General Manager, VICE Music
Jamie Farkas is the General Manager of Music at VICE Media. Farkas joined VICE in 2003, at the launch of the VICE Records label with the release of The Streets’ critically acclaimed debut album, Original Pirate Material. Since, Farkas has overseen VICE Music partner with leading artists across genres including Justice, Action Bronson, Snoop Lion, Black Lips, The Raveonettes, OFF!, and Death From Above 1979. In 2011, Farkas helped launch a strategic partnership between VICE Music and Warner Bros. Records, expanding the label’s presence and global distribution network. Farkas has lead the creation of a multi-faceted, international music department that, along with the label, includes music supervision for all VICE properties and projects, corporate consultations, sponsorship and endorsement procurement, artist relations, and talent bookings, and works in tandem with Noisey – VICE’s music channel – to curate the channel’s YouTube content and festival partnerships.
Farkas began her career in the music industry in 1996 while still in high school, with an internship at Caroline. During college she worked at both EMI and BMG and after obtaining a Bachelor of Arts and Science in Communication from the George Washington University was Head of Sales and Marketing at Kinetic Records in New York. Directly prior to joining VICE, she launched CMJ’s Retail division, expanding the network’s reach beyond radio. She has spoken at SXSW, CMJ and Voice of the Brand. A New York City native, Farkas currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.
Jamie appears on the 2013 Face The Music sessions:
Keynote Address: Jamie Farkas, VICE Music (USA) Being A Global Artist
2014 – The Year That Was
The Sounding Board: Face-to-Face with Radio and Label Tastemakers