Def Jam has promoted Bill Evans to SVP/Urban Promotion and Natina Nimene to VP/Urban Promotion. Evans will oversee Urban Promotion initiatives at radio, in addition to overseeing the field staff. Nimene will help manage and support Def Jam’s national field staff, and will work closely with Evans to orchestrate the successful roll-out of new record releases to all Urban radio formats, including Mainstream and Urban AC.
“I’m extremely proud of both Bill and Natina,” EVP/Urban Promotion Rodney Shealey said. “They have both been an integral part of the success of this promotion team and Def Jam as a whole. Their commitment to Def Jam’s artists, culture, and the radio community is unparalleled.”
“It is an honor to be a part of a team of innovative leaders like Steve Bartels and Rodney Shealey,” Evans said. “They have afforded me the opportunity to be an integral part of Def Jam Recordings, a company with a rich history of brilliant and accomplished artists and employees. As a leader, I take great pride in having been part of the Def Jam culture for 18 years. I look forward to this next chapter in my career with great anticipation.”
“I am proud to work with the best promotion team in the business,” Nimene said, “and to contribute to the tradition of Def Jam’s legacy of culturally defining music. I started my career 11 years ago with Rodney Shealey, so this opportunity is reflective of his mentorship and leadership. I want to thank him and Steve Bartels for their continued support and belief.”