The Island Def Jam Music Group

  1. Island Def Jam To Launch Mobile Music Offering

    October 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Island Def Jam Music Group is launching a mobile music subscription service dubbed IDJ Radio. The service will feature six streaming "radio" stations and on-demand music videos featuring hip-hop/R&B, old school classics, and Reggaeto ...

  2. 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 ...

  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. Roppo Upped At Island Def Jam

    October 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Promoted to senior VP of sales. Jim Roppo has been promoted to senior VP of sales at Island Def Jam Music Group (IDJMG). He is based in New York and reports to Steve Bartels, president of Island Records & COO of IDJMG. Most recently Roppo serv ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Island Def Jam Names Fischer To Senior Role

    August 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Mark Fischer has been appointed senior VP of promotion, rock formats for Island Def Jam Music Group (IDJMG). Fischer reports to Greg Thompson, executive VP of promotion of IDJMG, and is based in New Y Mark Fischer has been appointed senior VP of p ...

  7. IDJMG Launches New Promo Units

    May 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Def Con II to focus on joint-venture projects Island Def Jam Music Group has created a specialized unit within its promotion department called Def Con II. Def Con II will focus on projects released through Def Jam's joint venture partners, wh ...

  8. 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, ...

  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. 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 ...

  11. Columbia Taps New Senior VP

    December 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Ken Lane formerly held similar role at IDJ. Former Island Def Jam Music Group senior VP of promotion Ken Lane joins Columbia Records Group for a similar position. Lane, who exited IDJMG earlier this year, replaces Stu Bergen, who recently exited C ...

  12. Lane Walks Into Columbia Post

    December 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Former Island Def Jam Music Group senior VP of promotion Ken Lane joins Columbia Records Group for a similar position, sources say. Former Island Def Jam Music Group senior VP of promotion Ken Lane joins Columbia Records Group for a similar positi ...

  13. Lava Names Sr Promotion VP

    September 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Mike Easterlin most recently with Island Def Jam. Mike Easterlin most recently with Island Def Jam. News Mike Easterlin ...

  14. WEA Names CFO

    August 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Matt Signore moves to role from Island Def Jam. Matt Signore moves to role from Island Def Jam. News Matt Signore ...

  15. WEA Names CFO

    August 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Matt Signore moves to role from Island Def Jam. Warner Music Group's U.S. sales and retail marketing company, WEA Corp., has appointed Matt Signore as its CFO. Signore will be based in New York and report to WEA Corp.'s president/CEO Joh ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. IDJMG Promotes Thompson to EVP Of Promotion

    May 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Greg Thompson has been appointed executive VP of promotion for Island Def Jam Music Group. In this new position, Mr. Thompson will oversee the activities of IDJ's promotion (excluding urban promotion Greg Thompson has been appointed executive ...

  18. Damon Dash, IDJ Call It Quits

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Damon Dash and Island Def Jam are calling off their joint venture for the Damon Dash Music Group just three months into the deal, sources familiar with the situation confirm. NEW YORK -- Damon Dash and Island Def Jam are calling off their joint ve ...

  19. Damon Dash, IDJ Call It Quits

    May 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Joint venture off after three months. Damon Dash and Island Def Jam are calling off their joint venture for the Damon Dash Music Group just three months into the deal, sources familiar with the situation confirm. Word of an official split could co ...

  20. Damon Dash, IDJ Call It Quits

    May 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Damon Dash and Island Def Jam are calling off their joint venture for the Damon Dash Music Group just three months into the deal, sources familiar with the situation confirm. Damon Dash and Island Def Jam are calling off their joint venture for th ...

  21. UMPG Gets Bravery

    April 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rock act signs worldwide co-publishing pact. New York act the Bravery has signed a worldwide co-publishing deal with Universal Music Publishing Group, Billboard.biz has learned. The alternative rock group's Island Def Jam self-titled debut ha ...

  22. Russell Simmons Starts Label With IDJ

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Island Def Jam Music Group chairman Antonio "L.A." Reid announced April 13 that the company has formed a 50/50 joint-venture deal with Russell Simmons' latest venture, the Russell Simmons Music Group NEW YORK -- Island Def Jam Music ...

  23. Russell Simmons Starts Label With IDJ

    April 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Reverend Run, Buddafly on RSMG roster. Island Def Jam Music Group chairman Antonio "L.A." Reid announced this morning (April 13) that the company has formed a 50/50 joint-venture deal with Russell Simmons' latest venture, the Russel ...

  24. IDJ Names Marketing Chief

    March 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Island Def Jam Music Group has named Greg Thompson as executive VP of marketing. Thompson joins IDJ from Warner Music Group, where he has served as executive VP/GM of Elektra since 1999. Island Def Jam Music Group has named Greg Thompson as execut ...

  25. IDJ Names Marketing Chief

    March 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Island Def Jam Music Group has named Greg Thompson as executive VP of marketing. Thompson joins IDJ from Warner Music Group, where he has served as executive VP/GM of Elektra since 1999. Island Def Jam Music Group has named Greg Thompson as execut ...

