Steve Gawley has been named senior VP of business and legal affairs for Island Def Jam Music Group, effective immediately. Gawley will become the company's head legal officer, running the business and

Steve Gawley has been named senior VP of business and legal affairs for Island Def Jam Music Group, effective immediately. Gawley will become the company's head legal officer, running the business and legal affairs department.

Based in New York, Gawley reports to IDJMG chairman Antonio "L.A." Reid.

Reid and Gawley have experience working together, as the latter joins from Reid's former home Arista Records, where he was senior VP of legal and business affairs since 2000. Prior to that, Gawley spent five years in the legal department of BMG Entertainment.

"Working with Steve for more than four years has led me to appreciate the expertise in all fields of law that he brings to this crucial position," Reid says in a statement.

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