Island Records has promoted Eric Wong to executive vice president / general manager at the label.
Until very recently Wong served as executive vice president of marketing at IDJ, where he created and developed strategies for Kanye West, Rihanna, Avicii and Bon Jovi, among others. He joined IDJ in 1999 and worked with a range of artists including The Killers and Fall Out Boy. He left in 2006 to juggle executive marketing positions at both Bad Boy Entertainment and Atlantic Records, where he helped guide the careers of Jay Z, Janelle Monae and others. In 2009 Wong formed Wong Management, serving as part of Mariah Carey's team, before returning to IDJ in 2011.
Universal Music Group has announced that Island Def Jam will be transformed into three separate labels: Motown Records, Def Jam Records and Island Records.
Universal said it will dismantle the Island Def Jam group and form three stand-alone labels — Motown Records, Def Jam Records and Island Records. The move will allow the labels to enhance their own marketing and publicity and A&R teams, according to Universal. Def Jam will be led by CEO Steve Bartels, who was previously president and COO of Island Def Jam. Ethiopia Habtemariam will become president of the Motown Records label, which will leave New York and return to its prior home in Los Angeles. Island will continue to be led by...
Neon Trees' new song, "I Love You (But I Hate Your Friends)" can be heard on Rdio. The band's upcoming album, Pop Psychology, hits stores April 22nd.
Track Listing 01) Love in the 21st Century
02) Text Me in the Morning
03) Sleeping with a Friend
04) Teenager in Love
05) I Love You (But I Hate Your Friends)
07) Voices in the Hall
08) Foolish Behavior
09) Living in Another World
10) First Things First
11) American Zero
Empires have signed to Chop Shop/Island Records. The band's new album, Orphan was produced by John Congleton (St. Vincent, The Black Angels, Explosions in the Sky) and will be released later this year. Head to the replies to stream a new song called "How Does It Feel" and find out where you can catch the band on tour.