Jonathan McHugh has been appointed Senior Vice President of Film, TV & Soundtracks, Island Def Jam Music Group, it was announced today by Steve Bartels, President & COO, Island Def Jam Music Group.
McHugh will seek to create opportunities for the IDJ roster through music placements in films, TV and video games. He will also music supervise films and look for soundtracks to produce for IDJ. McHugh, who is based in Los Angeles, will report to Bartels and Antonio “LA” Reid., Chairman Island Def Jam Music Group.
“I’m thrilled to join LA Reid and the Island Def Jam family. I’ve always been a big fan of LA Reid and growing up in New York, both Island and Def Jam Records were the coolest independent labels in the game. Steve Bartels and I started our careers in the business together at A&M Records, so it’s like coming full circle to be working with him again,” said McHugh. I feel like a kid in a candy store having the opportunity to work with the diverse and amazingly talented IDJ roster that LA Reid has put together and using my diverse experience to further their success.”