Stewart Rises To IDJMG SVP/A&R
October 6, 2006 at 4:07 PM (PT)
SHAKIR STEWART is promoted to Sr. VP/A&R of ISLAND DEF JAM MUSIC GROUP. He has offices in ATLANTA and NEW YORK and reports directly to IDJMG Chairman ANTONIO "L.A." REID and DEF JAM RECORDINGS Pres. SHAWN (JAY-Z) CARTER. STEWART had served as VP/A&R of DEF JAM RECORDINGS since AUGUST 2004.
"Since his arrival at DEF JAM two years ago, SHAKIR has proven himself to be a remarkable judge of talent and a valuable addition to our A&R focus," REID says. "His knowledge of the inner workings of the industry in general, and IDJ in particular, makes him the perfect choice for this key position."
CARTER says, "SHAKIR has an understanding of the ever-changing face of music, and most importantly he understands artists and the creative process. His ear, vision and business instincts have made him an invaluable player on our team. I swear he never sleeps and is so in tune with what's going on in the streets."
STEWART says, "Working alongside L.A. REID, SHAWN CARTER and STEVE BARTELS has been an incredible experience for me. The excitement at ISLAND DEF JAM is the talk of the entire industry, and I am proud to play an intricate role in the label's success."