Legendary Hip-Hop label Def Jam Recordings has announced the expansion of its senior management team, with the appointment of singer/producer The-Dream as Executive Vice President of A&R.
Under the new deal, The-Dream will be responsible for overseeing current and new projects by various artists on the label, in addition to seeking and signing new talent.
The-Dream while also continue to produce for artists on the Def Jam Recordings label and it’s affiliates.
“I am committed as I have been previously to bringing the power of belief in the artist back to the forefront,” The-Dream said. “I share a unique view of an artist and as well as the business of music. I, with the help of many others, have ran a successful business for the last five years in the midst of the ‘Digital Change.’ My concentration and effort will be to the artist to succeed in their dreams and goals.”
Current projects The-Dream is working on include Pusha-T’s solo album for G.O.O.D. Music, in addition to Rihanna, who is in the studio working on her new album.
The new deal for The-Dream also calls for Def Jam Recordings to market and distribute his record label, Radio Killa.
The new imprint has already inked a deal with August Alsina.
“I’ve been a part of watching and participating in the success of many great women and men including Beyonce, Rihanna, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion to name a few,” The-Dream continued. “Music means more than just a download, it’s life to the culture and also the people who listen. This is a new exciting yet critical time for music – ‘You Meet Change with Change!’