Nick Walters-Ocean

NICK WALTERS-OCEAN Named Out Of Line Music EVP/General Manager

May 13th, 2024

German-based label OUT OF LINE Music appointed long-time music executive Nick Walters-Ocean as Executive Vice President of A&R / General Manager of North America. Ocean will build the label’s new U.S. home base in Miami, Florida, and Las Vegas, Nevada. The independently owned label houses artists such as Ten56., Cane Hill, Emarosa, True North, Being As An Ocean, Novelists, Combichrist, Villain of the Story, and more.

Nick played an integral role throughout his 14-year tenure at Sumerian Records, working with artists like Bad Omens, Asking Alexandria, and Des Rocs

“OUT OF LINE Music is the perfect name and fit for my continued journey within this ever-changing industry,” Ocean shared via statement. “I appreciate André & Yvonne inviting me to their family and trusting in my ability to help grow the artists and brand in North America. The team supports my vision in creative direction and taste in diverse music genres, and I look forward to contributing my toolset to the culture they’ve built throughout the years.”

Owner/Founder André Kobliha added: “Nick came into the picture at exactly the right time, and it quickly became clear that our tastes, opinions, and visions align. Out Of Line is a place for anyone who doesn’t fit into a particular box, a place for unique artists from diverse backgrounds, and with Nick, we have found an extremely experienced and dedicated partner for our venture to grow the Out Of Line brand. It’s great to have such an industry veteran join the Out Of Line family, and with this step, we reinforce our dedication and commitment to the US as our most important market.”