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 served as senior VP of A&R operations for IDJMG, since 2004. She came to the company from Arista Records, where she spent four years, rising to the position of senior VP of A&R operations and administration. Prior to joining Arista, she was VP of A&R administration at LaFace Records in Atlanta.

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