David Nathan is an acclaimed music executive who has worked with Columbia Records, Island Records, Republic Records, and Big Machine Records, before creating his own label, Happy Jack Records, to honor the legacy of his late son, Jack. He shares stories from decades in the industry and how his new label helps fulfill Jack’s dream of providing artists with mental health support.
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About David Nathan
David Nathan is a well-known and respected veteran in the entertainment/music industry who has worked and developed the careers of multiple A-list talents throughout his career such as Taylor Swift, Amy Winehouse, Ariana Grande, Florida Georgia Line, The Weeknd, Thomas Rhett, Shawn Mendes, and Cash Money, to name a few. With over three decades of experience and a contact list of elite and sought after names in the music, film, television, and sports industries, Nathan possesses the experience, skills, and connections required to successfully negotiate, secure and navigate the most desirable and highly paid deals. In 1996, Nathan was hired as the seventh employee at the new “start-up” label and spent 21 years there, rising through the ranks to SVP of Promotion and Artist Development. He was an intricate piece of building Republic Records into the #1 Record Label in the world. In conjunction with his promotion and marketing initiatives and responsibilities, he also worked on branding, marketing, social media and touring, allowing him to forge and build lasting relationships between diverse communities on behalf of his clients.