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  1. Julie Greenwald

    November 30, 2012 12:36 PM EST Chairman/COO, Atlantic Records Group (Photo: Robyn Towmey) A Fantastic Year "I never take for granted the ability to break new artists," Atlantic Records Group chairman/COO Julie Greenwald says. Still, "2012 was a great year for us. ...

  2. It's Official: Universal Names Steve Barnett Chairman/CEO of Capitol Music Group

    November 26, 2012 12:05 PM EST Universal Music Group this morning made official a move that's been common knowledge in the music business for many weeks: The company "has begun the revitalization of EMI Recorded Music" with the appointment of former Columbia Reco ...

  3. Universal's Max Hole Discusses Company's Plans for EMI Recorded Music

    November 12, 2012 12:18 PM EST Max Hole, COO of Universal Music Group International, spoke today about some of the company's plans for its recently acquired EMI recorded-music properties -- including decentralizing its profit & loss centers. Speaking at a media confere ...

  4. Ke$ha: Warrior Princess

    October 15, 2012 8:43 AM EDT With a hit single once again heating up the charts and a new album set for a December release, Ke$ha is back, stripped down and ready to rumble. When Ke$ha burst onto the scene in 2009-rapping through an Auto-Tune filter about brushing her teeth ...

  5. The Killers Come Back

    July 19, 2012 6:25 PM EDT ''Ihad a good feeling about it," Killers frontman Brandon Flowers says about "Runaways," the anthemic new single from the Las Vegas rock group. The soaring number, which heralds "Battle Born," the band's fir ...

  6. Backbeat: ACM Weekend With Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley; Capitol and Warner Afterparties and Blake Shelton's NRA Celebrity Shoot!

    April 03, 2012 2:01 PM EDT From left: Musicians Craig Morgan, Blake Shelton and TV personality Lee Lakosky participate in the NRA Country ACM Celebrity Shoot Hosted By Blake Shelton at the Desert Hills Shooting Club in South Boulder City, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Gett ...

  7. UJA-Federation of New York To Honor Amy Doyle of MTV, Rick Krim of VH1

    March 07, 2012 6:37 PM EST Amy Doyle and Rick Krim at the UJA-Federation breakfast (Photo: Michael Priest Photography) The UJA-Federation of New York gathered together some of the music industry's top executives earlier today (March 7) for a breakfast to celebrate the ...

  8. Photos: Warner Music's Grammy Party, With Bruno Mars, Neil Young, Skrillex, Lyor Cohen, Julie Greenwald, More

    February 14, 2012 2:19 PM EST Singer Bruno Mars performs for guests attending the Warner Music Group Grammy Celebration hosted by InStyle at the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood, CA. (Photo: Vince Bucci/PictureGroup) Warner Music threw an exclusive party after the Grammys at ...

  9. The Green Bring Hawaii to the Top of Reggae Chart

    November 15, 2011 7:00 AM EST Incorporating drum and bass driven grooves, nuanced harmonies and the positive vibrations that have made Jamaican reggae an internationally embraced music since the early 1970s, Hawaiian band The Green's sophomore album "Ways & Means ...

  10. Billboard's Women In Music 2011: Julie Greenwald

    October 01, 2011 12:00 AM EDT No. 1 Julie Greenwald Chairman/COO, Atlantic Records Website: atlanticrecords.com Twitter: @atlanticrecords It was the year of the new artist at Atlantic Records, and chairman/COO Julie Greenwald spearheaded the innovative, creative and aggressive ...

  11. Exclusive: Peter Edge and Tom Corson Talk RCA Music Group's Future

    August 10, 2011 8:00 AM EDT With the appointment of veteran A&R executive Peter Edge as CEO of RCA Music Group , Sony Music Entertainment's leadership team under new chairman/CEO Doug Morris is coming into greater focus. Edge, who was previously president of A&R ...

  12. Peter Edge Appointed CEO of RCA Music Group

    August 08, 2011 9:58 AM EDT Peter Edge, CEO (left) and Tom Corson, President & COO of RCA Music Group Peter Edge has been appointed Chief Executive Officer, RCA Music Group, it was announced today (August 8) by Sony Music Entertainment CEO Doug Morris. Edge will report t ...

  13. Chinese Search Giant Baidu's Major-Label Licensing Pacts Signal a Promising Shift

    July 22, 2011 1:46 PM EDT Can the piracy-ravaged Chinese market represent a sales opportunity for record labels after all? Sparking such hopes is a licensing agreement between One-Stop China, a joint venture of Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment and Warner M ...

