Dallas Austin Named SVP Of A&R At Island Records
It seems like Island Def Jam Records are snatching up executive talent like the New York Yankees. Only weeks after announcing Terius “The-Dream” Nash to an executive position, Dallas Austin was named Senior Vice President Of A&R at Island Records.
Island Records, which boasts artists such as Justin Bieber, Mariah Carey and Bon Jovi, hire the hitmaking producer who has been influential in careers of TLC and Boyz II Men among others. “I am truly honored to be working with the most cutting-edge and creative artists in the business,” Dallas said of the new venture. “I look forward to discovering new talent and continuing to build on Island Records’ storied history.”
“Dallas is a modern day music man: a veteran who has been supplying chart hits to this industry for more than two decades, across multiple genres and around the world,” said Def Jam Records CEO Barry Weiss. “Island Records is fortunate that such a coveted creative force is working with the company and its artists, bringing his experience and expertise to Island at this exciting time in the company’s history. The work he has just done on new Island artist Nikki Williams is nothing short of stunning.”
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