Atlantic Records

  1. Heads of RCA, Republic, Atlantic, More Talk Regrets, Data vs. Heart, Austin Mahone Syndrome at New Music Seminar

    June 11, 2014 11:10 AM EDT “You would be amazed by how many people at some very high levels who are managing some very good acts who really don’t know shit," said president and COO of RCA Records Tom Corson Monday at a freewheeling New Music Seminar panel entitled “Lab ...

  2. Exclusive: Veteran Music Exec Doug Morris To Receive Songwriting Hall's Hitmaker Award

    March 12, 2014 8:00 AM EDT Doug Morris is not just one of the most successful record executives in history after his record-breaking stints at Warner Music Group, Universal Music Group and currently as Sony Music Entertainment ceo. Related Articles Billboard Power 100 2014: ...

  3. Q4 Label Special: Atlantic's Julie Greenwald and Craig Kallman on Navigating 'the Xmas Bum-Rush' (Q&A)

    October 23, 2013 1:30 PM EDT TOP RELEASES, YTD Bruno Mars, "Unorthodox Jukebox" 2.1M TEA, 1.2M copies No. 1, 44 weeks fun., "Some Nights" 903,000 TEA, 572,000 copies No. 3, 86 weeks BIG Q4 RELEASES James Blunt, "Moon Landing" Release date: 11/5 ...

  4. New Music Seminar Announces 2013 Plans, Clear Channel's Sykes, VEVO Chief Caraeff, Atlantic CEO Kallman Among Early Names

    April 29, 2013 3:35 PM EDT "Join us as we set the stage for the most exciting music business era since the 80's," wrote New Music Seminar founder and music business magnate Tom Silverman in a statement today announcing the return, this June, of the New York ...

  5. Backbeat: The Warner Sound's Third Night at SXSW, No Slow Down in Sight

    March 15, 2013 5:54 PM EDT Wayne Coyne was perhaps even more excited about seeing Justin Timberlake on Saturday than he was playing his own showcase. The lead Flaming Lip sat down for an interview with Billboard before playing 2002’s Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots in it ...

  6. David Saslow Named GM of Atlantic Records

    February 20, 2013 11:49 AM EST David Saslow, Atlantic Records' SVP of video content, production and promotion since 2007, has been bumped up to the position of general manager of the label, Billboard.biz has learned. In an email to Atlantic employees, Julie Greenwald (ch ...

  7. Rick Ross' Maybach Music Group Moves to Atlantic Records; Warner Urban Not Shutting Down

    December 11, 2012 7:25 PM EST gRick Ross is moving his label, Maybach Music Group, to from Warner Bros. to Atlantic Records. Shortly after rumors of the move hit, Rick Ross spoke with through Miami's 99 Jamz to speak about his recent tour cancellation , and to confirm wha ...

  8. Video: Julie Greenwald, Jody Gerson, Kathy Willard at Billboard's Women In Music

    December 07, 2012 8:00 AM EST The top three of Billboard's 2012 Women in Music honorees stopped to talk to Billboard on the red carpet at last week's Women in Music event in Manhattan. Atlantic Records co-chairman/COO Julie Greenwald, Sony/ATV co-president Jody Gerso ...

  9. Alex Wilhelm, Crazed Hits Blogger, Named Warner Bros. Director Of A&R

    November 13, 2012 11:05 AM EST In an update to the story below, which was published on Billboard.biz in September, Alex Wilhelm finally revealed the company he's joined: "I've joined Warner Bros. Records as Director of A&R. A big thank you to Mike Caren, Jeff ...

  10. Can Sean Paul Find 'Dutty Rock' Success Once Again?

    October 19, 2012 9:30 AM EDT Get(ing) Busy: Sean Paul has just released Tomahawk Technique on VP/Atlantic records. For his fifth album "Tomahawk Technique" (VP/Atlantic) released last month, Grammy award winner Sean Paul recruited a cadre of international hit-making ...

  11. Backbeat: Led Zeppelin Movie Premiere, Afterparty Bring in Rock and Music-Biz Royalty

    October 11, 2012 4:30 PM EDT From left: John Paul Jones, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, and original drummer John Bonham's son Jason arrive for the press conference for the release of their new concert film Celebration Day . (Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)   On Tuesday nigh ...

  12. Backbeat: Jay-Z, Lyor Cohen, Julie Greenwald, Island Def Jam Execs at Barclays Center's 40/40 Club Launch

    September 28, 2012 2:29 PM EDT Jay-Z arrives at the grand opening of the 40/40 Club inside the brand new Barclays Center in Brooklyn Thursday night. (Photo: Dan Rys) Walking up to the calm, subdued exterior of the Barclays Center last night (Sept. 27), it was hard not to imagin ...

