Business and legal VP based in New York.

Heath Kudler has been promoted from senior director to VP of business and legal affairs for Island Def Jam Music Group.

Based in New York, Kudler will oversee contract negotiation and legal advice among the various departments. He has been with the company since 2001; prior to that, he worked in the business and legal affairs departments for various PolyGram/Universal labels.

Kudler reports to senior VP of business and legal affairs Steve Gawley.

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