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Interest Rate

The percentage of the value of a balance or debt that one pays or is paid each time period. For example, if one holds a bond with a face value of $1,000 and a 3% interest rate payable each quarter, one receives $30 each quarter. The percentage of the interest rate remains constant (usually), but the amount one pays or is paid changes according to the amount of the balance or debt. For example, if one pays off part of the principal on a loan each month, the amount one pays in interest decreases even though the rate remains the same. See also: Time Value of Money.


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The most distinguishing detail of the RAL/Def Jam deal with Sony is that Def Jam enjoys full profit participation in the deal.
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The Island Def Jam Music Group is home to a multi-cultural and diverse family of artists and has fast become one of the most successful labels in the industry.
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Price and Russell Simmons, chairman of Def Jam Records and the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network, today announced a new youth reading and leadership initiative, Urban Leaguer Def Jam Reader, that is designed to increase the reading interest, civic participation and technology awareness of urban youth.
The Island Def Jam Music Group is more than just a company or a logo," stated Lyor Cohen, President and CEO of the company.
The Best of Both Worlds marks the first time a joint venture between two of the industry's most successful music companies, The Island Def Jam Music Group and Jive Records.
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