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GABRIELLE PELUSO PROMOTED TO SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, VIDEO PROMOTIONS, ISLAND DEF JAM MUSIC GROUP

(October 10, 2006 New York, NY) - Gabrielle Peluso has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Video Promotions, Island Def Jam Music Group, it was announced today by Steve Bartels, president, Island Records, and COO, Island Def Jam Music Group.

In her new post, Ms. Peluso will be responsible for securing video airplay on MTV, BET, VH1, The Fuse, and MTV 2 for all Island Def Jam Artists and their respective ventures. In addition, she will book all programs available on each music video channel including various awards shows. Her duties will also include overseeing all local video outlets as well as college video outlets. Ms. Peluso, who is based in New York, will report directly to Mr. Bartels.

Gabrielle has proven to be a dynamic and energetic force at IDJ, said Mr. Bartels. Her expertise in working with key visual media outlets and video programmers at every level has enabled us to maintain our dominance across the entire spectrum of music formats. We look forward to Gabrielle leading the newly combined video department to new levels of success in the future."

Ms. Peluso has served as Vice President, Video Promotions, Island Def Jam Music Group, since 2004, following a three year stint as Director in the department. She began her music career in 1996, as assistant to the former president of Def Jam Records. The next year she moved to the Publicity Department, where she served as Director until 2000. Ms. Peluso graduated from Syracuse University in 1994, with the Bachelor Of Arts Degree in Communications.

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