Today, Grammy award winning R&B artist/writer/producer The-Dream was appointed to Executive Vice President of A&R of Def Jam Recordings.
Already working with Rihanna & Pusha T on their upcoming albums, Mr. Nash’s responsibilities with this new position will include overseeing current & new artist projects, as well as discovering and signing new talent to the Def Jam label. He also will work closely with Barry Weiss, Chairman & CEO of Universal Republic & Island Def Jam Motown, and Karen Kwak, Exclusive VP/Head of A&R for Island Def Jam Music Group. The Dream says:
“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!’”
It looks like The-Dream’s already-full plate just got even full-er. Congrats on the VP position, Mr. Nash.