J Records ups Edge to A&R president

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NEW YORK -- Peter Edge has been named president of A&R for J Records. Edge previously held the title of executive vp A&R for J Records. He will continue to report to Clive Davis, chairman and CEO of BMG Label Group and will be based in the company's New York headquarters.

Peter first joined J at the inception of the company in 2000 as vp A&R.

During his tenure he has teamed with multi-platinum and platinum artists including Alicia Keys, Dido, Mario and Jamie Foxx among others.

Prior to joining J, he was senior director of A&R at Arista Records where he first signed Alicia Keys, Dido and Angie Stone.

"I've worked with Peter for 11 years now, first at Arista and then at J. This is a wonderful culmination to his personal, very successful creative odyssey. I'm thrilled for him and for us, and I know that there are many wonderful new and special discoveries in his future," said Davis in a statement.
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