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Weiss Gets His Manda for Def Jam

HIS PAL JOIE: Universal Republic/ IDJ Chairman/CEO Barry Weiss comments on his appointment this morning of Joie Manda as President of Def Jam Recordings, which we broke exclusively  yesterday. “As we look to expand Def Jam and our creative urban music activities even further, there is no one better to lead them than Joie. He has emerged as one of the most respected young executives in today’s Urban music landscape, possessing all the qualifications and experience that are essential to run Def Jam, the world’s most important hip-hop destination. The entire Def Jam family looks forward to working closely with Joie as he puts his unique imprint on the next chapter in the label’s storied and successful history. And he’s agreed to get paid in Jay-Z memorabilia.” (3/14p)

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