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Jul 14, 2014, 09:00 ET
Eric Wong, EVP/GM of Island Records (PRNewsFoto/Island Records)

Island Records Promotes Eric Wong To Executive Vice President/General Manager, Island Records

Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group (UMG) strengthens its executive level management team with the promotion of Eric Wong...

Feb 25, 2014, 14:09 ET
GEORGE MICHAEL RETURNS WITH SYMPHONICA, FIRST ALBUM IN SEVEN YEARS, FEATURING LIVE CLASSICS AND COVERS, ARRIVING MARCH 18th ON ISLAND RECORDS.  (PRNewsFoto/Island Records)

George Michael Returns With SYMPHONICA, First Album In Seven Years, Featuring Live Classics And Covers, Arriving March 18th On Island Records

Global superstar George Michael will release his first album in seven years when SYMPHONICA, arrives in stores March 18th on Island Records in the...

Feb 04, 2013, 09:11 ET
Fall Out Boy Returns! SAVE ROCK AND ROLL Out May 6/7 Worldwide.  (PRNewsFoto/Island Records)

Fall Out Boy Returns! SAVE ROCK AND ROLL Out May 6/7 Worldwide

Multi-platinum Grammy-nominated Island Records group Fall Out Boy finally puts an end to years of rumors and speculation, with the official...

Jan 29, 2013, 11:30 ET
BON JOVI's "BECAUSE WE CAN" NETS #1 GLOBAL iTUNES SUCCESS IN 12 COUNTRIES, IN ADVANCE OF NEW ALBUM, WHAT ABOUT NOW, TO BE RELEASED MARCH 26th ON ISLAND RECORDS!.  (PRNewsFoto/Island Records)

Bon Jovi's "Because We Can" Nets #1 Global iTunes Success In 12 Countries, In Advance Of New Album, What About Now, To Be Released March 26th On Island Records!

After blasting out to worldwide radio on Jan. 7th, Bon Jovi's new single "Because We Can" quickly turned into the biggest single launch in the...

Jan 07, 2013, 07:00 ET
Bon Jovi's New Single "Because We Can" Available At iTunes Today, Coinciding With Global Radio Launch!  (PRNewsFoto/Island Records)

Bon Jovi's New Single "Because We Can" Available At iTunes Today, Coinciding With Global Radio Launch!

 Bon Jovi's brand new single "Because We Can" blasts out to worldwide radio today at 7:00 a.m. (EST) and will be available on iTunes...

Oct 20, 2010, 09:00 ET
Island Def Jam Music Group logo.  (PRNewsFoto/Island Def Jam Music Group)

Bon Jovi Launch Greatest Hits With Over 1 Billion Impressions Worldwide !!!!

Over 1 billion consumer impressions worldwide – encompassing social networks and traditional media – will support the November 9th...

Jan 14, 2010, 08:00 ET
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Island Def Jam Music Group logo. (PRNewsFoto/Island Def Jam Music Group)[AL]
 NEW YORK, NY UNITED STATES
 04/02/2008

Matthew Morrison Signed to Mercury Records

Matthew Morrison, known to millions as eternally optimistic high school teacher - and de facto glee club director - Will Schuester on the FOX...

Nov 18, 2009, 09:58 ET
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Island Def Jam Music Group logo. (PRNewsFoto/Island Def Jam Music Group)[AL]
 NEW YORK, NY UNITED STATES
 04/02/2008

Bon Jovi's New Album, THE CIRCLE, Captures Second Consecutive #1 Soundscan Debut!!

Legendary Island Records group Bon Jovi caps the celebration of their 25th year on record with a second consecutive #1...

Aug 19, 2009, 11:30 ET
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Island Def Jam Music Group logo. (PRNewsFoto/Island Def Jam Music Group)[AL]
 NEW YORK, NY UNITED STATES
 04/02/2008

Bon Jovi Blasts Out New Single, 'We Weren't Born To Follow'

"We weren't born to follow, come on and get up off your knees When life is a bitter pill to swallow, you got to hold on to what you...

