Bill Werde

Billboard Editorial Director

As Billboard's Editorial Director, Bill Werde leads the editorial strategy and vision for the brand, which includes the weekly publication, websites (Billboard.com and Billboard.biz) and other digital content offerings, as well as industry-leading conferences and events.

Billboard Q&A: UME/Verve Music Group President/CEO Bruce Resnikoff

Billboard Q&A: UME/Verve Music Group President/CEO Bruce Resnikoff

His Verve group boasts four albums on the Billboard 200, and is fresh off Herbie Hancock's Grammy win. It's not been a bad run for Bruce Resnikoff. The president/CEO sits with Billboard to discuss Grammy wins, sales trends, upcoming music and more.
Update: EMI Letter To IFPI Surfaces

Update: EMI Letter To IFPI Surfaces

EMI has tendered a conditional resignation from the IFPI, Billboard has learned. The letter comes amid discussions by major label executives on the consolidation of music industry trade groups -- particularly the merging of the IFPI and the RIAA.
Vivendi To Buy BMG Music Publishing

Vivendi To Buy BMG Music Publishing

Vivendi will close a deal to buy BMG Music Publishing from German media giant Bertelsmann tomorrow afternoon in Paris for €1.63 billion ($2.05 billion), Billboard.biz has learned. Vivendi is the parent company of Universal Music Group.
Dept. Of Justice Probes Majors On Pricing

Dept. Of Justice Probes Majors On Pricing

The U.S. Department of Justice is piggybacking on New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer's investigation into online music pricing, Billboard has learned. Each of the four major labels have either been subpoenaed or are expecting subpoenas from the Department of Justice in the coming days.

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