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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.