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Barry Weiss’ move to Island Def Jam is Official

’s rumored move is official he will be Chairman and of Island/Def Jam and Republic Group. Weiss, 51, is currently the chairman at RCA/Jive.   The announcement comes almost immediately after LA Reid’s departure from the company to be a judge on ’s .

Lucian Grainge stated in an : “Throughout his career, Barry achieved that rare and delicate balance between managing artistic needs and the realities of the business. He is a multidimensional executive and , who possesses a deep of music and an incredibly successful track record in building the careers of premiere artists. He has the talent and commitment to help take these two great companies to new heights.”

Weiss will oversee Universal Republic, Records and Universal .

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