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  1. How Universal Music Group's New Top-Level Troika Brings Peace (For Now)

    1:07 pm 4/7/2014

    Island Def Jam "unbundled" to create three separate labels in Island, Def Jam and Motown.Read more

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  2. Michael Alexander Promoted to SVP of International, Island Def Jam, Motown and Republic Records

    3:31 pm 9/9/2013

    The former IDJ vice president has worked on campaigns of such artists as Fall Out Boy, Rihanna, the Killers, and Kanye West.Read more

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  3. Columbia Records' Rob Stringer Honored by Adele, Neil Diamond, John Mayer, More

    12:45 pm 6/21/2013

    The label chairman was named Music Visionary of 2013 by the UJA-Federation at an event held at New York's Pierre Hotel. Read more

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  4. Iggy Azalea Signs With Island Def Jam

    12:36 pm 4/24/2013

    The Australia-born rapper parted ways with Interscope in 2012 after she and the label didn't see eye to eye on her management deal with T.I.'s Grand Hustle imprint.Read more

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  5. Joie Manda Resigns as Def Jam President, Moving to Interscope

    10:44 pm 3/28/2013

    In a surprise announcement, the executive will remain within the Universal Music Group family but relocate to the west coast.Read more

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  6. Afrojack Signs With Island Records and Universal Music Group

    1:01 pm 3/14/2013

    The Grammy-winning producer and DJ will release his newest track, featuring Chris Brown, to radio this week. Read more

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  7. Universal Signs New Agreement With Republic's Monte and Avery Lipman

    3:45 pm 2/5/2013

    In recent months, the label has scored hits by Gotye, PSY (via Schoolboy Records), Of Monsters and Men, The Weeknd and Florence and the Machine. Read more

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  8. Steve Barnett Exiting Sony's Columbia Records for Universal's New Capitol Label Group (Analysis)

    4:44 pm 10/5/2012

    With UMG's acquisition of EMI complete, the veteran music exec will relocate to the west coast where he'll oversee the newly formed entity's rock and pop rosters. Read more

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  9. L.A. Reid's Battle to Sign Britney Spears

    5:00 am 8/8/2012

    The "X Factor" judge is wooing his co-star with big promises -- but Barry Weiss, head of Justin Bieber's label, won't give up without a fight.Read more

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  10. Ne-Yo Joins Motown Roster, Appointed Senior VP of A&R

    6:33 pm 1/24/2012

    Co-star of the George Lucas-produced 'Red Tails,' the R&B hitmaker will also take on the role of A&R executive as part of his post-Def Jam plan.Read more

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