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Dallas Austin Named Island Records SVP of A&R

There’s more room on the executive side of Def Jam. Today, the company announced that producer Dallas Austin will fill the role as the Senior Vice President of A&R at Island Records. “I am truly honored to be working with the most cutting-edge and creative artists in the business,” said Mr. Austin.  “I am inspired and excited every day by this amazing and diverse roster and by the leadership and vision of Barry Weiss, Steve Bartels and the IDJ team.  […]

Swishahouse Archived At Rice University

Last month, the “Chopped & Screwed” pioneering record company earned its way to the library of Rice University. As part of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, the memorabilia from the Houston label will display the origins and their achievements for students. “We are delighted to be able to initiate this effort with the materials brought to us by Swishahouse,” Anthony Pinn, the Professor of Humanities and Religious Studies that created and taught a course at Rice on religion and hip-hop culture with […]