As the Island Def Jam Music Group continues to expand opportunities for artists to develop and thrive, the company has entered into a worldwide joint-venture partnership with Matt Galle’s Photo Finish Records. The announcement was made today by Barry Weiss, Chairman & CEO of Island Def Jam Motown and Universal Republic, and Mr. Galle.
In addition, Mr. Galle will provide exclusive senior-level A&R services to Island Records, helping the company to further expand its reach into the marketplace as well as the opportunities it offers up-and-coming artists.
“Matt Galle is a perfect fit for the new Island Records,” stated Mr. Weiss. “Cutting-edge and entrepreneurial, Matt will cast a big net in our search for the next wave of talented young artists across the world.”
“I have wanted to work with Barry Weiss for years and am excited to finally be given the chance,” stated Mr. Galle. “I admire everything he has accomplished throughout his career and am looking forward to learning from his guidance. Island Records has such a great history and has put out some of my favorite releases. I can’t wait to get started and look forward to working with Steve Bartels (President & COO. Island Def Jam) and the team on some great new records and artists.” — SOURCE
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