Paul Rosenberg (music manager)

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Paul Rosenberg
Birth name Paul D. Rosenberg
Born (1971-08-01) August 1, 1971 (age 46)
Origin Detroit, Michigan, United States
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Music manager
Years active 1997–present
Associated acts

Paul D. Rosenberg (born August 1, 1971) is an American music manager, known for his association with hip hop artists Eminem, The Knux, DJ AM, pop punk band Blink-182 and Action Bronson.[1]


In addition to managing the artists listed above, Rosenberg is also the co-founder (with Eminem) of hip hop record label Shady Records, founded in 1999.[2] Rosenberg first became involved with Eminem in 1997, during the recording of Slim Shady EP,[2] and has since been featured in a skit (titled "Paul" except on The Eminem Show, where it was called "Paul Rosenberg") on every album since The Slim Shady LP, with the exception of Recovery and The Marshall Mathers LP 2, as a character concerned with the particular record, advising Eminem on steps to take and often ordering him to "tone down" the lyrics or scrap the album completely.[3][4][5] With Eminem, Rosenberg co-wrote every skit on the 2009 album Relapse.[6]

Rosenberg is affiliated with Deckstar and Lawrence Vavra, in addition with Steve Aoki and his label Dim Mak Records, working in the management area.[citation needed] Paul is a co-producer for Eminem's hip-hop radio station Shade 45, which is channel 45 on SiriusXM satellite radio.[citation needed] He is currently working with underground rapper Joey Barz and became manager of New York City rapper Action Bronson in late 2012, getting him signed to Vice Records and then to his own management firm Goliath Artists.[7]

On March 23, 2013, Rosenberg added Detroit-based rapper Danny Brown to his management firm.[8]

On August 1, 2017, he was appointed the new CEO/President of Def Jam Recordings, succeeding the current CEO, Steve Bartels. The transition will take place in 2018.[9]


  1. ^ "Music Manager Paul Rosenberg Moving On". The Real Estalker. April 30, 2009. Retrieved May 27, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b Dave (August 29, 2005). ""Loyalty" - Paul Rosenberg Interview". Rap Basement. Retrieved May 27, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP - Paul (Skit) - Track 4 - 2000". Youtube. 
  4. ^ "Eminem Encore - Paul (Skit)". Youtube. 
  5. ^ "The Eminem Show - Paul (Skit)". Youtube. 
  6. ^ Relapse (Booklet). Eminem. Aftermath Entertainment/Interscope Records. 2009. 
  7. ^ "Action Bronson Joins Goliath Artists Management, Home to Eminem - XXL". 2012-08-23. Retrieved 2013-08-27. 
  8. ^ "Danny Brown Signs Management Deal With Goliath Artists - XXL". 2013-03-23. Retrieved 2013-08-27. 
  9. ^ "Eminem's Manager Paul Rosenberg Named New CEO of Def Jam". Complex. Retrieved 2017-08-03. 

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