IDJMG's Trina Schaefer To Q Prime; Manny Simon Promoted
April 22, 2010 at 10:53 AM (PT)
After 12 years with ISLAND DEF JAM MUSIC GROUP, Sr. Director/Adult Formats TRINA SCHAEFER has resigned to join Q PRIME MANAGEMENT where she will work with artists like JOSH GROBAN, MUSE, SNOW PATROL and RENEE FLEMING.
SCHAEFER's departure clears the way for the promotion of IDJMG TEXAS rep MANNY SIMON to become Sr. Director/Adult Formats, teaming with LORI RISCHER his WEST COAST counterpart.
IDJMG SVP/Promotion ERIK OLESEN told ALL ACCESS, "I'm thrilled with the opportunity to promote from within and bring MANNY home to reunite him with his family, here in NEW YORK. TRINA is a 12-year veteran of the company and we are so proud of her and the great run she's had here. We will dearly miss her on a daily basis and her many friendships at the label remain strong."
SCHAEFER commented to ALL ACCESS, "The last 12 years have been an incredible learning journey for me at MERCURY/ISLAND DEF JAM. I am thankful for all I have learned and for the opportunity to work with so much amazing talent. I am beyond thrilled to start my new adventure with Q PRIME and continue to learn and grow with the best management team in the business. Now stop calling me for BON JOVI tickets."
SIMON told ALL ACCESS, "I want to thank L.A. REID, STEVE BARTELS, ERIK OLESEN and TRINA for this terrific opportunity to move back home. Looking forward to working closely with LORI on a day-to-day basis. After four years in TEXAS, I'm trading in my tacos and BBQ for a nice N.Y. slice, and I can't wait to get started."