Island Records Names David Massey President
February 8, 2013 at 9:11 AM (PT)
ISLAND DEF JAM MUSIC GROUP has tapped MERCURY RECORDS Pres. DAVID MASSEY as President of ISLAND RECORDS. MASSEY will report directly to Chairman/CEO of the EAST COAST LABEL GROUP BARRY WEISS.
The MERCURY RECORDS A&R team will continue to report directly to MASSEY. As well, MATT GALLE will continue to provide exclusive A&R services to ISLAND RECORDS, and GALLE's PHOTO FINISH RECORDS will remain within the ISLAND RECORDS family of labels.
Also reporting directly to MASSEY will be SVP/A&R CHRIS ANOKUTE and GRAMMY AWARD-winning producer, composer and musician DALLAS AUSTIN, as SVP/A&R for ISLAND RECORDS.
"DAVID has had great successes since joining the company six years ago," said WEISS, "and it is a track record that he now takes with him to ISLAND, as we put even more resources into our vital creative areas. DAVID's musical instincts for spotting talent are second to none, and his relationships with the artists and his proven leadership skills are the perfect fit to drive ISLAND RECORDS into the future."
"I am truly excited to take on this great challenge," said MASSEY. "The extraordinarily talented artists and executives I have worked with at MERCURY and ISLAND have been an inspiration, and no one could ask for any more experienced and astute leadership than BARRY WEISS and STEVE BARTELS. I hope to bring even greater success to ISLAND DEF JAM in the years ahead."