  13. Lyor Cohen, Post Warner Music: Who Will Replace Him, and What's His Next Move?

    September 24, 2012 9:57 PM EDT Lyor Cohen's imminent departure from Warner Music Group sent a tremor through the music industry on Monday and sparked speculation on the inevitable management shuffle around the industry to replace the colorful hard-nosed executive. Cohen, r ...

  14. The Changing Role of A&R and 'The Dark Arts of Record Making' at New Music Seminar

    June 21, 2012 6:30 AM EDT (L-R): Moderator Ron Fair; Avery Lipman (Universal Republic); Steve Greenberg (S-Curve); Darius Van Arman (Jagjaguwar/Dead Oceans/Secretly Canadian); Josh Deutsch (Downtown); Peter Edge (RCA); Craig Kallman (Atlantic); and Monte Lipman (Universal ...

  15. EDMBiz Recap: Skrillex's RE:Generation; Perry Farrell Gets Held Up; TheAudience's Online Insights

    June 08, 2012 12:32 PM EDT LAS VEGAS - The first day of Insomniac Events' inaugural EDMBiz - a hastily arranged, two-day conference for the electronic dance music industry, leading into to the promotion company's marquis festival, Electric Daisy Carnival, June 8-1 ...

  16. Exclusive: Kaskade, Swedish House Mafia's Steve Angello, Craig Kallman, Marc Geiger Announced For Insomniac's EDMBiz Conference

    May 02, 2012 10:00 AM EDT (Photo Erik Kabik/Retna) In case anyone on the planet still believes Electronic Dance Music isn't a serious business, a list of speakers for this June's inaugural EDMBiz conference announced today by Insomniac Events should dispel any il ...

  17. Ray Charles Estate Sues Singer's Children Over Song Rights

    April 02, 2012 5:20 PM EDT The 2004 film Ray didn't include this scene: Two years before legendary singer Ray Charles died, he gathered most of his 12 children (two were in jail), and told them that they would each be given an irrevocable trust for $500,000. That' ...

  18. Feist, Michael Buble, Sheepdogs Top Canada's Juno Awards

    April 02, 2012 9:10 AM EDT William Shatner, who hosted this year's Juno awards, performed a spoken word medley and strapped on a Les Paul that he never actually strumed. (CARAS/iPhoto) A Christmas album by Michael Bublé took home Album of the Year; Hedley broke its Sus ...

  19. UJA-Federation of New York To Honor Amy Doyle of MTV, Rick Krim of VH1

    March 07, 2012 6:37 PM EST Amy Doyle and Rick Krim at the UJA-Federation breakfast (Photo: Michael Priest Photography) The UJA-Federation of New York gathered together some of the music industry's top executives earlier today (March 7) for a breakfast to celebrate the ...

  20. Tunc Erim, Longtime Atlantic Records Executive, Dead at 76

    March 07, 2012 11:55 AM EST Tunc Erim, a legendary and longtime Atlantic Records executive from the 1960s until the 1990s, passed away on Saturday, March 3, after a long illness. He was 76. While the obituary that follows, supplied by Atlantic, isn't quite in Billboard. ...

  21. Bruno Mars, Peter Frampton, Carly Simon Confirmed For ASCAP 'I Create Music' EXPO

    March 01, 2012 10:32 AM EST Master sessions by singer-songwriter Carly Simon and '70s guitar icon Peter Frampton, as well as a featured interview with The Smeezingtons (comprised of Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence and Ari Levine) highlight the first round of announcements f ...

  22. Business Matters: MySpace Adds 1 Million Users, Now at 25 Million

    February 13, 2012 5:35 PM EST MySpace Sees Growth Potential in Internet Radio Player MySpace says it has nabbed "over 1 million" new registered users since it debuted a new music player on December 19. A MySpace spokesperson tells Billboard.biz that MySpace now has & ...

  23. 'Shellac In His Veins': The Billboard Icon Award Interview With Seymour Stein

    January 21, 2012 11:18 PM EST Seymour Stein was helping create music industry history when he was only 14 years old. That was in 1957, when he began working for Billboard as the assistant to Tommy Noonan, then head of Billboard charts. When Noonan decided that the music indust ...