  14. Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music Signs Worldwide Deal With Island Def Jam

    June 27, 2011 10:46 AM EDT Kanye West's independent record label G.O.O.D. Music, has been signed to an exclusive long-term worldwide label agreement with the Island Def Jam Music Group, it was announced today by West, Barry Weiss (chairman & CEO of Universal Motown ...

  15. Digital Music Sales Are Slowing, IFPI Report Says

    January 20, 2011 12:00 AM EST Global revenue from digital sales and services grew by just 6% in 2010 - half the growth rate from the previous year - and the overall recorded music market shrank by between 8-9% in total trade value (both physical and digital), according to a ne ...

  16. Queen Signs To Universal In Another Blow To EMI

    November 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST British band Queen has signed to Universal Music Group after nearly 40 years with EMI, and preparations are under way for the release of remastered versions of Queen's studio albums in 2011. The switch, first reported in May and confirmed tod ...

  17. Daniel Barenboim Signs With Universal Labels

    November 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Conductor and pianist Daniel Barenboim agreed a wide-ranging recording agreement with Deutsche Grammophon and Decca Classics . Barenboim is music director of Berlin's Staatsoper and Staatskapelle and maestro scaligero at Milan's Teatro a ...

  18. Universal Music Japan Chairman Kei Ishizaka To Retire

    October 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Kei Ishizaka is to retire from his post as Universal Music Japan (UMJ) chairman at the end of October. Ishizaka had occupied the role of non-executive chairman of the Tokyo-based major since Nov. 1 2009. The respected music exec first joined Unive ...

  19. Europe Set To Strengthen Anti-Piracy Stance

    September 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT While the focus on anti-piracy measures has recently been on the legislation in France and the U.K., Europe-wide action is now firmly on the agenda. The European Parliament today (Sept. 22) voted for the adoption of the Report on the Enforcement o ...

  20. IFPI CEO John Kennedy To Step Down

    June 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT John Kennedy and the IFPI have announced that he will step down as CEO and chairman next month, after five years in the role. His replacement has already been confirmed. Frances Moore , EVP and regional director, Europe at IFPI, will step up to th ...

  21. Crowded House Leaves EMI For Universal

    March 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Crowded House has a new label home, and a new album on the way. The celebrated antipodean melodic rock act - comprising Neil Finn, Mark Hart, Nick Seymour and Matt Sherrod - will release the new studio album "Intriguer" this June through ...

  22. 6 Questions: Max Hole

    March 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT As the new COO of Universal Music Group International (Billboard.biz, March 15), Max Hole will be a serious contender for the title of "most powerful label executive outside America." He'll take over UMGI's central functions fr ...

  23. Obama Adminstration Pledges Anti-Piracy Help

    December 15, 2009 12:00 AM EST President Obama's administration continues to reassure the movie, music, television, newspaper and other creative communities that it takes seriously its responsibility to enforce laws against the piracy of intellectual content. In a meeting ...

  24. Rihanna Partners With Nokia On 'Rated R'

    November 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Island Def Jam has teamed up with Nokia on a globally streamed live performance by Rihanna, featuring songs from new album "Rated R." The artist will perform in an unidentified London location on Nov. 16, which will be filmed for free st ...

  25. Beyonce, Black Eyed Peas For F1 Rocks Singapore

    August 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Beyonce and Black Eyed Peas are to among the headline acts for the inaugural F1 Rocks concerts in Singapore. The announcement was made today (Aug.4) at the official launch of F1 Rocks in London, attended by Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone. O ...

  26. Hustle And Flo

    March 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT In February, Flo Rida broke the record for the most digital song downloads in a week when "Right Round," the lead single from his second album, "R.O.O.T.S.," sold 636,000 copies in its first week, according to Niesen SoundScan. ...

  27. UMG Completes Univision Acquisition

    May 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After an extraordinary seven-year run, Univision Music Group has been acquired in full by Universal Music Group. The final acquisition, announced today following the Federal Trade Commission's approval of the deal, makes UMG the largest Latin ...

  28. EU OKs Universal's Buy Of BMG Pub

    May 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group was cleared Tuesday to take over BMG Music Publishing when the European Commission gave the green light after a five-month investigation into the €1.63 billion ($2.05 billion) music publishing merger. The Commission -- the Eu ...

  29. Record Execs Question Jobs' DRM Position

    February 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST Record industry executives and lawyers in Los Angeles for the Grammy Awards responded with skepticism to the call by Steve Jobs, Apple Computer CEO, to get rid of digital rights management (DRM) for music. While talking about online services durin ...

  30. UMG Ready For More Innovative Deals And Lawsuits

    February 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST Zach Horowitz, Universal Music Group president/COO, made a rare public speech during Grammy week here to provide entertainment lawyers with some context to the company's recent initiatives. The company will not shy away from suing social netw ...

