Joie Manda Resigns From Def Jam and Named President of Urban Music at Interscope Records

In a surprise announcement earlier today, Joie Manda has resigned as Def Jam president to move back to Los Angeles. He will serve as president of Urban Music at Interscope Records. “Despite having to move back to Los Angeles for personal reasons, I am truly grateful to Barry, John and Jimmy Iovine (chairman and CEO, Interscope Geffen A&M) for this exciting new opportunity," Manda said in a press release. "I've learned a lot from Barry in the last year and am very appreciative of everything he has done for me. I am now looking forward to being part of the Interscope ...

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