Tag Archives: Jonas Nachsin

Report: Candlelight Records acquired by Spinefarm

Posted by on January 19, 2016

Spinefarm Records has been adding some pretty cool names to its roster. However, the label’s next big move involves acquiring another label, Candlelight Records. Edward Christie and Steve Beatty, owners of the U.K. based label Candlelight, have reportedly sold the company’s assets to Spinefarm (who are owned by Universal Music Group). Blabbermouth obtained an email […]

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Airbourne sign with Spinefarm

Posted by on January 27, 2015

While Roadrunner is still a strong label in it’s own right, a pair of former executives have continued to recruit bands that had been on the label to their current labels. We’ve seen that happen at Nuclear Blast, where Monte Conner has signed more than a handful of bands once on Roadrunner (Fear Factory, Machine […]

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Spinefarm senior director of marketing Tim Brennan talks label goals, signings

Posted by on November 14, 2014

While Finnish label Spinefarm Records has been part of the Universal Music Group since 2002, they’ve only recently started making inroads in America. Last year, the label hired former Roadrunner president Jonas Nachsin as worldwide GM of the label, and made a few other strategic announcements in the United States. Since then, they’ve been on somewhat of […]

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Spinefarm Records announce two major additions to its staff

Posted by on February 20, 2014

Spinefarm Records has announced the addition of Maria Ouellette as its Senior Director of International and Darren Dalessio as Director of A&R. This comes a few months after Jonas Nachsin was appointed as Spinefarm’s general manager worldwide.


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CMJ Metal Panel recap: Metal continues to evolve

Posted by on October 18, 2013

A panel of metal industry experts got together today on the New York University campus for the CMJ Music Marathon to discuss “The Struggle For Metal’s Soul,” attempting to decipher what metal explosions of the decade have meant for the genre. But the conference wasn’t just about those involved in creating, discovering and distributing the […]

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Jonas Nachsin Appointed General Manager Of Spinefarm Records

Posted by on August 12, 2013

Jonas Nachsin spent 20 years at Roadrunner Records (the last 12 as president) before stepping down back in November. Now he’ll be bringing his experience to Spinefarm Records. It was announced this morning that Nachsin has been appointed general manager worldwide for the Finnish label (which has been part of Universal Music since 2002). Nachsin […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 10: Shocking Moments Of 2012

Posted by on December 21, 2012

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been celebrating the best albums that came out in 2012. However, while the past year was packed with great music, 2012 also had its fair share of unbelievable moments. Some were joyous surprises, while others were downright horrifying. All in all, though, each moment resonated throughout the metal community. […]

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Roadrunner Names New GM

Posted by on November 15, 2012

Well, that didn’t take long. Just one day after longtime Roadrunner president Jonas Nachsin stepped down from his post at the label (and nine other staffers were let go), Roadrunner has named Mike Easterlin GM of the label. He’s been at Roadrunner for the last five years, and was most recently head of promotion there. […]

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Roadrunner Records President Jonas Nachsin Steps Down

Posted by on November 14, 2012

Roadrunner Records have gone through many obvious changes behind the scenes, with staff around the world getting laid off or stepping down. Now we can add one more major name leaving the metal label: Jonas Nachsin. After twenty years at Roadrunner Records, the last twelve as president, Nachsin announced that he was stepping down from […]

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