Arista Records

  1. Arista Nashville Dominates ACM Awards

    May 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Gala held May 23 in Las Vegas. The Academy of Country Music Awards proved to be a triumphant night for the newly merged Nashville division of Sony BMG, and a particularly noteworthy evening for the company's Arista Nashville imprint. Sony BMG ...

  2. Sony BMG Folds Epic Nashville, Cuts 20 Staffers

    May 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG is shuttering its Epic Records Nashville imprint and laying off approximately 20 employees. They are believed to include newly-promoted Epic VP of national promotion Tom Moran and former Sony Sony BMG is shuttering its Epic Records Nashvi ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Sony/ATV Music Pub Promotes Wakefield, Whelan

    April 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Publishing vets upped in Nashville creative dept. Sony/ATV Music Publishing Nashville has promoted Terry Wakefield and Mike Whelan in its creative department. Wakefield, previously VP of creative, has been promoted to senior VP of creative. Whelan ...

  5. Nashville Scene

    January 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Capitol Records Nashville finished 2005 as Billboard's Top Country imprint, Hot Country Songs imprint and Hot Country Songs label, ending the four-year reign by Arista Nashville in that last category. Capitol Records Nashville finished 2005 a ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Sony BMG Canada To Distribute Nettwerk

    November 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Roster includes Sarah McLachlan. Roster includes Sarah McLachlan. News Sarah McLachlan ...

  8. RCA Music Group Names VP Of Int. Marketing

    August 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Wendy Ong promoted from senior director. Wendy Ong has been promoted to VP of international marketing at RCA Music Group where she will continue to report to Eamon Sherlock, senior VP of international marketing. She will be based in the company� ...

  9. Sony BMG Agrees to $10M 'Payola' Settlement

    July 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT One of the nation's biggest music companies, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, agreed Monday to pay $10 million and to stop paying radio station employees to feature its artists to settle an investigation One of the nation's biggest music co ...

  10. Top Sony BMG Exec To Depart

    July 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Michael Smellie to exit company end of year. Sony BMG Music Entertainment COO Michael Smellie is exiting the company at the end of the year, citing personal reasons, Billboard has learned. Smellie is the highest-ranking former BMG executive involv ...

  11. Levendis Exits Greece's Heaven Music

    February 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST George Levendis, managing director at Greek independent label Heaven Music, has resigned, Billboard.biz has learned. Sources say the Athens-based executive will assume a role at Sony BMG's global mark George Levendis, managing director at Gre ...

  12. RCA Names Digital Biz Exec

    February 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Zaidi takes VP post. RCA Music Group has named Zeeshan Zaidi as VP of digital business operations. Zaidi will oversee all digital business, including downloads, subscriptions and ringtones and other mobile services. He will also coordinate with BM ...

  13. RCA Names Digital Biz Exec

    February 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Zaidi takes VP post. RCA Music Group has named Zeeshan Zaidi as VP of digital business operations. Zaidi will oversee all digital business, including downloads, subscriptions and ringtones and other mobile services. He will also coordinate with BM ...

  14. Sony Urban Names Senior VP

    November 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Promo vet McClendon shifts from Arista. Sony Urban Music has named C.C. McClendon as senior VP of urban promotion. She was senior VP of R&B promotion at Arista Records. In her new position, New York-based McClendon reports to Sony Urban Music ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. Davis Advocates Customer Service In NARM Keynote

    August 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT During his keynote interview today (Aug. 22) at the 2004 National Assn. of Record Merchants convention, Clive Davis, chairman/CEO of BMG North America, urged record retailers to create a passionate co During his keynote interview today (Aug. 22) a ...

  17. Davis Advocates Customer Service In NARM Keynote

    August 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT During his keynote interview today (Aug. 22) at the 2004 National Assn. of Record Merchants convention, Clive Davis, chairman/CEO of BMG North America, urged record retailers to create a passionate co During his keynote interview today (Aug. 22) a ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. Virgin Confirms Mestel As COO/GM

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Industry vet joins from Arista. Industry vet joins from Arista. News ...

  20. Universal South Inks Parnell

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal South Records has signed Lee Roy Parnell to its artist roster. Glen Campbell has also inked a one-off album deal with the label. Universal South Records has signed Lee Roy Parnell to its artist roster. Parnell previously recorded five ch ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. Update: BMG Confirms Label Changes

    March 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST BMG has confirmed the realignment of its U.S. labels, first tipped here yesterday. Barry Weiss has taken the new title of president/CEO of Zomba Label Group. He was president of Jive. New York-based W BMG has confirmed the realignment of its U.S. ...

  24. Sources: Arista Repositioning Gets Under Way

    March 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST The partitioning of Arista into the other label groups within BMG has begun, sources say. Of Arista's 170 staffers, 50 to 60 are expected to find new positions in the BMG family. The partitioning of Arista into the other label groups within B ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. Bell Tolls For Arista Records

    March 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Staffers and artists at Arista Records are awaiting word about their future as the label prepares for a massive restructuring, sources say. Most of Arista's 170 staffers are expected to be let go. Staffers and artists at Arista Records are aw ...

  27. Bell Tolls For Arista Records

    March 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Staffers and artists at Arista Records are awaiting word about their future as the label prepares for a massive restructuring, sources say. Most of Arista's 170 staffers are expected to be let go. Staffers and artists at Arista Records are aw ...

  28. RCA Victor Back Under Jeb Hart

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Arista label group to regain classic imprint name. Arista label group to regain classic imprint name. News ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. Update: Arista, RCA/J, Jive Under Clive's Control

    February 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST BMG, which is continuing to streamline its operations ahead of a merger with Sony Music, has tapped Clive Davis as chairman/CEO of BMG North America. The restructuring puts the operations of Arista, R BMG, which is continuing to streamline its ope ...

  31. Little Richard To Keynote SXSW

    January 28, 2004 12:00 AM EST Little Richard will deliver the keynote address at the South By Southwest Music Conference (SXSW) March 18 in Austin. He replaces former Arista Records president/CEO Antonio "L.A." Reid as the keynote Little Richard will deliver the keyn ...

  32. Little Richard To Keynote SXSW

    January 28, 2004 12:00 AM EST Little Richard will deliver the keynote address at the South By Southwest Music Conference (SXSW) March 18 in Austin. He replaces former Arista Records president/CEO Antonio "L.A." Reid as the keynote Little Richard will deliver the keyn ...

  33. Steinkamp In At BMG G/S/A; Cuts Hit Latin Staff

    January 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST New York-based Maarten Steinkamp, president of BMG International, will temporarily fill the void left by the departure of BMG Germany/Switzerland/Austria president Thomas Stein. New York-based Maarten Steinkamp, president of BMG International, wil ...

  34. Stein Out At BMG

    January 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Thomas Stein, Munich-based president of BMG for Germany/Switzerland/Austria, has split from the major. New York-based Maarten Steinkamp, president of BMG International, will temporarily oversee Stein' Thomas Stein, Munich-based president of B ...

  35. New Management For Paisley, Shedaisy

    January 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Arista Nashville artist Brad Paisley has signed with Fitzgerald-Hartley for personal management. Arista Nashville artist Brad Paisley has signed with Fitzgerald-Hartley for personal management. News Brad Paisley , Arista Nashville ...

  36. New Management For Paisley, Shedaisy

    January 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Arista Nashville artist Brad Paisley has signed with Fitzgerald-Hartley for personal management. He was repped by Jimmy Gilmer of JAG Management in Nashville. Arista Nashville artist Brad Paisley has signed with Fitzgerald-Hartley for personal man ...

  37. 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 ...

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