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  1. McGoff Rises At EMI Music Pub U.K.

    June 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Publishing has appointed Kenny McGoff as senior VP, head of A&R, in the United Kingdom. McGoff joined the publisher in 2000 as A&R manager and has since signed songwriter/artists like Arctic Monkeys, the Enemy, the Feeling, the F ...

  2. Real World Teams With Speaker Firm For Online Project

    May 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Peter Gabriel's Real World Studios has launched a download service and online community for audiophiles and music fans, in partnership with bespoke U.K. loudspeaker manufacturer Bowers & Wilkins. B&W Music Club will offer exclusive mo ...

  3. AT&T Bolsters Blue Room

    April 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT AT&T is stepping up its online advertising efforts in order to drive more traffic to its music services. According to MediaPost , the Internet service provider is relying on search advertising to promote its Blue Room webcasts of live events. ...

  4. EMIMP Promotes Durie

    April 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Publishing (EMIMP) has promoted Kristin Durie to VP of music services & licensing. Durie will lead the music services' New York-based TV licensing division. She will be managing the publisher's relationships with the major ...

  5. Daniels Joins Sheppard Mullin

    April 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Philip Daniels has joined the Century City, Calif., office of Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton as a member of the firm's entertainment & media transactional practice group. Daniels represents clients in the fields of music, new media ...

  6. Nokia Names Schimel Head Of Global Music

    March 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Nokia has tapped Elizabeth Schimel as head of global music, to lead its mobile music activities as part of the entertainment & communities group, Billboard.biz has learned. She will report to Tero Ojanpera, executive VP of the entertainment &a ...

  7. World Music Forum Comes To Marseille

    March 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Marseille briefly becomes world music central at the end of this month when the fourth annual Babel Med World Music Forum kicks off. The event, which runs from March 27-29, attracts between 1,500-2,000 music industry professionals for a daytime tr ...

  8. The Mess Hall Clean Up AMP Prize

    March 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sydney blues-rock duo the Mess Hall's second album "Devil's Elbow" (Ivy League) has won the Australian Music Prize (AMP) for 2007, during a ceremony Thursday at Sydney's Museum of Contemporary Art. The Mess Hall -- compris ...

  9. Nielsen Business Media Forms Entertainment Group

    February 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST Nielsen Business Media has created a new entertainment group that brings together the company's leading entertainment brands into one unit. Media industry veteran Gerry Byrne, who has been named senior VP, Entertainment Group for Nielsen Busi ...

  10. Regulatory Path Cleared For Borders Aus Acquisition

    February 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Australian competition watchdog has cleared the way for a bid for Borders' Australasian operations by the New Zealand publicly-listed company A&R Whitcoulls Group. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission said on Wednesday t ...

  11. AMP Short List Expands To Ten

    February 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST The short list for the 2007 Australian Music Prize (AMP) has rounded-up from nine to ten releases. The 22-strong judging panel said today there were too many quality Australian albums released last year to limit nominations to nine. The 2006 short ...

  12. Berkeley's Freight & Salvage Plans New Facility

    January 30, 2008 12:00 AM EST Berkeley, Calif.'s Freight & Salvage Coffee House, an established folk venue since 1968, has begun construction on an $11.3 million project that will boast two performance spaces, six classrooms for music-related workshops and a full-serv ...

  13. MTV Strikes European Video Licensing Deal

    January 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST MTV has struck a new pan-European rights deal covering payment for the use of music videos from independent record labels. The multi-platform deal, replacing and expanding upon one made three years ago, has been struck with London-based Video Perf ...

  14. A&R Worldwide Launches Japan Biz

    December 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST A&R Worldwide, the global artist discovery, development and consulting firm, has launched a Japan operation in conjunction with music consulting company Music Solutions. The A&R Worldwide Japan unit will be overseen by Music Solutions pres ...

  15. Acts Unveils For Midem Brit Night

    November 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST Reverend & The Makers and Richard Hawley are among the acts confirmed for the British Music at Midem event, a showcase for rising U.K. artists to perform for the global music industry. British Music at Midem, which includes an acoustic set fol ...

  16. Stewart Launches Music Consultancy

    October 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A&R veteran Nick Stewart has opened his own music consultancy, Nick Stewart & Associates. Based in London, the new firm offers its clients such services as music marketing, management and music publishing. Current projects include supervis ...