  31. Island Appoints Lowenberg Senior Marketing VP

    July 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Most previously held same role at Virgin. Adam Lowenberg has been appointed senior VP of marketing at Island Records. He reports to Steve Bartels, president of Island Records and COO of Island Def Jam Music Group, and is based in New York. In his ...

  32. Goldstuck Honored By City of Hope

    June 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT To be presented with Spirit of Life Award Oct. 5. City of Hope Cancer Center’s Music & Entertainment Industry has named Charles Goldstuck, president and COO of Bertelsmann Music Group (U.S.), its 2006 Spirit of Life honoree. The Spirit of Life ...

  33. Castello Branco Splits With Universal Iberia

    June 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Iberia (Spain & Portugal) president Marcelo Castello Branco was today (June 20) dismissed after more than three years in the Madrid post. Universal Music Iberia (Spain & Portugal) president Marcelo Castello Branco was t ...

  34. IDJMG Launches New Promo Units

    May 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Def Con II to focus on joint-venture projects Island Def Jam Music Group has created a specialized unit within its promotion department called Def Con II. Def Con II will focus on projects released through Def Jam's joint venture partners, wh ...

  35. Kobalt, EverGreen Forge Admin Deal

    February 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Agreement covers 15,000 songs ex-N.A., China. London-based independent publisher Kobalt Music Group has clinched an exclusive administration agreement with Nashville-based EverGreen Copyright Acquisitions covering the world excluding North America ...

  36. Kobalt, EverGreen Forge Admin Deal

    February 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST London-based independent publisher Kobalt Music Group has clinched an exclusive administration agreement with Nashville-based EverGreen Copyright Acquisitions covering the world excluding North Americ London-based independent publisher Kobalt Musi ...

  37. Grainge Unveils New UMGI Management Team

    August 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A new management structure has been put in place at the newly-renamed Universal Music Group International, Billboard.biz has learned. The company's chairman/CEO Lucian Grainge, who took over from Jorg A new management structure has been put i ...

  38. Imber Broadens Role At Island Def Jam

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Label veteran to oversee multiple departments. Mitch Imber has been named senior VP of sales and marketing for Island Def Jam Music Group. In his new position, Imber will oversee IDJ's sales, marketing, production, strategic marketing and adm ...

  39. IDJMG Promotes Thompson to EVP Of Promotion

    May 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Greg Thompson has been appointed executive VP of promotion for Island Def Jam Music Group. In this new position, Mr. Thompson will oversee the activities of IDJ's promotion (excluding urban promotion Greg Thompson has been appointed executive ...

  40. MTV Names GM For Hispanic

    March 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST New exec to push MTV Español, VHUno. Lucia Ballas-Traynor has been appointed to the new position of GM of MTV Networks Music Group's Hispanic services. These include MTV Español and VHUno. Both channels are seen in the United States ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. 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 ...

  43. MTV To Bow Channels For U.S. Asians

    December 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST Durrani to oversee new channels. MTV said today (Dec. 14) that it will launch three music and entertainment channels to serve U.S.-based Indian, Chinese and Korean audiences. MTV Desi, which will target viewers with roots in India, will launch fir ...

  44. IFPI Austria Appoints Lappe Pres

    December 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST International Federation of Phonographic Industry (IFPI) Austria has elected Manfred Lappe, COO of Warner Music Group for the Germany, Switzerland and Austria territories, as its president for a two-y International Federation of Phonographic Indus ...

  45. IFPI Austria Appoints Lappe Pres

    December 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST IFPI Austria has elected Manfred Lappe, COO of Warner Music Group for the Germany, Switzerland and Austria territories, as its president for a two-year period. IFPI members appointed Lappe to the role IFPI Austria has elected Manfred Lappe, COO of ...

  46. UMPG Ups Renzer To Chairman/CEO

    December 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Publishing Group will announce today (Dec. 3) that it has promoted David Renzer from worldwide president to chairman/CEO. Universal Music Publishing Group will announce today (Dec. 3) that it has promoted David Renzer from worldwid ...

  47. Integrity Extends Epic Distribution Deal

    September 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Integrity Music Group has extended its worldwide, mainstream distribution/marketing agreement with Epic Records and signed a new deal with Sony BMG-owned Provident Music Group for distribution to the Integrity Music Group has extended its worldwid ...

  48. Integrity Extends Epic Distribution Deal

    September 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Integrity Music Group has extended its worldwide, mainstream distribution/marketing agreement with Epic Records and signed a new deal with Sony BMG-owned Provident Music Group for distribution to the Integrity Music Group has extended its worldwid ...

  49. 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 ...