Capitol Records

  1. Capitol to Sign 'Rising Star' Winner (Exclusive)

    June 18, 2014 6:35 PM EDT A recording contract with Capitol Records will be the grand prize for the winner of  “Rising Star,” ABC’s singing competition show that starts airing June 22.  Related Articles ABC's 'Rising Star' to Include Kesha, Ludacris, Josh Gr ...

  2. Counting Crows Sign with Capitol Records for New Studio Album

    May 19, 2014 8:40 PM EDT Counting Crows have signed a recording deal with Capitol Records for the fall release of their forthcoming studio album, "Somewhere Under Wonderland", it was announced today by Capitol Music Group chairman/ceo Steve Barnett.   It will be ...

  3. Executive Playlist: Capitol Records' Jeff Temske Goes Way Out and All Around

    May 09, 2014 3:38 PM EDT This week on Executive Playlist we have the impossibly wide-ranging taste of Capitol Music Group's Jeff Temske (a colleague of our most recent EP ) for you to enjoy. Any playlist that sandwiches Kanye West and Julia Holster between Neu! and M ...

  4. Executive Playlist: Capitol Records' Michael Pukownik Wants You to Relax

    May 02, 2014 4:57 PM EDT This edition of Executive Playlist brings you the pleasing taste of Michael Pukownik, a product manager at Capitol Records who has put in time at EMI and the now-infamous Booz Allen & Hamilton (no, he didn't leak any, or millions, of docu ...

  5. Off the Docket: Settlements for Black Flag's Staff Woes, Eminem vs. Facebook and Capitol Royalties Row

    April 17, 2014 9:05 AM EDT Three notable lawsuits have ended after the parties got together to hash things out. Not every Hollywood lawsuit ends with a made-for-TV court ruling. Among the pieces of litigation that have been quietly put to bed in the past week are headline- ...

  6. New Signings: Lindsey Stirling Signs to Reach Music, WME Inks Wale, Paradigm Nabs Solange

    November 25, 2013 11:00 AM EST Here’s a look at the latest artist signings across the music industry, which include label, management, publishing and booking agency deals. Billboard.biz is interested in your company’s new signings. Please send announcements to mitchell.peters@b ...

  7. Arcade Fire's 'Reflektor' Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    November 06, 2013 11:00 AM EST Arcade Fire debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with "Reflektor," selling 140,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. This is the band’s second No. 1 album. It also bowed atop the list with its last set, 2010 ...

  8. Beck Signs to Capitol, Announces New Album for February

    October 28, 2013 8:35 PM EDT Beck has signed to Capitol Records, with an album of new material -- his first in nearly six years -- scheduled for February 2014. The album, titled "Morning Phase," is billed as a spiritual successor to "Sea Change," Beck� ...

  9. Katy Perry’s Executive Team On 'PRISM' Roll-Out: Steve Barnett, Martin Kirkup, Greg Thompson In Their Own Words

    October 18, 2013 8:00 AM EDT The unprecedented success of Katy Perry’s 2010 album "Teenage Dream" set the bar for a follow-up extremely high. How, in this day and age, does anyone sell 2.8 million albums? Or surpass a milestone like being the first woman in the ...

  10. RedOne’s 2101 Records, Capitol Sign Worldwide Partnership Deal

    May 01, 2013 2:46 PM EDT RedOne’s 2101 Records will be distributed by Universal Music Group’s Capitol Records and its operations based at the Capitol Records Tower in Hollywood. Capitol Music Group chairman and CEO Steve Barnett made the announcement May 1.   Barnett sa ...

  11. Exclusive: Beach Boys Get a Walmart 'ZinePak for 50th Anniversary

    April 20, 2012 11:58 AM EDT The first recorded fruit from this year's Beach Boys 50th anniversary reunion is coming May 1. A newly recorded version of the group's 1968 hit "Do It Again" will be featured on a disc that accompanies The Beach Boys 50th Anniv ...

  12. BlueBeat.com to Pay EMI Nearly $1 Million for Illegally Selling Beatles Hits

    March 29, 2011 8:10 AM EDT A website that sold Beatles songs online for 25 cents apiece before they became legally available has agreed to pay record companies nearly $1 million to settle a federal lawsuit. U.S. District Judge Josephine Staton Tucker signed off on the settl ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. Razor & Tie Team With Gary Gersh's TAO

    July 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Razor & Tie Entertainment and Gary Gersh's The Artist Organization (TAO) have partnered. Under the deal, Razor & Tie will provide marketing, sales and distribution to TAO. The two companies plan to sign a handful of artists per year, ...

  15. R&B Star Avant Signs With Capitol

    December 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST After releasing four albums via Geffen, R&B singer Avant has signed a new deal with Capitol Records. "They've shown that they're dedicated to push their resources for my projects," says the Cleveland native. "I look fo ...

  16. Kenny Rogers Signs With Capitol

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Capitol Records has signed country legend Kenny Rogers to a long-term, worldwide deal. Rogers most recently recorded for his own Nashville-based label, Dreamcatcher Records; the status of that label i Capitol Records has signed country legend Kenn ...

  17. EMI Cont'l Europe Names Chris Kennedy CFO

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST EMI Music Continental Europe in London continues to restructure under chairman/CEO Jean-Francois Cecillon. EMI Music Continental Europe in London continues to restructure under chairman/CEO Jean-Francois Cecillon. Chris Kennedy, who was CFO of EMI ...

  18. Publishers Target Versatile Music Catalogs

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music publishers are increasingly looking for catalogs that have the potential to be exploited in other areas of entertainment, such as film and TV synchronization rights, commercials and ring tones. AUSTIN, TEXAS--Music publishers are increasingl ...

  19. Jackson's Contract Suit Vs. UMG Advances

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST NEW YORK--A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has cleared the way for Michael Jackson to pursue a lawsuit against Universal Music Group for breach of contract. Jackson can now conduct an audit of UMG's BMI Licenses Songs To Digital Jukebox Fir ...