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  1. L.A. Reid's NYC Apartment Listed for $18.9 Million

    May 07, 2013 3:58 AM EDT Music executive and former X Factor judge L.A. Reid has put his six-bedroom New York City apartment on the market for $18.9 million. The full-floor 5,000 square-foot Upper East Side condo is on the 10th floor of the prestigious 515 Park Ave. bui ...

  2. Clive Davis Talks Pre-Grammy Party, Says Whitney Houston ‘Will Be Remembered’

    February 08, 2013 5:44 PM EST A year after her death, Whitney Houston will be remembered at Feb. 9’s Pre-Grammy Gala, her mentor Clive Davis tells billboard.biz. Houston died the afternoon of last year’s Feb. 11 event. “I’m working it out in my own head,” Davis said Thursday ...

  3. Aretha Franklin’s Next LP: ‘Great Diva Songs’ With Danger Mouse, Babyface, Clive Davis Says

    February 08, 2013 2:44 AM EST 1 2.966 k 49 0 The original diva, Aretha Franklin, will tackle music from other divas on her next album, Clive Davis told Billboard.biz on Thursday. “[We’re going] to do an album of great diva signature songs and hear that voice, that incredible national ...

  4. Backbeat: T.I. Brings Together Atlantic Execs, Media For 'Trouble Man' NYC Listening Party

    October 25, 2012 9:00 AM EDT (Back Row L-R): Brian St. John, Dionnee Harper, T.I., Kawn "K.P." Prather, Ashley Kalmanowitz, (Front Row L-R): Clay Evans, Lil Duval, Sydney Margetson (Photo: © Grayson Dantzic) "One thing about my life that is certain is trouble,& ...

  5. New Whitney Houston Hits Album Due This Fall

    August 09, 2012 2:00 PM EDT The first authoritative greatest hits album from the late singer Whitney Houston is due out this fall in the U.S. on RCA Records. While a tracklist, title and release date has not been announced, sources have suggested it will be the first compila ...

  6. Myisha Brooks Named VP, Publicity at Universal Republic

    July 11, 2012 10:05 AM EDT Myisha Brooks of Universal Republic Records has been promoted to the position of VP, Publicity. Previously working with Arista Records, Warner Bros. Records and Simone Smalls PR, Brooks had served as Director of Publicity for Universal Republic si ...

  7. Irving Azoff's Front Line Management Hires Ron Fair, Richard Palmese

    April 02, 2012 7:16 PM EDT Front Line Management Group announced it has signed record label executives Ron Fair and Richard Palmese to consultancy jobs. Fair, a music producer, was formerly president of both A&M and Geffen Records chairman, while Palmese was executive V ...

  8. Whitney Houston's Colleagues Remember: Don Ienner, Roy Lott, Sylvia Rhone, Wyclef Jean & More

    February 17, 2012 3:45 PM EST When Whitney Houston passed away on Feb. 11 in Beverly Hills, Calif at the age of 48, she left behind a classic body of work that included seven mullti-platinum albums that showcased her powerhouse vocals. Here, Billboard got in touch with many of ...

  9. Richard Sanders Appointed President of Kobalt Music Group

    January 27, 2012 12:46 PM EST Willard Ahdritz, Founder and CEO of Kobalt Music Group, today announced the appointment of Richard Sanders as President. Sanders, who will be based Kobalt's New York office, will report to Kobalt CEO and founder Willard Ahdritz. In the newly ...

  10. Billboard Power 100: Steve Bartels

    January 26, 2012 10:23 PM EST No. 53 Steve Bartels President/COO Island Def Jam Music Group Twitter: @IslandRecords Taking Care of Business... When Antonio "L.A." Reid (see No. 37) was chairman of Island Def Jam Music Group, Steve Bartels oversaw business operations ...

  11. This Week in Billboard History: Van Halen Breaks Up; VH1 Launches; Monte Lipman Named Universal Prez

    January 10, 2012 9:58 AM EST VH1 Logo Launch Tape on Vimeo . 1985: VH-1 'Optimistically Introduced' A page one Billboard story with the headline "MTV'S VH-1 Opens on An Optimistic Note" reports that MTV Networks' second 24-hour cable music servic ...

