G.O.O.D. Music president Pusha-T wants people to know just how much of a role Universal Music Group executive Steven Victor means to him. King Push went to social media this week to put a major co-sign on his name.
On Friday, King Push credited Victor for guiding his music career and acknowledged his birthday.
Last month, Victor left his position at Def Jam to take on a big role at Universal Music Group.
Steven Victor, who was named Def Jam’s executive VP of A&R in October of 2017, has left the company to shift to a senior VP of A&R role at Universal Music Group, Def Jam’s parent company, that will see him focusing on his joint venture with UMG, Victor Victor Worldwide. That company, which has eight employees in New York and Los Angeles and divisions including a label, publishing and management, and he will also continue to work the acts he signed to Def Jam. Victor Victor management clients include Pusha T and The-Dream, and publishing clients include YoungKio, a producer of Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road.” (Variety)
Pusha and Steven’s business relationship dates back to 2004.
That marked the beginning of a long and fruitful working relationship between the two men — one in which Pusha went from Clipse MC to solo artist to G.O.O.D. Music label president, and Victor rose from publicist to artist manager to executive vp/head of A&R for Def Jam Recordings. Along the way, their dedication to and belief in each other through rocky times led them to the heights of the music business, forging the type of mutually beneficial relationship that is invaluable for someone attempting to scale the slippery rungs of show business. (Billboard)
A few days ago, Push blessed fans with his new “Sociopath” single.