Universal Republic & Island Def Jam Appoint Peter Thea As EVP
November 15, 2011 at 8:01 AM (PT)
UNIVERSAL REPUBLIC & ISLAND DEF JAM have expanded their management in the A&R area with the appointment of PETER THEA to EVP. The announcement was made today by Chairman/CEO BARRY WEISS, to whom THEA reports.
"We are fortunate to have one of the music industry's most talented executives working with us in this vital area for our group of labels," stated WEISS. "PETER's diverse career as a recording engineer, music business attorney and seasoned executive, combined with hislong standing relationships in this industry, give him the unique skill set to succeed at this job. I am very happy to be reunited with PETER at UMG."
"I am thrilled to be working with BARRY again." added THEA. "BARRY has energized the company with a vision that fosters a great creative environment for real talent to flourish. I am excited to work with him, MONTE LIPMAN (UNIVERSAL REPUBLIC Pres./CEO), AVERY LIPMAN (UNIVERSAL REPUBLIC Co-Pres./COO), KAREN KWAK (IDJMG EVP/Head of A&R), STEVE BARTELS (IDJMG Pres./COO), their respective teams, and the talent-rich artist rosters at the labels."