Departure latest in topsy-turvy year for IDJ.

Kevin Liles has exited as president of Def Jam Recordings. The announcement was made today (July 8) in a press statement from Island Def Jam Music Group chairman Antonio "L.A." Reid.

In the statement, Reid noted Liles' contributions in establishing the Def Jam brand and thanked him for his help "during the transition period since I came to IDJ."

Following former Island Def Jam chief Lyor Cohen's appointment as head of Warner Music Group's U.S. division, Liles resigned his post in February. He later returned to the label.

At deadline, no further details were available regarding Liles' future plans or his possible successor at the label.

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