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Carolina Promoter Online is proud to announce Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, today announced that Paul Rosenberg, one of the industry’s most prominent managers and record label executives who is renowned for developing and supporting the careers of artists including Eminem, 50 Cent and D12, among others, has been named Chief Executive Officer of Def Jam Recordings, effective January 1, 2018.

Rosenberg is the founder and CEO of Goliath Artists Inc., a New York-based management firm that handles the careers of global superstar Eminem, Danny Brown and others.  He is also President of Shady Records, a label launched by Eminem and Rosenberg that released breakthrough albums from hip-hop acts including 50 Cent, D12, Obie Trice, Yelawolf, Slaughterhouse and Bad Meets Evil (Eminem’s collaboration with Royce Da 5’9″).

$90 Million

Birth date: August 1, 1971
Birth place: Detroit, Michigan USA
Profession: Musical Artist, music manager, executive producer
Nationality: American
Spouse: Allison Trudell
Record labels: Shady Records, Dim Mak Records, Vice Records
Movies: “Get Rich or Die Tryin’ “, Go,

Steve Bartels, who has decided to step down as CEO of Def Jam, will remain at the company until the end of the year.  Rosenberg will report to Sir Lucian Grainge, Chairman and CEO of Universal Music Group, and be based in Def Jam’s New York headquarters.

In making the announcement, Grainge said, “Over the past four decades, Def Jam has played a pivotal role in elevating hip hop into what is today the world’s most culturally impactful musical genre.  Def Jam’s track record of introducing culturally significant artists is a direct result of the entrepreneurial brilliance that Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin instilled in the label from inception.  Paul brings with him not only a remarkable record of success in hip hop, but an entrepreneurial drive and a deep passion for artist development that will build upon Rick and Russell’s enduring legacy.”

Grainge added, “I would like to thank Steve Bartels for his sound leadership of Def Jam since 2014 when the label returned to its roots as a standalone company within UMG.  During that time, Steve played a pivotal role in the success of Kanye WestJustin Bieber, Big Sean and most recently breaking Alessia Cara, among many others.”

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