Def Jam Names Don Cannon VP/A&R
July 9, 2013 at 3:48 PM (PT)
DEF JAM RECORDINGS has named DJ/music producer DON CANNON as VP/A&R, ALLHIPHOP NEWS reports. He will be responsible for overseeing the label’s musical projects as well as discovering new acts for DEF JAM.
"DON CANNON is exactly the kind of multi-faceted producer and modern-day A&R executive who understands the DEF JAM mission and culture and where we are headed for the future," IDJMG EVP/Head of A&R KAREN KWAK said. "He has already worked with some of our most successful artists, and we look forward to the fresh talent he will bring to the label."
"A music person can only dream about being at DEF JAM, the most important Hip-Hop destination in the world," CANNON said. "I feel I have a cutting edge vision for where the culture and Hip-Hop are heading, and I’m excited to be joining the team. I’m already working 24/7 to drive the innovation of music forward, and I’m confident we’ll land some big successes in the very near future."