Karen Kwak Named Exec. VP/Head of A&R at Island Def Jam; Keith D'Arcy named VP at Universal Publishing
Karen Kwak Named Exec. VP/Head of A&R at Island Def Jam; Keith D'Arcy named VP at Universal Publishing

Island Def Jam Names Karen Kwak Executive Vice President/Head of A&R

Island Def Jam, a division of Universal Music Group, has appointed Karen Kwak to Executive Vice President/Head of A&R, in an expansion of its A&R operation. Kwak will now oversee the discovery, signing and nurturing of artists, producers and songwriters for the label.

She was promoted from Executive Vice President, A&R Operations, a position she has held since 2007. Kwak has also served as Senior Vice President, A&R Operations for Island Def Jam.

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