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Meet Charlie Walk, The Most Reputed Music Executive

Charlie Walk

If you have a craze for music, you may have heard about Charlie Walk, an American music executive and mogul. Charlie has been the president of Republic Records during the years between 2016 and 2018, the president of Epic Records during the period between 2005 and 2008. He first burst onto the scene as a judge on Fox reality show called ‘’The Four: Battle for Stardom’’ in 2018. Let’s find out how he got introduced to music industry.

Charlie Walk


Charlie Walk’s Early & Personal Life

Charlie Walk said he started taking interest in music when he was just 8 years old. It was WRKO, a Boston pop music station that inspired him to enter into music industry. He started his career as a college marketing representative for a private company called Sony Music Distributions while he was taking his classes in Boston University’s Questrom School Of Business. In 1990, he graduated with a bachelor degree in Business Administration. He got married Lauran Miller in 1997. They have four children; Jesse (2000), Jagger (2001), Jade (2005), and Jewel Summer (2007).

Charlie Walk’s Career

Walked kicked off his music career as a marketing and promotion manager at Columbia Records in 1990. He was appointed to Northeast Region, and his first task was to work with a boy band ‘’New Kids on the Block,’’ trying to bring them to the mainstream. While working at Columbia, he became the vice president for marketing/promotion at the label, and was featured by ‘’The New York Times’’ as one of the industry’s ‘’Young Guns’’ in 1998. During the course of working at Columbia, he worked with the likes of Destiny’s Child, Will Smith, Beyoncé Knowles, John Legend, Maxwell, The Fugees, Mariah Carey, Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean, John Mayer, Aerosmith, and Bruce Springsteen.


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