Shaboozey, Paul Russell Manager Jared Cotter Promoted to Partner at Range Music

Shaboozey, Paul Russell Manager Jared Cotter Promoted to Partner at Range Music

Range Music has promoted Jared Cotter to partner, the company announced Thursday (May 23). Cotter, who has been at Range since 2022, had been vp of A&R for the management company, which operates as the music division under the umbrella of Range Media Partners.

Cotter manages Paul Russell, whose song “Lil Boo Thing” reached No. 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 last year following its release on Arista Records. He also co-manages Shaboozey, who has enjoyed a breakout 2024. Two appearances on Beyoncé’s Cowboy Carter album preceded the massive success of Shaboozey’s “A Bar Song (Tipsy),” which has flown into the top five of the Hot 100 this past month, peaking at No. 3 on the chart (it currently sits at No. 4). The track also made history on Hot Country Songs, where it replaced Bey’s “Texas Hold ‘Em” and marked the first time two Black artists have led that chart in back to back weeks since the tally became an all-encompassing genre ranking in 1958. Cotter also co-manages Sean Cook, who produced “A Bar Song” and “Lil Boo Thing,” and manages Bazzi.


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“I’m honored and humbled to ascend to partner at Range Music,” Cotter said in a statement. “This has been a personal goal of mine since starting here and I look forward to achieving new goals, and to continue to help build this world class entertainment company with my partners.”

Cotter came to Range after co-founding The Heavy Group in 2016, a management and production company where he first signed Bazzi several years ago. He also co-founded 3AM Entertainment, an indie label focusing on music from the South Asian diaspora, alongside Jay Sean and The Heavy Group co-founder Jeremy Skaller; 3AM inked a partnership with Universal Music Group’s Virgin Music in March to distribute the label’s recordings.

“Jared is the embodiment of the culture our partnership has been building over the last three years at Range Music,” Range managing partner/co-founder Jack Minihan said in a statement. “His hard work, creativity and thoughtful service to our clients is what stands him apart. His ability to identify breakthrough artists and execute their vision is inspiring. We are all thrilled to continue to build our business alongside him.”

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