Shawn “Pecas” Costner Promoted To Executive Vice President Of Def Jam Recordings

Shawn “Pecas” Costner Promoted To Executive Vice President Of Def Jam Recordings

Shawn "Pecas" Costner

Island Def Jam Music Group (IDJMG) expands the strength of its executive management team with the promotion of Shawn “Pecas” Costner to Executive Vice President, Def Jam Recordings, it was announced today by Steve Bartels, President/COO, IDJMG.

In his new post, Pecas will help lock in and coordinate all frontline activities for the Def Jam label. He will also be responsible for directly helping connect the artists with their plans of release, nurturing new signings, as well as directing the cultural and iconic label forward into new platforms. Mr. Costner, who is based in New York, will report directly to Mr. Bartels.

Steve-Bartles, Young Jeezy, Shawn Pecas

Steve-Bartles, Young Jeezy, Shawn Pecas

Steve Bartels, stated,

“I am thrilled to announce this well-deserved promotion. I have worked with Pecas for many years and have watched him grow significantly over that time. I look to Pecas for applying his energy and deep artist relationships towards helping us drive Def Jam on the path to continued greatness.”

The promotion comes on the heels of Sha Money XL stepping down from his position at Def Jam as Senior Vice president of A&R and joining Epic Records as EVP of Urban A&R.

Pecas added,


“Def Jam is the greatest hip-hop label in the world and it is an honor and a privilege to work with such incredible artists every day. I am appreciative of Steve Bartels for his leadership and his continued faith in me as we move the Def Jam brand into the future. With our talented staff, an unprecedented roster of superstars and an exciting crop of newcomers, we are poised to win big in 2013 and beyond.”

Sean Pecas has been with Island Def Jam for eight years and was promoted to Senior Vice President in 2010. He first joined the company in 2005, as Vice President, Lifestyle Promotion.

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