  24. Rock Hall of Fame Opens Archives To Public

    January 17, 2012 8:00 PM EST They won't be cutting the ribbon until April, but the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum's Library and Archives collections, a project nearly as old as the shrine itself, opens its doors this week in Cleveland. The four-story, 22,500- ...

  25. Jason Mraz's 'I Won't Give Up' Storms Hot 100's Top 10

    January 11, 2012 1:09 PM EST Without the aid so far of radio or an all-out promotional push, Jason Mraz blasts onto the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 8 with "I Won't Give Up," courtesy of a No. 1 debut on the Digital Songs chart. The song starts with 229,000 downloa ...

  26. Top Stop Music, Home to Prince Royce, Inks Distribution Deal With Atlantic Records

    November 28, 2011 3:19 PM EST Top Stop Music, the indie Latin label home to new urban bachata star Prince Royce, has signed an exclusive distribution deal with Atlantic Records for the U.S. The deal encompasses Top Stop's entire roster, including Prince Royce, salsa star ...

  27. Backbeat: fun.'s NYC Gig Packed With Execs From Atlantic Records, Fueled By Ramen, Spotify

    November 15, 2011 1:26 PM EST fun.'s power-pop set at NYC's Bowery Ballroom. L-R: Ashley Mateo, News Editor at Seventeen Magazine and Jordan Frazes, Regional/Online Publicist at Atlantic Records. With their sophomore album "Some Nights" arriving on February ...

  28. Billboard's Women In Music 2011: Andrea Ganis

    October 01, 2011 12:00 AM EDT No. 32 Andrea Ganis Executive VP, Atlantic Records Website: Atlanticrecords.com Twitter: @atlanticrecords Atlantic Records executive VP Andrea Ganis led new and established artists to increased radio success in 2011 with a simple MO: "A conti ...

  29. Billboard's Women In Music 2011: Livia Tortella

    October 01, 2011 12:00 AM EDT No. 4 Livia Tortella Co-president/COO, Warner Bros. Records Website: Warnerbrosrecords.com Twitter: @Livia_WBR In her first full year as co-president/COO at Warner Bros. Records, Livia Tortella cites numerous artists whose accomplishments have bee ...

  30. Backbeat: Ne-Yo, Ludacris, Jermaine Dupri at ASCAP'S ATL Legends Dinner

    September 29, 2011 6:30 PM EDT To The Nines: Multi-hyphenate and an ATL Legend Ne-Yo ; ASCAP's Jennifer Drake, Director, Rhythm & Soul; ASCAP's VP, Rhythm & Soul Nicole George, Devyne Stephens, CEO of Upfront Megatainment. (Photo: The Picture Group) It was a c ...

  31. Backbeat: Tony Visconti Talks Bowie, T-Rex, Thin Lizzy @ McIntosh/Varvatos 'Vinyl Listening' Party

    September 28, 2011 2:56 PM EDT Black is the New Black: (From left:) Clothing designer and uber rock fan John Varvatos; legendary Grammy Award-winning producer (and author!), Tony Visconti; Global VP of Sales and Marketing for McIntosh, Linda Passaro. (Photo: Johnny Nunez/McInto ...

  32. Sean Paul, Others Remember Joel Chin, VP Records' Slain Director of A&R

    August 23, 2011 8:00 PM EDT R.I.P. Joel Chin, A&R Director of VP Records who signed Sean Paul, Beenie Man and Wayne Wonder Despite a semblance of routine Monday morning activities, yesterday wasn't a typical workday inside the cavernous Queens, New York offices/dist ...

  33. Joel Chin, VP Records Director of A&R, Murdered In Jamaica

    August 17, 2011 7:45 PM EDT The Director of A&R for VP Records, Joel Chin, 35, was fatally shot in the head in front of his Stony Hill, St Andrew home, a few miles north of Jamaica's capital Kingston, at 10:45 PM last night (August 16) as he alighted from his car. N ...

  34. Labels and Venues are Turning to QR Codes to Boost Marketing Campaigns


    July 22, 2011 1:52 PM EDT We see it happen all the time: An artist employs an emerging new technology in the marketing campaign for a new album. The campaign gets a lot of press because it's new and different. Fans catch on and begin using the technology. The latest ...

  35. Cody Simpson Debuts on Social 50 Thx to YouTube; Myspace Hijack Launches Girl Talk

    June 24, 2011 1:09 PM EDT Australian pop singer Cody Simpson enters the Social 50 chart at No. 32-for the first time-thanks to the premier of the video for his ballad "On My Mind." Since its release on June 17, the video has earned 293,000 plays, respectively (20 ...

