Will oversee top 40 promotion department.
Island Def Jam Music Group (IDJMG) has promoted Erik Olesen to senior VP of top 40 promotion. In his new role, Oleson will oversee the direction of the top 40 promotion department at all levels and lead radio promotion on behalf of new and established IDJ artists.
Mr. Olesen, who has served as VP of promotion at IDJMG, is based in New York and will report directly to Greg Thompson, IDJMG’s executive VP of promotion.
Thompson commented, “Erik has proved himself to be an experienced and versatile promotion man whose resources and contacts have enabled him to lead his staff with great effectiveness. IDJ is fortunate to have such a dedicated and driven executive on the senior management team.”
“I look forward to coming to work everyday to make a difference for all of the artists on IDJ,” said Mr. Olesen. “This is an incredible opportunity for me and my family to take my career to the next level.”
Olesen was named VP of promotion at IDJMG in 2004, following a four year stint as VP of pop promotion. He arrived from Elektra Records where he was senior director of pop promotion. He began his music industry career at Elektra in 1998, as an assistant to regional positions in Miami, New York, and Atlanta.