Brian Welch

  1. 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 ...

  2. 6 Questions with RICK SPRINGFIELD

    October 09, 2012 6:12 AM EDT It's been 40 years since Rick Springfield released his first album, "Beginnings" (Real Gone Music). But the real crux of his story came in 1981, when a role on TV's "General Hospital" dovetailed into that year' ...

  3. MySpace's Third Act: Why The Social Network Is Doubling Down On Music For Its Latest Incarnation

    October 08, 2012 1:33 PM EDT Below is an excerpt from the Up Front story "Myspace's Third Act" from this week's edition of Billboard Magazine, which also includes our cover story on Mumford & Sons' massive sophomore album Babel , features on Dr. L ...

  4. Auditioning for 'The Voice': One Contestant's Experience

    May 08, 2012 10:40 AM EDT "They ranged in style from full-on costume with flowers and sombreros to just jeans and a t-shirt." New York-based acoustic singer/songwriter Sarah J is remembering the eclectic crowd of fellow contestants at her recent audition for NBC& ...

  5. Backbeat: Johnny Depp, Dee Snider Perform, Metal Industry Cuts Loose at Revolver Golden Gods Awards

    April 12, 2012 6:00 PM EDT (Photo: Ryan J. Downey) Johnny Depp stunned the crowd when he joined Marilyn Manson onstage on Wednesday at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards . As thrilling as it was for Depp to be playing guitar on "The Beautiful People" and "Sweet ...

  6. How the Music Producer for Showtime's 'Shameless' Embraces Indie Artists (Q&A)

    March 26, 2012 11:28 AM EDT Those familiar with Showtime's dysfunctional family drama Shameless appreciate that its storyline is far-from-average. Following Chicago working-class family the Gallaghers -- led by the drunken single-father-of-six, Frank (William H. Macy) - ...

  7. Billy Corgan Talks -- and Talks -- About 'The Source' Film, Ya Ho Wha 13 and How a Drum Circle Changed His Thinking

    March 19, 2012 10:30 AM EDT Captured within Jodi Wille and Maria Demopoulos's documentary "The Source" is the story of a rock band that worked in a way that no rock band had before -- pure improvisation with no commercial intent, hitting the recording studio w ...

  8. Skrillex Manager: Major Distribution Had 'No Influence' On Grammy Success

    December 01, 2011 8:30 PM EST Tim Smith of Blood Company Management has seen a lot in his many years working with Sonny Moore. Moore-known best as Skrillex, the unmistakably coiffed dance/dubstep DJ who snagged a whopping five Grammy nominations last night-has been his client ...

  9. From Talking Heads to Kreayshawn-How Music Supervisor Scott Vener Makes Hip Syncs Happen

    September 01, 2011 7:35 AM EDT HBO's "Entourage" has offered fans half-hour chunks of stylized escapism during its eight-season run, and no one is more responsible for setting that ultra-cool tone than Scott Vener (@brokemogul), who started as a music consultan ...

  10. Austin City Limits Nears Sellout Within Hours of Tickets Going On Sale

    May 18, 2011 4:08 PM EDT The Austin City Limits Music Festival, taking place Sept. 16-18 in the city's Zilker Park, announced its lineup yesterday and sold out single-day passes for Friday and Saturday within two hours, Charles Attal, partner in ACL Fest producer C3 ...

  11. @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 ...

  12. How Foursquare Can Promote Artists

    August 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT How could a band use Foursquare or other geolocation apps? Music Supported Here has this advice : “’Checking in’ at the venue when you arrive for load-in would send a message out to all of your friends/fans you are there – an gentle reminder about ...

  13. Korn Signs To Roadrunner

    April 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Veteran hard rock act Korn has signed a worldwide recording deal with Roadrunner Records. The band's first release on the label will be its ninth studio set "Korn III -- Remember Who You Are," produced by Ross Robinson, who collabor ...

  14. Billboard.biz Q&A: Universal Motown Exec VP Cameo Carlson

    February 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST Universal Motown Republic Group executive VP Cameo Carlson approaches digital music from a unique vantage point, having previously worked as manager of music programming at iTunes and as rock and alternative music director at AOL Radio. Carlson wi ...

  15. Plugged/Unplugged: CwF+RtB = WTF?

    January 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST Plugged/Unplugged is an online column by Billboard digital and mobile correspondent Antony Bruno. Follow him on Twitter here twitter/billboarddigitl . As my editor/boss was boarding a plane to return home from MIDEM, he shot me an e-mail linking t ...

  16. The Billboard Q&A: The Windish Agency's Tom Windish

    January 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST At a time when many boutique booking agencies have folded their operations into those of larger, acquisitive rivals, Tom Windish has been intent on forging his own path. Windish opened the Windish Agency in 2004 following a seven-year stint as an ...