  26. Milian's 'Dip It Low' At Center Of Suit

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST A group of copyright owners filed an infringement lawsuit on Feb. 22 over Christina Milian's "Dip It Low." The Island Def Jam track peaked at No. 5 on The Billboard Hot 100 in August 2004 and was nomi NEW YORK -- A group of copyrigh ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. Milian's 'Dip It Low' At Center Of Suit

    February 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST A group of copyright owners yesterday (Feb. 22) filed an infringement lawsuit over Christina Milian's "Dip It Low." The Island Def Jam track peaked at No. 5 on The Billboard Hot 100 in August 2004 and A group of copyright owners yes ...

  29. WMG To Pick Up American

    February 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rick Rubin is moving his American Recordings label to Warner Music Group, a source confirms. Rick Rubin is moving his American Recordings label to Warner Music Group, a source confirms. The label, which is currently distributed by Universal Music ...

  30. New Business Launches

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST This Week's Stories: Roc-A-Fella co-founders form new company; Uni South launches management division This Week's Stories: Roc-A-Fella Co-Founders Form New Co. By Carla Hay NEW YORK -- Former Roc-A-Fella Records CEO Damon Dash has formed ...

  31. Rhythm & Blues

    January 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST Atlanta fave Ludacris inks a new long-term contract with Island Def Jam Music Group for his Disturbing Tha Peace Records. Read Gail Mitchell's column. Atlanta fave Ludacris inks a new long-term contract with Island Def Jam Music Group for his ...

  32. Roc-A-Fella Co-Founders Form New Co

    January 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Former Roc-A-Fella Records CEO Damon Dash has formed a new music company, the Damon Dash Music Group, with Kareem "Biggs" Burke. The two co-founded Roc-A-Fella with Jay-Z. Former Roc-A-Fella Records CEO Damon Dash has formed a new music ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. Island Def Jam Ups Peluso

    October 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Island Def Jam Music Group has promoted Gabrielle Peluso from director to VP of video promotion. Island Def Jam Music Group has promoted Gabrielle Peluso from director to VP of video promotion. Peluso, who joined the company in 1996, will be respo ...

  35. Island Def Jam Ups Mattera

    September 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Larry Mattera has been promoted from VP to senior VP of new media for Island Def Jam Music Group. Mattera will oversee the group's new-media strategy. Larry Mattera has been promoted from VP to senior VP of new media for Island Def Jam Music ...

  36. Island Def Jam Ups Mattera

    September 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New-media exec named senior VP. Larry Mattera has been promoted from VP to senior VP of new media for Island Def Jam Music Group. Mattera will oversee the group's new-media strategy, including content development, online marketing, digital co ...

  37. Kudler Named Island Def Jam's VP Of Business And Legal Affairs

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Island Def Jam Music Group has promoted Heath Kudler to VP, business and legal affairs. NEW YORK -- Island Def Jam Music Group has promoted Heath Kudler to VP, business and legal affairs. Kudler will be responsible for negotiating and drafting con ...

  38. Island Def Jam Ups Kudler

    August 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 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 ...

  39. Kevin Liles Lands At WMG

    August 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Executive VP reports to Lyor Cohen. Warner Music Group ended speculation on the fate of Kevin Liles today (Aug. 11). The former Def Jam Records president was named executive VP of WMG. Based in New York, Liles reports to Lyor Cohen, WMG's cha ...

  40. Island Def Jam Names Gawley VP Of Business And Legal Affairs

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Steve Gawley named VP of business and legal affairs at Island Def Jam Music Group. Island Def Jam Music Group has named Steve Gawley as senior VP of business and legal affairs. Gawley will serve as the company's chief legal officer, focusing ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. 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 ...

  43. Island Ups Pontius To Exec VP

    July 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Island Records has promoted Paul Pontius to executive VP of A&R. Pontius has been VP of A&R for Island Def Jam Music Group since 1999. Paul Pontius, who has been VP of A&R for Island Def Jam Music Group since 1999, becomes head ...

  44. IDJ Names Senior Publicity VP

    July 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Island Def Jam Music Group has named Laura Swanson to the post of senior VP, publicity and artist relations. The executive joins from Arista Records, where she held the same title since September 2000 Island Def Jam Music Group has named Laura Swa ...

  45. Liles Out Again As Def Jam Prez

    July 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 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 s ...

  46. PJ Harvey

    June 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Harvey returns to the raw basics for her latest Island Def Jam album. Harvey returns to the raw basics for her latest Island Def Jam album. News ...

  47. Trackboyz Run To Def Jam For Label Deal

    June 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Hit producing duo the Trackboyz have signed a two-year label deal with Def Jam for Trackboyz Entertainment. This marks Island Def Jam Music Group chairman Antonio "L.A." Reid's first major deal since Hit producing duo the Trackboyz ...

  48. Trackboyz Run To Def Jam For Label Deal

    June 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Hit producing duo the Trackboyz have signed a two-year label deal with Def Jam for Trackboyz Entertainment. This marks Island Def Jam Music Group chairman Antonio "L.A." Reid's first major deal since Hit producing duo the Trackboyz ...

  49. Sources: Def Jam Promo Staff Cut

    April 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Island Def Jam is letting go of a handful of employees, sources tell Billboard.biz, with most of the casualties coming from the radio promotion department. Among those cut were Lauren Wirtzer, who was Island Def Jam is letting go of a handful of e ...

  50. Bartels Named Island Records President

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Former Arista Records executive VP of promotion Steve Bartels has been named president of Island Records, according to sources. Bartels is expected to take his new post today (April 26). Former Arista Records executive VP of promotion Steve Bartel ...

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