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Thursday, April 07, 2016

Tab Nkhereanye Promoted To Senior Vice President, A&R, Def Jam Recordings

Tab Nkhereanye Promoted To Senior Vice President, A&R, Def Jam Recordings

NEW YORK, April 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Tab Nkhereanye has been promoted to Senior Vice President, A&R, Def Jam Recordings, it was announced today by Steve Bartels, CEO, Def Jam Recordings. Upon joining Def Jam in 2014, Mr. Nkhereanye made immediate impact with the signing and creative direction of Alessia Cara - one of the industry's most exciting new artist development stories. He is also responsible for JAHKOY, another major new priority signing for the label that is set to launch later this year.

"In a very short period of time, Tab has shown incredible ability in both finding bright, new, exciting talent, and shepherding relationships with some of our most iconic artists," said Mr. Bartels. "In addition, as a successful songwriter, Tab has the unique experience to relate to artists and help them bring their creative visions to life. We are fortunate to have Tab as part of the Def Jam family and this well-deserved promotion is reflective of our belief in him."

"It's an honor to be part of the great Def Jam tradition," said Mr. Nkhereanye. "I'm excited to be working alongside such respected executives as Steve Bartels and Faisel Durrani, and the entire family here at Def Jam. Making records for this legendary company is nothing short of special."

Mr. Nkhereanye, a five-time ASCAP Award-winning songwriter, joined Def Jam in 2014. He began his career in music in 2006, based in Atlanta as an A&R Consultant for Bug Music/BMG. He moved to Los Angeles in 2009, where he was named Vice President, A&R, Sony ATV Music Publishing. He has written hits for Destiny's Child, Mary J. Blige, Madonna, Justin Bieber, and others.

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