Rick Sackheim Promoted To EVP/Promotion At Island Def Jam Music Group
July 28, 2011 at 4:40 AM (PT)
RICK SACKHEIM has been promoted to EVP/Promotion, ISLAND DEF JAM MUSIC GROUP, it was announced TODAY (7/28) by Pres./COO STEVE BARTELS. In his new role, SACKHEIM will be overseeing all of the Mainstream Top 40, Rock, Alternative, Rhythmic/Crossover and Adult formats. SACKHEIM will report directly to BARTELS.
"RICK is one of the most seasoned professionals working in today's ever-changing radio promotion field," said BARTELS. "His diverse background in the various formats of radio that he has been closely associated with over the years, his team building and leadership skills, along with his forward thinking perspective in helping artist campaigns realize, are the perfect combination of strengths for leading the team at IDJ in the future. He has earned the trust and respect of both his staff and his industry peers. We look forward to continued success and accomplishments from RICK while he figures out that his love of surfing actually can work in both oceans!"
"I am so excited to take on new challenges," said SACKHEIM. "I'm thrilled to be working with some of today's most accomplished artists and an amazing staff. And I am especially grateful to continue working with an incredible leader, STEVE BARTELS."
A veteran promotion executive, SACKHEIM has served as SVP/Promotion at ISLAND DEF JAM MUSIC GROUP, since NOVEMBER 2005. He began his career in 1991, with a four-year stint on the National Promotion staff of SCOTTI BROS. RECORDS, followed by a year on the National Promotion staff of PRIVATE MUSIC. He then spent a year at 911 ENTERTAINMENT, as VP/Promotion. SACKHEIM moved to RESTLESS RECORDS in LOS ANGELES in 1998, where he held positions of increasing responsibility, rising to VP/Promotion. He came to ARISTA RECORDS in 2001, as Sr. Director, Rhythm/Crossover Promotion, and was later named VP/Rhythm/Crossover Promotion. In 2004, he joined JIVE RECORDS, also as VP/Rhythm/Crossover Promotion, prior to his arrival at ISLAND DEF JAM MUSIC GROUP the following year.