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Barry Weiss’ move to Island Def Jam is Official

’s rumored move is official he will be Chairman and CEO of Island/Def Jam and . Weiss, 51, is currently the chairman at RCA/Jive.   The announcement comes almost immediately after LA Reid’s departure from the company to be a on Simon Cowell’s X Factor.

stated in an : “Throughout his , Barry achieved that rare and delicate balance between managing artistic needs and the realities of the business. He is a multidimensional executive and , who possesses a deep of music and an incredibly successful track record in building the careers of premiere artists. He has the talent and commitment to help take these two great companies to new heights.”

Weiss will oversee Universal Republic, Records and Universal Motown.

CEO of RF Focus, Radio and Music Industry Veteran. Radio DJ, Programmer, Musician and Voice Talent. Graduated from Performing Arts in Buffalo, N.Y. and worked at the legendary KKBT (92.3 The Beat) during its nationwide heyday in the early 90s. Also worked for Stevie Wonder at KJLH.