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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. L.A. Reid to Be Honored at Pre-Grammy Gala; Quincy Jones and Al Schmitt at P&E Wing Event

    December 18, 2012 11:30 AM EST Clive Davis and the Recording Academy will present the annual Pre-Grammy Gala on Saturday, Feb. 9, at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif., the evening before the 55th Annual Grammy Awards, the Academy announced this morning. As part of the ...

  5. Jerrod Niemann is 'Shinin'' bright

    October 08, 2012 5:59 AM EDT Niemann's new single rises as his sophomore set arrives. Jerrod Niemann's "Shinin' on Me" rises 18-17 on Billboard's Top Country Songs chart as sophomore set "Free the Music" arrives on Sea Gayle Records/A ...

  6. Clive Davis Autobiography Set For February Release

    September 12, 2012 11:22 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) -- Music mogul Clive Davis will release an autobiography in February that will include "the excitements, the disappointments and the triumphs" of his career. Billboard Power 100: Clive Davis The untitled book will be releas ...

  7. Music Attorney Paul Marshall, Who Repped EMI, PolyGram, Atlantic & More, Dies

    May 14, 2012 1:16 PM EDT Paul Marshall, the legendary music attorney who brokered some of the most significant transactions the music industry has ever seen over his fifty-plus years in the entertainment law business, died May 10 in Aventura, Florida. He was 83. Marshall& ...

  8. Exclusive: Front Line's Irving Azoff Talks Fair, Palmese Hires; Insists 'We're Not a Record Label'

    April 03, 2012 3:29 PM EDT Once more, with feeling, from Front Line CEO Irving Azoff: "We're not a record label." The company is, however, more well-stocked with label-executive resources, since it announced on Monday the hiring of producer/exec Ron Fair and ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Aretha Franklin Signs With ICM

    April 02, 2012 5:07 PM EDT Legendary soul singer Aretha Franklin has signed with International Creative Management (ICM) in all areas. She was previously with William Morris Endeavor . The Queen of Soul, an 18-time Grammy winner, has had 20 No. 1 hits on Billboard's R& ...

  11. It's Official: Mike Dungan Appointed Chairman & CEO of Universal Music Nashville

    February 29, 2012 12:42 PM EST As Billboard.biz exclusively reported last week, Mike Dungan -- no. 85 on Billboard's recent "Power 100" list -- has been appointed chairman & CEO of Universal Music Nashville Entertainment, the company announced in a statement ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. Whitney Houston's 'Greatest Hits' Poised to Re-Enter Billboard 200's Top 10

    February 12, 2012 1:00 PM EST Whitney Houston's "Whitney: The Greatest Hits" album could re-enter the Billboard 200 chart's top 10 this week, based on early sales projections. Though Nielsen SoundScan's sales tracking week ends at the close of business ...

  14. Photos: Clive Davis, Alicia Keys, Diddy Pay Tribute to Whitney Houston at Pre-Grammy Gala

    February 12, 2012 10:11 AM EST Chief Creative Officer of Sony Music Clive Davis at the Clive Davis and the Recording Academy's 2012 Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute to Industry Icons Honoring Richard Branson at The Beverly Hilton Hotel . He said the late-Whtiney Houston "wo ...

  15. Epic Records to Name Tricky Stewart Head of A&R

    November 29, 2011 9:13 PM EST Epic Records is expected to name Tricky Stewart head of A&R and is nearing a deal to name ex-LaFace Records executive Mark Shimmel to a senior executive post at the Sony Music label, according to sources familiar with the situation. In another ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. L.A. Reid Officially Named Chairman & CEO of Epic Records

    July 18, 2011 10:20 AM EDT He's been on the job for weeks , but on Monday morning LA Reid was officially named Chairman & CEO of Epic Records by new Sony Music Entertainment CEO Doug Morris . Reid will report to Morris and oversee the day-to-day operations of the N ...

  19. L.A. Reid to Run Restructured Epic Records

    June 15, 2011 8:05 PM EDT In what is perhaps the music industry's worst kept secret, the Hollywood Reporter has learned definitively that X Factor judge and former Island Def Jam chairman Antonio "L.A." Reid is headed to Sony Music. He will take on the chair ...

  20. Alan Jackson Signs With Capitol/EMI Nashville Records

    March 23, 2011 2:17 PM EDT Country music star Alan Jackson has signed with Capitol Records/EMI Nashville, the label announced today. Jackson's new music will be released as a joint venture between Capitol/EMI Records Nashville and Alan's Country Records, which Jac ...

  21. Alan Jackson Parts Company With Sony

    January 20, 2011 12:00 AM EST Alan Jackson has parted with Sony Music Nashville, the company announced in a statement Thursday. "Sony Music Nashville wishes to thank Alan Jackson for their long association and the many hit records achieved as a result of that association, ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. EMI Publishing, L.A. Reid Form New Talent JV

    August 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Publishing has reached an agreement with Antonio "L.A." Reid to form the L.A. Reid Music Publishing Company, a joint venture to sign new songwriters. The L.A. Reid Music Publishing Company will provide EMI Music Publishing with ...

  24. Primary Wave, Phillana Williams Launch JV

    June 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Primary Wave Music Publishing and Marketing has entered into a joint venture with record industry veteran Phillana Williams, the former head of urban marketing at Arista Records and Island/Def Jam, to begin a new urban artist management company. W ...

