IDJMG Names Christopher Hicks EVP
February 17, 2009 at 6:06 AM (PT)
CHRISTOPHER HICKS has been appointed EVP at DEF JAM RECORDINGS. The announcement was made TODAY by IDJMG Chairman ANTONIO "L.A." REID. In his new position, HICKS will assume overall responsibility for the acquisition and development of new talent, overseeing producers and guiding the creative vision and brand recognition of the label as it celebrates its 25th year anniversary in 2009. HICKS will report directly to REID, and to Pres./COO STEVE BARTELS.
"CHRIS has a musician's ear for talent and hit songs that has brought him huge longterm success in the industry," said REID. "His track record in ATLANTA has resulted in breaking some of the biggest names in Urban and hip-hop out of that city over the past decade. We look forward to the next quarter-century of history with DEF JAM as we welcome CHRIS aboard."
HICKS comes to IDJ after nearly two years in the joint posts of SVP/Urban A&R, ATLANTIC RECORDS, and SVP/A&R, and Head of Urban Music for WARNER/CHAPPELL MUSIC.