Barry Weiss

  1. Island Def Jam Motown Reorganizes, Barry Weiss Steps Down

    April 01, 2014 10:30 AM EDT Universal Music Group announces that Def Jam, Island and Motown Records will function as standalone labels. Universal Music is reorganizing its Island Def Jam Motown group into three standalone labels and promoting some key executives in the ...

  2. Morning Fix: Rara Expands; Today's Apple Event; Bertelsmann, KKR & EMI; ATP Merger

    October 23, 2012 7:36 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters RARA ADDS IOS, EXPANDS MUSIC CATALOG, PARTNERS WITH LENOVO: On-demand subscription music company Rara has launched its service on Apple's iPad and iPhones , as well de ...

  3. Photo Finish Records' Matt Galle Moves His Label From Atlantic to Island Def Jam

    August 10, 2012 12:14 PM EDT Paradigm Talent Agency agent and Bamboozle Festival co-founder Matt Galle is bringing his Photo Finish Records to Island Def Jam. The label, which Galle launched in 2006, had been under the Atlantic Records umbrella for the last five years, where ...

  4. Matt Voss Promoted to Executive Vice President of UMG's International, East Coast Labels

    July 31, 2012 1:00 PM EDT Today (July 31), Universal Music Group announced that Matt Voss has been promoted to Executive President of International, East Coast Labels. The announcement was made by Ivan Gavin, Chief Operating Officer of East Coast Lavels who Voss will repor ...

  5. Backbeat: The Weeknd's London Debut, With Katy Perry, Florence Welch, Barry Weiss, David Joseph, More

    June 07, 2012 7:24 PM EDT London's Wilton Music Hall hosted The Weeknd 's debut London show earlier tonight (June 7). Rumored to have sold out within two minutes, the gig lasted just an hour, but equally interesting as the vocal acrobatics taking place onstage wa ...

  6. Exclusive: Tom Whalley's Seven Four Ent. Signs Label Deal With Universal Republic

    April 12, 2012 1:38 PM EDT Capitol: Whalley or won't he? Universal Republic Records today will announce a label deal with former Warner Bros. Records Chairman/CEO Tom Whalley's Seven Four Ent, Billboard.biz can exclusively reveal. The announcement will be made by ...

  7. Joie Manda Appointed President of Def Jam -- First in Role Since Jay-Z

    March 14, 2012 11:49 AM EDT Island Def Jam Music Group today (March 14) announced the appointment of Joie Manda to President of Def Jam Recordings. The announcement was made by Barry Weiss, Chairman & CEO of Universal Republic and Island Def Jam , to whom he reports. Man ...

  8. Backbeat: Rihanna, Deadmau5 Play Roc Nation/Three Six Zero Grammy Afterparty; Execs Get Down

    February 13, 2012 3:15 PM EST Singer Rihanna performs at the Three Six Zero Group's & Roc Nation Grammy afterparty charity concert benefitting Children's Hospital of Los Angeles at House of Blues Sunset Strip on Feb. 12, 2012. ( Photo: Arnold Turner) Rihanna kept ...

  9. Billboard Power 100: Barry Weiss

    January 26, 2012 10:00 AM EST No. 18 Barry Weiss Chairman/CEO Universal Republic & Island Def Jam Twitter: @WeissBarry The Man With The Plan... In the summer of 2010, then-RCA/Jive Label Group chairman/CEO Barry Weiss, son of industry legend Hy Weiss, found himself in a sp ...

  10. Peter Thea Named Executive VP of Universal Republic, Island Def Jam

    November 15, 2011 12:50 PM EST Universal Republic/Island Def Jam chairman and CEO Barry Weiss announced today that the company has appointed Peter Thea as Executive Vice President of Universal Republic & Island Def Jam, in a move to expand management in the labels' A&a ...

  11. Ivan Gavin Named COO of Universal Republic, Island Def Jam

    November 07, 2011 11:40 AM EST Ivan Gavin has been appointed to the newly-created position of Chief Operating Officer of Universal Republic & Island Def Jam it was announced today by Barry Weiss, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the company, and to whom Mr. Gavin rep ...

  12. Island Def Jam Partners With Breyon Prescott's Chameleon Entertainment

    September 28, 2011 6:00 PM EDT Island Def Jam is partnering with producer Breyon Prescott to launch the latter's Chameleon Entertainment. Prescott, whose A&R and producer credits include projects with Jamie Foxx, Angie Stone, Brandy and Kanye West, will also serve as e ...

  13. Brandon Creed Appointed to A&R Post at Universal Republic and Island Def Jam Motown

    August 15, 2011 5:18 PM EDT Universal Republic and Island Def Jam Motown announced today that Brandon Creed, manager of Bruno Mars, will be serving as an A&R consultant to both companies. He will report to Barry Weiss, chairman & CEO of both companies. "As we co ...

  14. Ethiopia Habtemariam Named Senior Vice President of Motown Records

    August 10, 2011 5:10 PM EDT Ethiopia Habtemariam, Senior VP of Motown Records Universal Music Group today announced what it described as "the first in a number of new appointments at Motown Records" in promoting Ethiopia Habtemariam to Senior Vice President of Moto ...