  17. Exclusive Billboard Q&A: UMG's Chairman/CEO Doug Morris

    October 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT What's impressive about Doug Morris' midtown Manhattan office presents itself in modest statements. In one corner is a giant white canvas with a charcoal scrawl of a little boy; it turns out to be a self-portrait by Universal Music Group ...

  18. In The City Day 2: Digital Will Deliver

    October 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A bright future for artists, consumers and the music industry was the general prognosis at the second day of Manchester's In The City (Oct. 6) -- the U.K.'s biggest music conference -- but only after several more years of struggle and dw ...

  19. Best Buy To Open In-store Music Centers

    July 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Hoping to cater to everyone from the garage guitarist to a recording musician, Best Buy Co. Inc. is announcing a massive new initiative that sets aside store space for an array of musical instruments and gear in dozens of sites nationwide. The nat ...

  20. Billboard Q&A: Reverb's Adam Gardner

    March 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Adam Gardner has come a long way since nicknaming his band's tour bus "the Earth Eater." Last October, the Guster guitarist/vocalist, who also co-founded environmental nonprofit Reverb, traveled from his home in Portland, Maine, to ...

  21. Korn Frontman Plans Solo Tour

    October 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As a follow-up to this summer's Family Values tour, Korn frontman Jonathan Davis will embark on a 24-date U.S. solo tour, starting Nov. 9 at Webster Theater in Hartford, Conn., and wrapping Dec. 11 at the House of Blues in Las Vegas. For the ...

  22. 6 Questions: Kork Agency's Christian Bernhardt

    June 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT When Christian Bernhardt moved to the United States to finish his law degree, the German-born owner of Emeryville, Calif.-based Kork Agency admits, "I didn't even know what a booking agency was." But with the help of a friend in 199 ...

  23. Korn, Evanescence Team For Family Values Tour

    March 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Korn and Evanescence will co-headline this year's Family Values tour, which will visit 31 North American cities starting July 16 in St. Louis. Sharing the main stage on this year's Live Nation-produced festival are Atreyu, Flyleaf, Helly ...

  24. Indies Dominate MIDEM Day Three

    January 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST The A&R and independent music communities took center stage for the Midem panel program today (Jan. 23), as the 41st annual event entered its third day. Speaking on an afternoon Q&A panel discussion on the short and medium term plans for t ...

  25. Billboard Q&A: Ethiopia Habtemariam

    January 10, 2007 12:00 AM EST In the biz since her teen years, the publishing exec recently branched into A&R. Here, she discusses which label strategies are working-and which need work. For someone who was more inclined to pursue music promotion and marketing as a career ...

  26. Billboard Q&A: Former Rep. Mark Foley, R-Fla

    October 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Just last month, now former Rep. Mark Foley, R-Fla., was honored--along with Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and artist Kelly Clarkson--at the Recording Academy's Grammys on the Hill event. The honor Just last month, now former Rep. Mark Fol ...

  27. Live Nation, Korn To Resurrect Family Values

    April 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT -city North American trek set for summer. Live Nation and Korn will resurrect the Family Values tour this summer with a 30-city North American trek. Also on the bill are Deftones, Stone Sour, Flylef and Dir en gray on the main stage; second stag ...

  28. Live Nation Invests In Korn

    January 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST International concert promoter Live Nation will invest roughly $3 million in Korn, according to a New York Times article, for an estimated 6% in the rock band's box office, licensing, publishing, merc International concert promoter Live Natio ...

  29. Korn Signs With Virgin

    September 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rock act Korn has signed a new deal with Virgin that covers a recording deal and an integrated partnership with parent company EMI Music for touring, music publishing, merchandising and sponsorship. T Rock act Korn has signed a new deal with Virgi ...

  30. Korn Vet Welch, Stephen Baldwin Form Label

    April 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Former Korn member Brian "Head" Welch and actor Stephen Baldwin have formed Livin' It Records. The New York-based label, which is seeking distribution, aims to release Welch's solo debut album later t Former Korn member Brian & ...

  31. Front Line Eyeing Nashville Firms?

    January 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Managers respond to roll-up talk. Talk that Front Line, the freshly capitalized and resurrected mega-management firm of Irving Azoff and Howard Kauffman, is shopping for Nashville management companies to purchase has piqued the interest of Music C ...

  32. Peavey To Sponsor Jagermeister Tour

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Peavey Electronics Corp., manufacturer of a range of musical instruments, will sponsor the spring 2004 Jagermeister Music Tour, which opens March 30 at the Hard Rock Cafe in Orlando, Fla., and conclud Peavey Electronics Corp., manufacturer of a ra ...