Joie Manda Resigns From Def Jam, Named Interscope Records Pres./Urban Music
March 28, 2013 at 8:03 AM (PT)
JOIE MANDA has resigned as Pres. of DEF JAM RECORDS to relocate back to LOS ANGELES. As part of his relocation, he will remain within the UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP family by joining INTERSCOPE RECORDS as Pres./Urban Music. The announcement was made today by UMG East Coast Labels Pres./CEO BARRY WEISS and INTERSCOPE GEFFEN A&M Pres./COO JOHN JANICK. MANDA will now report to JANICK.
"Despite having to move back to LOS ANGELES for personal reasons, I am truly grateful to BARRY, JOHN and JIMMY IOVINE (Chairman/CEO, INTERSCOPE GEFFEN A&M) for this exciting new opportunity," said MANDA. "I've learned a lot from BARRY in the last year and am very appreciative of everything he has done for me. I am now looking forward to being part of the INTERSCOPE family, a company uniquely positioned for success despite this challenging marketplace."
"While we understand JOIE’s personal reasons for wanting to move back to LOS ANGELES, we’re thankful for all of his contributions to DEF JAM," commented WEISS. "We wish him success in his new role at our sister label."
"JOIE is an important part of the fabric of UMG, and I'm glad we were all able to work together to make this transition possible for him," said JANICK. "I've known JOIE for some time and I've always been impressed by his work ethic and instincts. He's going to play a big role in the future of INTERSCOPE."