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Universal Music Launches Def Jam Africa as Its Latest Big Bet on the Continent

Universal Music Group's Def Jam launched Def Jam Africa, a new division based in Johannesburg, South Africa, and Lagos, Nigeria, that will focus on "hip-hop, Afrobeats and trap talent in Africa" and report to Universal Music Sub-Saharan Africa & South Africa managing director Sipho Dlamini.

Rodney Shealey Upped to EVP Urban Promotion at Def Jam

Veteran exec will now oversee all label urban promotion activities, including rolling out new releases to radio.

Def Jam Raises Label Vet Nicki Farag to VP Promotion

Farag has risen from assistant to vp promotion in her decade-plus working for the label.

Dutch DJ Afrojack: ‘I Want to Change the Party Scene’ (Q&A)

Photographed for THR's "Pop Goes the World" music portfolio, the EDM star talks about his forthcoming debut album and the challenges that come with being a major label artist.

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

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

Sara Connally Named VP of Film and Television at Island Def Jam and Republic Records

Based in Los Angeles, Connally will report to Cynthia Sexton, executive vice president, brand partnerships & licensing group.

Iggy Azalea Signs With Island Def Jam

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.

Island Def Jam Promotes Nicole Wyskoarko to Senior VP of Business and Legal

An IDJ staffer for 11 years who's worked with Rick Ross and Justin Bieber, Wyskoarko started at the company as an intern while completing her law degree.

Stitcher to the Pop Stars: Rihanna’s Vocal Producer Reveals His Process

Kuk Harrell co-wrote "Umbrella," sweetened "We Found Love" and worked on Beyonce's Grammy-winning "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)."

Hitmaker The-Dream Named Executive VP of A&R at Def Jam

The writer and producer is also a Grammy winner for his work with Kanye West (“All Of The Lights”) and Beyoncé (“Single Ladies”).

Justin Bieber’s Publicist Gets Promotion

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.

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

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.