NO I.D. Becomes Head Of A&R At Def Jam / Set To Oversee Careers of August Alsina, Iggy Azalea & Elijah Blake

Published: Wednesday 5th Nov 2014 by David


August Alsina, ‘Beg For It‘ beauty Iggy Azalea and ‘Black Whiskey’ singer Elijah Blake stand as just three Def Jam acts to welcome a new Head of A&R this year, greeting producer No I.D. as he steps into the coveted position.

Previously the co-head of A&R, I.D. (born Dion Wilson) will now oversee creative moves made by each and every act on the star-birthing label, reporting to its CEO Steve Bartels while managing affairs over at his own label ARTium Records, which houses Common, Jhene Aiko and the aforementioned Blake.

On the news, Bartels shared:

In a year where Def Jam has established such new artists as Iggy AzaleaJhene Aiko, YG, and August Alsina, no one is better suited to creatively represent and expertly guide our label moving forward than No I.D. He is not only a proven hit maker and creative thinker, but he is a bold leader who is well respected by both the artists and executives alike. Together, we are poised for even greater levels of success.

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  1. NiCKI WILL SLAY November 5, 2014

    SIGH. This is the problem with the music industry. Unqualified A&R teams.

    Now who is gonna A&R RNB over there?????? No one.

    i feel bad for August b.c he needs to be A&R’d.

    He really needs better songwriters.

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