  12. Outkast, Ciara Headed for L.A. Reid's Epic Records, Sources Say

    September 15, 2011 12:16 PM EDT Since taking over Sony Music's Epic Records in July, label chairman and X Factor judge L.A. Reid has been busy rebuilding the company's image and roster, which will soon include Outkast and Ciara, sources say. Reid has a long history wit ...

  13. Peter Edge Appointed CEO of RCA Music Group

    August 08, 2011 9:58 AM EDT Peter Edge, CEO (left) and Tom Corson, President & COO of RCA Music Group Peter Edge has been appointed Chief Executive Officer, RCA Music Group, it was announced today (August 8) by Sony Music Entertainment CEO Doug Morris. Edge will report t ...

  14. Astronaut Sues Dido Over Image

    October 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Bruce McCandless, the NASA astronaut pictured small and floating in space above the Earth on Dido's album cover for "Safe Trip Home" is now suing Dido, Sony Music, Arista Records and Getty Images for using his picture. The ex-spacem ...

  15. Video: Clive Davis On Hits, Jay-Z, Alicia Keys and More

    November 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST Clive Davis sat with Billboard editorial director Bill Werde on Wednesday (Nov. 4) for an exclusive one-on-one conversation as part of an event commemorating the 35th anniversary of Davis’ Arista Records imprint. At the invitation-only event, whic ...

  16. Santana, The Doors Reach Tentative Settlement With Wolfgang's Vault

    August 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A tentative settlement has been reached in a two-year-old case involving some classic rock acts against Wolfgang's Vault, which sells memorabilia and streams concert footage online. Sony BMG Music Entertainment, BMG Music, Arista Records, San ...

  17. Warner Bros. Enlists Wilson In Urban Role

    November 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST Ken Wilson starts today (Nov. 26) as senior VP of urban promotion for Warner Bros. Records. The music industry veteran succeeds Cynthia Johnson, who exited the post earlier this year. Wilson most recently served in a similar position at J Records. ...

  18. Beisler Promoted To Senior VP

    October 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Kevin Beisler has been promoted to senior VP of special programming and publicity for RCA Music Group. Beisler continues to report to Mika El-Baz, senior VP of publicity, on press matters, and Tom Corson, executive VP/GM of RCA Music Group, on spe ...

  19. Paisley, Strait Lead CMA Nominations

    August 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Brad Paisley and George Strait lead the field with five nominations each for the Country Music Association Awards, which take place in November in Nashville. Paisley is up for entertainer, male vocalist, album (for “5th Gear”), single (for "T ...

  20. Corson Upped At RCA Music Group

    May 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Tom Corson has been promoted to executive VP/GM of the entire RCA Music Group. He's upped from executive VP/GM of J/Arista Records, a job he's had for the past three years, and he adds oversight of RCA Records, replacing Richard Sanders, ...

  21. Winners' Circle

    March 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT For five seasons, "Idol" has packed the charts with pop tarts, soulful singers and even a country princess. Idol: Kelly Clarkson (Season 1) Winning Song: "Before Your Love" Career Thus Far: Clarkson is the first and easily the ...

  22. Braxton Settles Lawsuit Against Ex-Manager

    February 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Toni Braxton has settled her multimillion-dollar lawsuit against her former personal manager, representatives of both parties said. Under the settlement, the 39-year-old R&B singer is free to pursue new projects following her return of a $375, ...

  23. Motorola's iRadio 'Leaks' Monica Album

    October 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 'The Makings of Me' hits stores Oct. 3. J/Arista Records has begun re-releasing new music exclusively to Motorola's iRadio service, making songs from upcoming albums available before the album drops and before it is serviced to trad ...

  24. The Firm Hires Risher For Label Venture

    July 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Most recently with Arista Records. Most recently with Arista Records. News Arista Records ...

  25. The Firm Hires Rischer For Label Venture

    July 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Most recently with Arista Records. Two weeks after forming its new music company, the Firm has begun adding staffers for the venture. First up is radio promotion and marketing vet Lori Rischer, most recently with Arista Records. Rischer, who repor ...

