Recently stated today, that Grammy Award Winner artists The-Dream has been anointed to be the new Executive Vice President of A&R for Def Jam Recording. Announced today by Barry Weiss, the Chairman and CEO of Universal Republic and Island Def Jam Motown and Karen Kwak and who is the Executive Vice President/Head of A&R at Island Def Jam Music Group.
One of the main reasons Barry Weiss anointed The-Dream with the position is because he is a producer and song writer who has the ability to write in a unique cultural point of view.
As an A&R, The-Dream will be responsible for overseeing projects by new artists and artists that are already with the Def Jam Recordings. Right now, The-Dream is also working with Rihanna and Pusha T in completing their new projects.
“I am committed as I have been previously to bringing the power of belief in the artist back to the forefront.
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. 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. 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!’’