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DANIEL KRUCHKOW PROMOTED TO VICE PRESIDENT, DIGITAL MEDIA & COMMERCE, ISLAND DEF JAM MUSIC GROUP

New York, NY - October 7, 2005 - Daniel Kruchkow has been promoted to Vice President, Digital Media & Commerce, Island Def Jam Music Group, it was announced today by Greg Thompson, Executive Vice President, Promotion, Island Def Jam Music Group. In this newly created position, Mr. Kruchkow will oversee all operations of IDJMG’s Digital Media Department, including online marketing, mobile sales & marketing, digital music retail, web production, consumer acquisition/direct marketing via internal web sites and databases, as well as exploitation of new digital revenue streams. Mr. Kruchkow, who is based in New York, will report directly to Mr. Thompson.

“We are fortunate to have someone with Dan's vision and passion leading IDJ's charge through the digital space,” said Mr. Thompson. “His understanding and his instincts give our artists a considerable advantage in our integral marketing strategies and e-commerce development.”

“As I enter this new phase of my career during the explosion of the digital music space, I am most excited by the unprecedented support from L.A. Reid, Steve Bartels, Shawn Carter, Greg Thompson as well as the entire company in this area,” said Mr. Kruchkow. “IDJ has already established itself as a leading force in the Digital arena and I’m nothing but excited to continue our growth and success here.”

Mr. Kruchkow has spent the past year as Senior Director, Online Sales & Marketing. A six-year veteran of IDJ, he began in 1999 as an Executive A&R Assistant. The following year he moved to the New Media Department as Manager, and was promoted to director in 2002. He began his music career in 1997, as an Executive Assistant at Rocket Records/Island Records. Mr. Kruchkow was graduated from the State University of New York at Oneonta in 1996, with the Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Mass Communications.

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