Mike Hamilton has been named Senior Vice President, Streaming and Commerce, Def Jam Recordings.
His appointment was introduced at the moment by Tunji Balogun, President & CEO, and LaTrice Burnette, Def Jam Govt Vice President/President, 4th & Broadway.
Def Jam says Hamilton helped information the streaming success of stars like Giveon, Future, DJ Khaled, Travis Scott21 Savage, Cardi B and extra – relies in New York.
He involves Def Jam after three years as Senior Director, Commerce, Epic Datathe place he devised methods and led campaigns for artists equivalent to 21 Savage, BIA, DJ Khaled, Future, GIVĒON, Jennifer Hudson, Rick Ross, Travis Scott, Yo Gotti, and so forth.
Hamilton launched his music profession at Atlantic Dataclimbing the ladder to turn out to be Senior Supervisor, Streaming & Gross sales.
On the label, he developed and oversaw methods for Grammy-nominated artists Cardi B, Lil Uzi Vert, Meek Mill, Janelle Monáe, Nipsey Hussle and others.
Hamilton’s appointment follows quite a few different Def Jam appointments and promotions over the previous few months.
Natina Nimene was promoted to the Govt Vice President, Promotion and Artist Relations, at Def Jam Recordings, in Could.
In April, Lynn Gonzalez was promoted to the Govt Vice President, Head of Enterprise Affairs and Enterprise Improvement, at Def Jam Recordings.
In February, LaTrice Burnette was appointed Govt Vice President, Def Jam Recordings / President, 4TH & Broadway.
“Mike has a number of the greatest connections within the enterprise and brings a deep and nuanced understanding of the streaming ecosystem and a eager sense of technique.”
“I’ve recognized Mike for fairly a while and have all the time significantly admired his work,” mentioned Tunji Balogun.
“Mike has a number of the greatest connections within the business and brings a deep and nuanced understanding of the streaming ecosystem and a eager sense of technique.
Balogun added, “Our firm and our artists will instantly profit from Mike’s expertise and experience, and I am past excited to lastly work alongside him to convey new artists collectively beneath the Def Jam banner.”
“Returning to our days at Atlantic, I’ve had a entrance row seat to Mike’s fast progress as an govt and the eagerness, creativity and drive he brings to the job day-after-day.”
LaTrice Burnette mentioned, “Courting again to our days at Atlantic, I’ve had a front-row seat to Mike’s fast progress as an govt and the eagerness, creativity and drive he brings to the job day-after-day.
“I am thrilled to be reunited with Mike on this legendary label, and look ahead to making extra historical past collectively at Def Jam/4th & Broadway.”
“Mike is an unimaginable addition to the rising Def Jam enterprise workforce. His connections and experience are second to none.
Theda Sandiford, Def Jam
Theda Sandiford, Senior Vice President of Commerce and Digital, mentioned, “Mike is a terrific addition to Def Jam’s rising commerce workforce. His connections and experience are second to none.
“No entity in fashionable music has had a extra profound affect on tradition than Def Jam.”
Mike Hamilton added, “No entity in fashionable music has had a extra profound affect on tradition than Def Jam. The legacy of this model is each wealthy and huge, and I’m honored to have the possibility to contribute to it.
“I am grateful to Tunji and LaTrice for his or her unimaginable assist and excited to assist break the following technology of famous person artists.”The music business world wide