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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Barry Weiss Named Chairman and CEO of Island Def Jam and Universal Motown Republic Group

    11:15 am 3/17/2011

    The former RCA/Jive Label Group head steps into the position previously held by Antonio "L.A." Reid, who officially tendered his resignation today so that he can judge Simon Cowell's 'The X Factor.' Read more

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