Beluga Heights Records

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Beluga Heights Records
Founded2006 (2006)
FounderJ.R. Rotem, President
Zach Katz, CEO
Distributor(s)Epic Records (select releases)
Warner Bros. Records (select releases)
Island Def Jam (select releases)
Country of originUS
LocationLos Angeles, California

Beluga Heights Records is an American record label established by record producer J.R. Rotem. The label is known for working with popular musical artists such as Rihanna and Leona Lewis as well as discovering and developing new acts such as Sean Kingston, Iyaz, and Mann.


The Beluga Heights label was founded in November 2006 as an equal three-way partnership between Rotem, his manager Zach Katz and his brother Tommy Rotem with Epic Records to help develop new artists signed to the label.[1][2] In August 2008, Beluga Heights moved to a new joint venture with Warner Bros. Records, where Jason Derulo, Auburn, and Iyaz were signed to the record label. The "Beluga Heights" phrase is commonly found at the start of songs produced by the record label. Beluga Heights is also housed in the Chalice Recording Studios in Los Angeles.





  • J.R. Rotem – president / record producer / songwriter
  • Zach Katz – CEO / record manager / legal
  • Tommy Rotem – Vice president of A&R / artist development

Producers and writers[edit]


  • J. R. Rotem – producer and the founder of Beluga Heights Records
  • Evan "Kidd" Bogart – songwriter of Beluga Heights Records and founder of his own label "The Writing Camp"
  • D. A. Doman - co-publishing producer
  • Jonathan Brown – songwriter
  • Clemm Rishad – songwriter
  • William Jordan – songwriter
  • Kevin Hissink – songwriter
  • Mike Mac – songwriter
  • Jordan Baum - songwriter
  • Travis Margis - songwriter
  • Samantha Nelson - songwriter
  • Lolene Everett - Songwriter
  • Thomas Louis - Songwriter


Year Artist Album
2007 Sean Kingston Sean Kingston
2009 Tomorrow
2010 The Ready Set I'm Alive, I'm Dreaming
Jason Derulo Jason Derulo
Iyaz Replay
2011 Mann Mann's World
Jason Derulo Future History
2013 Sean Kingston Back 2 Life
Jason Derulo Tattoos
2014 Jason Derulo Talk Dirty
2015 Jason Derulo Everything Is 4
2020 Jason Derulo 2Sides


  1. ^ "Interview With Zach Katz". HitQuarters. May 3, 2010. Retrieved May 3, 2010.
  2. ^ "JR Rotem / Label". Beluga Heights. September 8, 2013. Retrieved September 8, 2013.
  3. ^ "Artists". Beluga Heights. September 8, 2013. Retrieved September 8, 2013.
  4. ^ "Staff Team". Beluga Heights. September 8, 2013. Retrieved September 8, 2013.
  5. ^ "Writers". Beluga Heights. September 8, 2013. Retrieved September 8, 2013.

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