Barry Weiss Named Chairman/CEO Of Island Def Jam And Universal Motown Republic Group
Barry Weiss Named Chairman/CEO Of Island Def Jam And Universal Motown Republic Group

As part of an apparent quid pro quo with the Universal Music Group, RCA/Jive Label Group chairman and CEO Barry Weiss left for good the Sony Music Entertainment headquarters today ahead of the end of his contract April 30.

The move becomes the other shoe dropping after the Universal Music Group agreed to let company chairman Doug Morris out of his contract June 30, six months early from the Dec. 31 end of his contract.

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