A&R

  1. Rondor Ups Hall To VP

    October 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Most previously director of urban music. Rondor Music Publishing has promoted Kevin Hall to VP of urban music. Hall is based in Los Angeles. Most recently, Hall served as director of urban music at Rondor, where he has been since 2003. Prior to Ro ...

  2. Zomba Promotes Wright To A&R VP

    October 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Signed T-Pain to the label. Mickey "MeMpHiTz" Wright has been appointed to VP of A&R for the Zomba Label Group (ZLG). Wright reports to Peter Thea, senior VP of ZLG and is based in New York. Most recently Wright was director of A& ...

  3. Goldman Moves To Columbia, Exits Epic

    October 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Named senior VP of A&R. Named senior VP of A&R. News ...

  4. Goldman Moves To Columbia, Exits Epic

    October 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Named senior VP of A&R. Ben Goldman has been named senior VP of A&R at Columbia Records. Goldman reports to Steve Barnett, chairman of Columbia Records, and is based in New York. Goldman moves to Columbia from Epic Records, where he wa ...

  5. Strictly Rhythm Records Gets Reborn

    October 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Mark Finkelstein is primed to relaunch his influential dance music label Strictly Rhythm Records. Mark Finkelstein is primed to relaunch his influential dance music label Strictly Rhythm Records. The imprint is to be re-activated through a strateg ...

  6. Strictly Rhythm Records Gets Reborn

    October 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Mark Finkelstein is primed to relaunch his influential dance music label Strictly Rhythm Records. Mark Finkelstein is primed to relaunch his influential dance music label Strictly Rhythm Records. The imprint is to be re-activated through a strateg ...

  7. Mollin Named A&R VP At Walt Disney Records

    October 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Will oversee all A&R activities for the label. Fred Mollin has been appointed VP of A&R for Walt Disney Records. Mollin will be based at the company’s Burbank headquarters and reports to David Agnew, executive VP/GM Buena Vista Music G ...

  8. UME Ups Terbush

    September 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Moves to VP role. Universal Music Enterprises has elevated Don Terbush to VP of film & TV music. Terbush is based in Santa Monica, Calif., and reports to Tom Rowland, senior VP of film & TV music for UME. In this role, Terbush will help ma ...

  9. Angel Strengthens Exec Team

    June 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Poston, Christidis take key roles. EMI Music U.K. senior VP Mark Collen has beefed-up the executive structure of his Angel Music Group. Mark Poston, a long-time EMI Australia executive, has been appointed to the new post as director, Angel Music G ...

  10. A&R Exec John Kalodner To Retire

    June 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT A&R executive John Kalodner is retiring after 35 years in the music business, effective June 20. Kalodner's tenure spanned posts at Atlantic, Geffen, Columbia and, most recently, Sanctuary. A&R executive John Kalodner is retiring ...

  11. Universal Mexico Names Senior VP

    June 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Robert Lear to assume role. Robert Lear has been named senior VP of A&R and marketing for Universal Music Mexico. Lear reports to Victor Gonzalez, president of Universal Music Mexico and Central America, and will be based in Mexico City, Mexic ...

  12. Sony BMG Shuffles Asia Operations

    May 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT BMG Japan unit folded into Sony BMG Asia. Sony BMG Music Entertainment has revamped the executive line-up at its Japanese affiliate, BMG Japan. With effect from May 25, BMG Japan will be headed by the dual management team of Shigenobu Karube and D ...

  13. Concord Names Exec Musical Director

    May 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Calandrelli is a Grammy, Academy nominee. The Concord Music Group has appointed Jorge Calandrelli executive musical director. Calandrelli, a 23 time Grammy nominee and two-time Academy Award nominee, will report to executive VP of A&R, John Bu ...

  14. Warner/Chappell Taps Bortnick For Senior A&R Role

    April 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Most recently with Zomba Music Publishing. Warner/Chappell Music has appointed Bob Bortnick senior VP of A&R. He reports to Richard Blackstone, chairman/CEO of W/C and will be based in New York. Most recently, Bortnick was senior VP of A&R ...

  15. Virgin U.K. Taps Elias As A&R Executive

    March 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Founded S2 in 1991 with Muff Winwood. Virgin Records U.K. managing director Ferdy Unger-Hamilton is continuing to strengthen the label's management with the announcement today (March 27) that Lincoln Elias will take on from April 18 the newly ...

  16. Finland's Apocalyptica Signs With 20-20

    March 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Finnish "cello rock" group Apocalyptica has signed a worldwide, multi-album recording deal with 20-20 Entertainment, Martin Dodd's New York-based joint venture with Sony BMG International. Finnish "cello rock" group Apocal ...

  17. Finland's Apocalyptica Signs With 20-20

    March 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Finnish "cello rock" group Apocalyptica has signed a worldwide, multi-album recording deal with 20-20 Entertainment, Martin Dodd's New York-based joint venture with Sony BMG International. Finnish "cello rock" group Apocal ...

