Universal Music Group announced it was dissolving the Island Def Jam Music Group that housed three of its biggest labels under one roof, as well as a number of label and exec shakeups, on Tuesday…
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Island Def Jam veteran Nicole Wyskoarko has been promoted to senior vice president of business and legal affairs, the Universal Music Group label announced today. Starting at IDJ as an intern while…
In a restructuring of some of the company's A&R assets, David Massey, previously president of Universal Music Group's Mercury Records, has been appointed prexy at UMG's Island Records.
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Continuing to bring top creative talent into the executive suite, Universal Music Group's lsland Records has named producer-writer Dallas Austin as senior vp of A&R.
In what appears to be the makings of a trend, Def Jam Recordings has appointed producer-songwriter-artist The-Dream as executive vp of A&R.
Urban music vet Joie Manda has been appointed president of Universal Music Group's Def Jam Recordings.
Gabe Tesoriero has been upped to senior VP of media and artist relations for Island Def Jam Music Group, the label announced Friday.
The game of musical chairs is continuing at the major labels, as Ivan Gavin segues from Sony Music Entertainment to Universal Music Group, taking the newly created role of chief operating officer at…
Soul singer Syl Johnson has filed suit against Kanye West and Jay-Z, alleging that a track on the superstar rappers' hit album "Watch the Throne" infringes on the copyright of his 1967 hit "Different…
In continuing reorganization at Universal Music Group's Island Def Jam unit, four promotion execs have been promoted, exec vp of promotion Rick Sackheim announced Wednesday.
Top hip-hop producer No I.D. has been named executive vp of A&R at Def Jam Recordings.