Matt Diehl

Matt Diehl is a contributing writer.

Where The Music Supes Eat Nigiri: The PJ Bloom, Ron Broitman, Kevin Weaver Grammy Party

Where The Music Supes Eat Nigiri: The PJ Bloom, Ron Broitman, Kevin Weaver Grammy Party

“If a bomb was dropped here, there would be no more sync business.” So cracks Atlantic Records Group EVP Kevin Weaver about the crowd thronging the patio at the outpost of high-end Japanese restaurant Katsuya located in the shadow of Los Angeles’ Staples Center. It’s just a couple hours before the 2014 Grammy Awards kicks off inside Staples, and a who’s who of the biggest players in licensing, sync, music supervision and publishing have come together at the third annual gathering here hosted by power trio Weaver, PJ Bloom, and Ron Broitman.
Katy Perry’s Executive Team On 'PRISM' Roll-Out: Steve Barnett, Martin Kirkup, Greg Thompson In Their Own Words

Katy Perry’s Executive Team On 'PRISM' Roll-Out: Steve Barnett, Martin Kirkup, Greg Thompson In Their Own Words

Katy Perry's unprecedented success with 2010's "Teenage Dream" set the bar extremely high for a follow-up. With "PRISM" out Tuesday, Billboard spoke with Perry's executive team, including Capitol head Steve Barnett, her Direct Mgmt Group team and Capitol promotions EVP Greg Thompson about the release strategy, how things changed since UMG acquired Capitol and, of course, PopChips.

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