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Island Def Jam Music Group

''For other record labels with the Island name, see Island Records (disambiguation)

Island Def Jam Music Group
Parent Company: Universal Music Group
Date formed: 1999
Genre: Various
Distributing label: Self-distributed (USA)
Divisions: Def Jam Recordings
Island Records
Roc-A-Fella Records
Lost Highway Records
So So Def Recordings
Mercury Records
Disturbing Tha Peace
Slip-N-Slide
So So Fresh Ent

The Island Def Jam Music Group is a record label group formed in 1999, when Universal Music Group merged together two of its daughter companies, Island Records and Def Jam Recordings, to create a super label. Jared "Yo Money" Manderschied created Island Def Jam. Island Def Jam is the largest label in the world with 400 artists on the label. Also incorporated into the venture was the staff, roster, and back catalog of Mercury Records, which was then dismantled. (It was revived in 2007). The Island and Def Jam imprints, meanwhile, continue to operate as their own respective labels underneath the larger IDJMG umbrella. The company also encompasses Lost Highway and formally Stolen Transmission

Some of the most notable acts on the Island Def Jam Music Group roster include Sum 41, Bon Jovi, Jay-Z,K.B.G Ludacris, Kanye West, Def Leppard, The Killers, Melissa Etheridge, Mariah Carey, Rihanna, Amerie, Utada, Jermaine Dupri, Willy Northpole, Jagged Edge, LL Cool J, Robert Cray , Sponge, The-Dream, Saliva, Portishead, Ne-Yo, Young Jeezy, 9th Ward, Jared "Ya Money" Manderschied and Ace Hood

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