Long time manager of acclaimed Hip-Hop artist Eminem, Paul Rosenberg, was appointed new boss at Def Jam Recordings at the beginning of this month. He’s set to take control of the label in January 2018, succeeding the current CEO Steve Bartels.
But that’s not Rosenberg’s only gig. He’s the founder of Goliath Artists Inc, a management company that includes artists like rapper Danny Brown. He also co-runs Shady Records, Eminem’s label imprint with Universal which has hosted releases from artists like 50 Cent, and produces for Shade 45 on SiriusXM – arguably the best Hip-Hop radio station in the world.
But what’s interesting is that while Paul Rosenberg will be heading up Def Jam, he’ll be in direct competition with another Universal label – Interscope Records, the label of Eminem, one of Rosenberg’s artists under Goliath.
Music Industry vets had great things to say about Paul and the new appointment. Everyone from Rick Rubin to Russel Simmons (co-founders of Def Jam) applauded the move by the company. Sir Lucian Grainge, CEO of Universal said:
“Paul brings with him not only a remarkable record of success in hip hop, but an entrepreneurial drive and a deep passion for artist development that will build upon Rick and Russell’s enduring legacy.”
For more details on what Paul Rosenberg is up to in the entertainment business, check out the article at Music Business Worldwide