DEF JAM RECORDINGS has brought in industry veterans DJ MORMILE and JEFF BURROUGHS to senior executive roles – in its LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK CITY offices, respectively, as announced by Chairman/CEO PAUL ROSENBERG.
MORMILE an L.A.-based manager has been appointed EVP/West Coast. “DJ brings to Def Jam over twenty years of experience in the industry and a resumé that includes a long string of decorated accomplishments and accolades,” said ROSENBERG. “We are very lucky to bring his sharp ear, experience and strong relationships into our fold.”
“It’s an honor to be reunited with PAUL ROSENBERG after beginning our careers together almost 20 years ago,” said MORMILE, “Now here we are at DEF JAM, the label with the strongest brand and legacy in Urban music. I am excited to be joining the renowned DEF JAM team, and I look forward to developing artists with its talented staff.”
As SVP/Marketing, BURROUGHS will direct marketing activities coming out of DEF JAM’s NEW YORK CITY headquarters. “JEFF is the embodiment of the forward-thinking renaissance marketing executive,” said ROSENBERG. “He has mastered the subtleties of high-profile brand leveraging and new product launches, experiencing an extraordinary level of success whose lessons can be brought to bear in today’s competitive music marketplace. I am confident that JEFF will play a transformative role in DEF JAM’s future.”
“I’m excited to re-enter the major label system,” said BURROUGHS, “and proud to be joining PAUL ROSENBERG, RICH ISAACSON, SCOTT GREER and the talented DEF JAM executives at the undisputed home of hip-hop. I intend to make sure that I add value at a critical and opportune time in the history of this legendary label.”