President | Tommy Boy Records
Rosie Lopez is President of Tommy Boy Music. Before becoming President of Tommy Boy, she spent six years as Head of Marketing and International at Tommy Boy, and two years as its Vice President. During these years she developed and led marketing campaigns for all releases including Ghostface Killah’s critically acclaimed “36 Seasons”, and three career launching albums for Atlanta rapper Gucci Mane. She executive produced multiple successful soundtracks and worked closely with Showtime to take The L Word and Queer As Folk soundtracks from cult to mainstream status. Soon thereafter, Lopez became deeply involved in A&R and in 2005 signed international DJ Bob Sinclar. Considered by many to be the first EDM DJ to secure “Superstar” status in America, the album Western Dream contained two successful singles “Love Generation” and “World Hold On”. Her other signings produced more than 30 #1 singles on the Billboard Club Chart, affording Tommy Boy with “#1 Dance Label” status for 5 years in a row according to Billboard Magazine. In 2011 she executive produced Tommy Boy’s sold-out 30th Anniversary Concert at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland which included a narrative scripted by the label’s founder Tom Silverman and featured performances from Afrika Bambaataa, House of Pain, Naughty By Nature, Coolio, Digital Underground, and Prince Paul.
She is currently serving on A2IM’s Board of Directors and previously served on the board of Cyndi Lauper’s True Colors Foundation. Rosie has been a guest speaker and panelist at many music conferences including SXSW, A2IM’s Indie Week, Sync Summit, New Music Seminar, Amsterdam Dance Event, Winter Music Conference, and Billboard Music Conference.