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Career Announcements (more headlines) 08-17-2004

HITCO Music Publishing Announces New VP/GM

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L.A. Reid Appoints Shawn "Tubby" Holiday To Post, Will Open L.A. Office

Shawn "Tubby" Holiday has been appointed to the position of Vice President & General Manager, HITCO Music Publishing, it was announced today by L.A. Reid, Chairman of Island/Def Jam and Co-Founder of HITCO Music Publishing. Holiday will report to Reid, while working closely with Evan Medow, CEO of Windswept Holdings, LLC. HITCO is a joint venture between Reid and Windswept . Windswept is recognized as one of the most successful and innovative independent music publishers in the world. HITCO's songwriter roster includes top hitmakers such as BeyoncÈ, Sean Garrett and J-Que (co-writers on Usher's "Yeah"), Tab, Carl-Mo (co-producer of Outkast's "The Way You Move"), Pooh-Bear (co-writer of 112's "Peaches 'N Cream"). Mr. Holiday will divide his time between Atlanta, New York and a new HITCO office in Los Angeles, located at the Windswept premises in Beverly Hills.

Commented Mr. Reid, "We are extremely fortunate to welcome Shawn 'Tubby' Holiday into the HITCO family. Shawn brings a wealth of musical taste, important relationships and extensive knowledge in music publishing. We are all confident that Shawn will be extremely instrumental in growing HITCO into a dominant force in the music publishing arena."

Mr. Medow noted, ""We are delighted to have Shawn working with HITCO. I think he's a fantastic addition to the HITCO team and we are looking forward to working with him."

Holiday joins HITCO from EMI Music Publishing, where he has served as a Creative Manager since 2002. The EMI roster includes artists such as Kanye West, Fabolous, Brandon & Brian Casey, Jagged Edge and Omarion (formerly of B2K). He began his music business career in promotion at Bad Boy Records, before accepting the invitation to move into publishing under the guidance of Big Jon Platt at EMI.

Said Holiday, "HITCO has the potential to become a household name. I'm looking forward to working with the extraordinary talent already signed here, as well as expanding the company into new and exciting directions."

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