Music Biz Member Warner Records Launches Defiant Records With Steve “Steve-O” Carless

Warner Records has partnered with Steve “Steve-O” Carless to launch a new joint venture, Defiant Records. Along with the launch of the label, Carless announced the release of “Defiant Presents: Jiggy In Jersey (ft. MCVERTT),” a project that pairs emerging producers and artist MCVERTT with rappers Bandmanrill and Sha EK. Carless currently serves  as President of A&R at Warner Records, and has held senior leadership roles across major labels including Atlantic Records, Def Jam Recordings, Republic Records and Uptown Music. Over the course of his career, he co-founded The Marathon Agency With Nipsey Hussle and has worked with artists including Pusha-T, Big Sean, YG, 2 Chainz and Polo G. 

“Defiant will be filled with individuals who are always challenging the status quo, always going to be in an innovation phase of their career,” said Carless.

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