Atlantic Records

  1. Downtown Links With Fontana, Interscope

    September 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Downtown Records has inked an exclusive distribution deal with Fontana and has also entered a strategic relationship with Interscope Records, Billboard has learned. Under the agreement, Interscope will provide strategic marketing and promotion for ...

  2. Atlantic Rolls Out Content Aggregator

    July 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Atlantic Records unveiled a desktop computer application that will aggregate various types of online content related to its artists in one location. Called Fanbase, the desktop widget includes a music player for streaming tracks, chat feature to c ...

  3. Reunited X Japan Confirm U.S., Europe Dates

    April 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Visual-kei band X Japan, fresh from three triumphant reunion shows this past weekend at the 50,000-capacity Tokyo Dome, have announced their first-ever overseas shows. At an April 3 press conference in Tokyo the group said they will play a gig at ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Jaheim Set For Atlantic Debut

    October 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Atlantic Records has signed R&B singer/songwriter/producer Jaheim, the label announced today (Oct. 17). The former Warner Bros. artist is set to release his still-untitled label debut on Dec. 18. "This is a milestone project for me, which ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Zeppelin Takes Flight Once More

    September 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Hard rock giant Led Zeppelin is reforming, but for one night only. The British band will play a one-off show at London's 18,000-capacity O2 arena Nov. 26. Veteran concert promoter Harvey Goldsmith, who is organizing the show, promises a full ...

  8. Google Calendar Tracks Music Events

    June 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music companies such as Atlantic Records and Jambase are targeting Google Calendar to market their artists. Google Calendar recently launched a public event-tracking element that allows users to automatically add updates from sources such as sport ...

  9. Epic's Walk Honors Nate ‘DanjaHandz’ Hills

    May 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Last night, over mojitos and filet mignon at New York's Gin Lounge, Epic Records President Charlie Walk and David Ehrlich, Esq. celebrated the six no. 1 singles of pop and hip-hop producer Nate "DanjaHandz" Hills. Hills, who is pois ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. Warner Bros. Records Plots Encore For Ostin

    June 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT May be returning to label in consulting role. Former Warner Bros. Records chairman Mo Ostin may be close to returning to the label in a consulting capacity after months of discussions driven by current Warner chairman and CEO Tom Whalley, accordin ...

  15. Making The Brand

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Atlantic Records senior director of strategic marketing Julianne Hintz has a little secret: "WWE," she whispers. Read Michael Paoletta's column. Atlantic Records senior director of strategic marketing Julianne Hintz has a little sec ...

  16. Tego Calderon Signs With Atlantic Records

    June 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Puerto Rican reggaeton star Tego Calderon has become the first artist in the genre to sign with a major, non Latin label. Calderon has inked a worldwide, multi-album deal with Atlantic Records via his Puerto Rican reggaeton star Tego Calderon has ...

  17. Transplants Ink Multi-Album Deal With Atlantic

    May 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT First album due June 21. Atlantic Records has signed the Transplants to a multi-album deal, with their major label debut set for June 21 on La Salle/Atlantic. "Haunted Cities" is the group's second full-length and first album in thr ...

  18. Reggae Label VP Shifts To Universal In Canada

    April 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT U.S. arrangement in flux. New York-based reggae label VP Records has shifted its Canadian distribution to Universal Music Canada from EMI music Canada. In the United States, VP has self-distributed some releases; others have gone through Navarre a ...

  19. HHS78 Re-Ups With Atlantic

    March 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Principals named senior VPs. Production/management firm Hip Hop Since 1978 (HHS78) has extended its label deal with Atlantic Records. At the same time, the firm's principals, G. Roberson and Kyambo "Hip Hop" Joshua, have been upped ...

  20. BMI To Present Music, Money Panel

    March 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Event will take place March 22. Add Joy to Learning -- a non-profit educational program to prepare inner-city youth for music careers -- has linked with BMI to present industry panel and artist showcase, "Music, Money & Success." The ...

  21. Razor & Tie Names Marketing Senior VP

    February 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Michael Krumper has been named senior VP of marketing at Razor & Tie. Michael Krumper has been named senior VP of marketing at Razor & Tie. The N.Y.-based Krumper, who begins March 7, will handle marketing, promotion, publicity and new ...

  22. Danny Goldberg Splits Artemis

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Danny Goldberg is exiting as chairman/CEO of Artemis Records, the label he founded in June 1999. The company named current president Daniel Glass to the post of CEO at the New York-based independent. LOS ANGELES -- Danny Goldberg is exiting as cha ...

  23. Danny Goldberg Splits Artemis

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Daniel Glass named CEO. Danny Goldberg is exiting as chairman/CEO of Artemis Records, the label he founded in June 1999. Today (Feb. 2), the company will name current president Daniel Glass to the post of CEO at the New York-based independent. Gol ...

