New-media exec named senior VP.

Larry Mattera has been promoted from VP to senior VP of new media for Island Def Jam Music Group. Mattera will oversee the group's new-media strategy, including content development, online marketing, digital commerce and wireless initiatives.

Based in New York, he reports to Island Records president Steve Bartels.

Mattera joined Island Def Jam in 1996 from PolyGram Group Distribution. He has held the post of VP of new media since January 1999.