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Nate Albert (born 1970) is an American music executive, songwriter, producer and guitar player. He is currently the Executive Vice President of A&R at Capitol Records a division of Universal Music Group. He was formerly Senior Vice President of A&R at Republic Records, where he worked with such artists as The Weeknd, Florence & the Machine, Phantogram and the Lonely Island.
Mighty Mighty Bosstones
Albert began his music career when he helped form The Mighty Mighty Bosstones at 13 years old, playing lead guitar for the platinum-selling band for seventeen years . During his time with the Bosstones, Albert performed on numerous television shows—including Saturday Night Live, Late Night with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O’Brien and The Jon Stewart Show—as well as Paramount Pictures’ Amy Heckerling-directed film Clueless. Albert and the Bosstones also co-headlined Lollapalooza, the Warped Tour, The Tibetan Freedom Concert and the Horde Tour alongside such acts as Beck, the Beastie Boys, Pavement, Sonic Youth, Rancid and Neil Young. At the height of the Bosstones’ success, Albert left the band to pursue a degree at Brown University .
In 2006, Albert joined Republic Records, current home to Taylor Swift, Drake, Lorde, Lil Wayne, Pearl Jam, Nicki Minaj, Weezer and St. Vincent, among others. At Republic, Albert has signed The Weeknd, Phantogram and Anberlin, orchestrated the release of the chart-topping, Academy Award-nominated soundtrack for Universal Pictures' Les Misérables, and worked on albums with such artists as Florence & the Machine, Alex Clare and The Lonely Island.
In addition to The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Albert has produced albums by The Explosion, The Kickovers and Street Dogs, and played guitar on tracks by Phantogram, Youngblood Hawke, Street Dogs, and NOFX.
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