A&R

  1. Sony Nashville's Gershon Heads To Warner Bros.

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Veteran Nashville music executive Tracy Gershon is leaving Sony Music Nashville, where she serves as senior director of A&R and artist development, to join Warner Bros.' Nashville division as VP o Veteran Nashville music executive Tra ...

  2. Sony BMG Bows Masterworks Division

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG has announced that its classical music division will be called Sony BMG Masterworks. Led by president Gilbert Hetherwick, the new division comprises the RCA Red Seal, Sony Classical, Deutsche Sony BMG has announced that its classical musi ...

  3. Uni Motown Names Key A&R Exec

    April 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Eric Nicks has joined Universal Motown Records Group as senior VP of A&R. Eric Nicks has joined Universal Motown Records Group as senior VP of A&R. Nicks was most recently senior VP of A&R at Columbia Records. He began his career a ...

  4. BMG Songs Inks Former Senior VP

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Karen Conrad signs co-publishing deal. BMG Songs has inked a co-publishing deal with Karen Conrad who was, until recently, the company's senior VP in Nashville. Under the agreement, Conrad will sign country music writers to BMG Songs. She wil ...

  5. Maniatis Splits Nettwerk

    March 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST -year vet was senior VP of A&R. 14-year vet was senior VP of A&R. News ...

  6. Maniatis Splits Nettwerk

    March 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST -year vet was senior VP of A&R. Vancouver-based George Maniatis has resigned from his post as senior VP of A&R at Nettwerk Productions. His last day in the office is March 31. In his 14 years at the company, Maniatis -- who was previ ...

  7. Sanctuary Signs Simple Minds

    March 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sanctuary Records has signed Scottish '80s hitmakers Simple Minds to a worldwide licensing and distribution deal. Sanctuary Records has signed Scottish '80s hitmakers Simple Minds to a worldwide licensing and distribution deal. The band ...

  8. Sanctuary Signs Simple Minds

    March 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sanctuary Records has signed a worldwide licensing and distribution deal for Scottish '80s hitmakers Simple Minds. Sanctuary Records has signed Scottish '80s hitmakers Simple Minds to a worldwide licensing and distribution deal. The band ...

  9. Epic Names A&R Exec

    January 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Al Smith shifts from Cherry Lane. Epic Records has named Al Smith as director of A&R. Smith joins from Cherry Lane Music Publishing, where, as VP of creative, he signed the Black Eyed Peas and John Legend. In his new role, based in New York, h ...

  10. Universal Music Publishing Gets A&R Man Lidell

    January 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Pelle Lidell, the former managing director of independent Swedish publishing company Murlyn Songs, has been named to a European role at Universal Music Publishing. Pelle Lidell, the former managing director of independent Swedish publishing compan ...

  11. Roadrunner Ups Burman

    January 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST A&R exec named senior VP. Roadrunner Records in New York has promoted Ron Burman from VP to senior VP of A&R. Burman, who joined the label in 1997, reports to president Jonas Nachsin. Prior to joining Roadrunner, Burman was a CMJ Music ...

  12. Ocasek Links With Sanctuary Management

    December 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Producer/musician Ric Ocasek, best known as a principal member of the Cars and a solo artist, has joined the roster of Los Angeles-based Sanctuary Producer Management. Producer/musician Ric Ocasek, best known as a principal member of the Cars and ...

  13. Naftaly Joins Sony As Senior VP

    December 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Keith Naftaly has been named senior VP of A&R for Sony Music Label Group U.S. He will maintain offices in New York and Los Angeles and will report to Sony Music president/CEO Don Ienner. Keith Naftaly has been named senior VP of A&R fo ...

  14. Gary Harrison Gets Famous

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Songwriter signs global publishing deal. Grammy Award-nominated songwriter Gary Harrison has signed a long-term, global co-publishing agreement with Famous Music. Harrison is the author of several country hits including George Strait's " ...

  15. David Massey Takes New Sony Role

    November 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST David Massey has been named executive VP of A&R for Sony Music Label Group U.S. and president of the Daylight Records imprint. David Massey has been named executive VP of A&R for Sony Music Label Group U.S. and president of the Dayligh ...

  16. EMI Pub Italy Appoints Corsi MD

    October 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Paolo Corsi has returned to EMI Music Publishing as managing director of its Milan-based Italian affiliate, with immediate effect. Paolo Corsi has returned to EMI Music Publishing as managing director of its Milan-based Italian affiliate, with imm ...

  17. WMI Names Salmon VP A&R

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music International (WMI) has appointed Ric Salmon to the new post as VP of A&R. Warner Music International (WMI) has appointed Ric Salmon to the new post as VP of A&R. Salmon joins the London-based company following a four-year ...

