Producer The-Dream arrives at the Gucci and Roc Nation Pre-GRAMMY brunch held at Soho House on February 12, 2011 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Gucci)

Def Jam Recordings recently appointed R&B producer and artist The-Dream as their new Executive Vice President of A&R.

He will be in charge of watching over new and current artist projects, recruiting talent for the label, and assisting in the productions of Def Jam artists. The-Dream is currently working with Rihanna on her new album and with Pusha T on his debut for G.O.O.D Music.

Other resources will be directed to The-Dream’s Radio Killa label, which has grown recently with the signing of artist August Alsina.

The-Dream said of his new role:

 “I am committed as I have been previously to bringing the power of belief in the artist back to the forefront. I share a unique view of an artist and as well as the business of music. I, with the help of many others, have ran [sic] a successful business for the last five years in the midst of the “Digital Change.”

“My concentration and effort will be to the artist to succeed in their dreams and goals. I’ve been a part of watching and participating in the success of many great women and men including Beyonce, Rihanna, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion to name a few. Music means more than just a download, it’s life to the culture and also the people who listen. This is a new exciting yet critical time for music – ‘You Meet Change with Change!’”

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