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  1. Shakir Stewart Heads Def Jam As Exec. VP

    June 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Def Jam Recordings has tapped Shakir Stewart as exec. VP. Promoted from his post as senior VP of A&R for Island Def Jam Music Group, Stewart succeeds former Def Jam president Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter. In his new role, Stewart will retain ...

  2. Jay-Z Steps Down As Def Jam President

    December 24, 2007 12:00 AM EST Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter will step down as Def Jam Records president when his contract expires this year, he and Universal Music Group announced today (Dec. 24). The rapper will continue to record for Roc-A-Fella, the label he co-founded in ...

  3. IDJ To Revive Mercury Imprint

    April 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Island Def Jam is reviving the Mercury imprint in the U.S. and has tapped veteran Sony Music A&R executive David Massey to serve as president of the division. Mercury -- which over the years has served as the U.S. home to acts like Bon Jovi, J ...

  4. WMG Completes Roadrunner Buy

    January 30, 2007 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group Corp. has completed its deal to acquire a 73.5% stake of Roadrunner Music Group B.V., the Amsterdam-based parent company of hard rock and heavy metal label Roadrunner Records. WMG disclosed its plans Dec. 18 to buy the stake in ...

  5. Island Def Jam Appoints Senior Promo VP

    November 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rick Sackheim joins IDJ from Jive. Rick Sackheim has joined Island Def Jam Music Group as senior VP of promotion. In his new position, he'll oversee all radio formats, as well as the field staff. He joins from Jive, where he was VP rhythm/cro ...

  6. Court Reverses TVT's $54M Award In IDJ Suit

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Lyor Cohen and Island Def Jam Music Group will not be writing multimillion-dollar checks to Steve Gottlieb's TVT companies, now that an appeals court reversed a $54 million judgment over Ja Rule recor NEW YORK -- Lyor Cohen and Island Def Jam ...

  7. Imber Broadens Role At Island Def Jam

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Label veteran to oversee multiple departments. Mitch Imber has been named senior VP of sales and marketing for Island Def Jam Music Group. In his new position, Imber will oversee IDJ's sales, marketing, production, strategic marketing and adm ...

  8. IDJ Names Field Marketing VP

    February 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Calitri takes expanded role. Island Def Jam Music Group has named Joe Calitri as VP of field marketing. He has served as Island Records senior director of sales and field marketing since 2001. Calitri's responsibilities include overseeing fie ...

  9. IDJ Buys Roc-A-Fella; Jay-Z Named Def Jam Chief

    December 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Island Def Jam Music Group has acquired the 50% it did not already own in Roc-A-Fella, its joint venture with Jay-Z, Damon Dash and Kareem "Biggs" Burke. Additionally, as expected, Jay-Z has been name Island Def Jam Music Group has acqui ...