  26. RCA Music Group Promotes Shay

    July 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Continues with dual A&R/marketing role. Matt Shay has been named VP of A&R/marketing for the RCA Music Group. Shay will report directly to Ashley Newton, executive VP of A&R for RCA Records on A&R matters and Tom Corson executi ...

  27. Biz Vet Charles Levison Dies

    July 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Exec drove Arista Records expansion. Exec drove Arista Records expansion. News Arista Records ...

  28. J/Arista Records Names Marketing VP

    May 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Taps Mark Flaherty, former consultant. Mark Flaherty has been named VP of marketing at J/Arista Records. He will report to Tom Corson, executive VP/GM at J/Arista Records and will be based in the company’s New York City headquarters. Flaherty most ...

  29. Lopez Promoted To VP At J/Arista

    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Previous stints include Billboard, Hollywood, A&M. Stephanie Lopez has been promoted to VP of urban adult promotion for J/Arista Records. She continues to report to Ken Wilson, senior VP of urban promotion and remains based in the company’ ...

  30. Seviour Upped At J/Arista Records

    April 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Promoted to senior VP role. Scott Seviour has been promoted to senior VP of marketing and artist development for J/Arista Records. He reports to Tom Corson, executive VP/GM of J/Arista Records and is based in New York. Seviour will continue to imp ...

  31. Warner/Chappell Music Appoints Senior VP

    January 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST Nancy Taylor previously held positions with Arista, MCA. Warner/Chappell Music appointed Nancy Taylor senior VP, office of the chairman. She will be based in New York. Working closely with Warner/Chappell chairman/CEO Richard Blackstone, Taylor wi ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. J/Arista Names Promotion VP

    September 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT J/Arista Records has named Randy Franklin as VP of urban promotion. The New York-based executive reports to senior VP of urban promotion Ken Wilson. J/Arista Records has named Randy Franklin as VP of urban promotion. The New York-based executive r ...

  34. IDJ Names Senior Publicity VP

    July 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Island Def Jam Music Group has named Laura Swanson to the post of senior VP, publicity and artist relations. The executive joins from Arista Records, where she held the same title since September 2000 Island Def Jam Music Group has named Laura Swa ...

  35. Trackboyz Run To Def Jam For Label Deal

    June 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Hit producing duo the Trackboyz have signed a two-year label deal with Def Jam for Trackboyz Entertainment. This marks Island Def Jam Music Group chairman Antonio "L.A." Reid's first major deal since Hit producing duo the Trackboyz ...

  36. Trackboyz Run To Def Jam For Label Deal

    June 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Hit producing duo the Trackboyz have signed a two-year label deal with Def Jam for Trackboyz Entertainment. This marks Island Def Jam Music Group chairman Antonio "L.A." Reid's first major deal since Hit producing duo the Trackboyz ...

  37. Arista Pub VP Moves To J

    April 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Former Arista Records VP of publicity Liz Morentin has headed to J Records to take the same title. Former Arista Records VP of publicity Liz Morentin has headed to J Records to take the same title. Morentin will continue to be based in Los Angeles ...

  38. Bartels Named Island Records President

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Former Arista Records executive VP of promotion Steve Bartels has been named president of Island Records, according to sources. Bartels is expected to take his new post today (April 26). Former Arista Records executive VP of promotion Steve Bartel ...

  39. Jordan Katz To Head BMG Distribution

    March 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST With the dismantling of Arista underway, senior VP of sales Jordan Katz has been promoted to executive VP/GM of BMG Distribution. He succeeds Pete Jones, who plans to retire March 31 as president/CEO With the dismantling of Arista underway, senior ...

  40. Reid Confirmed As IDJ Chairman

    February 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Antonio "L.A." Reid is back. Less than one month after losing his job atop Arista Records, Reid has been named chairman of Universal Music Group's Island Def Jam label. He replaces Lyor Cohen, who lef Antonio "L.A." Reid i ...

  41. L.A. Reid Out At Arista

    January 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST BMG COO Michael Smellie will oversee Arista Records' executive management team in the wake of Antonio "L.A." Reid's exit as president/CEO. BMG COO Michael Smellie will oversee Arista Records' executive management team in t ...