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  1. Super Bowl Synch Report: 14 For Sony/ATV, 10 For Warner/Chappell, 9 For Universal In Record Year

    February 03, 2014 5:26 PM EST Sunday’s Super Bowl featured more current hits in commercials than have been seen in recent memory – if ever – which is already reaping sales and awareness benefits for new tracks from U2, Passenger, Zedd, Skylar Grey and others. So how did the to ...

  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. DJ Drama Joins Atlantic A&R Team (Exclusive)

    January 08, 2014 9:00 AM EST Q4 Label Special: Atlantic's Julie Greenwald and Craig Kallman on Navigating 'the Xmas Bum-Rush' (Q&A) Coldplay, David Guetta Go To Atlantic Records; Radiohead & Pink Floyd Catalogs, Kylie Minogue, Damon Albarn To Warner Bro ...

  4. Atlantic Records, Doritos Team Up for User-Generated Super Bowl Ad (From the Magazine)

    October 28, 2013 4:35 PM EDT Doritos and Atlantic Records are partnering to put music front and center at the Super Bowl with the latest version of Crash the Super Bowl, the Frito-Lay snack brand's annual user-generated ad contest that invites consumers to submit thei ...

  5. T.I. Talks '$200 Million' Major Label Deal & 'G.D.O.D.' Mixtape

    May 10, 2013 10:44 AM EDT Not too long ago, T.I.'s Grand Hustle imprint wasn't living up to its name. The Atlanta rapper spent the better part of 2009 through 2011 behind bars, first for weapon charges and then again for a probation violation stemming from drug ...

  6. It's Official: Chop Shop Moves to Universal

    January 31, 2013 11:46 AM EST Universal Music announced today that its East Coast Label Group and music supervisor Alexandra Patsavas have partnered for Chop Shop Records. The announcement was made today by Barry Weiss – Chairman & CEO of the East Coast Label Group whic ...

  7. T.I. Shopping $75 Million Deal: Report

    January 20, 2013 2:01 PM EST T.I.'s contract with Atlantic expired last month, according to a report in TMZ , and he's working on getting a $75 million deal. The package reportedly would include three albums; 10-20 percent of publishing, touring, merchandise, film a ...

  8. Morning Fix: Ravi Shankar RIP: Facebook's 2012 Trends; Paul McCartney Playing With Nirvana at 12.12.12

    December 12, 2012 8:40 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix email and our other free music-business newsletters RAVI SHANKAR DEAD AT 92: Indian sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar has died. Labeled "the godfather of world music" by George Harrison, S ...

  9. Morning Fix: Frank Barsalona Remembered; Internet Royalties Debate Hits Congress Wednesday; Rolling Stones Kick Off Anniversary Dates

    November 26, 2012 8:45 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix email and other free music-business newsletters FREE FRANK BARSALONA, MUSIC AGENT WHO REVOLUTIONIZED CONCERT BIZ, DEAD AT 74: Frank Barsalona, a pioneering music agent whose Premier Talent age ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. Morning Fix: Jay-Z on Barclays; Sony/ATV Vs. iPhone 5; Instagram Surpasses Twitter; Neil Young's New Music Service

    September 27, 2012 10:51 PM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters Jay-Z Talks Barclays Bookings, 'Nepotism,' Made In America II: Jay-Z wants his eight-night residency at Brooklyn's Barclays Center, which kicks off tonight & ...

  12. Backbeat: Matchbox Twenty's 'North' Draws Martin Bandier, Julie Greenwald, Kiefer Sutherland To Penthouse Listening Party

    July 17, 2012 9:00 AM EDT From left: Atlantic Chairman/COO Julie Greenwald, Matchbox Twenty's Rob Thomas, producer Matt Serletic, Matchbox Twenty's Paul Doucette, half of Billboard Senior Correspondent Andrew Hampp's face. (Photo: Meghan Benson) Clearly, the ...

  13. Business Matters: Critics of Universal-EMI Merger Still Lining Up, But Outcome Still in Doubt

    May 17, 2012 6:30 PM EDT UMG's Acquisition of EMI Expected to Experience Bumpy Road to Approval Universal Music Group's planned acquisition of EMI's recorded music division continues to spark commentary and criticism. European regulators approved the acquis ...

  14. 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& ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. Aussie Teen King Cody Simpson Ready To Go 'Coast to Coast' in the U.S.

    September 23, 2011 7:15 AM EDT Although he's frequently compared to Justin Bieber, Cody Simpson is ready to prove there's room under the spotlight for more than one teen king. The 14-year-old Australian sensation arrived on the scene in 2009 when producer Shawn Camp ...

  17. Exclusive: Prince Royce Signs With Atlantic for English-Language Releases

    May 16, 2011 3:12 PM EDT Prince Royce at the Billboard Latin Music Awards last month (photo: Arnold Turner) Prince Royce, the Bronx native whose eponymous debut became the top-selling Latin album by a new act in 2010, has signed with Atlantic Records to release English-la ...

  18. LimeWire Wins Limit on Damages to Record Labels

    March 10, 2011 6:07 PM EST A federal judge limited the potential financial liability facing the operator of LimeWire, a once-popular file-sharing service found liable for copyright infringement, at an upcoming damages trial. U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood agreed with Lime G ...

  19. Janelle Monae, Bruno Mars, Jeff Beck Light Up Warner Grammy After-Party

    February 14, 2011 4:39 PM EST After an impressive night of Grammy victories for Warner Music Group, the label threw an after-party at the Hollywood SoHo House. While boldface names like Jay-Z, Heidi Klum and Kate Hudson were among the revelers, the real guests of honor were WM ...

