Barry Weiss (born February 11, 1959) is an American music executive. He is the current Chairman & CEO of The Island Def Jam Music Group and Universal Republic Records. He served as chairman and CEO of RCA/Jive Label Group from 2008 to 2011 and was also the CEO of its constituent Jive Records from 1991 to 2011. Both companies were under the purview of Sony Music Entertainment. Weiss is best known as an important force in the careers of Britney Spears, Backstreet Boys, 'N Sync, among numerous others. Weiss' father, Hy Weiss, was a music entrepreneur from the first generation of rock'n'roll and Doo Wop music (Black and White vocal groups from Harlem), owning and operating Old Town Records from 1953 until 1996. Weiss was a member of Sigma Pi at Cornell University
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