  36. How Would A $900,000 Gwyneth Paltrow Record Deal Add Up? We Did Some Math ...

    March 10, 2011 1:12 PM EST The Internet lit up earlier this week when rumors began spreading that Gwyneth Paltrow -- whose singing side-career has been ramping up over the past few months with her starring role in "Country Strong" and appearances on "Glee&quo ...

  37. Can Doug Morris Bring Stability To Sony?

    March 02, 2011 6:58 PM EST After months of speculation, now that Sony Music Entertainment has finally announced that Doug Morris will become the company's CEO on July 1, it raises the question: What are they getting with that appointment? For one, they are getting an e ...

  38. BACKBEAT: Billboard's Women In Music Luncheon Honors The Industry's Powerful Female Force

    December 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST On Dec. 2, Billboard hosted some of the most powerful people in the industry for its fifth annual Women in Music Awards luncheon. The event, sponsored by Steve Madden and L'Oreal Professionnel, was held at the Pierre Hotel in New York and rec ...

  39. @Leadership Music Digital Summit Day 2: Genuine Optimism

    October 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Has the music industry reached an inflection point? Maybe it was the forward-looking topics of the panels at the Leadership Music Digital Summit. Most likely it was because of the particular group of industry leaders in attendance. In any case, af ...

  40. BACKBEAT: Atlantic, E1, Block Ent. Execs Sign 'Gorilla' Deal

    September 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Executives from Atlantic, Block Entertainment and Entertainment One seal a new deal to release Bad Boy artist, Gorilla Zoe’s new album, “King Kong,” on October 26. Block Entertainment’s CEO Russell “Block” Spencer said this of the inked deal: “A n ...

  41. Chart Moves: Eminem, Band Of Horses, Usher, Christina Perri

    July 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- Eminem: His "Recovery" set is the still king of the Billboard 200 for a fourth week, shifting 195,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan. And, with his rise to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (see below), it's the first time a male so ...

  42. R&B Briefs: TV One, E-40, Donnis and More

    March 05, 2010 12:00 AM EST -- TV One is ramping up four new episodes of its popular biography series, "Unsung." The next rollout of hour-long programs begins March 22 (9 p.m. ET) with a profile of Rose Royce. That episode will be followed by profiles of Sylvester ...

  43. WMG Signs Up To eMusic

    January 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group has added part of its catalog to digital music subscription service eMusic. The agreement includes 10,000 catalog titles from Atlantic Records, Rhino Records and Warner Bros. Records, as well as from independent labels distribut ...

  44. 'Idol' Alum Jason Castro Plots Tour

    September 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Jason Castro -- the original dark horse contestant on "American Idol" who finished fourth in 2008 -- is hitting the road for a national mall tour in support of his self-titled debut. The Texas singer-songwriter's trek begins Oct. ...

  45. Reports: Traffic, Sales Up At 2009 Record Store Day

    April 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Thanks to the 82 exclusive releases and limited availability, customers lined up at record stores all around the country on Saturday morning and helped kickoff Record Store Day 2009 with a bang. Reports suggest traffic pick-ups and sales volume th ...

  46. Hustle And Flo

    March 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT In February, Flo Rida broke the record for the most digital song downloads in a week when "Right Round," the lead single from his second album, "R.O.O.T.S.," sold 636,000 copies in its first week, according to Niesen SoundScan. ...

  47. Mountain, Foreigner Manager Prager Dies

    December 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST Bud Prager, a longtime label executive and manager who fostered the rock bands Mountain, Foreigner and Damn Yankees, died Dec. 22 of esophageal cancer at his home in Montauk, N.Y. He was 79. In the 1960s, the native New Yorker formed independent l ...

  48. Report: Atlantic Scores Digital Milestone

    November 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST Following full-year results for Warner Music Group that showed a 39% increase in digital revenue to $639 million, representing 18% of total revenue, the major's label Atlantic is claiming a milestone in digital music. More than half of Atlant ...

  49. Zac Brown Band Signs With Atlantic

    October 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Atlanta-based country act Zac Brown Band has signed with Atlantic Records, Billboard.biz has learned. The group's album, "The Foundation," will be released on Atlantic/Home Grown/Big Picture on Nov. 18 and was produced by Keith Steg ...

  50. Billboard Honors 'Women In Music'

    October 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Billboard honored 20 female executives and three artists at the third annual "Women in Music" breakfast, held this morning (Oct. 24) at the Hotel St. Regis in New York. Blondie frontwoman Debbie Harry was presented with the Icon award, r ...

Pages