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 served as VP of sales for IDJMG, since February 2005, following a five year stint as regional sales director for Island Def Jam (IDJ), based in Minneapolis. Prior to IDJ, he spent two years as national account manager at Polygram Group Distribution, starting in 1997.

He began his career in music in 1988 at Aron's Records in Los Angeles.