  24. Death Cab Picks Up Atlantic Deal

    November 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Death Cab for Cutie has signed a long-term worldwide deal with Atlantic Records. Death Cab for Cutie has signed a long-term worldwide deal with Atlantic Records. The modern rock quartet was previously signed to Barsuk Records, which released the c ...

  25. WMG Confirms Spaulding To 'Incubators'

    September 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Ron Spaulding is moving over to the Warner Music Group's incubator initiatives and will be replaced as WEA senior VP of sales by Rick Froio, who was formerly senior VP of sales at Atlanti As expected, Ron Spaulding is moving over ...

  26. WMG Confirms Spaulding To 'Incubators'

    September 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Ron Spaulding is moving over to the Warner Music Group's incubator initiatives and will be replaced as WEA senior VP of sales by Rick Froio, who was formerly senior VP of sales at Atlanti As expected, Ron Spaulding is moving over ...

  27. Premium Music Confab To Debut In Germany

    September 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Licensing event set for Sept. 29-Oct. 1 in Berlin. Berlin-based company Premium Exhibitions is planning a new event, the Premium Music Conference, where labels will showcase music to the film, TV, advertising, digital distribution, Internet, mobil ...

  28. Premium Music Confab To Debut In Germany

    September 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Berlin-based company Premium Exhibitions is planning a new event, the Premium Music Conference, where labels will showcase music to the film, TV, advertising, digital distribution, Internet, mobile an Berlin-based company Premium Exhibitions is pl ...

  29. Moroder, Bee Gees Among Dance Hall Inductees

    September 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Dance Music Hall of Fame will hold its inaugural induction ceremony Sept. 20 at the Spirit club in New York. The Dance Music Hall of Fame will hold its inaugural induction ceremony Sept. 20 at the Spirit club in New York. The artists, producer ...

  30. Moroder, Bee Gees Among Dance Hall Inductees

    September 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Dance Music Hall of Fame will hold its inaugural induction ceremony Sept. 20 at the Spirit club in New York. The Dance Music Hall of Fame will hold its inaugural induction ceremony Sept. 20 at the Spirit club in New York. The artists, producer ...

  31. ABB Records Tests Atlantic's Waters

    August 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Major to assist with Little Brother album. Billboard.biz has exclusively learned that ABB Records has inked a production agreement with Atlantic Records for the next release from North Carolina-based rap group Little Brother. The group's firs ...

  32. Lava Names Trink As First-Ever GM

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Lava Records has named Lee Trink to the newly created position of GM. He reports to Lava president and founder Jason Flom, who added the title of chairman/CEO of Atlantic Records earlier this year. Lava Records has named Lee Trink to the newly cre ...

  33. Biz Vets Head New DVD Firm

    July 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A trio of industry vets are at the helm of a new supplier of special-interest DVD content, Vision Plant Media, which launched this week during the Video Software Dealers Assn. (VSDA) convention in Las A trio of industry vets are at the helm of a n ...

  34. Atlantic Nabs Juvenile

    July 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Atlantic Records has signed hip-hop artist Juvenile to a long-term, exclusive, worldwide deal. An album is due in early 2005. Atlantic Records has signed hip-hop artist Juvenile to a long-term, exclusive, worldwide deal. An album is due in early 2 ...

  35. CoverGirl Takes A Shine To Music Biz

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Cosmetics company CoverGirl has inked a deal with Atlantic Records to a create a new label, CG Vibes. The first release will be a limited-edition compilation, "CG Vibes: Music That Gives Back," due Ju Cosmetics company CoverGirl has inke ...

  36. Shapiro Launches Management Firm

    June 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT First client is country artist Julie Roberts. Former Atlantic Records co-president Ron Shapiro has set up his own management and consulting business. Shapiro left Atlantic in early March as part of the restructuring at Warner Music Group. He had w ...

  37. Ray Charles Dead At 73

    June 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Gospel and soul legend died in Beverly Hills. Gospel and soul legend Ray Charles died today (June 10) at his Beverly Hills home of complications related to liver disease. He was 73. Charles, who grew up poor in Greenville, Fla., was stricken with ...

  38. Gabriel To Be Honored At U.K.'s MITS

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Peter Gabriel will be the recipient of the 13th annual Music Industry Trusts' Award, to be presented Nov. 1 at Grosvenor House in London. The award recognizes the contribution of an individual to the Peter Gabriel will be the recipient of the ...

  39. Gabriel To Be Honored At U.K.'s MITS

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Peter Gabriel will be the recipient of the 13th annual Music Industry Trusts' Award, to be presented Nov. 1 at Grosvenor House in London. The award recognizes the contribution of an individual to the Peter Gabriel will be the recipient of the ...

  40. WMG Confirms Restructuring, Exec Departures

    March 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group today (March 2) confirmed a restructuring of its operations that will encompass the elimination of 20% of its global workforce of 5,300 and the exit of several key recorded music ex Warner Music Group today (March 2) confirmed a ...

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