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Signore gets VP post

Exec to eye budget concerns for marketing campaigns at Island Def Jam

Matt Signore has been elevated to senior veep of planning for the Island Def Jam Music Group. A nine-year veteran of the diskery, Signore was most recently veep of finance.

Island Def Jam Music Group exec veep-G.M. John Esposito, to whom Signore will report, said, “With his many years of experience at Island Records, Matt has a deep understanding of all aspects of what it takes to make a major label operate properly. He’s been a vital force in the success and rapid development of our new label group.”

In his new position, Signore will work with the Island, Def Jam and Def Soul labels, monitoring budgets from the initial marketing strategy through to the unfolding of the campaign. He will also evaluate and develop business processes to ensure maximum efficiency and effectiveness.

“I am excited to help build a company that consists of incredible artists as well as such industry leaders as Jim Caparro, Lyor Cohen, John Esposito and Kevin Lyles,” Signore said. “I look forward to my new role here and the challenges to come.”

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