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  1. Adam Lambert, 19 Recordings 'Amicably' Part Ways

    January 13, 2013 5:34 PM EST Adam Lambert and 19 Recordings have parted ways, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Although the American Idol season eight runner-up had split with 19 Management in August 2011, he remained signed to the recording arm of 19 Entertainment (now ow ...

  2. Robert F.X. Sillerman's Empire State of Mind

    August 30, 2012 5:55 PM EDT After conquering both radio and live music, Robert F.X. Sillerman now has $1 billion to spend and his sights set on electronic dance music's explosive live space. Bob Sillerman is laying on a black marble countertop, against a black brocade w ...

  3. 'American Idol' Rights Owner Rebrands Itself As Core Media Group

    May 31, 2012 5:13 PM EDT CKx, which owns the rights to "American Idol" and "So You Think You Can Dance," has relaunched itself as Core Media Group. Along with the rebranding, President Marc Graboff announced on Thursday that the company has hired four ...

  4. Adam Lambert Splits With 'Idol' Manager 19 Entertainment

    August 05, 2011 10:44 PM EDT Adam Lambert is parting ways with 19 Entertainment, the Hollywood Reporter has learned. The "American Idol" runner-up from season 8 is signing with Direct Management Group, whose client roster includes Katy Perry, K.D. Lang and The Go-Go ...

  5. 'American Idol's' Pia Toscano Signs With Interscope Records

    July 05, 2011 7:39 PM EDT "American Idol's" Pia Toscano has officially signed a recording contract with Interscope Records, THR has confirmed. She will release her debut single, "This Time," on July 12 and perform the song as part of her set during ...

  6. Which 'American Idol' Season 10 Alums Have Management Deals?

    June 23, 2011 11:58 PM EDT With the "American Idol" summer tour about to kick off (July 6 at West Valley City, Utah's Maverik Center is the first date of the two-month trek) and the careers of Season 10's alums soon to launch, some key management decisio ...

  7. Apollo Global Completes Acquisition of 'American Idol' Owner CKx

    June 23, 2011 7:39 AM EDT An affiliate of private equity firm Apollo Global Management has completed the roughly $510 million acquisition of American Idol owner CKx Inc., the companies said early Wednesday. CKx is the owner of American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance p ...

  8. 'American Idol' Owner CKx to Be Sold to Financial Firm for $509 Million

    May 10, 2011 4:16 PM EDT CKx Inc., owner of American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance producer 19 Entertainment, said Tuesday it has agreed to be acquired by an affiliate of financial firm Apollo Global Management. The deal values the company at around $509 million whe ...

  9. Elvis Week Hits Stride As Buyout Talks Heat Up

    August 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT CKx Inc., owner of the "American Idol" television program and 85% of Elvis Presley Enterprises, is mulling at least two offers to buy the company. At the same time, thousands of Elvis fans have descended on Memphis for Elvis Week, the an ...

  10. 'American Idol' Watch: Lythgoe Officially Onboard, Iovine As Mentor?

    August 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Fox on Thursday confirmed that Nigel Lythgoe will return as an executive producer of "American Idol." He joins executive producers Simon Fuller, Cecile Frot-Coutaz and Ken Warwick for the 10th anniversary season that kicks off in January ...

  11. Simon Fuller To Launch New Company

    January 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST Simon Fuller, founder of 19 Entertainment, and 19's parent company CKX have agreed to a long-term deal to keep the "American Idol" creator and executive producer involved in the firm's key shows, while freeing him up to launch ...

  12. Simon Cowell Signing New 'Idol' Deal

    August 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Simon Cowell will be a judge on "American Idol" for at least three more seasons. During the second-quarter earnings call of CKX, parent company of "Idol" co-producer 19 Entertainment, CKX chairman and CEO Robert Sillerman indic ...

  13. 'American Idol' Is Ready For Its Next Act

    May 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The crowd isn't cheering for Simon Fuller. Rather, it's the four talent judges whose appearance just minutes before a recent Wednesday evening "American Idol" telecast causes a loud burst of applause to fill the soundstage at C ...

  14. Scardino Tapped For Exec Role At 19 Entertainment

    September 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Janet Scardino has been appointed to president of commercial at 19 Entertainment, according to the company's CEO Simon Fuller. Based in New York, with offices in London and Los Angeles, Scardino will report to Fuller and 19 Entertainment pres ...

  15. Fuller In Frame For MMF Award

    May 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Simon Fuller will be the recipient of the prestigious Peter Grant Award when the Music Managers Forum hosts its annual Roll of Honour dinner this Wednesday at the Intercontinental Hotel in London. The British entrepreneur who created the "Ido ...

  16. Company Man

    March 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT If media moguls had to be screened by the judges of Fox's "American Idol," Simon Fuller wouldn't make it past the first stage. "Too dull. He's essentially nothing better than a karaoke performer," Simon Cowell wo ...

  17. From The Magazine: American Idol - The 'American' Way

    January 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST It's hard to imagine that the producers of "American Idol" would want to tinker with the show's formula following last season. After all, the hit reality program -- a talent search for music's Next Big Thing -- was 2006� ...

  18. Garland Says Farewell to 19 Entertainment

    October 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Charles Garland, COO of Simon Fuller's 19 Entertainment media group, has quit the company and is understood to be planning his own content-and-branding company. Charles Garland, COO of Simon Fuller's 19 Entertainment media group, has qui ...

  19. Sillerman Picks Up 19 Entertainment

    March 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST British music industry entrepreneur Simon Fuller has sold his 19 Entertainment empire -- the company behind the "Idol" TV franchise -- to Robert Sillerman's CKX in a cash and stock deal worth £10 British music industry entr ...

  20. Sillerman Picks Up 19 Entertainment

    March 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST British music industry entrepreneur Simon Fuller has sold his 19 Entertainment empire -- the company behind the "Idol" TV franchise -- to Robert Sillerman's CKX in a cash and stock deal worth £10 British music industry entr ...

  21. Clay Aiken Gets Firm Management Deal

    May 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT "Idol" star switches from 19 Entertainment. "American Idol" second-season runner-up Clay Aiken has switched management companies from 19 Entertainment to the Firm. Jeff Rabhan and Simon Renshaw are his key managers at the Los A ...