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  1. 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 ...

  2. Reach Music Works On Exceeding Its Grasp

    September 13, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Nearly two decades after launching, publisher Reach Music relishes its mid-level status Michael Closter started Reach Music Publishing nearly 20 years ago in his New York apartment when he was just 24 years old, and since then has been growing the ...

  3. Still On Top: ZZ Top Returns

    August 30, 2012 4:15 PM EDT The Texas trio makes a comeback with 'La Futura,' its new album produced by Rick Rubin. At the band's first U.S. show after a six-week tour of Europe, ZZ Top guitarist/singer Billy Gibbons didn't make a big deal out of the fact ...

  4. Updated: Jeff Price, Peter Wells Out of Tunecore

    August 15, 2012 8:44 PM EDT After several weeks of rumors, Tunecore CEO/President Jeff Price announced today that he and Peter Wells have left the company. Price, Wells and Gary Burke founded the company in 2006. According to sources, the Tunecore board voted to oust Price f ...

  5. Danny Elfman Discusses Film Scoring, Getting Along With Tim Burton, Johnny Depp the Thief

    May 10, 2012 11:54 AM EDT Oscar-nominated composer and former Oingo Boingo frontman Danny Elfman hosted a Q&A session that was open to the public at the Warner Brothers Records building in Burbank, Calif. This event preceded the Dark Shadows premiere on May 11, which i ...

  6. Dick Clark Timeline: His Life & Business

    April 20, 2012 2:27 PM EDT NOV. 30, 1929 Richard Wagstaff Clark is born in Bronxville, N.Y. His father was a salesman and, later, the manager of a radio station in Utica, N.Y. 1947 Works as an office boy and then as an announcer at the station his father managed, WRUN. 1952 ...

  7. Business Matters: Cloud Wars Heat Up With Launch of iTunes Match in U.S.

    November 14, 2011 6:58 PM EST Cloud Wars Head Up With Launch of iTunes Match in U.S. -- iTunes Match finally debuted in the United States on Monday in an update to the iTunes software. The new service's arrival comes two days before Google is expected to launch a music do ...

  8. Steve Jobs Set Course Forward for Music, Movies, Books

    October 07, 2011 8:21 AM EDT LOS ANGELES (AP) - Steve Jobs made it easy for people to entertain themselves on high-tech devices, and he unveiled gadget after gadget with an effortless touch. But away from the bright lights of the stage, Jobs was a tough negotiator who took tu ...

  9. Faye Treadwell, Manager of The Drifters, Dies

    June 01, 2011 9:45 PM EDT Fayrene "Faye" Treadwell, who as The Drifters' manager was one of the first African-American female managers in show business, died last week in Burbank, Calif. She was 84. Treadwell's daughter, Tina, said in a statement that T ...

  10. Roger Nichols, Grammy Winning Engineer and Producer, Dead at 66

    April 14, 2011 3:40 PM EDT Roger Nichols, a digital audio pioneer, producer and winner of seven Grammy Awards, died at his home in Burbank, Calif., on April 9 after a year-long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 66. Trained as a nuclear physicist yet blessed with an ear ...

  11. First Listen: 'Tron: Legacy' and 'Tangled' Soundtracks

    September 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Disney previewed two of their most anticipated movies of the holiday season Wednesday (Sept. 29), giving press and employees a look at the scenes and sounds from the still-under-construction "Tron: Legacy" and "Tangled." (Watch ...

  12. The Black Eyed Peas Get Their First No. 1 And Take Aim At Target

    May 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT As individuals, we're misfits," says Fergie, the sultry female singer of the Black Eyed Peas. "Together, we're like one big misfit. People are always questioning who the hell we are." It's the day after the group' ...

  13. Michael Jackson Rehearsals Moving Forward

    May 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson is four weeks into rehearsals in Burbank, Calif., more than $85 million is in the bank from ticket sales, and the King of Pop's return to the stage for 50 shows at London's O2 Arena is looking increasingly like it will ha ...

  14. Dogg Crew Busted In Dallas

    August 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A tour bus carrying hip-hop artist Snoop Dogg was pulled over and two people were arrested on marijuana possession charges Thursday a few hours before a concert in Dallas last night, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety said. DPS ...

  15. Vincent Upped At Disney

    January 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Steven Vincent has been named VP of music and soundtracks for the Disney Channel, which is riding a wave of recent musical hits, including "High School Musical 2" and "Hannah Montana." Vincent reports to Susette Hsuing, senior ...

  16. Gewecke Named President Of WB Digital Distr

    December 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG executive VP of global digital business development Thomas Gewecke has moved on. Gewecke is now president of Warner Bros. Digital Distribution, reporting to Kevin Tsujihara, president of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group and is based ...

