Shakir Stewart Promoted to EVP, Def Jam Recordings
June 3, 2008 at 6:26 AM (PT)
ISLAND DEF JAM MUSIC GROUP Chairman ANTONIO "L.A." REID has promoted SHAKIR STEWART to EVP at DEF JAM RECORDINGS. STEWART will report directly to REID, and to Pres./COO STEVE BARTLES on operational matters. STEWART will be based in ATLANTA and NEW YORK.
"The bold young management style that SHAKIR has established at DEF JAM is one of the major reasons behind the label's success today," said REID. "From his solid roots in music publishing, he has grown to master the world of hip-hop and urban music."
"The past four years have been an unforgettable experience for me," said STEWART. "Having the opportunity to work with a brilliant music man such as L.A. REID, along with the most amazing team in the music business, has afforded me the knowledge and inspiration to take the next step in my career and continue to amplify and expand DEF JAM's stellar reputation in the industry."
"SHAKIR has been an integral part of DEF JAM's chemistry ever since he joined the company in 2004," said BARTELS. "His instincts for searching out new artists is talked about throughout the industry. In addition, his understanding of every facet of DEF JAM's business operation makes us confident in his leadership of the company into its third decade."