President of Def Jam, Joie Manda, is relocating back to Los Angeles and taking on the position of President of Urban Music at Interscope Records.
It was announced today that Def Jam's President, Joie Manda, has resigned and plans to relocate back to Los Angeles. It was just a year ago that Joie took the position at Def Jam, however due to personal reasons he will be moving back to L.A. to join his former home, Universal Music Group, as the President of UrbanÂ Music for Interscope Records.
Joie released a statement about the relocation, "Despite having to move back to Los Angeles for personal reasons, I am truly grateful to Barry, John and Jimmy Iovine (Chairman & CEO, Interscope Geffen A&M) for this exciting new opportunity," Manda said. "I've learned a lot from Barry in the last year and am very appreciative of everything he has done for me. I am now looking forward to being part of the Interscope family, a company uniquely positioned for success despite this challengingÂ marketplace."
Barry Weiss, who is theÂ President & CEO of UMGâs East Coast Labels,Â announced the news today withÂ John Janick,Â President & COO of Interscope Geffen A&M. WeissÂ commented,Â "While we understand Joieâs personal reasons for wanting to move back to Los Angeles, weâre thankful for all of his contributions to Def Jam.Â We wish him success in his new role at our sister label."[via]