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 directly to IDJMG chairman Antonio "L.A." Reid.

Bartels has served as Island Records president since May 2004, and added the dual title of COO of IDJMG in early 2005.

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