Island Records Names Eric Wong EVP/GM
July 14, 2014 at 6:25 AM (PT)
UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP's ISLAND RECORDS has upped ERIC WONG to EVP/GM, reporting to ISLAND Pres. DAVID MASSEY. WONG, based in NEW YORK, had served as EVP/Marketing at the former ISLAND DEF JAM MUSIC GROUP since 2011, working on marketing strategies for artists like KANYE WEST, MARIAH CAREY, RIHANNA, BON JOVI, AVICII and IGGY AZALEA, among others. He joined IDJ in 1999 and became Chief Marketing Officer of BAD BOY ENTERTAINMENT and SVP/Marketing of ATLANTIC RECORDS in 2006 and ran his own WONG MANAGEMENT in 2009 before returning to IDJ in 2011.
MASSEY said, "ERIC's well-grounded successes in marketing and artist management made him the perfect choice for this position at the new ISLAND RECORDS. Having worked closely with him for the past four years, ERIC's imagination, creativity and passion, as well as his warmth inspires our artists and staff. I look forward to the strength and resolve that we know ERIC will bring to his important new post."
WONG added, "This is one of the most exciting times in the great history of ISLAND RECORDS. I could not be more proud of the confidence that DAVID MASSEY has in me. With an artist roster that is second to none in the record industry, we are standing on the threshold of a new era, as Island enters this next amazing chapter of its existence."