Def Jam Recordings has named Don Cannon VP, A&R, according to a statement by Karen Kwak, EVP, head of A&R, Island Def Jam Music Group. Mr. Cannon will oversee current and new artist projects, and will actively seek out, discover and sign new talent to the label.
Cannon will be based in Atlanta, and will report directly to Ms. Kwak and will work closely with Steve Bartels, president & COO, IDJ Music Group.
“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,” said Ms. Kwak in a statement. “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.”
As a Grammy-nominated DJ and producer “DJ Don” Cannon has worked alongside artists that includes Nas, 2 Chainz, Rick Ross, Ludacri, Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Kendrick Lamar, OutKast, T.I, the Game, 50 Cent and more. He has also been nominaged for a Grammy.