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  1. David Massey Named President of Island Records

    February 08, 2013 10:51 AM EST David Massey has been named president of Island Records, in what is described in a press release as a “further expansion of the Island Def Jam Music Group’s A&R and creative initiatives.” The appointment, which was announced by Barry Weiss, ...

  2. Universal Republic Appoints Jim Roppo as EVP of Marketing

    January 09, 2012 12:24 PM EST Universal Republic Records announced today that the label has appointed industry veteran Jim Roppo to Executive Vice President of Marketing. Roppo will report to Universal president/CEO Monte Lipman and co-president/COO Avery Lipman, both of whom ...

  3. Universal Music/Motown Update: What Are the Next Moves?

    June 17, 2011 7:33 PM EDT The long-expected reconfiguration of the Universal Music Group's East Coast labels began unfolding today, leaving two separate major labels -- the Island Def Jam Music Group and Universal Motown Republic Group -- with shared services in selec ...

  4. Universal Motown Republic and Island Def Jam Announce New Structure, Layoffs Taking Place Today

    June 17, 2011 4:10 PM EDT In the wake of Sylvia Rhone's departure from Universal Motown last month, Universal Motown Republic Group and Island Def Jam Music Group today announced a new centralized back-office structure and a "mandate to dramatically increase arti ...

  5. Kwak Promoted At Island Def Jam

    November 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Karen Kwak has been promoted to executive VP of A&R operations for Island Def Jam Music Group (IDJMG). Kwak is based in New York and will continue to directly report to Antonio "L.A." Reid, chairman of IDJMG. Most recently, Kwak serv ...

  6. Bartels Promoted To IDJMG President/COO

    September 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Island Records president and Island Def Jam Music Group (IDJMG) COO Steve Bartels has been promoted to president/COO of IDJMG. In this newly created role, Bartels will oversee all day-to-day operations of the company and its labels and will report ...

  7. Island Def Jam Promotes Peluso

    October 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Gabrielle Peluso has been promoted to senior VP of video promotions for Island Def Jam Music Group (IDJMG). Peluso, who is based in New York, will report directly to Steve Bartels, president of Island Gabrielle Peluso has been promoted to senior V ...

  8. IDJ Ups Olesen To Senior VP

    April 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Will oversee top 40 promotion department. Island Def Jam Music Group (IDJMG) has promoted Erik Olesen to senior VP of top 40 promotion. In his new role, Oleson will oversee the direction of the top 40 promotion department at all levels and lead ra ...

  9. IDJ Partners With Hoop It Up Basketball Tour

    March 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Trek to make 51 stops nationwide. Austin, Texas-based Team Championships International has tapped Island Def Jam Music Group to be the official music partner of its 18th annual Hoop It Up 3on3 Natonal Basketball Tour. Running March through August, ...

  10. IDJ Partners With Hoop It Up Basketball Tour

    March 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Trek to make 51 stops nationwide. Austin, Texas-based Team Championships International has tapped Island Def Jam Music Group to be the official music partner of its 18th annual Hoop It Up 3on3 Natonal Basketball Tour. Running March through August, ...

  11. Stevenson Promoted To Exec At IDJMG

    February 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST 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 wi ...

  12. Island Def Jam Taps New Legal SVP

    July 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 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 ...

  13. Island Def Jam Taps New Legal SVP

    July 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 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 ...

  14. Kevin Liles Close To Returning To IDJ

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Kevin Liles, who resigned as Def Jam president in early February, is close to re-upping with the Island Def Jam Music Group, according to sources. Kevin Liles, who resigned as Def Jam president in early February, is close to re-upping with the Isl ...