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  1. Being a 'Music Executive' Isn't Enough Anymore (Op-Ed)

    December 10, 2013 12:57 PM EST "We’re no longer in the music business -- it doesn’t exist anymore. We’re in the multimedia business.” This was artist manager Scooter Braun speaking to Billboard for a story about his and fellow managers Troy Carter and Guy Oseary’s inve ...

  2. The Cola Wars: How Pepsi and Coke Are Battling In the Music Space

    April 30, 2012 6:30 AM EDT It's late January in Cannes, and Mark Ronson is dressed like a White Stripe. Taking the stage at the MIDEM music conference, the producer wears a bright red oxford shirt with white buttons and black skinny jeans that flare at the ankle to rev ...

  3. LoveRance, Rep on the 50 Cent-Powered Second Life of 'Up!'

    April 09, 2012 10:49 AM EDT "UP!," the debut single from 24-year-old rapper LoveRance, first floated into the upper reaches of Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart as an independent release last June. Propelled by a grass-roots marketing campaign - the ...

  4. Ron Fair on Front Line Management, 'The Voice,' Darren Criss, Being His Own 'Mini-Label'

    April 03, 2012 9:13 AM EDT On Monday, it was announced that longtime music producer and executive Ron Fair, along with marketing and promotions veteran Richard Palmese, will join Irving Azoff's Front LIne Management as consultants. Home to such clients as The Eagles, C ...

  5. Peter Frampton Sues Universal Music's A&M Records Over Digital Royalties

    December 28, 2011 12:00 PM EST Peter Frampton has sued Universal Music Group-owned A&M Records for unpaid digital royalties, according to numerous reports . The suit alleges breach of contract and unfair competition and seeks compensatory damages. At the center of the lawsu ...

  6. A&M Prez Takes Reins At Geffen

    March 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST A&M president Ron Fair has met with Geffen staffers and is already actively running the label, according to inside sources. A UMG spokeman declined to comment, as did Fair. A&M president Ron Fair has met with Geffen staffers and is alr ...

  7. Geffen Co-President Forms Suretone Records

    March 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Label to be housed at Interscope. As expected, Geffen co-president Jordan Schur has formed Suretone Records, a joint venture with Interscope Records. In doing so, Schur leaves Geffen Records, where he was president for more than six years. The mov ...

  8. Steve Schnur Joining Interscope

    February 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Expect former Electronic Arts worldwide head of music Steve Schnur to start at Interscope Geffen A&M as early as Feb. 27. While details are still being worked out, sources says Schnur will oversee Expect former Electronic Arts worldwide he ...

  9. Interscope Geffen A&M Appoints Urban Prez

    February 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Step Johnson has been with label since '92. Step Johnson has been appointed president of urban music at Interscope Geffen A&M (IGA). With Interscope since 1992, he most recently co-headed the company's urban music staff with Ron Gily ...

  10. Rock Hall Of Fame Inductees Announced

    November 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sabbath, Miles Davis, Sex Pistols to be honored. Black Sabbath, Miles Davis and the Sex Pistols are among five musical legends to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation will hold its induction ce ...

  11. Clear Channel, John Scher Settle Legal Dispute

    July 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Clear Channel Music Group and New York promoter John Scher have settled their longstanding legal dispute. Details were not disclosed. The legal wrangling between Scher and CCE has been long and compli Clear Channel Music Group and New York promote ...

  12. Black Eyed Peas Land NBA Slam-Dunk

    April 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Black Eyed Peas have linked with the National Basketball Assn. (NBA) and ESPN for a promotion centered around the basketball playoffs. The Black Eyed Peas have linked with the National Basketball Assn. (NBA) and ESPN for a promotion centered a ...