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Empires will release their Chop Shop/Island Records debut, Orphan, on September 23rd. You can stream the band's new track "Please Don't Tell My Lover" in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on 08/07/14 - 03:33 PM
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.
Jason Tate on 07/14/14 - 02:50 PM
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...
Jason Tate on 04/01/14 - 02:07 PM
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.
Keagan Ilvonen on 02/04/14 - 08:32 AM
Pepper signed to Island Records.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 07/08/13 - 08:45 PM
Head to the replies to check out the album artwork for Lower Than Atlantis third full length record, Changing Tune, out September 10th.
Jake Denning on 07/09/12 - 04:53 AM
Andy Biddulph on 01/29/12 - 03:38 AM
Stream the track "We Were Children" from new London based band, TRIBES, here. Their EP will be released on June 6 via Island Records.
Kyle Huntington on 04/15/11 - 04:33 AM
Romance On A Rocketship are now listed on Island Records' artist roster.
Blake Solomon on 05/07/10 - 09:25 AM
An Island Def Jam executive was arrested for not sending out a Twitter update regarding a Justin Bieber signing.
From the ArticleThe Post described the scene as a “near riot,” explaining that it took police two hours to restore order. Many fans refused to clear the area in hopes that Bieber was still going to make his appearance. And that’s where James Roppo, the senior vice president of sales at Island Def Jam Records, and his Twitter message – or lack of Twitter message – comes in. "We asked for his help in getting the crowd to go away by sending out a Twitter message," said Nassau County Police Det. Lt. Kevin Smith. "By not cooperating with us, we feel he put lives in danger and the...
Joe DeAndrea on 11/23/09 - 04:39 PM
Monty Are I have posted new song, "One in a Million," on their myspace.
Anton Djamoos on 08/15/09 - 03:33 PM
Steve Henderson on 01/06/09 - 08:48 AM
The Island Records Street Team--located in Midtown, New York--is actively looking for interns as soon as possible. Check the replies for more details.

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Anton Djamoos on 09/03/08 - 08:12 AM
According to his Myspace blog, PlayRadioPlay! is no longer affilliated with Island Records.

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Chris Fallon on 06/27/08 - 03:01 AM
Sparky's Flaw signed to Mercury Records/Island/Def Jam this past July but just announced it in a bulletin. Read it below. Or don't, it's your call.
BulletinHey friends! Some new things! - We're going into the studio next week to start recording our first full length album! It will be put out on Mercury/Island/Def Jam Records (whom we are now signed to)! We are stoked beyond stoked to work the producers we get to work with, so keep an eye out for studio updates, songs, etc.


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Anton Djamoos on 12/08/07 - 12:22 PM
The artwork for The Killers' upcoming release, Sawdust, can be seen in the replies. The album will hit shelves on November 13th via Island Records.

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Brandon Allin on 10/10/07 - 12:43 AM
James Hart (ex-Eighteen Visions) has agreed to terms on a contract with Island Records. The songwriter is expected to issue his debut, solo effort next year via the label.

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Brandon Allin on 10/04/07 - 12:28 AM
Ludo's new single, "Love Me Dead," is available for exclusive download on their purevolume profile. The track is set to appear on the outfit's major label debut, You're Awful, I Love You, which is due out early next year via Island Records.

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Brandon Allin on 10/02/07 - 12:08 AM
Pete Wentz and Patrick Stump will be hosting two, exclusive in-store signings at Sam Ash on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, California and Buffalo Grove, Illinois on October 9th (5 -7 pm) and October 21st (11 am - 1 pm) respectively.
Brandon Allin on 09/27/07 - 08:05 AM
Fall Out Boy can be seen covering Green Day's classic, "Basket Case," at the Araneta Coliseum in the Philippines on September 21st in the replies. The quartet are currently touring in support of their latest release, Infinity on High, which is available now courtesy of Island Records.

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Brandon Allin on 09/24/07 - 09:50 AM
Fall Out Boy's new music video for "I'm Like a Lawyer with the Way I'm Always Trying to Get You Off (Me and You)" can be seen right here. The track is taken from the group's latest release, Infinity on High, which is available in stores now courtesy of Island Records.

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Brandon Allin on 09/13/07 - 08:11 AM
Fall Out Boy will premiere their new music video for "I'm Like a Lawyer with the Way I'm Always Trying to Get You Off (Me and You)" tomorrow, Thursday, September 13th, on AOL. The track is taken from the quartet's latest release, Infinity on High, which is available now via Island Records.

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Brandon Allin on 09/12/07 - 06:11 PM
Thrice announced via a recent Myspace bulletin that they have parted ways with Island Records.
Message From The BandWe just wanted to let you all know that we’ve decided to part ways with Island Records. Over the past couple of years, we’ve realized that we have different visions for the band’s future and we both agree that we’d be better off going our separate ways at this point. We’re very grateful for all the help and support they’ve given us for the past four years. Thankfully, they’ve been generous enough to let us keep the record we’re currently recording, and we’re hopeful that this change in plans won’t delay its release. We’re currently in the process of finding a new home, and...
Rohan Kohli on 06/25/07 - 01:23 PM
The Rocket Summer's upcoming, full-length release, Do You Feel?, is now available for pre-order courtesy of West Aspen Merch. Additionally, all orders placed now through July 17th will receive a limited edition, autographed poster free of charge.

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Brandon Allin on 06/10/07 - 03:35 PM
The Rocket Summer has posted their new single, "So Much Love" on their MySpace page.

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Ryan Imhof on 06/03/07 - 08:47 AM
The Rocket Summer has been confirmed to play select dates on this summer's Warped Tour. For more information, please visit the tour's official website.
Brandon Allin on 03/23/07 - 01:14 PM
PlayRadioPlay! has signed with Stolen Transmission / Island Records.
Rohan Kohli on 11/03/06 - 08:44 AM
Ludo has signed with Island / Def Jam Records.
Rohan Kohli on 10/05/06 - 01:00 PM
The Photo Atlas has signed to Stolen Transmission/Island Records. The band will re-release their album, No, Not Me, Not Ever, later this summer.
Frank Giaramita on 06/20/06 - 10:12 PM
Yes Virginia has signed to Stolen Transmission Records (imprint of Island).

Source: BreakingCustom
Rohan Kohli on 12/07/05 - 11:22 AM

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