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WONG'S ISLAND HOME

Island Records EVP/GM Eric Wong has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer and will run operations for the entire label. Island President Darcus Beese made the announcement.

Under former topper David Massey, Wong earned a rep as one of the top operations and marketing execs in the biz. He has been Executive Vice President/General Manager since 2014 and has been pivotal in the success of Shawn MendesDemi LovatoNick JonasFall Out Boy and others. Previously, Wong spent three years as Executive Vice President, Marketing, at the former Island Def Jam Music Group.

“Eric’s long and successful background in the recording industry make him truly deserving of this new post as COO of Island,” Darcus said. “He brings a world of experience to every endeavor and has nurtured strong relationships with our artists and their management teams, I’ve never worked with someone who has such passion, drive and care for artists.”

Wong first joined IDJ in 1999 after graduating from New York University.  During those early years at IDJ, he developed marketing campaigns and built strong relationships with the label’s artists.  In 2006 Wong worked at Bad Boy Entertainment as Chief Marketing Officer, and simultaneously as Senior Vice President, Marketing, Atlantic Records. Before returning to IDJ in 2011, he founded Wong Management, working with a roster that included Mariah Carey.

 “Island has been my heart and home for the better part of two decades now,” Wong said, “and I am excited to step into this role keeping the label and its artists at the forefront.” 

 

 

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