Industry vet Mark DiDia is joining the Island Records as executive VP/GM, reporting to president Steve Bartels.

DiDia was most previously last seen over at Columbia, where he spent a year-and-a-half as part of the management triumvirate alongside Steve Barnett and Rick Rubin until his departure in late December 2008.

He also was at Capitol Records, which he joined as senior VP in 2001 and was elevated to executive VP/GM, and has been senior VP/GM of Hollywood Records and GM of American Recordings.

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