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  1. Atlantic Records Group Ups Kevin Weaver To President, Film & TV

    April 28, 2014 8:00 AM EDT Kevin Weaver has been promoted to president of film and television for the Atlantic Records Group. He will also retain his current title of executive VP of Atlantic Records Group, a post he has held since 2009. Weaver oversees the creation and pla ...

  2. Neon Gold Signs Label Deal With Atlantic Records, Releasing Lyor Cohen's First Signing (Exclusive)

    January 17, 2014 12:59 PM EST Lizzy Plapinger has kind of a thing for male-female duos.   As co-founder of Neon Gold Records with Derek Davies, she’s helped release the first 7” singles from indie-pop acts like Passion Pit, Ellie Goulding, Icona Pop and Marina & The Dia ...

  3. Music Biz 2012: A Look Back at a Tumultuous Year

    December 14, 2012 8:13 AM EST In what has to be the most memorable quote about our industry in recent memory, David Geffen -- during an event for the recent documentary about his towering career -- said "I'd kill myself" rather than get into the music business t ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Julie Greenwald

    November 30, 2012 12:36 PM EST Chairman/COO, Atlantic Records Group (Photo: Robyn Towmey) A Fantastic Year "I never take for granted the ability to break new artists," Atlantic Records Group chairman/COO Julie Greenwald says. Still, "2012 was a great year for us. ...

  6. Mickey Baker, Influential Guitarist and Half of Mickey & Sylvia, Dies at 87

    November 29, 2012 3:00 PM EST Mickey "Guitar" Baker, a versatile, influential and often unsung guitarist who helped lay the groundwork for rock 'n' roll and half of the pop duo Mickey & Sylvia, died Tuesday in Toulouse, France. He was 87. A prolific and ...

  7. Exclusive: Mike Easterlin Named GM of Roadrunner

    November 15, 2012 1:20 PM EST Mike Easterlin, head of promotion at Roadrunner Records, has ascended to GM, filling the void created by the departure of label president Jonas Nachsin , which was announced yesterday. Earlier this month, Easterlin received another promotion when ...

  8. Warner Music Group Realigns Structure; Cameron Strang Gets Big Boost

    November 07, 2012 12:00 PM EST The Warner Music Group has implemented an organizational restructuring that was under discussion when Lyor Cohen still headed up the company's recorded music operation. Lyor Cohen and Warner Music Group: What Are the Next Moves? Insiders Weig ...

  9. Mike Easterlin Named GM of Fueled by Ramen

    October 05, 2012 11:43 PM EDT The shockwaves of big executive moves keep on rolling. Mike Easterlin, head of promotion at Roadrunner Records, has been named the new GM of Fueled by Ramen, a subsidiary of Atlantic Records. Easterlin To Lead Newly Merged Roadrunner, Lava Promo S ...

  10. It's Official: John Janick Named President/COO of Interscope Geffen A&M

    October 03, 2012 11:55 PM EDT It's official: As projected by Billboard.biz in June, John Janick has been named president and chief operating officer of Interscope Geffen A&M , the label announced today. Janick joins the company after 16 years at the helm of the indie ...

  11. This Week In Music: Atlantic's Craig Kallman Talks Starting Big Beat Records, Signing On At A Major

    August 03, 2012 11:37 AM EDT On the most recent installment of This Week in Music, Ian Rogers talks with Atlantic Records co-chairman/CEO Craig Kallman about his beginnings in the music industry, from DJing in the clubs of New York City to signing his independent Big Beat Rec ...

  12. 40 Under 40: John Janick

    August 02, 2012 2:29 PM EDT John Janick Chairman/President, Fueled By Ramen; Co-President, Elektra Records Website: Fueledbyramen.com ElektraRecords.com Twitter: @fueledbyramen @Elektrarecords Fueled By Fun John Janick, 34, has balanced running Fueled by Ramen, which he foun ...

  13. Mike Caren Named Warner Music Group's President of Worldwide A&R

    July 23, 2012 3:00 PM EDT Warner Music Group today announced the promotion of Mike Caren to president, worldwide A&R across its myriad labels. Caren had previously served as EVP, A&R for Atlantic Records and as co-president for the recently relaunched Elektra Recor ...