  20. Who Destroyed Epic Records?

    November 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST It started outlike any label showcase at October's CMJ, the five-night music conference that's been held every year since 1980, drawing hundreds of industry professionals, influencers, fans and upstart bands to New York City's clubs ...

  21. Christina Perri Signs Deal with Atlantic Records

    July 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Christina Perri -- the singer/songwriter who gained thousands of new fans overnight when her song "Jar of Hearts" was featured on Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance” -- has signed a deal with Atlantic Records, Billboard.com can ...

  22. Celeb Endorsements Bigger Than Ever, Despite Tiger's Fall

    March 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST Rapper and actor T.I. enjoyed the spoils of the thug life, but it ended up costing him his freedom and, by his own estimate, $12 million in a lost General Motors endorsement deal and other work when he was convicted of federal weapons charges. But ...

  23. Why A Music Strategy Matters To Brands

    December 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST If brands and their creative agencies agree, in full or in part, about the breadth of the cultural influence and the social value of music, they need to make a long-term commitment to developing a "music strategy," according to Steve Yan ...

  24. JAY-Z: HE'S A BUSINESS, MAN

    July 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT At just about any given moment of any given day—including this sunlit June Friday afternoon—Jay-Z is a busy man. Sitting on a swivel chair at his Roc the Mic studios in downtown Manhattan with a glass of Santa Margherita white wine in hand, he tac ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. 6 Questions: Hot Topic CEO Betsy McLaughlin

    December 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Music doesn't account for a large portion of Hot Topic's overall business. In fact, CEO Betsy McLaughlin says, music CDs and DVDs are only "a single-digit part of what we sell." Still, the teen apparel and lifestyle retailer ha ...

  27. Kid Rock Living Large Without iTunes

    August 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Kid Rock's latest album "Rock'n'Roll Jesus" and its single "All Summer Long" have been two of the biggest hits of the summer. But it's happened without either being available for download via Apple's iT ...

  28. Online, Synch Initiatives In Store For Staind's Sixth Album

    July 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Staind guitarist Mike Mushok calls the forthcoming "The Illusion of Progress" "a very different record for us, but better different." The same can be said for the way Flip/Atlantic is bringing the rock quartet's sixth stud ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. ARIAs Run Gold For Silverchair

    October 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With five trophies, Silverchair dominated the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) awards, held Sunday at the Acer Stadium in Sydney. The rock band claimed most of the major categories, including best group. Their latest set "Youn ...

  31. Exclusive: Donnas Start Own Label, Prep New Album

    June 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After two albums with Atlantic, rock quartet the Donnas have formed their own label in a joint venture with Redeye Distribution, Billboard can exclusively reveal. The group's as-yet-untitled next album is due in mid-September. Produced by Jay ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. Universal Music CEO Hawkish On Licensing Deals

    January 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group CEO Doug Morris resents that MTV and other cable music channels built multibillion-dollar businesses around videos given away by record companies anxious to promote their artists. So when he saw his own grandson watching 50 C ...

  34. Vice Strikes Licensing Deal With Ed Banger

    December 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST Atlantic-affiliated Vice Records will distribute releases from Paris-based Ed Banger Records in the U.S. via a licensing agreement. The French label was founded by longtime Daft Punk manager Pedro Winter, and Vice is already the U.S. home for the ...

  35. Diddy Partners With Burger King

    October 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In his latest role, Bad Boy Records founder/CEO and recording artist Sean "Diddy" Combs becomes a brand ambassador for Burger King. In this capacity, he will assist the fast food retailer in increasing its profile in the worlds of music ...

  36. Diddy Partners With Burger King

    October 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Deal includes a YouTube branded channel. In his latest role, Bad Boy Records founder/CEO and recording artist Sean "Diddy" Combs becomes a brand ambassador for Burger King. In this capacity, he will assist the fast food retailer in incre ...

  37. Industry Vet Goldberg Teams With New West

    August 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music industry veteran and former Air America Radio CEO Danny Goldberg has launched Ammal Records, a joint-venture with Los Angeles-based New West Records. Goldberg will be the creative force behind A Music industry veteran and former Air America ...

  38. 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 ...

  39. Atlantic Names International VP

    December 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Tom Aaron spent last 11 years at Columbia. Tom Aaron has been appointed senior VP of international for Atlantic Records, based at the company's New York headquarters. The announcement was made today by Atlantic chairman/CEO Craig Kallman and ...

  40. Goldberg Joins Air America As CEO

    February 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music industry veteran Danny Goldberg is joining liberal talk radio network Air America as CEO, a position that has been open since acting CEO Doug Kreeger stepped down in December. Kreeger remains on Music industry veteran Danny Goldberg is joini ...

  41. Brandy Splitting Atlantic

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Brandy has "requested and been granted an unconditional release" from her recording contract with Atlantic Records, according to a press statement released by her camp. The label confirms the split. LOS ANGELES -- Brandy has "reques ...

  42. Brandy Splitting Atlantic

    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Brandy has "requested and been granted an unconditional release" from her recording contract with Atlantic Records, according to a press statement released by her camp. The label confirms the split. Brandy has "requested and been gr ...

  43. EMI Pub Exec Forms Label With Atlantic

    April 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Evan Lamberg, EMI Music Publishing's executive VP of creative for North America, is starting a joint-venture label with Atlantic Records, E.V.L.A. Records Entertainment. Evan Lamberg, EMI Music Publishing's executive VP of creative for N ...

  44. Layoffs Loom As WMG Buyout Finalized

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST With the ink less than 24 hours dry and the $2.6 billion wire transfer having finalized the deal this morning (March 1), the new owners of the Warner Music Group are gearing up to slash 1,000 jobs wor With the ink less than 24 hours dry and the $2 ...