David Massey Named President Of Island Records
February 8, 2013


David Massey
David Massey has been named President of Island Records. The appointment was announced today by Barry Weiss, Chairman/CEO of the East Coast Label Group, and is effective immediately. Massey will continue to report directly to Weiss and will work closely with IDJMG President/COO Steve Bartels. According to the announcement, Massey's promotion is a "further expansion of the Island Def Jam Music Groupís A&R and creative initiatives."

Massey has spent the past six years as President of Mercury Records, which will remain a core imprint within the Island Records family of labels. While there, he worked extensively with artists such as Duffy, Portishead, Taio Cruz, Neon Trees, The Wanted, The Saturdays, The Gaslight Anthem, Jake Bugg and Luke James, and also helmed A&R duties for artists including Bon Jovi, The Killers and Fall Out Boy
 
"David has had great successes since joining the company six years ago," stated Weiss, "and it is a track record that he now takes with him to Island, as we put even more resources into our vital creative areas.  Davidís musical instincts for spotting talent are second to none, and his relationships with the artists and his proven leadership skills are the perfect fit to drive Island Records into the future."

"I am truly excited to take on this great challenge," said Massey. "The extraordinarily talented artists and executives I have worked with at Mercury and Island have been an inspiration, and no one could ask for any more experienced and astute leadership than Barry Weiss and Steve Bartels. I hope to bring even greater success to Island Def Jam in the years ahead."

The Mercury Records A&R team will continue to report to Massey. Matt Galle will continue to provide exclusive A&R services to Island Records, and his Photo Finish Records will remain within the Island Records family of labels. Also reporting directly to Massey will be Chris Anokute, SVP of A&R for IDJMG, and producer/composer Dallas Austin, SVP of A&R for Island Records.

Prior to joining IDJMG/Mercury in 2007, Massey was President of his own Daylight Records, and EVP of A&R for Sony Music Label Group U.S.




 
Breaking News
Mike V. Named APD At KFM-BFM/San Diego
June 29, 2016
iHeartMedia Names Tony Banks Director of Talent Development for Central Division
Elvis Duran To Receive Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame
WMGC/Detroit Pulls The Plug On Sports Talk
In Brief - June 29, 2016
June 28, 2016
j‚capps Cracks The Connected Car Code For Radio
ABC Radio, SLS Las Vegas & Skyview Networks Announce Strategic Sales & Radio Programming Relationship
WLTW/New York Celebrates Broadway This Summer At 106.7 LITE FMís Broadway in Bryant Park 2016
CBS Radio Grabs Its Share of Gracie Awards
WXPN/Philadelphia Reaches A Milestone 30,000 Members
June 27, 2016
iHeartMedia-Columbia Names Jonathan Reed Program Director At WNOK
Hilary Returns to 91X/San Diego
Greater Media Restructuring Leads to Layoffs
June 24, 2016
European Music Industry Reacts to "Brexit"
iHeartMedia-Nashville Names Morgan Huelsman Digital PD
In Brief - June 24, 2016
June 23, 2016
Republic Records Names Dan Cohen As VP/Marketing
WMMR/Philadelphia's 11th Annual I Bleed For Preston & Steve Blood Drive Hailed A Big Success
CBS Radio's Lisa Dent, Tim Roberts & Mick Anselmo Honored By Country Radio Hall Of Fame
June 22, 2016
Cumulus Media Appoints John Abbot as Chief Financial Officer
iHeartMedia Cannes Event With Ryan Seacrest And Usher
Berlin School & iHeartMedia Announce Return Of 'Leadership in Audio Innovation' Scholarship Competition
iHeartMedia/St. Louis Announces Launch Of Pride Radio St. Louis
June 21, 2016
Music News
Does It Inspire You?
Quick Hits: Scotty Moore, Rihanna, Democratic National Convention, Hollywood Walk of Fame
Jennifer Hudson Signs With Epic Records
Quick Hits: Pink Floyd, Riot Fest
BET Awards Honor Prince, Get Political
Drake Still at #1, Chili Peppers Debut at #2
Kelly Clarkson Signs Worldwide Deal With Atlantic Records
Quick Hits: Bernie Worrell, Rihanna, Aerosmith, Kennedy Center Honors, Ralph Stanley
Led Zeppelin Wins Copyright Trial
Quick Hits: Kanye West, The BET Awards
Kanye West, The Weeknd + more to play The Meadows Music and Arts Festival
Quick Hits: Music Midtown festival, Drake, Chance the Rapper. Outta This World concert, Maynard James Keenan
Nick Jonas Debuts at #2, Drake Still Tops Billboard 200
Quick Hits: Made In America festival, Drake, Rita Ora, P.M. Dawn, Grouplove, The Beatles
Quick Hits: Guns N' Roses, Christina Aguilera, Meat Loaf, Suicide Squad soundtrack
FMQB NOW

Brad Savage, PD
WAPS/Akron

Advertisement:
Search FMQB.com
Advertisements:
FMQB Member Login
Email:
Pass:

Save
Not a member yet?
Sign up Now!
Sign Up for Breaking News!
Enter FMQB E-Tracking!