  14. John Janick to Take 'Presidential' Role at Interscope: Sources

    June 13, 2012 3:32 PM EDT John Janick, currently co-president of Elektra Records with Mike Caren, will take a "presidential" role at Interscope Records later this year, two sources close to the situation confirmed to Billboard.biz today. The move, which will see ...

  15. 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. ...

  16. Urban Power List: Michael Kyser

    January 28, 2012 3:55 PM EST Michael Kyser President Of Black Music, Atlantic Records Group Website: atlanticrecords.com Twitter: @LittleBurger Expansion Player Signaling a redoubled commitment to expand its stake in R&B and hip-hop, Atlantic appointed Michael Kyser as it ...

  17. Billboard Power 100: Julie Greenwald & Craig Kallman

    January 27, 2012 12:20 AM EST No. 28 Julie Greenwald & Craig Kallman Chairman/COO; chairman/CEO Atlantic Records Group Twitter: @AtlanticRecords Record-Breaking Dynamic Duo... Under the leadership of Craig Kallman and Julie Greenwald, Atlantic Records supplanted sibling la ...

  18. Julie Greenwald, Atlantic Records Group Chairman/COO, Named 2011's No. 1 Woman In Music (Video Q&A)

    December 02, 2011 1:15 PM EST Billboard Editorial Director Bill Werde ( @bwerde ) spoke to Atlantic Records Group Chairman/COO Julie Greenwald, Billboard's 2011 No. 1 Woman In Music about her beginnings in the record industry, her rise through the executive ranks, and how ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. Exclusive: Vice Launches Three-Year Global Partnership With Warner Bros. Records

    November 22, 2011 9:05 AM EST Four years after parting ways with Atlantic Records, Vice Music is re-teaming with Warner Bros. Records for a three-year global partnership, encompassing distribution, marketing, touring support and other components. Vice Music, the in-house recor ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. Obituary: Jerry Leiber, 1933-2011

    September 01, 2011 7:40 AM EDT With co-writer Mike Stoller, the lyricist composed songs that helped define early rock'n'rollHe was rock'n'roll's first Shakespeare. Jerry Leiber took everyday expressions and turned them into rock'n'roll poetr ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. Michael Kyser Named Atlantic's First-Ever President Of Black Music

    February 03, 2011 6:20 PM EST Michael Kyser has been named the first-ever President of Black Music for the Atlantic Records Group. The announcement was made today by Atlantic Chairman/COO Julie Greenwald and Chairman/CEO Craig Kallman. Kyser, who began his music career two dec ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. Ray Charles’ Publishing Goldmine

    May 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Ray Charles is a music publisher’s dream. Not only did he write songs that stand the test of time, but his interpretations of other songwriter’s tunes could turn them into royalty-generating goldmines. Charles wrote classics like “What I’d Say” an ...

  28. Concord, Rhino Burnish Ray Charles Catalog

    May 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT With events marking the celebration of Ray Charles’ 80th birthday Sept 23, and a new Ray Charles musical bowing on Broadway this fall, executives at Concord Records, Rhino Records and the Ray Charles Foundation are gearing up for busy months ahead ...

  29. Diddy Signs Bad Boy Label Deal With Interscope

    September 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sean "Diddy" Combs has signed with Interscope Geffen A&M in a deal which includes his future albums and creates a new joint venture with Combs' Bad Boy label. The first release on the new Bad Boy/Interscope joint venture will be ...

  30. Publishing Executive Freddy Bienstock Dies

    September 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT After a long illness, Freddy Bienstock, a music publishing industry legend and founder of Carlin Music, died yesterday at his Manhattan home. He was 86. Bienstock, who served on the National Music Publishers Assn.'s board of directors for nea ...

  31. Atlantic To Relaunch Elektra Records Imprint

    June 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Atlantic has announced that it will relaunch the Elektra Records imprint, which has been dormant since 2004. The label will be run by Fueled By Ramen founder John Janick and Atlantic executive VP of A&R Mike Caren. While the new presidents say ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. Nash Named Senior VP At EMI

    September 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Richard Nash has been appointed senior VP of urban promotion for EMI Music in North America. He will report to Greg Thompson, executive VP of promotion for the company. Nash comes to EMI from PlayTyme Entertainment, an independent label and promot ...

  35. Perry Sues Warner Music Over Blunt Royalties

    March 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST U.S. songwriter and record producer Linda Perry is suing Warner Music Group for not turning over millions of dollars in royalties from the debut album of her protege, English singer James Blunt. Perry's California-based record company, Custar ...

