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  1. Beck Thanks Capitol Records for Grammy Wins With Waffle Breakfast

    February 12, 2015 8:49 PM EST After coming away from The Grammys last weekend with both Best Rock Album and Album of the Year honors for Morning Phase , Beck  is thanking the Capitol Records staff with a waffle breakfast Friday morning.  Grammys 2015: Beck's Win Is a Win ...

  2. Beatles Mono LPs, with Delicate Remastering, Are 'Mandatory Listening,' According to Capitol

    June 26, 2014 2:34 PM EDT Five years after the Beatles' mono recordings were released on CD, Capitol Records and Universal Music are fostering the notion that to hear the Beatles music the way John, Paul, George and Ringo  did in the 1960s, a mono LP is mandatory li ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Mike Love 'Upset' Over Direction of Beach Boys Reunion Album, Tour

    August 14, 2013 12:38 PM EDT Though the Beach Boys are divided rather than conquering a year after their triumphant 50th anniversary reunion tour, Mike Love is not ruling out the possibility of it happening again. But he has some stipulations. "It depends, because the ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Capitol Records U.K. Launches, Nick Raphael Named President

    April 25, 2013 8:05 AM EDT Universal Music has announced the launch of Capitol Records U.K., marking the first time that the historic Capitol label has had a stand-alone presence in the U.K. Nick Raphael, who currently holds the position as president of Universal imprint ...

  7. Robbie McIntosh Named Head of International at Capitol Music Group

    April 16, 2013 10:40 AM EDT Capitol Music Group’s hiring spree continues with the appointment of Robbie McIntosh as executive vice president, International. In his new position, McIntosh will work closely with CMG label heads and artists in conceiving and implementing glo ...

  8. Greg Thompson Appointed EVP of Capitol Music Group

    January 22, 2013 6:00 PM EST Greg Thompson has been promoted to Executive Vice President of Capitol Music Group, chairman/CEO Steve Barnett announced today. According to a statement, Thompson will serve as a senior member of Barnett's executive team, overseeing Sales, Pr ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Layoffs at Universal, EMI Distribution and Nashville Offices

    October 26, 2012 6:52 PM EDT The Universal Music Group is consolidating its music distribution companies and its Nashville country music labels following its merger with EMI recorded music. According to sources, nearly 60 people were let go:nearly 50 from distribution and alm ...

  11. Capitol Swoops In For Barnett

    October 15, 2012 9:18 AM EDT Columbia executive latest big move as Universal reworks EMI. The pending appointment of Columbia Records president Steve Barnett to run Capitol Records should go a long way in proving Universal Music Group (UMG) chairman/CEO Lucian Grainge is co ...

  12. From This Week's Billboard: Steve Barnett and Capitol: What's Next?

    October 12, 2012 3:39 PM EDT Below is the Up Front story "Capitol Swoops In For Barnett" -- a look at the executive carousel resulting from Universal's purchase of EMI -- from this week's edition of Billboard Magazine, which also contains our cover story o ...

  13. Universal Completes $1.9 Billion EMI Recorded Music Acquisition

    September 28, 2012 8:47 AM EDT LONDON - Vivendi's Universal Music Group said Friday that it has completed the $1.9 billion acquisition of EMI's recorded music arm. "This is a next step towards ensuring the health of our industry," said UMG chairman and CEO L ...

  14. Sergio Lopes Departs Capitol Latin

    September 26, 2012 11:44 AM EDT Sergio Lopes, who for over a year served as the head of Capitol Latin in the U.S., has left the company. Sources say Lopes' position was eliminated a little over a week ago. Lopes had been appointed senior VP of Capitol Latin in the U.S. in a ...

  15. Universal Music CEO Lucian Grainge Says He'll 'Double A&R Investment' at Capitol, Virgin

    September 24, 2012 2:47 PM EDT Universal Music Group CEO Lucian Grainge was in bullish form late on Friday as in the wake of his company's acquisition of EMI Music finally clearing EU and US regulatory hurdle s. It was a long road that officially began when EMI went on the ...

  16. Beach Boys Wrap 50 Years As Questions Arise About Their 51st

    September 19, 2012 5:05 PM EDT The Beach Boys at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles for a new exhibition on the band. From left, museum executive director Robert Santelli, Mike Love, Bruce Johnston, Brian Wilson, David Marks, Al Jardine, and EMI Music North America Catalog senior ...

  17. Updated: Richard Branson Interested in Buying Back Virgin Records With Impala's Patrick Zelnik

    July 17, 2012 7:59 AM EDT LONDON - Virgin Group founder Richard Branson has expressed his interest in a potential bid for the Virgin Records label he founded. Vivendi's Universal Music Group is meeting with European regulators in Brussels this week to discuss possible ...

  18. Katy Perry to Launch Her Own Record Label

    June 20, 2012 8:29 PM EDT At the age of 27, Katy Perry has already sent 11 singles to the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 and sold 3.7 million albums to date, according to Nielsen SoundScan. She's been an actress and will soon be hitting the silver screen with the Jul ...