  17. A&M Offers Record Deal In New Unsigned Competition

    September 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music U.K. is joining forces with national broadcaster Channel 4, handset maker Sony Ericsson and telecoms giant Orange for a new unsigned, multi-media talent quest in the United Kingdom. The "mobileAct unsigned" winning act wi ...

  18. Universal Relaunches Australian A&R With Karpin, Taylor

    September 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Australia is expanding its domestic A&R activities under its managing director George Ash. His strategy is to relaunch two iconic labels -- Island and Mercury -- into the Australian market as full-service, Sydney-based A&R ...

  19. Carlton Links With The Inc. For Third Album

    June 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As the Oct. 9 release date for her third album, "Heroes & Thieves," approaches, singer/songwriter Vanessa Carlton has inked with a surprising label: hip-hop music entrepreneur Irv "Gotti" Lorenzo's the Inc. "I thi ...

  20. Former Polydor A&R Heath Dies

    June 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Polydor Records A&R manager Adrian Heath committed suicide on May 26. He was 47. Heath had served as Polydor Records A&R from 1981 to 1983, where he signed Orange Juice and Clock DVA/ He also had stints handling A&R for RAK, Bronze, an ...

  21. NARM Coverage: WMG Wins Big At NARM Awards

    May 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT For the first time, an online merchant won a retailer of the year award, while the Warner Music Group picked up three awards; and Twist & Shout and Electric Fetus kept their streaks alive winning in their categories respectively, for the seven ...

  22. DMI In Build-A-Bear Deal

    April 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Build-A-Bear Workshop has tapped DMI Music & Media Solutions to create audio elements and music platforms for the global brand. The deal encompasses new in-store music programs and 12 original bear-themed songs created exclusively for Build-A- ...

  23. Razor & Tie, Starbucks Team For Festival Release

    April 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Razor & Tie is partnering with Starbucks Entertainment to co-release a two CD version of the Monterey International Pop Festival on June 7. In addition to Starbucks stores, the 26-song, two CD set, will be available simultaneously at other ret ...

  24. Australian Music Prize Nominees Unveiled

    January 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Drones, the inaugural winners of the Australian Music Prize in 2006, are back in contention for this year's event. A long list of 25 finalists has been unveiled from the 200 entries received for the Amp 2006, which honors outstanding crea ...

  25. Bloebaum Upped At IDJ

    January 10, 2007 12:00 AM EST Amy Bloebaum has been promoted to VP of media & artists relations for Island Def Jam Music Group. Bloebaum reports to Laura Swanson, senior VP of the department, and is based in Los Angeles. In her new post, Bloebaum will be responsible for on ...

  26. ON THE ROAD: TOURING CONFERENCE SOUND BITES

    November 25, 2006 12:00 AM EST The following sound bites are among the highlights from the third annual Billboard Touring Conference & Awards, held Nov. 8-9 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. The following sound bites are among the highlights from the third annual Bill ...

  27. RHYTHM & BLUES: ALL TOGETHER NOW

    November 25, 2006 12:00 AM EST I'm winding up my overview of indie releases that deserve a second chance with a look at this year's crop of groups/duos. This particular segment of the R&B population is a faint reflection of the I'm winding up my overview ...

  28. RHYTHM & BLUES: SOUL SURVIVOR

    October 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT When you're already considered an R&B veteran at only 26, how do you maintain your competitive edge among the newcomers now ruling the roost? If you're Monica, you just keep pushing. When you're already considered an R&B ...

  29. RHYTHM & BLUES: VINTAGE RHYTHMS

    October 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT It's raining seasoned artists. First, Lionel Richie came home to reclaim a major foothold on the R&B charts for the first time in 10 years. In the wake of that feat, other established R&B guns It's raining seasoned artist ...

  30. Handleman Names New President

    October 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Robert Kirby accepts role from Johnson & Johnson. Robert Kirby accepts role from Johnson & Johnson. News Robert Kirby ...

  31. Handleman Names New President

    October 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Robert Kirby accepts role from Johnson & Johnson. Handleman Company has named Robert E. Kirby president and COO. Kirby, 50, joins Handleman with more than 28 years of management and executive responsibilities. For the past seven years Kirb ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. Robinson Expands Duties In Universal Film, TV Unit

    October 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT London-Rowell splits. Marc Robinson has been promoted to head of film, TV & advertising for Universal Music U.K. Based in London, he takes the reins at the major's film, TV & advertising unit following the departure of Tracie London-R ...

