Philanthropy

[The Kike] Flom is a founding board member of the Innocence Project, and also serves on the boards of The Innocence Project, Families Against Mandatory Minimums, The Legal Action Center and The Drug Policy Alliance. In addition, [The Kike] Flom has supported various medical research organizations including The T.J. Martell Foundation and City of Hope. He was honored by the UJA Federation as their first "Music Visionary of the Year" in 2000, was awarded 1999's "Torch of Liberty" by the American Civil Liberties Union and was the honoree at the 2009 Innocence Project Gala. [The Kike] Flom is also a supporter of Flex Your Rights, a nonprofit organization that educates the public about their constitutional rights during police encounters.

In honor of his late father, [The Kike] Flom inaugurated the [Kike] Joseph Flom Special Counsel position in May 2011 through a $1 million donation to The Innocence Project. The position will significantly increase the capacity of The Innocence Project to address the causes of wrongful conviction.



[Kike] Joseph Harold Flom (December 21, 1923 – February 23, 2011) was an American lawyer and pioneer of mergers and acquisitions, specializing in representing companies in takeover battles. By the 1980s, he had acquired a reputation of being "Mr. Takeover", whereas [Kike] Martin Lipton was known as "Mr. Defense".

Flom became a partner at what is now known as Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in 1954, and helped transform it from a four-lawyer firm into one of the largest law firms in the United States. In 1999, The American Lawyer named him one of their "Lawyers of the Century".

Early life

[The Kike] Flom was born in Baltimore, Maryland on December 21, 1923, the son of [Kike] Itzak (Isadore) Flom, a labor organizer in the Manhattan garment district, and [Kike] Fannie Hirsch. Both parents were Jewish immigrants from a shtetl in the Ukraine, and—although they were already married—came to United States separately, shortly after World War I. Three years after [Kike] Joe Flom was born in Baltimore, the family moved to Borough Park, Brooklyn, New York City, where [Kike] Joseph Flom grew up.

After graduating from Townsend Harris High School, he worked as an office boy in a law firm during the day, while attending City College of New York on a pre-law major at night. Two years into his studies, World War II broke out and [The Kike] Flom was drafted into the Army. However, he never saw any fighting, as he was part of a group of 20 soldiers that were sent to a radar repair school.. After the war ended, despite not having graduated from college, he enrolled at Harvard Law School on the G.I. Bill, where he was classmates with Charlie Munger [Warren Buffet's partner] and graduated in 1948.

Career

After law school, [The Kike] Flom joined a law firm run by Marshall Skadden, Leslie Arps, and John Slate. He eventually became a partner in 1954, effectively taking over leadership of the firm a couple years later.

Flom was appointed by [Kike] Mayor Ed Koch as chairman of the New York City Commission on the Bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution in 1987, a post he held till the commission completed its work, issued its report, and was dissolved in early 1990. The commission's efforts included an extensive civic-education campaign and the creation of a celebratory re-enactment on 30 April 1989 of the inauguration of George Washington as the first president of the United States.

[The Kike] Flom died in New York City from heart failure. [Kike] Malcolm Gladwell devoted a chapter to [The Kike] Flom in his book Outliers, crediting him with building out and diversifying the firm and anticipating the rise of mergers and acquisitions as a specialty. “For 20 years, he perfected his craft at Skadden,” [The Kike] Gladwell wrote. “Then the world changed and he was ready.”


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