  15. Can Doug Morris Lead Sony Past Universal Music Group to Be the No. 1 Label?

    June 24, 2011 11:45 AM EDT As Doug Morris moves on from his 15-year tenure at the helm of No. 1 U.S. music company, Universal Music Group, to his new job as CEO of Sony Music Entertainment, will he be able to drive the No. 2 major into the top spot? The industry will know s ...

  16. Universal Music/Motown Update: What Are the Next Moves?

    June 17, 2011 7:33 PM EDT The long-expected reconfiguration of the Universal Music Group's East Coast labels began unfolding today, leaving two separate major labels -- the Island Def Jam Music Group and Universal Motown Republic Group -- with shared services in selec ...

  17. Barry Weiss Named Chairman/CEO Of Island Def Jam And Universal Motown Republic Group

    March 17, 2011 5:53 PM EDT It's official. Barry Weiss has been named Chairman & CEO of Island Def Jam and Universal Motown Republic Group. The appointment comes on the heels of Antonio "L.A." Reid's departure from IDJ , which was announced today. Acc ...

  18. Barry Weiss Leaves RCA/Jive for Universal in Music Chairmanship Trading

    March 04, 2011 7:21 AM EST As part of an apparent quid pro quo with the Universal Music Group, RCA/Jive Label Group chairman and CEO Barry Weiss left for good the Sony Music Entertainment headquarters today ahead of the end of his contract April 30. The move becomes the oth ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. Doug Morris' Universal Contract To End On June 30, Source Says

    March 02, 2011 9:05 AM EST Vivendi has signed off on a deal that lets Universal Music Group chairman Doug Morris out of his contract on June 30, six months ahead of its original ending date at the end of this year, a source close to the situation told Billboard.biz. While H ...

  21. Photos: The 2010 Grammy Awards

    January 31, 2010 12:00 AM EST The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards is a wrap. Below, some shots from the big night and Saturday's pre-Grammy gala hosted by Clive Davis and the Recording Academy. For full coverage of the Grammys, click here . Columbia Records chairman Steve Barne ...

  22. Photo Gallery: Vevo Launch Party

    December 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST The switch flipped on the much-hyped online music video service Vevo last night at a grand party in New York. Big-name performers included Lady Gaga and Adam Lambert, while music stars like Bono, 50 Cent, Ciara, John Mayer, Taylor Swift, Rihanna a ...

  23. Former BMG Exec Goldstuck Named TouchTunes CEO

    May 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Former president and COO of the BMG Label Group Charles Goldstuck has taken over as CEO of the interactive jukebox firm TouchTunes. The company operates a network of internet-connected jukeboxes, as well as other games and video entertainment mach ...

  24. Gavin Named COO Of BMG Label Group

    April 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ivan Gavin has been appointed COO of the BMG Label Group, according to sources. Gavin will be based in New York and report to Barry Weiss, chairman/CEO of the BMG Label Group. Most recently, Gavin was COO of EMI Recorded Music North America and pr ...

  25. Khan Upped To Zomba EVP

    December 04, 2007 12:00 AM EST Jive/Zomba Label Group senior VP of urban promotion and marketing Larry Khan has been elevated to executive VP of urban promotion for the company. Khan began working at Jive Records as national director of R&B promotion in 1991 and was promote ...

  26. Jive Shoots For Fourth No. 1 In 2007

    November 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Barry Weiss and Jive Records are on a roll this year. It looks like Britney Spears "Blackout" album will debut at the top of The Billboard 200 next week, making it the fourth Jive album to hit No. 1 in 2007. Already, R. Kelly's &quo ...

  27. 'American Idol' Winner Sparks Jive Deal

    August 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG has announced that "American Idol" winner Jordin Sparks has signed to 19 Recordings/Jive Records. The label will release lead single, "Tattoo," on Aug. 27, followed by her still as-yet-untitled debut album in November. ...

  28. Pitts Named Zomba's Prez Of Urban

    February 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST Mark Pitts has been named president of urban music for Zomba Label Group (ZLG). Pitts reports to Barry Weiss, president and CEO of ZLG, and is based in New York. Most previously, Pitts served as senior VP of ZLG, joining the label in 2004 from Ari ...

  29. Riccitelli Upped At Zomba Label Group

    January 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Joe Riccitelli has been named executive VP of pop promotion for the Zomba Label Group. Riccitelli is based in New York and reports to Zomba chairman Barry Weiss. Riccitelli joined Jive Records in January 1999 as senior VP of pop promotion. At Zomb ...

  30. Zomba Promotes Wright To A&R VP

    October 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Signed T-Pain to the label. Mickey "MeMpHiTz" Wright has been appointed to VP of A&R for the Zomba Label Group (ZLG). Wright reports to Peter Thea, senior VP of ZLG and is based in New York. Most recently Wright was director of A& ...

  31. Carrabba Upped At Zomba

    July 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Named executive VP/GM. Tom Carrabba has been named executive VP/GM for the Zomba Label Group. He has served as senior VP/GM for Zomba since 1997. Carrabba will continue to report to Zomba president/CEO Barry Weiss and work closely with Weiss on al ...

  32. Update: BMG Confirms Label Changes

    March 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST Barry Weiss takes new title of president/CEO of Zomba. Barry Weiss takes new title of president/CEO of Zomba. News Barry Weiss ...

  33. 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. ...

  34. 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 ...