  25. Former BMG Exec Goldstuck Named TouchTunes CEO

    May 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Former president and COO of the BMG Label Group Charles Goldstuck has taken over as CEO of the interactive jukebox firm TouchTunes. The company operates a network of internet-connected jukeboxes, as well as other games and video entertainment mach ...

  26. German Biz Mourns Egmont Lüftner

    May 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Egmont "Monti" Lüftner, formerly chairman of Arista Records, RCA Ariola and co-chairman of the Bertelsmann Music Group who worked with artists including Whitney Houston, has died at the age of 77 after he was hit by a truck at a recyclin ...

  27. Bertelsmann Exits Sony BMG

    August 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sony Corporation has reached an agreement to acquire Bertelsmann AG's 50% stake in Sony BMG, four years after the joint venture was created. The demerged music company is to be called Sony Music Entertainment Inc and it will become a wholly o ...

  28. 'Idol' Finalist Cook Signs With Arista Nashville

    June 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Season seven "American Idol" finalist Kristy Lee Cook has signed with 19 Recordings/Arista Nashville. The Oregonian, who is preparing for the American Idols Live! Tour 2008, will team with songwriter/producer Brett James (Jessica Simpson ...

  29. Sony BMG Promotes Swidler

    May 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Music Entertainment has promoted Julie Swidler to executive VP, business affairs and general counsel. Swidler, previously executive VP of business and legal affairs for the BMG U.S. Label Group and the RCA Music Group, has a newly combine ...

  30. Paul Yeskel Dies

    December 24, 2007 12:00 AM EST Independent promotion and marketing specialist Paul Yeskel died in his sleep in the early hours of Sunday, Dec. 23, at his home in Old Bridge, N.J. The cause of death was yet to be determined. He was 56. Yeskel was founder and president of Aim Str ...

  31. Music Vet DuBois Takes On Teaching

    December 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST Music industry veteran Tim DuBois, former senior partner at Universal Records South and president of Arista Nashville, is headed to Vanderbilt University's Owen Graduate School of Management, where he will serve as clinical professor of manag ...

  32. Kwak Promoted At Island Def Jam

    November 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Karen Kwak has been promoted to executive VP of A&R operations for Island Def Jam Music Group (IDJMG). Kwak is based in New York and will continue to directly report to Antonio "L.A." Reid, chairman of IDJMG. Most recently, Kwak serv ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. Edge Upped To A&R President At J Records

    October 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Peter Edge has been named president of A&R for J Records. Edge previously held the title of executive VP of A&R for J Records. He will continue to report to Clive Davis, chairman and CEO of BMG Label Group and will be based in the company& ...

  35. Bartels Promoted To IDJMG President/COO

    September 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Island Records president and Island Def Jam Music Group (IDJMG) COO Steve Bartels has been promoted to president/COO of IDJMG. In this newly created role, Bartels will oversee all day-to-day operations of the company and its labels and will report ...

  36. 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, ...

  37. Elliot To Handle Arista Nashville Roster

    March 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Marketing veteran Jon Elliot will assume full responsibility for Arista Nashville's artist roster in his redefined role as VP of marketing and artist development for the label. His previous title, VP of marketing and artist development at RCA ...

  38. Capitol Nashville Names Marketing VP

    March 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST Arista Records Nashville senior director of marketing and artist development Cindy Mabe joins Capitol Records Nashville as VP of marketing. She replaces Fletcher Foster, who as previously reported, is now senior VP/GM of Universal Records South. M ...

  39. 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, ...

  40. 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 ...

  41. Leach Jumps To RCA From TVT

    August 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Deal includes own label. Bryan Leach has been appointed senior VP of urban for the RCA Music Group & president of Polo Grounds Music. Leach, who joins the company immediately, will report directly to BMG U.S. chairman, Clive Davis (seen in pho ...

  42. Diamond Rio Splits From Arista

    August 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT After 15 years on Arista Nashville, Diamond Rio has exited the label in a split that is being described as amicable. The group released nine albums on Arista, including two greatest hits packages. After 15 years on Arista Nashville, Diamond Rio ha ...

  43. 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 ...

  44. 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 ...

  45. Equity Signs Singer/Songwriter Carolyn Dawn Johnson

    July 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Previously recorded two albums for Arista Nashville. Canadian singer/songwriter Carolyn Dawn Johnson has signed with Nashville indie label Equity Music Group. She previously recorded two albums for Arista Nashville. The first, 2001's "Ro ...

  46. 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 ...

  47. 'Idol' Finalist Signs Deal With Sony BMG Imprint

    July 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Kellie Pickler, the folksy, season five "American Idol" finalist, has signed a record deal with 19 Recordings and Nashville-based BNA Records, an imprint of Sony BMG Nashville. Kellie Pickler, the folksy, season five "American Idol& ...

  48. Independent Label Group Names Flott CFO

    July 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Most recently COO of Jack of All Games. Independent Label Group (ILG) has appointed Matthew Flott as CFO. Based in New York City, Flott will report to Todd Moscowitz, president of ILG. At ILG--which includes including Warner Music Group Corp.' ...

  49. 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 ...

  50. 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 ...

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