Greg Thompson Appointed Executive Vice President, Marketing, Island Def Jam Music Group
Greg Thompson has been appointed Executive Vice President, Marketing, Island Def Jam Music Group, it was announced by Steve Bartels, president, Island Records. In this new position, Mr. Thompson will oversee the activities of IDJ's Marketing, Sales, and Publicity Departments. Mr. Thompson, who is based in New York, will report directly to Mr. Bartels.
"LA Reid, Shawn Carter and I look forward to Greg's energy and experience pushing our artist intensive marketing campaigns to new levels of success," said Steve Bartels.
"I am thrilled to be joining the team of all-stars that has been assembled by L.A. Reid and Steve Bartels," said Mr. Thompson. "I have admired the Island Def Jam artist roster for years and I congratulate the senior management on the strides that IDJ has taken over the last year. I look forward to being able to play a significant role in bringing the company to its next level of success."
Mr. Thompson comes to IDJ from the Warner Music Group, where he served as Executive Vice President/General Manager of the Elektra Entertainment Group since 1999. Prior to that, he spent five years as Elektra's Senior Vice President of Promotion. He began his career at Chrysalis Records in 1985, first as Regional Promotion Manager for the Midwest, and later as Vice President, Top 40 Promotion. In 1991, he was named Senior Vice President, Promotion, at SBK Records. The following year he moved to EMI as Vice President, Promotion, which position he held until joining Elektra. Mr. Thompson graduated from Michigan State University in 1984, with the Bachelor of Arts degree in Telecommunications.
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