L.A. Reid Joins 'X Factor' As Judge ... While Leaving Island Def Jam
March 16, 2011 at 4:15 PM (PT)
While the L.A. TIMES and a plethora of media sources report ISLAND DEF JAM Chairman ANTONIO "L.A." REID has signed on to be a judge in SIMON COWELL's imminent singing competition, "THE X FACTOR," sources tell ALL ACCESS that the other shoe soon is about to drop -- with an imminent announcement that REID will be leaving his post at ISLAND DEF JAM.
Could REID eventually wind up over at SONY, with longtime friend DOUG MORRIS?
Look for the ISLAND DEF JAM, home to RIHANNA, KANYE WEST, JUSTIN BIEBER, BON JOVI, NEON TREES, and so many more, to continue as a successful label under the steady hand of President/COO STEVE BARTELS.
Meanwhile, look for former RCA/JIVE LABEL GROUP Chairman/CEO BARRY WEISS, inbound as of APRIL 1st, to head up UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP's EAST COAST operations, to be heavily involved in REID's duties.
More details on ALL ACCESS as we get them.