Karen Lamberton who has worked within the RCA team for 15 years, not only drives a major revenue source for RCA but also oversees the acquisition and release of soundtrack albums for the venerable label. In the past year, her bi-coastal team not only generated a revenue increase of 159% over the prior year, but also ran point on the release of two music intensive soundtrack albums, “The Get Down” and “Ghostbusters”.
Pitching and/ or closing deals for P!nk in relation to “Alice Through the Looking Glass” (a #1, multi-format hit), Sia for the Gillette Olympics campaign and Pitbull for Norwegian Cruise Lines were some of the highlights of the team’s licensing efforts and helped propel them to the best year-end number of Lamberton’s run within the Sony family. Crediting her success to the incredible music created by the RCA roster, she feels honored to work with artists such as Alicia Keys, Kings of Leon, Miguel and Justin Timberlake. Facilitating relationships on their behalf while generating income is foremost in her mind.
This drives her goals to improve existing standards and to modernize the business of deal making. Noting lessons she learned early in her career as an employee of Quincy Jones Music Publishing and Capitol Records, and under the guidance of RCA’s President Tom Corson, Lamberton knows the music and artists come first and sees it as her job to help fulfill their visions.