  18. Universal Motown Names Senior Int'l VP

    March 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Kirk Harding moves to role from SRC Records. Universal Motown Records Group has promoted Kirk Harding to senior VP of international. He reports to Andrew Kronfeld, GM of Universal Motown and is based in New York. Harding was most recently executiv ...

  19. Australia's Shock Unveils New Team

    March 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Major Australian independent company Shock Entertainment Group today (March 10) disclosed its new management team. Major Australian independent company Shock Entertainment Group today (March 10) disclosed its new management team. Marcus Seal, co-d ...

  20. Gudinski Sets Up Liberator To Tap Global Acts

    March 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Mushroom Group chairman Michael Gudinski has launched Liberator, a Melbourne-based imprint to sign and develop acts and labels from territories outside Australia. Mushroom Group chairman Michael Gudinski has launched Liberator, a Melbourne-based i ...

  21. Parlophone Names Coxon A&R Head

    February 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Nigel Coxon has been appointed head of A&R at EMI Music U.K. and Ireland label Parlophone, with immediate effect. "I can't wait to start work on the next phase of artist development with Nigel as Nigel Coxon has been appointed he ...

  22. Sony Music Label Group Names Senior A&R VP

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Michael Caplan, who left Or Music to rejoin Sony BMG Music Entertainment in a senior A&R capicity (Billboard, Dec. 17), has been named senior VP of A&R for the Sony Music Label Group. Michael Caplan, who left Or Music to rejoin Son ...

  23. Universal Launches Apollo In Europe

    January 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Venture will target one-off tracks. Universal Music today (Jan. 23) unveiled the launch of Apollo, a new multi-territory label which intends to capitalize on one-off hits from across Europe. The venture comprises two distinct units, Apollo Recordi ...

  24. Universal Launches Apollo In Europe

    January 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Venture will target one-off tracks. Universal Music today (Jan. 23) unveiled the launch of Apollo, a new multi-territory label which intends to capitalize on one-off hits from across Europe. The venture comprises two distinct units, Apollo Recordi ...

  25. Ten Ten Adds A&R VP Clifford

    January 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST Patrick Clifford has joined Nashville-based publishing company Ten Ten Music in the newly-created position of VP of A&R. Clifford has worked in A&R at numerous record labels in New York and L. Patrick Clifford has joined Nashville- ...

  26. Unger-Hamilton Appointed Virgin U.K. MD

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Veteran Universal Music executive Ferdy Unger-Hamilton has been hired to fill the vacant role as managing director of Virgin Records U.K., with effect from Jan. 13. He succeeds the former Virgin U.K. Veteran Universal Music executive Ferdy Unger-H ...

  27. Fenster Named Senior A&R VP At Zomba

    January 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST Label vet's previous stints include Arista, IDJ. Jeff Fenster has been named senior VP of A&R for the Zomba Music Group. He reports to Peter Thea, senior VP of ZLG, and is based in New York. Fenster previously worked at Zomba from 1992 th ...

  28. Germany's Edel Adds DVD Unit

    December 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST Hamburg-based independent music firm Edel Records today (Dec. 13) launched a specialist DVD division. Hamburg-based independent music firm Edel Records today (Dec. 13) launched a specialist DVD division. Oliver Hagedorn has been appointed director ...

  29. Connolly Takes New European Duties

    November 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Publishing Group stalwart Paul Connolly has been elevated to the new function as president of Europe/managing director U.K. Universal Music Publishing Group stalwart Paul Connolly has been elevated to the new function as president ...

  30. Warner's FMR Deal Given Green Light

    November 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Corporate regulator the Australian Competition Consumer Commission today (Nov. 16) approved Warner Music Australia's acquisition of leading Aussie indie label Festival Mushroom Records. Corporate regulator the Australian Competition Consumer ...

  31. Warner's FMR Deal Given Green Light

    November 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Corporate regulator the Australian Competition Consumer Commission today (Nov. 16) approved Warner Music Australia's acquisition of leading Aussie indie label Festival Mushroom Records. Corporate regulator the Australian Competition Consumer ...

  32. Warner Music Buys Aussie Indie FMR

    October 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sources: Deal worth up to $7.6M. Warner Music Australia today (Oct. 20) acquired Australian independent label Festival Mushroom Records from Rupert Murdoch's media giant News Corp. The integration of the two companies will take place through ...

  33. Warner Music Buys Aussie Indie FMR

    October 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Australia today (Oct. 20) acquired Australian independent label Festival Mushroom Records from Rupert Murdoch's media giant News Corp. The integration of the two companies will take place Warner Music Australia today (Oct. 20) ac ...

  34. The Beat

    October 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT British producer Steve Lillywhite, whose distinguished discography includes work with such acts as U2, Jason Mraz and the Rolling Stones has only one regret about moving from London to New York to bec British producer Steve Lillywhite, whose disti ...