  19. Beach Boys Beat the Beatles for Billboard 200 Record

    June 14, 2012 4:22 PM EDT Fifty years into their career, the Beach Boys are still making waves on Billboard charts. This week, they best the Beatles for a Billboard 200 album chart record. As their reunion set, That's Why God Made the Radio (their first album of all-n ...

  20. Levon Helm Dies at 71

    April 19, 2012 3:24 PM EDT Getty Levon Helm, a drummer, actor and the last surviving voice of The Band, whose Southern tenor was heard on the group's classic songs "Up on Cripple Creek" and "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down," died Thursday aftern ...

  21. Levon Helm in 'Final Stages' of Cancer

    April 17, 2012 6:05 PM EDT Levon Helm, a treasured voice in Americana music whose Southern drawl and busy-but-tight drumming brought an authenticity to The Band, is losing his decade-long battle with cancer, his family announced on Tuesday. "Levon is in the final stage ...

  22. Backbeat: What Alan Jackson, Merle Haggard and Paul McCartney All Share At Country Radio Seminar

    February 24, 2012 4:00 PM EST (L-R): Capitol Nashville COO Tom Becci; Capitol Nashville SVP Marketing Cindy Mabe; Capitol/EMI Nashville President & CEO Mike Dungan; Alan Jackson; Capitol/EMI Nashville SVP Promotion Steve Hodges; EMI Nashville VP Promotion Angela Lange and ...

  23. Estate of 'My Sharona' Drummer Sues Capitol Records for Digital Royalties

    December 23, 2011 7:45 AM EST Is selling music via digital download services a "sale" or a "license" for the purpose of accounting to recording artists? That question has been raised again in a new lawsuit filed by the sister of Bruce Gary, the late drummer ...

  24. Beach Boys Reunite for Album, 50-Date Tour

    December 16, 2011 12:00 PM EST The surviving members of The Beach Boys are set to do it again. The legendary band and Capital Records announced on Friday that Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston, along with early member David Marks, are reuniting in 2012 for an ...

  25. Read: Citigroup and Vivendi's Statement About Universal Music's Purchase of EMI's Recorded Music Division

    November 11, 2011 10:00 AM EST Below is the official statement circulated today about Universal Music's purchase of EMI's recorded-music division. For Immediate Release November 11, 2011 Vivendi and Universal Music Group (UMG) to Purchase EMI Music London, Paris, New ...

  26. Criterion Music Founder Mickey Goldsen Dies at 99

    October 20, 2011 10:13 PM EDT Mickey Goldsen, founder of Criterion Music Corp., which published such hits as Don Ho's "Tiny Bubbles," Lee Hazlewood's "These Boots Are Made for Walkin' " and Jackson Browne's "Doctor My Eyes," di ...

  27. Paul Kirby, Nashville Musician Who Played in Walk the West and the Cactus Brothers, Dead at 48

    September 26, 2011 3:20 PM EDT Noted Nashville musician Paul Kirby, who fronted popular outfits Walk The West and the Cactus Brothers, died yesterday of cardiac arrest at his home. He was 48. After singing and playing guitar in a series of hot local bar bands including Rebel Bi ...

  28. Katy Perry Laughs Last: 'Teenage Dream' and Its Singles Rack Up Huge Sales

    August 17, 2011 6:50 PM EDT Almost a year ago, Billboard published a story analyzing whether or not Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream" album had met its first-week sales expectations. In the weeks leading up to the album's release, Perry seemed omnipresent, and ...

  29. Lady Antebellum's Five Grammy Wins Makes For Exuberant EMI After Party

    February 14, 2011 9:38 AM EST Just as the clock struck midnight as Sunday night gave way to Monday, Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelley was aggressively high-five-ing Mike Dugan, the president and CEO of Capitol Records Nashville, at the EMI post-Grammy party in Hollywood. K ...

  30. Sergio Lopes Replaces Diana Rodriguez At Capitol Latin; Camilo Lara Leaves EMI Mexico

    February 11, 2011 2:34 PM EST UPDATE: Late Friday more changes at EMI Latin took place when news broke that Camilo Lara, chairman of EMI Mexico, left his post. Lara had been named chairman in 2008 and also oversaw A&R for the region. Lara is also a DJ, producer and recordi ...

  31. BACKBEAT: EMI and Capitol Records Celebrate Release of Katy Perry's New Album

    September 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT EMI and Capitol Records celebrated Katy Perry's new release on August 24 on the stage of David Letterman's Ed Sullivan Theatre. Katy was there for “Live on Letterman” an exclusive online concert of songs from her new album, 'Teenage ...

  32. Dutch Industry Veteran Gerry Oord Dies

    April 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Gerry Oord has died aged 96. He was widely regarded as "the godfather of the Dutch record industry." Born in 1913, Oord virtually grew up in the record store of his father. It was in that period that he decided to start a record business ...

  33. Billboard.biz Q&A: Diana Rodriguez, Senior VP of Capitol Latin

    January 26, 2010 12:00 AM EST As the recently appointed senior VP of Capitol Latin, Diana Rodriguez is the first woman to head a U.S. Latin label, overseeing the path of artists such as Juan Luis Guerra, Ricardo Montaner, Belinda, Anahí and Vico C. Rodríguez takes over a Latin ...

