Stevenson Named EVP/A&R At IDJMG; Launches Joint Venture Label
February 21, 2006 at 3:09 PM (PT)
ISLAND RECORDS VP/A&R ROB STEVENSON has been promoted to ISLAND DEF JAM RECORDS GROUP (IDJMG) EVP/A&R, it was announced today by IDJMG Chairman ANTONIO "L.A." REID. At the same time, STEVENSON has been named Pres. of STOLEN TRANSMITION RECORDS, his new joint venture label imprint with IDJMG. STEVENSON, who is based in NEW YORK, will report directly to REID on all creative matters, and will report directly to ISLAND RECORDS Steve Bartels, president, Island Records, on all operational matters.
an extraordinarily important force in A&R -- not only at IDJ, but for the entire business
"ROB has grown into an extraordinarily important force in A&R -- not only at IDJ, but for the entire business," said REID. "With his signings of THE KILLERS, FALL OUT BOY, THRICE, and the BRAVERY, among others, he has established an unparalleled track record in a relatively short time at ISLAND RECORDS. We look forward to his future discoveries as we welcome him to the senior management team of the ISLAND DEF JAM MUSIC GROUP."