Chris Hicks (record executive)

Christopher Hicks is an American record industry executive, artist manager, and publisher.[1][2][3][4] He has worked with a plethora of artists, songwriters and producers including Justin Bieber, Mary J. Blige, Letoya Luckett, Aaliyah, Johnta Austin, Bryan-Michael Cox, The-Dream, T.I., Timbaland, Lil Wayne, Justice League, Jennifer Lopez and Usher to name a few.[1][2][3][5][6][7] Hicks has previously held the positions of Senior Vice President/Head of Urban Music at Warner Chappell Music Publishing as well as Executive Vice President position at Island Def Jam Music Group.[8][9] Currently he is CEO of Content Media Group based in Atlanta.[1][2][3][4][5]


  1. 1 2 3 Sonia Murray (May 10, 2009). "Def Jam exec deals with business, loss". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved February 11, 2010.
  2. 1 2 3 Jayson Rodriguez (January 15, 2009). "Chris Hicks To Replace The Late Shakir Stewart At Def Jam". MTV. Retrieved February 10, 2010.
  3. 1 2 3 Hillary Crosley (January 22, 2009). "Chris Hicks named Def Jam executive VP". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 12, 2010.
  4. 1 2 Susan Butler (August 18, 2007). "A day in the life of Chris Hicks". Billboard (magazine). Retrieved February 12, 2010.
  5. 1 2 "Christopher Hicks Appointed Executive Vice President, Def Jam Recordings". PR Newswire. February 17, 2009. Retrieved February 10, 2010.
  6. Smith, Danyel. Q&A: Chris Hicks, 2011, p. 13, Billboard Magazine
  7. Sonia Murray (February 11, 2007). "The men behind Mary J. Blige". Cox News Service. Retrieved February 12, 2010.
  8. Smith, Danyel. Q&A: Chris Hicks, 2011, p. 13, Billboard Magazine
  9. Christopher Hicks Named Senior Vice President, Urban A&R for Warner Music Group's Atlantic Records Group and Warner/Chappell Music, WMG Press Release, April 16, 2007, Retrieved February 10, 2010
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