G.O.O.D. Music Signs Exclusive Agreement With Island Def Jam
It was announced earlier today by Kanye West, Barry Weiss (Chairman and CEO of Universal Motown Republic Group and Island Def Jam Music Group) and Steve Bartels (President and COO of Island Def Jam Music Group) that Mr. West’s independent label G.O.O.D. (Getting Out Our Dreams) Music has signed an exclusive long-term worldwide label agreement with Island Def Jam Music Group.
In layman’s terms, G.O.O.D. Music is now an official Def Jam label. Though G.O.O.D. Music has entered said agreement, Kanye West will still exist as a solo artist on Def Jam Records.
“Kanye’s genius has been proven time and time again on records and onstage,” said Steve Bartels, President and COO of IDJMG. “He not only pours it out for himself, but he has made the difference with his presence on innumerable projects with other artists who are indebted to him. Kanye is an integral core member of the IDJ family, and G.O.O.D. Music continues his unselfish tradition of bringing along great new artists to the forefront.”
G.O.O.D. Music’s first release as a part of the Island Def Jam Music Group will be Big Sean’s debut album Finally Famous which drops tomorrow, June 28th.
Remember this G.O.O.D. Music Cypher at the 2010 BET Hip Hop Awards?