  34. Briefs: EMI, Primary Wave, Smule, Thumbplay, NBA

    December 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST -- EMI's Capitol Records group is suing video sharing site Vimeo for copyright infringement. Vimeo, a division of online media powerhouse IAC, allows users to upload user-generated videos of all types. The complaint claims that the Vimeo staf ...

  35. EMI, Televisa End Joint Ventures, Maintain A&R Ties

    December 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST EMI and Mexican broadcasting giant Televisa have ended their four-year-old label joint ventures, sources say. EMI's U.S. Latin operation, now known as Capitol Latin, is headed by senior VP Diana Rodriguez. She assumed leadership in September ...

  36. EMI Hails Beatles' Global Sales Success

    September 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music CEO Elio Leoni-Sceti says that "Beatlemania has returned" as the major celebrates a global sales success for the digitally remastered Beatles CD reissues. Following the worldwide Sept. 9 release of the band's albums alongs ...

  37. EMI Televisa President Exits

    September 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Rodolfo Lopez-Negrete, president of EMI's U.S. Latin label EMI Televisa, is leaving the company, EMI announced. Diana Rodriguez, most recently EMI's VP of Latin repertoire, has been appointed senior VP of EMI's U.S. Latin operation. ...

  38. Report: Terra Firma Considers EMI Cash Injection

    December 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST Terra Firma has recently put about £10 millon ($14.8 million) into EMI in order to prevent the major defaulting on its £2.7 billion ($4 billion) Citigroup loan, according to the Wall Street Journal. The report says that Terra Firma may have to inj ...

  39. EMI Cuts Hit Capitol Nashville

    June 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Capitol Records Nashville VP of A&R Larry Willoughby and VP of sales Bill Kennedy are among those who have exited the company as part of parent EMI's previously announced worldwide restructuring of its recorded music division. EMI had no ...

  40. Poison Sues Label Over Royalties

    June 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Members of the rock band Poison claim their recording label has consistently underpaid royalties to the group throughout their career, according to a lawsuit. The suit, filed yesterday (June 18) against Capitol Records and EMI Music Marketing, say ...

  41. Piibe Joins EMI Digital As Senior Legal VP

    November 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST Mark Piibe has been named senior VP of business affairs for EMI Music North America's digital unit. He starts Dec. 1 and will report to Lauren Berkowitz, senior VP of the company. He is based in New York. Most recently, Piibe was senior VP an ...

  42. StudioNow Services Target Music Clients

    July 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Online video editing firm StudioNow is setting its focus on the music industry with services geared for those seeking alternative ways to produce low-cost videos. The firm is a web service that allows users to upload video and photos to its Web si ...

  43. EMI Italy Unveils New Management Structure

    April 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Italy has re-jigged the management structure at its Milan headquarters, with immediate effect. Essentially, the Virgin and Capitol labels are to function as one unit, the Capitol Music Group. Marco Alboni, who was label director at Capit ...

  44. Capitol Sales Team Exits

    February 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST The sales department of the newly formed Capitol Music Group will be handled by the former Virgin Records sales staff, headed up by Dominec Pandisca, sources say. Today (Feb. 9) is the last day for the Capitol Records sales staff, headed up by sen ...

  45. EMI Sells Capitol Records Tower For $50 Million

    September 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Label, studios to continue operations at these facilities. EMI Music North America revealed Sept. 28 it entered into an agreement to sell the Capitol Records Tower and adjacent properties to Argent Ventures, a New York-based commercial property ow ...

  46. MAJOR MOVES

    September 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Thanks to its baroque, heavily orchestrated pop sound and detailed lyrics that delve into folklore and mythology, the Decemberists were an unlikely lot to receive a major-label advance. But on Oct. 3, Thanks to its baroque, heavily orchestrated po ...

  47. Capitol Germany Names Marketing Director

    August 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Uli Mücke has been appointed director of marketing at Capitol Music Germany in Cologne, with effect from Sept. 1. He replaces Peter Müller, who left the company last year. Uli Mücke has been appointed director of marketing at Cap ...

  48. CMH Records Names Maxin Sales VP

    July 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Previous stints include Navarre, Capitol-EMI, WEA. CMH Records has hired Ed Maxin as VP of sales. A distribution veteran, Maxin is the former sales director of Navarre Entertainment Media and has also worked for Capitol-EMI and WEA. The Los Angele ...

  49. Capitol Boxes Up More Beatles Albums

    March 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Capitol Records will on April 11 release the Beatles' "Capitol Albums Volume 2," the companion to a 2004 collection that featured the group's first four U.S. album releases. The new edition sports "Th Capitol Records will ...

  50. Apple Corps Sues EMI Over Beatles Royalties

    December 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Apple Corps, the Beatles company, has sued EMI for more than £30 million ($52.9 million) in a row over unpaid record royalties for the British band. Apple Corps, the Beatles company, has sued EMI for more than £30 million ($52.9 million) ...

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