In an update to Billboard.biz's profile about Alex Wilhelm -- who parlayed Crazed Hits, a blog covering unsigned artists that he created in his bedroom in Germany, into a major-label A&R gig -- he has finally revealed the company he's joined: "I've joined Warner Bros. Records as Director of A&R," he tweeted Monday.
With CMJ in full swing, the studio at Webster Hall played host to a hip hop showcase put on by a suite of MTV's digital entities -- MTV Hive, mtvU, the recently-launched MTV Jams, Artists.MTV, and the O Music Awards -- which brought Southern-based rappers Big K.R.I.T. and Killer Mike together with the NYC-based Mr. Muthaf---in' eXquire, Le1f, and Flatbush Zombies.
?uestlove will soon be adding another job to his exhaustive list of titles: professor. The Roots' drummer will be joining Universal Music Enterprises vice president of A&R and Grammy winning reissues producer Harry Weinger to co-teach a course titled 'Classic Albums' at the Clive Davis Institue for Recorded Music at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts this coming Spring semester.
Warner Music Group today named Alfonso Perez-Soto its new senior vice president, business development for Latin America, Spain and emerging markets. Perez-Soto previous had worked as vice president of the content corporate unit at Telefonica.
On Monday, Death Grips followed up on a promise they had made on Twitter by leaking their sophomore album No Love Deep Web, months before the released date planned by their label Epic Records. The group's site was soon shut down; the band blamed the label for the shutdown, but a rep for Epic told Billboard.biz that the label "has nothing to do with the issues on [Death Grips'] site."