  35. Angel Music Group Taps Schroer

    October 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Angel Music Group has completed the structure of its A&R team with the recruitment of classical music specialist Jacky Schroer as A&R executive. Angel Music Group has completed the structure of its A&R team with the recruitment ...

  36. RHYTHM & BLUES: STANDING ROOM ONLY

    September 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT I always get the hostess jitters each time Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Conference rolls around. You know the drill. Despite the best-laid plans, the unthinkable still lurks in the back of your mind: W I always get the hostess jitters each ...

  37. RoyaltyShare Wins Top IMEA Prize

    September 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT RoyaltyShare, the U.S.-based online royalty processing specialist, triumphed at this year's Popkomm Innovations in Music & Entertainment Award (IMEA) in Berlin. RoyaltyShare, the U.S.-based online royalty processing specialist, triump ...

  38. 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 ...

  39. RETAIL TRACK: INDIE CHAIN TAKES ON THE BIG BOXERS

    September 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT While downloading gets all the blame for small stores' woes, Manhattan's great J&R just keeps expanding. While downloading gets all the blame for small stores' woes, Manhattan's great J&R just keeps expanding. News ...

  40. RETAIL TRACK: INDIE CHAIN TAKES ON THE BIG BOXERS

    September 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT While downloading gets all the blame for small stores' woes, Manhattan's great J&R just keeps expanding. While downloading gets all the blame for small stores' woes, Manhattan's great J&R just keeps expanding. News ...

  41. RETAIL TRACK: INDIE CHAIN TAKES ON THE BIG BOXERS

    September 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT While downloading gets all the blame for small stores' woes, Manhattan's great J&R just keeps expanding. While downloading gets all the blame for small stores' woes, Manhattan's great J&R just keeps expanding. News ...

  42. Jamba Bolsters Content Team

    September 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Gregor Stöckl has joined Berlin-based mobile entertainment company Jamba as head of content. In this new position, Stöckl is responsible for all Jamba's content, which includes music, ringto Gregor Stöckl has joined Berlin-b ...

  43. Web Branding Talk Of Billboard R&B Conference

    September 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Online marketing efforts and a leveling of the playing field between independent and major labels dominated discussions today (Sept. 6) at the seventh annual Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Conference & Online marketing efforts and a levelin ...

  44. Billboard To Honor Sir Elton John, Music Rising

    August 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Event part of Touring Conf. & Awards, Nov. 8-9. Event part of Touring Conf. & Awards, Nov. 8-9. News ...

  45. Q&A: ROBBIE BACH

    July 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Leading Microsoft's new Entertainment & Devices Division is Robbie Bach. Along with Xbox partner in crime J Allard, Bach is staffing his new unit with fresh blood straight from the entertainment i Leading Microsoft's new Entertai ...

  46. Universal Music Canada Names Media VP

    July 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Promotes Tyson Parker to role. Tyson Parker has been promoted to VP of media & artist relations at Universal Music Canada (UMC). He reports directly to Randy Lennox president/CEO of UMC and is based in Toronto. Most recently, Parker served as ...

  47. Martin Moves To Montage

    July 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Anthony Martin has joined the staff of the fledgling Nashville label Montage Music Group as head of A&R. He previously was a longtime A&R executive at Sony Music. Anthony Martin has joined the staff of the fledgling Nashville label ...

  48. VNU To Acquire Radio & Records

    July 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Transaction to close by Aug. 1. Billboard's parent company, VNU, has reached an agreement to acquire Radio & Records (R&R), one of the leading news and information companies serving the radio and record industries. R&R, with headq ...

  49. Goldstuck Honored By City of Hope

    June 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT To be presented with Spirit of Life Award Oct. 5. City of Hope Cancer Center’s Music & Entertainment Industry has named Charles Goldstuck, president and COO of Bertelsmann Music Group (U.S.), its 2006 Spirit of Life honoree. The Spirit of Life ...

  50. Albert Productions Strengthens A&R Team

    May 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Albert Productions, the Sydney-based label home of AC/DC, has tapped Danny Keenan as its GM of A&R, effective May 29. Albert Productions, the Sydney-based label home of AC/DC, has tapped Danny Keenan as its GM of A&R, effective May 29. ...

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