Karen Kwak Rises To EVP/Head Of A&R At IDJMG
August 22, 2011 at 8:32 AM (PT)
The ISLAND DEF JAM MUSIC GROUP has expanded its Artists & Repertoire operation with the promotion of KAREN KWAK to EVP/Head of A&R. The announcement was made by UNIVERSAL REPUBLIC and ISLAND DEF JAM MOTOWN Chairman/CEO BARRY WEISS, to whom KWAK reports.
"As we continue to expand our creative operations across all of our labels, there is no one better to lead our A&R efforts at IDJ than KAREN," stated WEISS. "Over the past decade, she has developed into one of the most formidable and respected A&R executives in this business. KAREN's track record of hits for a wide variety of artists is exceeded only by those artists' love and trust in her. This is a well-earned and much deserved promotion."
"I am truly honored to be working with the most cutting-edge and creative artists in the business," said KWAK. "I am inspired and excited every day by this amazing and diverse roster and by the new leadership and vision of BARRY WEISS. I look forward to discovering new talent and building an innovative team of the very best writers and producers."