We all know that record labels are struggling, but things may be looking really bad for the label that started it all.
For decades, Def Jam was the king of record labels, but it’s fallen on hard times after being unable to move too many units outside of the major Rihanna albums that they’ve been relying on every year. Now, to combat the tough times, Def Jam has made some moves again. This time, laying off more than 20 employees.
There is good news, though, as Bruno Mars’ manager, Brandon Creed is a new A&R at the company.
Still, the fact they’re laying off people probably is a bad sign, but we’re not sure quite how bad. Hopefully they can turn things around. We’d hate to see the legendary label go under.