Mark Fischer has been appointed senior VP of promotion, rock formats for Island Def Jam Music Group (IDJMG). Fischer reports to Greg Thompson, executive VP of promotion of IDJMG, and is based in New Y

Mark Fischer has been appointed senior VP of promotion, rock formats for Island Def Jam Music Group. Fischer reports to Greg Thompson, executive VP of promotion of IDJMG, and is based in New York.

In his new position, Fischer will be responsible for overseeing IDJ releases to the rock radio formats, which includes alternative, active & heritage rock. He will direct the company’s national rock staff and the entire IDJ pop promotion staff on strategizing the release and execution of all related company priorities.

Most recently Fischer was a partner at ON-Entertainment in New York, where he has been since June 2004. He began his career in 1991, as Atlantic Records regional promotion rep in Dallas. After three years he was transferred to New York City, as the label’s senior director of promotion, rock formats. In 1996, he joined McGathy Promotions, where he was head of rock formats until 2004.