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The Island Def Jam Music Group

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  1. Justin Bieber's Publicist Gets Promotion

    12:54 pm 8/20/2012

    Melissa Victor, who has represented the pop phenom since he was first signed in 2008, got a title bump to Vice President, Media and Artist Relations at Island Def Jam Music Group.Read more

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  2. Photo Finish Records Founder Matt Galle Takes Label From Atlantic to Island Def Jam (Exclusive)

    6:00 am 8/10/2012

    The Paradigm agent and Bamboozle Festival co-founder, who played a pivotal role in discovering Bruno Mars and Ke$ha, partners with Barry Weiss at Universal, where he'll also provide exclusive A&R services. Read more

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  3. Why Target Isn't Carrying Frank Ocean's 'Channel Orange' Album

    6:16 pm 7/11/2012

    Was the singer's sexuality a factor in delaying his brick and mortar release? The big box chain responds. Read more

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  4. Joseph Schmidt Named CFO of Universal Music Group's East Coast Labels

    1:02 pm 7/3/2012

    The former vp of finance for RCA Records will oversee planning, forecasting, reporting, deal analysis, and marketing administration for Island Def Jam Music Group and Universal Republic.Read more

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  5. Justin Bieber Sells Out Madison Square Garden Shows in 30 Seconds; U.S. Tour in 1 Hour

    3:02 am 6/3/2012

    The 18-year-old pop star hits the road in September for a 45-city trek. Read more

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  6. Lauren Schneider Promoted to VP, Media & Artist Relations at Island Def Jam

    12:30 pm 5/2/2012

    The seasoned publicist has worked with such artists as The Killers, Gaslight Anthem, Neon Trees, Snow Patrol, and Taio Cruz, among others.Read more

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  7. Eric Wong Named EVP, Marketing At Island Def Jam

    6:00 am 2/25/2012

    In his previous role at the company, Wong worked to develop marketing campaigns for artists such as Mariah Carey, The Killers and Bon Jovi. Wong got his start in the music industry at the age of 16.Read more

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  8. Island Def Jam Partners With Breyon Prescott's Chameleon Entertainment

    7:40 pm 9/28/2011

    The first release under the new partnership will be the 2012 debut album from South African singer/songwriter Nikki Williams.Read more

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  9. Music PR Executive Karen Wiessen Joins The Door

    8:51 pm 9/17/2011

    The former Island Def Jam publicist brings clients Train and Patrick Stump to the New York-based indie PR house.Read more

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  10. Kanye West Producer No I.D. Named A&R Executive at Def Jam

    3:40 pm 8/30/2011

    The record label also signs a deal with his company, Artium Recordings.Read more

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