Vice President of A&R

QUOTE OF THE DAY: DEF JAM VICE-PRESIDENT OF A&R BU THIAM

Photograph Source In response to the rumour that Island Def Jam CEO LA Reid has been fired, Akon’s brother/Vice President of A&R (that role still exists?) Bu Thiam said this? As an Island Def Jam Executive, and more importantly a music fan, the recent heat that LA Reid has come under, in my opinion is extremely whack! Everyday I’ve been getting calls from people asking “When is LA getting fired? or what happened to Def Jam?” The ironic thing about this whole []

UK NEWS: N-DUBZ SIGN TO DEF JAM RECORDS

Well according to reports it’s finally happened.. it’s official…. UK group N-Dubz have signed to Def Jam Records. Def Jam’s Vice-President of A&R Max Gousse said, “I signed N-Dubz because they’re great entertainers and speak to London’s youth unlike any other band. We want to bring their message to the rest of the world.”   They speak to London’s youth? You don’t have a clue Max! Go back to surfing Myspace for new talent. I am old enough to remember when Def Jam only signed the cream []

JIM JONES: NEW VICE PRESIDENT OF A&R AT KOCH RECORDS

Rapper Jim Jones is stepping back in to the corporate music world by becoming Vice President of A&R at Koch Records. Jim previously served as President of A&R at Warner Music but was later relieved of his duties due to poor performance. But don’t watch that! My Jim Jim has been given a second chance and this time I know he will flourish in this new role. Jim said in a released statement:   “It feels good to know that the hard work []