  36. Warner U.K. Adds 679

    January 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST Warner Music has acquired 679 Recordings, home to British urban acts The Streets and Kano plus alt-rock band Mystery Jets, for an undisclosed sum. The label becomes a wholly-owned division of Atlantic Records U.K.; founder Nick Worthington remains ...

  37. Jazz Producer Dorn Dies

    December 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST Veteran record producer Joel Dorn, who worked with such artists as Roberta Flack, Max Roach and the Neville Brothers, died of a heart attack on Monday in New York. He was 65. Dorn, a one-time disc-jockey at a Philadelphia jazz radio station, was p ...

  38. Memory Lives On For Led Zep Comeback

    December 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST Monday night's Led Zeppelin comeback concert has now moved into memory for the chosen few who attended. But as the dust settles on the gig at London's O2 Arena, a Billboard round-up of executive attendees suggests the performance certain ...

  39. Bonnaroo Promoters Quash Lineup Rumors

    December 04, 2007 12:00 AM EST After a rumor that Led Zeppelin and Metallica would headline the 2008 Bonnaroo festival caused an Internet frenzy in the past 48 hours, the event's promoters have spoken out to quash the reports. "The rumors that are out there about the ...

  40. iTunes Welcomes Zeppelin

    October 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT On what one of its top executives calls "the day we've been waiting for, for four years," Led Zeppelin today (Oct. 23) made its catalog available for pre-order at Apple's iTunes Music Store, leaving the Beatles and Radiohead as ...

  41. Zeppelin Goes Digital

    October 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Led Zeppelin will end its digital-music holdout when Warner Music Group makes the legendary rock outfit's entire catalog available to download from Nov. 13. All online music retailers will offer the group's full albums or a la carte down ...

  42. Warner Taps Hicks For Publishing, Label Roles

    April 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music has promoted Chris Hicks and created a label role for the entrepreneurial urban music executive. Warner/Chappell Music has promoted Hicks to senior VP, A&R, and head of urban music, while Atlantic Records has tapped him as senior ...

  43. Atlantic Founder Ahmet Ertegun Dies

    December 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Ahmet Ertegun, the legendary record man and founder of Atlantic Records, died today in New York City, from the head injury he suffered while attending a Rolling Stones concert in October at the Beacon Theatre. He was 83. Ertegun suffered a severe ...

  44. Independents' Day

    December 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST It was not that long ago that the words "independent label" were generally construed to mean "a quick way for an aspiring artist to be bilked out of their life savings by disreputable operators." H Times have changed. Independe ...

  45. R&B Singer Ruth Brown Dies

    November 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Atlantic signed star charted 24 singles. Ruth Brown, the vivacious R&B singer whose early hits established Atlantic Records, has died of complications following a stroke and a heart attack in Henderson, Nev. She was 78. Brown, who died Friday ...

  46. R&B Singer Ruth Brown Dies

    November 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Ruth Brown, the vivacious R&B singer whose early hits established Atlantic Records, has died of complications following a stroke and a heart attack in Henderson, Nev. She was 78. Ruth Brown, the vivacious R&B singer whose early hits es ...

  47. RCA Music Group Promotes Williams

    October 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Named senior VP of rhythm/crossover. Michael Williams has been named senior VP of rhythm/crossover for RCA Music Group. Williams will continue to report to Richard Palmese, executive VP of promotion for RCA Music Group, and will be based in Los An ...

  48. Atlantic Names Senior VP

    August 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Kevin Weaver promoted from Lava. Kevin Weaver has been promoted to the new position of senior VP of Atlantic Records. He reports to Atlantic chairman/CEO Craig Kallman and president Julie Greenwald and is based at the company's Los Angeles of ...

  49. Industry Exec Johnny Bienstock Dies

    January 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST He was 83. Long-time music industry executive Johnny Bienstock died today (Jan. 20) in Naples, Fla., due to complications from heart disease and a stroke. He was 83. During his 60-year career, Bienstock moved back and forth between the publishing ...

  50. Atlantic Promotes Karp To A&R Helm

    January 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST Most recently senior VP at Lava. Andy Karp has been promoted to the post of head of A&R for Atlantic Records. He is based at the company's New York headquarters and reports to Atlantic chairman/CEO Craig Kallman and president Julie Greenw ...

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