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GRANT GETS SVP STRIPES AT DEF JAM

Def Jam has elevated biz veteran Marcus Grant to SVP, Digital Commerce. In his senior executive role, Grant will continue to focus on streaming strategy, consumption growth and marketing opportunities. He will report to SVP, Commerce and Digital Marketing Theda Sandiford

Throughout his career, Grant has worked with some of the biggest names in pop, hip-hop and R&B. As a manager he oversaw the careers of Brandy, Big Boi, Kelly Rowland and 112, among others. In 2016 he began his tenure as VP, Digital Commerce at Def Jam. 

"Marcus is an incredible executive," said Sandiford. "The professionalism, experience, strategic thinking, unparalleled relationships and all-around acumen he brings to the job every day is just inspiring. He serves as a great mentor for our staff and invaluable member of our executive team. It’s an honor to work alongside him every day."

"It’s been an amazing 20-plus-year journey and I feel like I’m just getting started," said Grant. "Making the transition from artist management to a deep dive into the ever-evolving landscape of streaming has been a crash course, and I’m excited to continue to develop, strategize, execute and learn every day with our amazing partners. It’s an honor to work alongside Theda, Rich Isaacson, Jeff Harleston and Def Jam’s incredible roster of artists.”

Grant will now enter the senior-executive bracket of Def Jam Verzuz, where he is scheduled to battle Isaacson on Zoom. The winner will take on their co-worker Jeezy

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