Musical Chairs: Barry Weiss Replaces L.A. Reid as CEO of Island Def Jam

Musical Chairs: Barry Weiss Replaces L.A. Reid as CEO of Island Def Jam

We heard the news yesterday and read his farewell letter today. Antonio "L.A." Reid—the now former CEO of Island Def Jam who left his job to become a judge on Simon Cowell's "The X Factor"—has a replacement. Barry Weiss has been named the new Chairman & CEO of Island Def Jam and Universal Motown Republic Group earlier today.

Weiss served as Chairman & CEO of RCA/Jive Label Group from 2008 to 2011 where he oversaw a roster that included Justin Timberlake, Jamie Foxx, Kelly Clarkson, Britney Spears, Kings of Leon and Jennifer Hudson.

[The Hollywood Reporter]
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