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.
Hanna Bolte, vp of media and talent relations at mun2, is no longer employed by the NBCUniversal cable network. She is one of several employees who have recently left for other opportunities or whose contracts have not been renewed.
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.
Five months after 19 Recordings brought a blockbuster lawsuit against Sony Music Entertainment for allegedly cheating artists, a New York federal judge is being asked to make an early determination about the claims.