From DJ to Def Jam

Elie Lamaze­rolles, AMD’15, has music in his blood. Back in his home country of Bel­gium, his grand­fa­ther was a jazz and blues radio host, a music lover with more than 500 records in his collection.

Lamaze­rolles has con­tinued to pursue this pas­sion at North­eastern, where he is cur­rently a third-​​year music industry major with a con­cen­tra­tion in music recording. He is also a Husky Ambas­sador, exec­u­tive vice pres­i­dent for the Council for Uni­ver­sity Pro­grams, and host of a two-​​hour long DJ set on WRBB radio, a non­profit, free-​​form sta­tion run by students.

Last semester, he worked in the Artist and Reper­toire depart­ment at Island Def Jam Music Group, part of the Uni­versal Music Group, in New York City. The Island Def Jam Music Group was formed in 1999, when UMG merged Island Records and Def Jam Recordings.

“Working as a DJ across Europe for eight years has taught me about the per­for­mance side of the industry, read more…