Rick Sackheim Named SVP/Promotion at IDJMG
November 11, 2005 at 7:59 AM (PT)
ISLAND DEF JAM MUSIC GROUP (IDJMG) EVP GREG THOMPSON today announced the appointment of RICK SACKHEIM to SVP/Promotion. In this new position, SACKHEIM will oversee all radio formats, in addition to overseeing the field staff. He will be based in LOS ANGELES, and report directly to THOMPSON in NEW YORK.
"I'm honored to have a professional of RICK's caliber joining our team," said THOMPSON. "He has that rare ability to understand radio and maximize opportunities for our artists without compromising their integrity. On behalf of the entire team, I welcome RICK to the IDJ family."
I am honored to be a part of what will be the best time in my life professionally and personally
"To work with the ‘dream team’ -- L.A. REID, STEVE BARTELS, SHAWN CARTER and GREG THOMPSON -- is an amazing opportunity for me!" said SACKHEIM. "These guys are truly the best in the business and I am honored to be a part of what will be the best time in my life professionally and personally."
SACKHEIM joins IDJMG from JIVE RECORDS, where he served as VP Rhythm/Crossover Promotion, since APRIL 2004, following his five year tenure as VP Rhythm/Crossover Promotion at ARISTA.