Kanye West's independent label G.O.O.D. Music has signed an exclusive long-term worldwide label agreement with Island Def Jam Music Group.
In making the announcement, Kanye West was joined by Chairman & CEO of Universal Motown Republic and Island Def Jam Barry Weiss and President & COO of Island Def Jam Steve Bartels.
"Kanye's genius has been proven time and time again on records and onstage," Bartels said. "He not only pours it out for himself, but he has made the difference with his presence on innumerable projects with other artists who are indebted to him. Kanye is an integral core member of the IDJ family, and G.O.O.D. Music continues his unselfish tradition of bringing along great new artists to the forefront."