Interscope veteran moving to rock and pop


Martin Kierszenbaum, head of Cherrytree Records and president of international operations at Interscope Geffen A&M, is adding president of pop & rock A&R at Interscope Records to his duties.

Kierszenbaum will oversee Interscope's pop and rock roster and A&R staff. He will be based in Los Angeles and report to Jimmy Iovine, chairman of Interscope Geffen A&M Records.

"Martin is a one-man record label," Iovine said. "He's unstoppable, and he brings a global musical and business sense to the job."

Kierszenbaum launched the indie label Cherrytree in 2005 with singer-songwriter Feist's album "Let It Die."

"I'm grateful to Jimmy Iovine," Kierszenbaum said. "I'm excited to take on this new role at Interscope where I've had the privilege to work with cream-of-the-crop acts as well as the opportunity to develop Cherrytree Records as a comfortable and dynamic environment for trend-setting artists."

Hillary Crosley is a correspondent for Billboard.