7. Dallas Austin joins Island Def Jam
Def Jam has hired another producer for its executive division!
Island Def Jam has announced that Dallas Austin has become the senior vice president of A&R.
"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 Barry Weiss. “Island Records is fortunate that such a coveted creative force is working with the company and its artists.”
“I am truly honored to be working with the most cutting-edge and creative artists in the business,” Dallas said in a statement. “I am inspired and excited every day by this amazing and diverse roster and by the leadership and vision of Barry Weiss, Steve Bartels and the IDJ team. I look forward to discovering new talent and continuing to build on Island Records’ storied history.”