  17. CenterStaging, Comcast Team For RehearsalsTV

    August 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT CenterStaging Corp. and Comcast have announced a new collaborative effort that will result in rehearsalsTV, a dedicated on-demand television service. The new service will offer a behind-the-scenes look at the CenterStaging audio production campus ...

  18. Crazy Train: Gnarls Barkley

    July 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Yesterday, Brian Joseph Burton had consented to previewing a couple of songs from the forthcoming Gnarls Barkley album for Billboard. Now Burton, who's better-known by his stage name Danger Mouse, has had a change of heart. He will play one s ...

  19. NARM Awards Nominees Revealed

    March 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers nominees for its merchandisers of the year awards, includes 14 first-time selections, according to NARM president Jim Donio. The winners will be unveiled on the last night of the NARM annual convention ...

  20. CenterStaging Ups Schmidman To President

    February 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST CenterStaging Corp. has promoted industry veteran Paul "Schmidi" Schmidman to president. He most recently served as COO, which he held since July of 2006. Schmidman will continue to serve as COO, and will be based in the company's h ...

  21. Eddy Upped At Hollywood

    January 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST Curt Eddy has been promoted to senior VP of sales for Hollywood Records, where he is responsible for all sales efforts on behalf of Hollywood and Lyric Street Records. Eddy is based in Burbank, Cailf. and reports to Abbey Konowitch, the label' ...

  22. CenterStaging Names COO

    September 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Paul Schmidman moves to role from AOL. Paul Schmidman has been appointed COO of CenterStaging Corp. Schmidman, whose appointment was effective in early July, will be based at the CenterStaging headquarters in Burbank, CA. Most previously Schmidman ...

  23. Tower Wins At NARM Amidst Bankruptcy Fears

    August 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Suppliers stop shipping to chain. In one of the most ironic moments ever at a National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers annual convention, Tower Records was named the large retailer of the year on the meeting's closing night (Aug. 5), after t ...

  24. Fontana Ups Gullic

    July 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Assumes senior VP of sales and marketing role. Ken Gullic, VP of sales at Fontana, has been upped to senior VP of sales and marketing. He reports to executive VP/GM Steve Pritchitt and is based in Burbank, Calif. Fontana VP of marketing Bryan Mead ...

  25. NARM Noms Revealed

    June 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Annual convention set for Aug. 2-5. The National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers has revealed the nominees for its merchandisers of the year awards. The winners will be unveiled on the last night of the NARM annual convention, Aug. 2-5 in Kissimm ...

  26. Major League Baseball Launches Music Site

    May 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT MLB, CenterStaging partner for rehearsals.com. Major League Baseball's interactive media and Internet arm Major League Baseball Advanced Media has joined forces with CenterStaging to launch the rehearsals.com Web site. MLB.com has developed a ...

  27. UMG's Machete Music Names GM

    March 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Junk previously MD of Universal Music Russia. David Junk has been named GM of Machete Music, a full service label from Universal Music Group dedicated to the Latin urban music market. Junk reports directly to Gus Lopez, president of the company, a ...

  28. Buena Vista Ups Hobson To Senior Sales VP

    March 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Buena Vista Home Entertainment (BVHE) has promoted Jeanne Hobson to senior VP of sales and distribution. She reports to Pat Fitzgerald, executive VP of sales, distribution and trade marketing, and is Buena Vista Home Entertainment (BVHE) has promo ...

  29. AEG Live Exec Moves To CenterStaging

    February 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Tommy Nast appointed to new post. Tommy Nast has been appointed to the new post of executive VP of business development for CenterStaging Musical Productions, Inc., a subsidiary of CenterStaging Corp. Nast will be based at in Burbank, CA and he re ...

  30. NARM Hands Out Awards

    August 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Tower Records continues its comeback as one of the top U.S. music merchants as last night it was named the retailer of the year for the large division. The awards were presented at the National Assn. Tower Records continues its comeback as one of ...

  31. Retail Track

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Virgin Entertainment Group is set to begin refurbishing its store in New York's Times Square, and it will close its Burbank, Calif., store. In addition, it is finally switching to centralized buying f Virgin Entertainment Group is set to begi ...

  32. Retail Track

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Virgin Entertainment Group is set to begin refurbishing its store in New York's Times Square, and it will close its Burbank, Calif., store. In addition, it is finally switching to centralized buying f Virgin Entertainment Group is set to begi ...

  33. Retail Track

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Virgin Entertainment Group is set to begin refurbishing its store in New York's Times Square, and it will close its Burbank, Calif., store. In addition, it is finally switching to centralized buying f Virgin Entertainment Group is set to begi ...