  18. Sony BMG Names Latin Execs

    October 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Frank Welzer, the newly named head of Sony BMG Music Entertainment's Latin operations, has made three key appointments. Frank Welzer, the newly named head of Sony BMG Music Entertainment's Latin operations, has made three key appointment ...

  19. Sony BMG Names Latin Execs

    October 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Frank Welzer, the newly named head of Sony BMG Music Entertainment's Latin operations, has made three key appointments. Frank Welzer, the newly named head of Sony BMG Music Entertainment's Latin operations, has made three key appointment ...

  20. Nashville Scene

    September 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Lyric Street Records senior VP of A&R Doug Howard has been elected president of the board of governors of the Nashville chapter of the Recording Academy. Read Phyllis Stark's column. Lyric Street Records senior VP of A&R Doug Howa ...

  21. Nashville NARAS Chapter Names Prez

    September 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Lyric Street Records senior VP of A&R Doug Howard has been elected president of the board of governors of the Nashville chapter of the Recording Academy. Lyric Street Records senior VP of A&R Doug Howard has been elected president of t ...

  22. BMG Finland MD, A&R Manager To Exit

    September 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT BMG Finland managing director Niko Nordström and A&R manager Asko Kallonen will leave the company to set up their own record label. BMG Finland managing director Niko Nordström and A&R manager Asko Kallonen will leave the comp ...

  23. W/C Names Regional Latin GM

    August 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Warner/Chappell Music has upped Gustavo Menendez to regional GM for Latin America, replacing Miguel Aranega, who recently left the company. Warner/Chappell Music has upped Gustavo Menendez to regional GM for Latin America, replacing Miguel Aranega ...

  24. W/C Names Regional Latin GM

    August 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Warner/Chappell Music has upped Gustavo Menendez to regional GM for Latin America, replacing Miguel Aranega, who recently left the company. Warner/Chappell Music has upped Gustavo Menendez to regional GM for Latin America, replacing Miguel Aranega ...

  25. Gary Stewart Takes Key iTunes Role

    August 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Former Rhino Records senior VP of A&R Gary Stewart has been named chief musical officer for Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple Computer, according to sources. Former Rhino Records senior VP of A&R Gary Stewart has been named chief musical o ...

  26. Gary Stewart Takes Key iTunes Role

    August 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Former Rhino Records senior VP of A&R Gary Stewart has been named chief musical officer for Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple Computer, according to sources. Former Rhino Records senior VP of A&R Gary Stewart has been named chief musical o ...

  27. Cecillon Names New EMI Italy Team

    August 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Continental Europe chairman/CEO Jean-Francois Cecillon today confirmed the new management structure for EMI Music Italy. EMI Music Continental Europe chairman/CEO Jean-Francois Cecillon today confirmed the new management structure for EM ...

  28. Kobalt Takes 8 Mile Road

    July 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Independent British-based publisher Kobalt Music Group has inked an administration deal with Detroit's 8 Mile Style Music for its hitmaking songwriters Luis Resto and Steve King. Independent British-based publisher Kobalt Music Group has inke ...

  29. Green Day Manager Launches Own Imprint

    July 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Pat Magnarella, manager of the Goo Goo Dolls and Green Day, has started a label distributed through Universal Records. Pat Magnarella, manager of the Goo Goo Dolls and Green Day, has started a label distributed through Universal Records. The label ...

  30. Sony Taps A&R VP For Gospel

    July 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Joseph Burney has been appointed VP of A&R, gospel, for Sony Urban Music. He will report to Tara Griggs-Magee, Sony Urban Music's executive VP of gospel. Joseph Burney has been appointed VP of A&R, gospel, for Sony Urban Music. He ...

  31. Universal Classics Makes Key Appointments

    May 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT David Novik named senior A&R VP. David Novik has been named senior VP of A&R for Universal Classics Group. Based in New York, Novik will report to group chairman Chris Roberts. Novik most recently headed his own consulting and producti ...

  32. EMI Finland Sheds 4 Staff

    May 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT EMI Finland has let go four employees, Billboard.biz has learned. Sources say Virgin marketing manager Jone Nikula and A&R manager Sami Häikiö have left the company. The other two staff EMI Finland has let go four employe ...

  33. Warner Bros. Taps Nelson EVP Of Global Brand Management

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Other spotlights: Hitching Post Supply names Hackett sales and marketing manager and Legacy Recordings ups Berkowitz to SVP of A&R. - Hitching Post Supply in Nashville names Vernell Hackett sales and marketing manager. The Monroe, Wash.-ba ...