  35. Lillywhite Moves To A&R Role At Columbia

    September 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Recently produced U2's 'Atomic Bomb.' As first tipped May 28 in Billboard , Steve Lillywhite has joined Columbia Records as senior VP of A&R. Lillywhite will report to Will Botwin, chairman of Columbia Records Group and will be ...

  36. Australia's FMR Head Parisi Returns To Warner

    August 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Michael Parisi is rejoining Warner Music Australia after a seven-year tenure as managing director of Australian independent Festival Mushroom Records. Michael Parisi is rejoining Warner Music Australia after a seven-year tenure as managing directo ...

  37. Australia's FMR Head Parisi Returns To Warner

    August 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Michael Parisi is rejoining Warner Music Australia after a seven-year tenure as managing director of Australian independent Festival Mushroom Records. Michael Parisi is rejoining Warner Music Australia after a seven-year tenure as managing directo ...

  38. EMI's Collen Bolsters Angel Label Group

    August 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music U.K. senior VP Mark Collen has unveiled the executive structure for his newly-named Angel Music Group. Collen was appointed on May 1 to oversee the new division, which sits alongside the Cap EMI Music U.K. senior VP Mark Collen has unvei ...

  39. Columbia Adds To A&R Staff

    August 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Steve Yegelwel becomes senior VP of A&R. Columbia Records added five new members to its A&R staff this week, including newly appointed senior VP of A&R, Steve Yegelwel. Yegelwel moves to Columbia from S-Curve Records where he was e ...

  40. Sony BMG Poland Confirms Jaglowski As MD

    July 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Jacek Jaglowski has been installed as the new managing director of Sony BMG Poland. As expected, Jacek Jaglowski has been installed as the new managing director of Sony BMG Poland. The former Universal and Warner Music Poland executiv ...

  41. Erler Joins Sony/ATV Germany

    July 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Axel Erler has been appointed director A&R and creative at Sony/ATV Music Publishing (Germany), with effect from August 1. Axel Erler has been appointed director A&R and creative at Sony/ATV Music Publishing (Germany), with effect from ...

  42. EMI Recruits BBC Radio 1 Exec Jones-Donelly

    July 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Parfitt 'confident' of replacing music head. Influential music programmer Alex Jones-Donelly has exited the British radio business to become senior VP, A&R for EMI Music Publishing U.K. Until recently, Jones-Donelly was head of music ...

  43. EMI Recruits BBC Radio 1 Exec Jones-Donelly

    July 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Influential music programmer Alex Jones-Donelly has exited the British radio business to become senior VP, A&R for EMI Music Publishing U.K. Influential music programmer Alex Jones-Donelly has exited the British radio business to become se ...

  44. Christian Market Vets Launch 3.1 Productions

    July 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The company will house two new labels, Skytone and Selectric. Veteran musicians/entrepreneurs John and Dino Elefante are partnering with Weston Entertainment’s Greg Weston to start 3.1 Productions, Billboard has learned. The company will house two ...

  45. SRC Records Adds To Management Team

    May 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Kirk Harding gets executive VP post. Kirk Harding has been appointed executive VP of SRC Records by Steve Rifkind, CEO of SRC. SRC is a joint venture between Rifkind, founder of Loud Records, and Universal Motown Records. Harding is based in New Y ...

  46. Uni Classics Names A&R Veteran Novik To Senior Post

    May 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Prior work includes Dave Matthews, 'N Sync. David Novik has been appointed senior VP of A&R for Universal Classics Group (UCG). Novik, who is based in New York, will be responsible for discovering new artists and projects in the classical ...

  47. Doug Howard Named Head Of Nashville Disney Pub

    May 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Lyric Street exec will report to David Agnew. Burbank, Calif.-based Disney Music Publishing is opening a Nashville office this month. Doug Howard, the senior VP of A&R at Lyric Street Records, has been named senior VP/GM of the Nashville publi ...

  48. Moot Takes Reigns At EMI Publishing U.K.

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Publishing U.K. has appointed Guy Moot as managing director. EMI Music Publishing U.K. has appointed Guy Moot as managing director. Moot, who is currently executive VP, A&R, U.K. & Europe, will succeed outgoing chairman/CEO Peter ...

  49. Moot Takes Reigns At EMI Publishing U.K.

    April 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Publishing U.K. has appointed Guy Moot as managing director, the London-based publishing giant said today (April 27). EMI Music Publishing U.K. has appointed Guy Moot as managing director, the London-based publishing giant said today (Ap ...

  50. Moot Takes Reigns At EMI Publishing U.K.

    April 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Publishing U.K. has appointed Guy Moot as managing director, the London-based publishing giant said today (April 27). EMI Music Publishing U.K. has appointed Guy Moot as managing director, the London-based affiliate of the publishing gia ...

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