Feb 23, 2009, 08:00 ET
A F ISLAND DEF JAM MUSIC GROUP LOGO ISLAND DEF JAM MUSIC GROUP LOGO

Island Def Jam Music Group logo. (PRNewsFoto/Island Def Jam Music Group)[AL]
 NEW YORK, NY UNITED STATES
 04/02/2008

Mark DiDia Appointed EVP/General Manager, Island Records

Mark DiDia has been appointed EVP/General Manager, Island Records; it was announced today by Steve Bartels, President and COO, Island Def Jam...

Aug 18, 2004, 01:00 ET

'If We Ever Get Out of Here Alive, We Are Naming Our Album CHUCK' - SUM 41

NEW YORK, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- On October 12, 2004, Island Records will release 'CHUCK,' the third release from multi-platinum act SUM 41....

Jun 16, 2004, 01:00 ET
A F ISLAND RECORDS UTADA INTRODUCES HER U.S. DEBUT EXODUS ISLAND RECORDS UTADA INTRODUCES HER U.S. DEBUT EXODUS

In Fall 2004, 21-year-old singer/songwriter Utada will introduce the U.S. to her enigmatic fusion of alternative, pop, dance and funk grooves with EXODUS, her U.S. debut on Island Records. The stylish young star composes, writes and arranges all her songs, infusing her music with seductive, witty lyrics and well-crafted melodies. (PRNewsFoto)[RV]
 NEW YORK, NY USA
 06/16/2004

Remember This Name: Utada

NEW YORK, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- In Fall 2004, 21-year-old singer/songwriter Utada will introduce the U.S. to her enigmatic fusion of...

Jun 02, 2004, 01:00 ET

Canadian Rock Band Sum 41 Returns Safely to Canada Following Sudden Outbreak of Violence and United Nations Evacuation From Democratic Republic of Congo

TORONTO, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Rock band Sum 41 arrived back in Canada following ten days in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of...

May 17, 2004, 01:00 ET

Hoobastank's 'The Reason' #1 at Pop Radio

NEW YORK, May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Island Records' Hoobastank have the #1 Pop single in the country this week with their hit song, "The Reason"....

Apr 21, 2004, 01:00 ET

Hoobastank's The Reason #3 on the Billboard Top 200

NEW YORK, April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Multi-Platinum recording artist Hoobastank are climbing to the top of the charts with the success of their...

Dec 11, 2003, 00:00 ET
A F BON JOVI PERFORM HITS FROM THEIR NEW ISLAND RECORDS ALBUM BON JOVI PERFORM HITS FROM THEIR NEW ISLAND RECORDS ALBUM

Bon Jovi perform hits from their new album "This Left Feels Right" for special Pay-Per View show "Bon Jovi: Full House, The Concert From the Boardwalk" to premiere on iN DEMAND on December 31st. (PRNewsFoto)[AS]
 NEW YORK, NY USA
 12/11/2003

Bon Jovi to Ring in 2004 With a Special New Year's Eve Event on Pay Per View

NEW YORK, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Capping off an unprecedented year, Bon Jovi will ring in 2004 with a special New Year's Eve performance, "Bon...

Sep 24, 2003, 01:00 ET

Thursday Debuts at #7 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart

NEW YORK, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Island Records' Thursday debuted at #7 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart this week, selling 73,998 copies...

Sep 11, 2003, 01:00 ET

Bon Jovi - THIS LEFT FEELS RIGHT

NEW YORK, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- * The first-ever to headline the NFL KICKOFF Spectacular in Times Square, NYC. * One of...

Sep 02, 2003, 01:00 ET

Thrice Tours With Thursday

NEW YORK, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Kicking off in Scranton, PA on October 17th, Island Records recording artists, Thrice and Thursday join forces...

Aug 27, 2003, 01:00 ET

Thrice and Fans Walk Together

NEW YORK, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Orange County band Thrice have been consistently active in charity by donating proceeds of their recordings to...

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