Executive Shuffles: Def Jam, CBS Radio, Hippos in Tanks


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Faisel Durrani

Def Jam has hired Faisel Durrani as EVP/GM. Durrani previously managed Beyoncé and was an executive at Live Nation. He was previously EVP of International Marketing at Island Def Jam Music Group.

Andre J. Fernandez has joined CBS Radio as President. Fernandez will oversee 117 stations in 26 major markets. He was previously COO and CFO of  Journal Communications. Fernandez is replacing Dan Mason, who is retiring.

In other news…

Barron Machat, founder of label Hippos in Tanks, passed away last week in a car accident. Hippos in Tanks put out releases from Laurel Halo, Hype Williams, Dean Blunt, and many others. Machat had recently been working in management for Yung Lean and Sad Boys.


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