Peter Thea Named Executive VP of Universal Republic, Island Def Jam

Universal Music Group Looking to YouTube for Next Pop Stars

Universal Music Group is banking on YouTube to yield the next generation of recording stars. The music major has launching Awesomeness Music with TV producer Brian Robbins, veteran music exec Steve Rifkind and hip-hop impresario Russell Simmons to form the record label based on their online network Awesomeness TV.
Meek Mill Dealt Setback in Getting Out of Jail

Meek Mill Dealt Setback in Getting Out of Jail

Earlier this month, Philadelphia-born Maybach Music Group rapper Meek Mill was sentenced to three to six months in jail for violating probation. His chances of getting out early were dealt a blow two days ago, when a judge rejected his lawyers' request for an emergency hearing.

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