Def Jam Names Tab Nkhereanye SVP/A&R
March 29, 2016 at 7:20 AM (PT)
DEF JAM has promoted VP/A&R and songwriter TAB NKHEREANYE to SVP/A&R.
CEO STEVE BARTELS said, "In a very short period of time, TAB has shown incredible ability in both finding bright, new, exciting talent, and shepherding relationships with some of our most iconic artists. In addition, as a successful songwriter, TAB has the unique experience to relate to artists and help them bring their creative visions to life. We are fortunate to have TAB as part of the DEF JAM family and this well-deserved promotion is reflective of our belief in him."
NKHEREANYE added, "It's an honor to be part of the great DEF JAM tradition. I'm excited to be working alongside such respected executives as STEVE BARTELS and FAISEL DURRANI and the entire family here at DEF JAM. Making records for this legendary company is nothing short of special."
His Music Executive resume includes UNIVERSAL Urban VP/A&R, BUG MUSIC/BMG A&R and SONY ATV MUSIC PUBLISHING VP/A&R.
NKHEREANYE is a 5-time ASCAP Award-winning songwriter and has written songs for DESTINY'S CHILD, MARY J. BLIGE, MADONNA, JUSTIN BIEBER, and many other artists.
He joined DEF JAM in 2014 and ALESSIA CARA was one of his first signings.