  34. Producer Says He Was Forced To Inflate Film Budgets

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Film producer Elie Samaha says he was blackmailed into carrying out the budget-padding scheme that ultimately cost Intertainment Licensing more than $100 million. <br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> Harvard, Berkle ...

  35. UMG Nash Finalizes DreamWorks Merger

    May 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT DreamWorks Records' Nashville operation has been merged into Universal Music Group Nashville. The move follows Universal Music Group's <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/business_financ DreamWorks Records' Nas ...

  36. Nelson Takes A&R Duties At EMI's Innocent

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT EMI has signalled its commitment to pop imprint Innocent through the appointment of Jamie Nelson as its director of A&amp;R. With immediate effect, Nelson is tasked with overseeing the A&amp;R strateg EMI has signalled its commitment to po ...

  37. British Publisher Kobalt Names Three Key Execs

    April 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT London-based independent music publisher Kobalt Music Group has made three appointments. London-based independent music publisher Kobalt Music Group has made three appointments. Michelle Manghise joins Kobalt as executive director of global admini ...

  38. Execs Split Sony, Universal In Germany

    March 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST The German affiliates of Sony Music and Universal Music each lost a key executive today (March 12). The German affiliates of Sony Music and Universal Music each lost a key executive today (March 12). In a surprise move, Volker Neumüller, GM of Epi ...

  39. J Records Ups Larry Jackson To VP

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST J Records in New York promotes Larry Jackson to VP of A&amp;R. NEW YORK-- J Records in New York promotes Larry Jackson to VP of A&R. He was director of A&R. RADIO: Radio Disney in Burbank, Calif., names Michael Peterson director of syn ...

  40. E.U. Set To Act On New Rules To Halt Piracy

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST The European Union is expected to agree to new rules this week that will clamp down on movie and music pirates following a long legislative battle, according to the E.U. sources last Friday. <br clea Virgin, Fox Studio Drop Lawsuit, Settle Disp ...

  41. Blue Joins RCA Music Group In Head A&R Role

    March 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Jeff Blue has been named senior VP of A&amp;R for RCA Music Group. He joins from Interscope Records, where he held the same post, signing and producing new punk group Social Code, among others. Jeff Blue has been named senior VP of A&R for ...

  42. Mercury U.K. Appoints New A&R Director

    March 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Mike Sault has been appointed A&amp;R director of Mercury Records U.K. He joins from Warner/Chappell U.K., where he was creative director. His start date will be announced shortly. Mike Sault has been appointed A&R director of Mercury Reco ...

  43. WMG Confirms Restructuring, Exec Departures

    March 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group today (March 2) confirmed a restructuring of its operations that will encompass the elimination of 20% of its global workforce of 5,300 and the exit of several key recorded music ex Warner Music Group today (March 2) confirmed a ...

  44. RCA's Malouf Exits A&R Post

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Exec was label's senior VP of A&amp;R since 2002. Exec was label's senior VP of A&R since 2002. News ...

  45. RCA's Malouf Exits A&R Post

    February 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST Brian Malouf has left RCA Records, where he was senior VP of A&amp;R, Billboard.biz has learned. Malouf was the last remaining senior A&amp;R executive from the Bob Jamieson era, which ended when Cliv Brian Malouf has left RCA Records, whe ...

  46. Sony Confirms Martin Dodd In Global A&R Role

    February 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST As first revealed in Billboard in January, Sony Music International (SMI) confirmed today that Martin Dodd is joining the company as senior VP of worldwide A&amp;R. Based in London and in New York, he As first revealed in Billboard in January, ...

  47. Sony Confirms Martin Dodd In Global A&R Role

    February 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST As first revealed in Billboard in January, Sony Music International (SMI) confirmed today that Martin Dodd is joining the company as senior VP of worldwide A&amp;R. Based in London and in New York, he As first revealed in Billboard in January, ...

  48. Winwood To Retire From Sony U.K.

    December 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST A&amp;R vet due to leave in March Muff Winwood is to retire at the end of March as senior VP of A&R at Sony Music U.K. and managing director of S2, Bulletin has learned. Winwood, 60, joined Sony (formerly CBS) U.K. in 1978 as director of A ...

  49. Winwood To Retire From Sony U.K.

    December 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST A&amp;R vet to exit firm in March Muff Winwood is to retire at the end of March as senior VP of A&R at Sony Music U.K. and managing director of S2, Bulletin has learned. Winwood, 60, joined Sony (formerly CBS) U.K. in 1978 as director of A ...

  50. Global Pulse: Utada Set For Englsih Debut

    December 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Japanese superstar Hikaru Utada's debut English-language album will be released in spring 2004, according to Universal Music International senior VP of A&amp;R and marketing Max Hole. Japanese superstar Hikaru Utada's debut English-l ...

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