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Julie Greenwald

Chairman/COO, Atlantic Records Group

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Julie Greenwald Biography

Julie Greenwald joined Atlantic Records as President in 2004 and was named Chairman/COO in 2009. The New York native began her music career in 1992 at Def Jam Records, and just a decade later, she was named President of Island Records, becoming one of the rare women to hold that title at a major label. When Greenwald moved to Atlantic, it marked the second time in her career that she was charged with helping rebuild an iconic brand.

After graduating from Tulane University in 1992 with a double major in Political Science and English, Julie became involved with the “Teach for America” program, educating underprivileged third graders in the New Orleans area. Heading back north during the school’s summer break, Greenwald began searching for a temporary job. Thanks to her sister and a cousin, both of whom were working for famed hip-hop concern Rush Management, she became executive assistant to Def Jam’s Lyor Cohen.

After just three months on the job, Greenwald was named the label’s Promotion Coordinator, working with the likes of LL Cool J and Public Enemy. Julie hit the ground running, coordinating everything from tour itineraries to the multi-act “Phat Jam” concert at the Gavin Convention and the seminal “Slam Censorship” event in Washington, D.C. The latter, designed in part to show Congressional skeptics that hip-hop was not simply about preaching violence and negativity, but was an important part of urban culture, proved a massive success.

Greenwald’s subsequent rise through the ranks at Def Jam was impressive. Promoted to General Manager of Promotion, she held that position for two years until the company severed its ties with Sony, whereupon she became Head of Marketing and helped shape the company into an urban music powerhouse, developing campaigns for the likes of Redman, DMX, Ja Rule, and Jay-Z.

When Greenwald was officially named President of Island Records/EVP of the Island Def Jam Music Group in January 2002, she became one of only three women holding that title at a major record label. With her arrival at Atlantic Records in early 2004, Julie brought hands-on experience, creative spirit, and motivating energy to her new home – beginning a new phase of an already exceptional career. Joining her new partner Craig Kallman, she quickly became the driving force behind the company’s newly aggressive marketing and digital strategies. Greenwald has become one of the industry’s most admired executives, widely recognized not only for her business and creative acumen, but for her down-to-earth, super-motivating approach to her staff and her artists alike.

She has been ranked five times in the No. 1 position on Billboard's “Women in Music/Power Players” list as well as being featured as one of The Hollywood Reporter's “Power 100 Women in Entertainment”, Forbes’ “Power Women to Watch” and on Newsweek's “Women In Leadership” roster. Additionally, Greenwald was profiled in the New York Times’ esteemed “Corner Office” feature and Elle Magazine’s “Women in Music issue– achievements driven by Julie’s passion for the music and her vision of a new model for a new generation.

Greenwald’s artist-focused marketing and culture-building savvy has driven Atlantic to its greatest success in more than two decades. Greenwald, along with partner, Craig Kallman has re architected the company from the ground up, reaching industry-leading status through the reinvention of the label as a game-changing, music-driven company with a passionate devotion to long-term artist development. In a challenging time for the music industry, Atlantic has ranked as the #1 label in the U.S. and grown its market share, while continuing to break and develop artists across the musical spectrum. An innovator in the digital music sphere, Atlantic was the first label to earn more than half of its total music sales from digital releases.

Greenwald has helped advance the careers of an eclectic and hugely successful roster of top-selling artists, including Bruno Mars, Rob Thomas, Cee Lo Green, B.o.B, Matchbox Twenty, T.I., James Blunt, Ed Sheeran, Kid Rock, Jason Mraz, Death Cab for Cutie, Fun., Zac Brown Band, Christina Perri, Missy Elliott, Lupe Fiasco, Paramore, Janelle Monae, Trey Songz, Shinedown, Flo Rida and Wiz Khalifah among many others.

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  • How do I book Julie Greenwald to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Julie Greenwald for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Julie Greenwald, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Julie Greenwald or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Julie Greenwald

    Speaking fees for Julie Greenwald, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Julie Greenwald are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Julie Greenwald, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Julie Greenwald speak about?

    Julie Greenwald is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Business, Business Growth, Business Leaders, Consulting, Entertainers, Entertainment, Leadership Speakers, Music, Sales, Marketing and Branding, Speakers by Industry.
  • Where does Julie Greenwald travel from?

    Julie Greenwald generally travels from New York, NY, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Julie Greenwald’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Julie Greenwald for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Julie Greenwald for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Julie Greenwald or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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Julie Greenwald Biography

Julie Greenwald joined Atlantic Records as President in 2004 and was named Chairman/COO in 2009. The New York native began her music career in 1992 at Def Jam Records, and just a decade later, she was named President of Island Records, becoming one of the rare women to hold that title at a major label. When Greenwald moved to Atlantic, it marked the second time in her career that she was charged with helping rebuild an iconic brand.

