Born and raised in Kansas City, Jeff Sosnow, moved to Los Angeles in 1996 pursuing a career in the music business. After quickly landing an unpaid internship with Rick Rubin’s American Recordings, he soon secured a paid job as a second assistant to the president of Irving Azoff’s Giant Records. It was there that he learned the ropes, intricacies and functionalities of a record label.
After a year at Giant it was on to the newly formed DreamWorks Records as an assistant to then label partner Michael Goldstone. After climbing the ranks as a young A&R scout and having success with multi- platinum signing The All-American Rejects, Jeff moved on to Interscope Records. As the recorded music business was in free-fall from piracy, DreamWorks co-founder David Geffen sold the company and Sosnow secured a place as an A&R executive under Chairman Jimmy Iovine, where he worked for 8 years. SIgings included, multi-platinum grammy winning Australian artist Wolfmother, critically acclaimed Brooklyn indie band TV on the Radio, Tame Impala, Major Lazer, Travis Barker, etc.
After Iovine sold Beats headphones to Apple, Sosnow moved on to Warner Bros. Records, where he has served as Executive Vice President of Warner/Reprise A&R since 2012. Among the many signings over that tenure include grammy winners Rufus Du Sol, The Head and The Heart, Nessa Barrett, Benson Boone, Mac Miller, etc. He also continues to work with multi platinum and grammy winning artists such as Royal Blood, The Deftones, Avenged Sevenfold and Brandy Clark.
Sosnow was raised as a conservative Jew in Kansas City and continues those traditions with his family in Los Angeles, CA. He is involved in his synagogue as well as the Creative Community for Peace.