Big news for The Cannon! The veteran DJ and producer has been appointed Vice President of A&R at Def Jam Recordings today. He will be based in Atlanta and will oversee current projects as well as look for new talent. He will report directly to Ms. Kwak, while working closely with Steve Bartels, President & COO, Island Def Jam Music Group.
Says Ms. Kwak:
“Don Cannon is exactly the kind of multi-faceted producer and modern-day A&R executive who understands the Def Jam mission and culture and where we are headed for the future. He has already worked with some of our most successful artists, and we look forward to the fresh talent he will bring to the label.”
Says Don Cannon:
“A music person can only dream about being at Def Jam, the most important hip-hop destination in the world. I feel I have a cutting edge vision for where the culture and hip-hop are heading and I’m excited to be joining the team. I’m already working 24/7 to drive the innovation of music forward and I’m confident we’ll land some big successes in the very near future.”