Botanists are experts in plant culture, not pop culture. Or so you thought. Scientists at Duke University took steps today to dismiss such stereotypes by naming a newly found genus of ferns after one of the biggest names in the world: Lady Gaga.
The Island Def Jam Music Group today announced that Akinah Rahmaan has been named Vice President of Marketing. In her new position, Rahmaan will be responsible for directing marketing campaigns for her roster of IDJ artists, a list that includes the likes of Frank Ocean, Big Sean, Pusha T, Fabolous. She will report directly to IDJ Senior VP of Marketing Chris Atlas.
In the latest announcement of an established hitmaker scoring a top A&R role at a major label, the Island Def Jam Music Group announced today that veteran songwriter/producer Dallas Austin will be joining the company as a Senior Vice President, A&R for Island Records.