Island Def Jam Music Group President and CEO Lyor Cohen today announced the promotion of Julie Greenwald to President of Island Records. Greenwald had until this appointment served as Senior Vice President of marketing for The Island Def Jam Music Group. Also as part of this announcement, Cohen has named Greenwald and Def Jam/Def Soul Records President Kevin Liles to the additional positions of Executive Vice Presidents of The Island Def Jam Music Group. As President of Island, Greenwald will oversee all aspects of the label, which serves as the rock and pop division of The Island Def Jam Music… Read more »
That new album Mariah Carey has been recording on the down low has finally landed a home… on her own label. The Universal Music Group announced Wednesday (May 8) that they have signed the biz’s most highly touted free agent to a new deal that will see one of its branches, the Island/Def Jam Music Group, distribute the music released by Carey’s yet-to-be-named company. “I’m incredibly happy,” Carey said in a statement. “It’s a tremendous and unprecedented opportunity to be working in tandem with [Universal Music Group Chairman/CEO] Doug [Morris], [Island/Def Jam President/CEO] Lyor [Cohen] and [Interscope Geffen A&M Chairman]… Read more »
Following its unprecedented 49 Grammy Award nominations, The Island Def Jam Music Group continues its winning momentum this week with four records in the Top 10 of the nation’s Top Albums chart (source: Soundscan). Propelling this success were the multiplatinum releases from Ludacris (Word of Mouf; no.4), Nickelback (Silver Side Up, no.5), Ja Rule (Pain Is Love; no.6) and the hit soundtrack to O Brother, Where Art Thou (no.10). The Island Def Jam Music Group also scored thirteen albums in the Top 100 with releases from seminal hip-hop artist JAY-Z (MTV Unplugged), alternative rockers Hoobastank (Hoobastank), country icon Willie Nelson… Read more »
The Blood Brothers are celebrating 20 years of their seminal album ‘Burn, Piano Island, Burn’ with a special vinyl reissue.
We’re bringing you the premiere stream of Living With Lions’ brand new album Island ahead of its release tomorrow on No Sleep Records.
Taking Back Sunday have signed with Hopeless Records, and their new album is due out in Spring 2014! Check out the entire press release by clicking “Read More.”
Long Island quartet Sainthood Reps have signed to No Sleep Records. The band have plans to release a follow-up to 2011’s Monoculture on the label later this year.
Triple Crown Records has signed Long Island quartet North Korea. The band is currently in the studio with producer Mike Sapone working on a full length release that will be out on the label later this year.
Long Island-based punk quartet Bayside has signed a “360 deal” with New York City-based indie Wind-Up Records, home to Cartel, Hawthorne Heights and others.
TORONTO – As music lovers approach a new decade in this still-young century, a recording technology once considered old and obsolete — vinyl — has been making a strong comeback.