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"He brings a wealth of experience in every field of the business, respect from the major label artists with whom he’s worked, and a unique vision for Island’s future."
—-Steve Bartels on DiDia
DIDIA LANDS ON ISLAND
Record Industry Vet Named EVP/GM by Bartels
We told you about this weeks ago, but it's now official.

Mark DiDia has been appointed EVP/General Manager for Island Records.

The announcement was made by Island Def Jam Music Group President/COO Steve Bartels, to whom he'll report. DiDia will oversee all day-to-day operations of the label.

“Mark’s arrival at Island Records is perfectly timed to coincide with the label’s 50th anniversary this year,” said Bartels. “He brings a wealth of experience in every field of the business, respect from the major label artists with whom he’s worked, and a unique vision for Island’s future. We welcome him to IDJ’s senior management team and look forward to working together on the many exciting challenges that face us, including lasting until the 51st."

"I'm thrilled to join the legendary Island Records," said Mr. Didia.  "I'm a true champion of the artists on the roster and I look forward to working closely with all of them. One day, I even hope to meet Lou Maglia."  

DiDia comes to Island from Columbia Records, where he was EVP/GM. Prior to that, he was EVP/GM at Capitol RecordsHollywood Records and Def American Recordings. He began his music business career at rock stations WXRK (K-Rock) in New York and WYSP in Philadelphia, which led to him being tapped as head of Promotion for Geffen Records

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