After graduating from Tulane University in 1992 with a double major in Political Science and English, Julie became involved with the “Teach for America” program, educating underprivileged third graders in the New Orleans area. Heading back north during the school’s summer break, Greenwald began searching for a temporary job. Thanks to her sister and a cousin, both of whom were working for famed hip-hop concern Rush Management, she became executive assistant to Def Jam’s Lyor Cohen.

After just three months on the job, Greenwald was named the label’s Promotion Coordinator, working with the likes of LL Cool J and Public Enemy. Julie hit the ground running, coordinating everything from tour itineraries to the multi-act “Phat Jam” concert at the Gavin Convention and the seminal “Slam Censorship” event in Washington, D.C. The latter, designed in part to show Congressional skeptics that hip-hop was not simply about preaching violence and negativity, but was an important part of urban culture, proved a massive success.

Greenwald’s subsequent rise through the ranks at Def Jam was impressive. Promoted to General Manager of Promotion, she held that position for two years until the company severed its ties with Sony, whereupon she became Head of Marketing and helped shape the company into an urban music powerhouse, developing campaigns for the likes of Redman, DMX, Ja Rule, and Jay-Z.

When Greenwald was officially named President of Island Records/EVP of the Island Def Jam Music Group in January 2002, she became one of only three women holding that title at a major record label. With her arrival at Atlantic Records in early 2004, Julie brought hands-on experience, creative spirit, and motivating energy to her new home – beginning a new phase of an already exceptional career. Joining her new partner Craig Kallman, she quickly became the driving force behind the company’s newly aggressive marketing and digital strategies. Greenwald has become one of the industry’s most admired executives, widely recognized not only for her business and creative acumen, but for her down-to-earth, super-motivating approach to her staff and her artists alike.

She has been ranked five times in the No. 1 position on Billboard's “Women in Music/Power Players” list as well as being featured as one of The Hollywood Reporter's “Power 100 Women in Entertainment”, Forbes’ “Power Women to Watch” and on Newsweek's “Women In Leadership” roster. Additionally, Greenwald was profiled in the New York Times’ esteemed “Corner Office” feature and Elle Magazine’s “Women in Music issue– achievements driven by Julie’s passion for the music and her vision of a new model for a new generation.

Greenwald’s artist-focused marketing and culture-building savvy has driven Atlantic to its greatest success in more than two decades. Greenwald, along with partner, Craig Kallman has re architected the company from the ground up, reaching industry-leading status through the reinvention of the label as a game-changing, music-driven company with a passionate devotion to long-term artist development. In a challenging time for the music industry, Atlantic has ranked as the #1 label in the U.S. and grown its market share, while continuing to break and develop artists across the musical spectrum. An innovator in the digital music sphere, Atlantic was the first label to earn more than half of its total music sales from digital releases.

Greenwald has helped advance the careers of an eclectic and hugely successful roster of top-selling artists, including Bruno Mars, Rob Thomas, Cee Lo Green, B.o.B, Matchbox Twenty, T.I., James Blunt, Ed Sheeran, Kid Rock, Jason Mraz, Death Cab for Cutie, Fun., Zac Brown Band, Christina Perri, Missy Elliott, Lupe Fiasco, Paramore, Janelle Monae, Trey Songz, Shinedown, Flo Rida and Wiz Khalifah among many others.

FAQs on booking Julie Greenwald

  • How do I book Julie Greenwald to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Julie Greenwald for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Julie Greenwald, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Julie Greenwald or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Julie Greenwald

    Speaking fees for Julie Greenwald, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Julie Greenwald are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Julie Greenwald, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Julie Greenwald speak about?

    Julie Greenwald is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Business, Business Growth, Business Leaders, Consulting, Entertainers, Entertainment, Leadership Speakers, Music, Sales, Marketing and Branding, Speakers by Industry.
  • Where does Julie Greenwald travel from?

    Julie Greenwald generally travels from New York, NY, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Julie Greenwald’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Julie Greenwald for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Julie Greenwald for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Julie Greenwald or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Julie Greenwald is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Julie Greenwald for your event is available upon request. Julie Greenwald generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Nina Yiamsamatha, Camille Hackney, Brittany Hodak and Melissa Carbone. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Julie Greenwald for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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  • Women In Music 2016: The 100 Most Powerful Executives

    From making records to protecting rights, negotiating contracts to discovering talent, the female executives included on Billboard’s 2016 Women in Music list represent the best of today’s dealmakers, influencers and tastemakers ...

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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