Deal includes new joint venture imprint.
Rob Stevenson has been promoted to executive VP of A&R for Island Def Jam Music Group. At the same time, he has been named president of Stolen Transmition Records, his new joint venture label imprint with IDJMG.
Stevenson is based in New York and reports to Antonio “L.A.” Reid, chairman of IDJMG, on all creative matters, and will report directly to Steve Bartels, president of Island Records, on all operational matters.
“Rob has grown into an extraordinarily important force in A&R – not only at IDJ, but for the entire business,” said Reid. “With his signings of the Killers, Fall Out Boy, Thrice, and the Bravery, among others, he has established an unparalleled track record in a relatively short time at Island Records."
Stevenson has served as VP of A&R for Island Records since 2002, following two years as director in the department. He first joined the company in 1998, as manager of A&R for Mercury Records, which position he retained when Mercury was folded into the Island Def Jam Music Group the next year. Stevenson began his career in 1993, as an assistant account executive at Ogilvy Mather.
His first signing to Stolen Transmition is a new band, Permanent Me, a basement band from Long Island, N.Y.