Island Def Jam Music Group Restructures Pop, Rock And Rhythm Promotion Departments
Glassman, Chiappetta, Sheer And Chester Rise
August 31, 2011 at 5:27 AM (PT)
ISLAND DEF JAM MUSIC GROUP has reorganized the executive staff of its Promotion Department, it was announced TODAY (8/31) by EVP/Promotion RICK SACKHEIM.
In carrying out this reorganization, four key appointments have been made:
TODD GLASSMAN has been appointed SVP/Promotion, ISLAND DEF JAM MUSIC GROUP, overseeing promotion activities at the Top 40 and Hot AC formats. GLASSMAN, who is based in NEW YORK, has served as SVP/Promotion, UNIVERSAL MOTOWN, since MAY 2009; and prior to that, VP/Top 40 Promotion UNIVERSAL MOTOWN, since 2007.
CHRISTINE CHIAPPETTA has been promoted to SVP/Rock Promotion, overseeing all Rock formats as well as assisting with marketing plans for Rock and Alternative bands on the label. CHIAPPETTA, who is based in LOS ANGELES, has spent nine years with IDJ, most recently as VP/Promotion.
NOAH SHEER has been appointed VP/Rhythm Promotion, working the Rhythm radio formats. SHEER, who is based in LOS ANGELES, has spent 11 years with IDJ, starting as MID-ATLANTIC Regional Promotion Manager in 2000. He was promoted to Sr. Dir./Rhythm Promotion in 2004; and VP/Top 40 Promotion, in 2008.
MIKE CHESTER has been promoted to VP/Pop Promotion, focusing on Top 40 radio. CHESTER, who is based in NEW YORK, has spent six-years with IDJ, starting as Dir./West Coast Promotion in 2005. He was promoted to Nat. Dir./Pop Promotion in 2006; and Sr. Dir./Top 40 Promotion in 2008.
"ISLAND DEF JAM is blessed with the greatest radio promotion staff in the industry, hands down," said SACKHEIM. "TODD, CHRISTINE, MIKE and NOAH are all well-seasoned and uniquely qualified to take on the new challenges in our promotion universe. We are confident that their leadership and imaginations will make IDJ Promotion the new gold standard."