  34. Publishing Veteran Joins Disney Publishing

    June 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Lisa Ramsey will oversee day-today operations. Publishing veteran Lisa Ramsey joins Disney Music Publishing Nashville as VP, effective immediately. She previously was VP/GM of Mosaic Music Publishing Nashville. Prior to that, she was VP of writer ...

  35. BVHE Names Senior Operations VP

    May 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Buena Vista Home Entertainment has named Steven Dahl senior VP of operations. Dahl, who will be based in Burbank, Calif., will be in charge of BVHE supply chain functions including shipping and distri Buena Vista Home Entertainment has named Steve ...

  36. Doug Howard Named Head Of Nashville Disney Pub

    May 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Lyric Street exec will report to David Agnew. Burbank, Calif.-based Disney Music Publishing is opening a Nashville office this month. Doug Howard, the senior VP of A&R at Lyric Street Records, has been named senior VP/GM of the Nashville publi ...

  37. Thomson Launches New Digital Unit

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In an effort to expand its services from the analog world into the digital, Thomson will be announcing a new division dedicated to digital cinema and electronic content distribution to the home. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- In an effort to expand i ...

  38. Hollywood Execs Extend Ties

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Lind, Bunt are promoted. Hollywood Records senior VP/GM Abbey Konowitch and senior VP of promotion Justin Fontaine have inked new long-term contracts with the Burbank, Calif.-based label. "Abbey has played a major role in our success in the p ...

  39. UMG Bows Urban Latin Label

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group has launched a label dedicated to urban Latin music, <i>ELW</i> has learned. MIAMI -- Universal Music Group has launched a label dedicated to urban Latin music, ELW has learned. Los Angeles-based Machete Music is ...

  40. UMG Bows Urban Latin Label

    February 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group has launched a label dedicated to urban Latin music, Billboard.biz has learned. Universal Music Group has launched a label dedicated to urban Latin music, Billboard.biz has learned. Los Angeles-based Machete Music is the firs ...

  41. Johnny Carson Dead At 79

    January 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Johnny Carson, the host of NBC's "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" who became a national institution by putting his viewers to bed for 30 years, died today (Jan. 23) of emphysema at his Malibu Johnny Carson, the host of NBC& ...

  42. NBC Universal Television Promotes Music Exec

    January 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Hanrahan upped to senior VP of music services. NBC Universal Television has promoted Martha Hanrahan from VP to senior VP of music services. She will continue to be based out of the company's headquarters in Burbank, Calif., and report to NBC ...

  43. NBC Universal Television Promotes Music Exec

    January 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Hanrahan upped to senior VP of music services. NBC Universal Television has promoted Martha Hanrahan from VP to senior VP of music services. She will continue to be based out of the company's headquarters in Burbank, Calif., and report to NBC ...

  44. Warner Strategic Marketing Names VP

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST Rachael Bickerton has been named VP of business affairs for Warner Strategic Marketing in Burbank, Calif. Rachael Bickerton has been named VP of business affairs for Warner Strategic Marketing in Burbank, Calif. In addition to supervising company- ...

  45. WSM Names Business VP

    December 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Bickerton joins from BMG. Warner Strategic Marketing has appointed Rachael Bickerton VP of business affairs. She was senior director of BMG Strategic Marketing Group. In her new position, Bickerton will negotiate artist and production deals, catal ...

  46. Artie Mogull Dead At 77

    November 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Longtime music executive Artie Mogull died Thursday (Nov. 25) of heart failure at his Beverly Hills, Calif., home. He was 77. Longtime music executive Artie Mogull died Thursday (Nov. 25) of heart failure at his Beverly Hills, Calif., home. He was ...

  47. Testimony Continues in Disney Shareholders' Suit

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST The trial continues in the suit brought seven years ago by shareholders against the Walt Disney Co. over the hiring of former president Michael Ovitz. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The trial continues in the suit brought seven years ago by sharehold ...

  48. WMG Names Soundtrack Exec

    October 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Higman takes senior VP post. Warner Music Group has appointed Darren Higman to the newly created position of senior VP of soundtracks. Burbank, Calif.-based Higman reports to Warner Strategic Marketing president Scott Pascucci. Higman will develop ...

  49. Buena Vista Names Biz VP

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Carolyn Javier has been promoted from VP of business affairs for Hollywood Records to the same title at Buena Vista Music Group in Burbank, Calif. Carolyn Javier has been promoted from VP of business affairs for Hollywood Records to the same title ...

  50. Chris Palmer Exits Warner Nashville

    July 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Warner Bros. Records Nashville GM/senior VP of marketing Chris Palmer is out after nearly 20 years with the label. The move comes on the heels of <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/busi Warner Bros. Records Nashville GM/seni ...

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