Island Records Promotes Eric Wong To Executive Vice President/General Manager,
NEW YORK, July 14, 2014
NEW YORK, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Island Records, a division of
Universal Music Group (UMG) strengthens its executive level management team
with the promotion of Eric Wong toExecutive Vice President / General Manager,
Island Records, it was announced today by David Massey, President, Island
Records. Mr. Wong, who is based in New York, will oversee all operations of
Island Records, and will report directly to Mr. Massey.
Eric Wong, EVP/GM of Island Records
"Eric's well-grounded successes in marketing and artist management made him
the perfect choice for this position at the new Island Records," said Mr.
Massey. "Having worked closely with him for the past 4 years, Eric's
imagination, creativity and passion, as well as his warmth inspires our
artists and staff. I look forward to the strength and resolve that we know
Eric will bring to his important new post."
"This is one of the most exciting times in the great history of Island
Records," said Mr. Wong. "I could not be more proud of the confidence that
David Massey has in me. With an artist roster that is second to none in the
record industry, we are standing on the threshold of a new era, as Island
enters this next amazing chapter of its existence."
Mr. Wong served as Executive Vice President, Marketing, at the former Island
Def Jam Music Group since 2011. In that position, he played an integral role
in the creation, development, and execution of marketing strategies for
artists including Kanye West, Mariah Carey, Rihanna, Bon Jovi, Avicii, Iggy
Azalea, and more. IDJ's marketing, digital, creative, artist development,
video promotion, and video production departments all reported to Mr. Wong.
Mr. Wong, an IDJ veteran, first joined the company in 1999. During his early
years at IDJ, Mr. Wong developed marketing campaigns for, and built strong
relationships with a roster of multi-platinum artists that included The
Killers, Fall Out Boy, and many others.
Starting in 2006, simultaneously serving as Chief Marketing Officer of Bad Boy
Entertainment, and Senior Vice President, Marketing, Atlantic Records, Mr.
Wong oversaw the careers of Sean "Diddy" Combs, Jay Z, Janelle Monae, Toni
Braxton, Danity Kane, and more. Before returning to IDJ in 2011, Mr. Wong
successfully founded Wong Management in 2009, serving as part of Mariah
Carey's management team along with a management roster that included Ryan
A Brooklyn native, Mr. Wong has served as an inspiration to minority youth
working their way into the music industry. At age 16, he applied for an
internship listed inBillboard Magazine, and was chosen for a job at WEA
Distribution through Youth Entertainment Summer (Y.E.S.), a program designed
for minority high school students. The summer led to an internship at
Atlantic, and then to a position as a college rep at EMI Records. At the same
time, Mr. Wong attended New York University where he graduated in 1998.
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SOURCE Island Records
Contact: Lauren Schneider, Island Records, VP, Media & Artist Relations, 1755
Broadway, 7th floor, New York, NY 10019, 212 333 8173,
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