Def Jam Ups Eric 'EP' Parler To VP/Mixshow & Lifestyle Promotion
November 18, 2014 at 11:19 AM (PT)
ERIC "EP" PARLER has been promoted to VP/Mixshow & Lifestyle Promotion for DEF JAM RECORDINGS, as the label strengthens its lifestyle marketing initiatives. PARLER, who is based in NEW YORK, will continue to work with lifestyle clubs and the top DJs across the country to build the initial buzz and excitement for all of the label’s new releases.
The announcement was made by EVP Urban Promotion RODNEY SHEALEY and EVP Promotion RICK SACKHEIM.
“It is truly an honor for me to receive this promotion in the midst of DEF JAM’s historic 30th anniversary year,” said PARLER. “DEF JAM has always reigned as the center of the Hip-Hop and Urban music universe and I am proud to be part of the team in carrying that forward. I want to thank SHAWN 'PECAS' COSTNER for his support and I’m excited to continue working closely with RODNEY SHEALEY and RICK SACKHEIM.”
PARLER, boasting over 20 years of extensive radio and touring experience, has served as Sr. Dir./Mixshow & Lifestyle Promotion for DEF JAM RECORDINGS since 2008, and received the award for Mixshow Executive of the Year in 2013 from the SIN NETWORK.