Eminem’s Manager Paul Rosenberg Is New Head Of Def Jam
He will replace CEO Steve Bartels, who’s lead the Universal Music Group imprint since 2013.
Bartles is expected to stay on until the end of the year.
Def Jam was founded in 1983 by Rick Rubin and Russell Simmons. Their artists have included LL Cool J, Beastie Boys, Justin Bieber, Nas, Rihanna and Kanye West.
Rosenberg, 46, will also continue to manage Eminem.
“He’s super smart and will steer the company in the right direction,” a source told Variety about Rosenberg’s hiring.