Chrysalis Group

  1. Steve Ferrera, Senior VP of A&R at Columbia Records, Dies of Lung Cancer

    January 29, 2014 2:17 AM EST Stephen Ferrera, senior VP of A&R at Columbia Records, passed away at his home in New York on Monday after a battle with lung cancer. An accomplished musician, songwriter and producer, Ferrera graduated from the New England Conservatory of Mus ...

  2. Acquiring EMI Music Was 'Not Urgently Necessary' for BMG, CEO Says

    November 15, 2011 2:39 PM EST "The acquisition of EMI Music Publishing would have been an interesting deal for us," Hartwig Masuch, CEO of BMG Rights Management in Berlin, told Billboard.biz following the company's sale to a Sony-led group of investors last week ...

  3. Report: BMG, Warner Eyeing Chrysalis

    November 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT BMG Rights Management and Warner Music Group are among the potential bidders for the Chrysalis Group, according to the New York Post. Chrysalis, which has a 100,000-strong catalog in its publishing division, confirmed this week that is having earl ...

  4. Chrysalis Confirms Merger Talks

    November 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT London-based Chrysalis Group confirmed today (Nov. 1) that is in discussions for merger opportunities. Chrysalis had interest from various publishers in late 2007 and early 2008 including Bug Music. But EMI was the only company to make a formal bi ...

  5. JPMorgan Shopping Bug Music

    June 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Bug Music, which has about $26 million in net publisher's share, is being shopped through an auction process, according to sources. The company's proposed sale, first reported in this morning's New York Post , has already been throu ...

  6. Ferrera Named A&R Exec At Island, Mercury

    August 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Stephen Ferrera has been appointed executive VP of A&R for Island and Mercury Records. Ferrera reports to David Massey, president of Mercury Records, and is based in New York. Ferrera moves to Island and Mercury from RCA Music Group where he w ...

  7. Chrysalis Bid Deadline Concludes With A Buzz

    February 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Chrysalis Group is generating interest from both music publishers and the media as the music publisher's bid-deadline wraps on Tuesday. Today's bid-deadline closure passed with a buzz in the British press, as speculation mounts on who wi ...

  8. Touring, Indies Rule Midem

    January 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST Live music and independent labels held sway on the third day of Midem panels. Laurence Bell, founder of Domino Records - home to Arctic Monkeys and Franz Ferdinand -- was the big draw as he opened-up on some of his guiding business and creative ph ...

  9. Chrysalis Shares Gain On Offer Talks

    December 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Shares in Chrysalis Group rose 8% on Wednesday after the company said it was in preliminary discussions with select parties that could lead to an offer being made for the British music company. Chrysalis, which has been the subject of bid speculat ...

  10. Chrysalis To Return £96.5M To Investors

    October 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT British media company Chrysalis Group said on Monday it is to return £96.5 million ($196.5 million) to shareholders in a move worth 57.5 pence per share. The company said in a statement it would issue two shares in a new group holding company, Chr ...

  11. Ex-Chrysalis Radio Chief Huntingford Joins Virgin Radio

    August 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Former Chrysalis Radio Group CEO Richard Huntingford is to become non-executive chairman of Virgin Radio Holdings, ahead of parent company Scottish Media Group's plans to float the firm in late Fall. In a statement issued today to the London ...

  12. Chrysalis Group OKs Radio Sale

    July 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Shareholders of U.K. media company Chrysalis Group have approved the sale of its subsidiary Chrysalis Radio to investment firm Global Radio for £170 million ($344 million) in cash. Proceeds from the sale will be used to cover debts incurred by the ...

  13. Chrysalis Plays Down Publishing Deal Reports

    July 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Chrysalis Music has dismissed press reports which had claimed the independent entertainment firm was looking to sell its music publishing arm to Warner Music Group. "It's idle speculation, and nothing more than that," Chrysalis Musi ...

  14. Parlophone Seals Bat For Lashes Deal

    July 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT EMI label Parlophone has struck a deal with indie label Echo to license works from Mercury Music Prize nominated-artist Bat For Lashes. EMI and Capitol labels will carry Bat For Lashes' forthcoming releases internationally, while Caroline Rec ...

  15. Private Equity Firm Seen In Chrysalis Radio Talks

    June 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Media company Chrysalis Group is in talks with an unnamed private equity group over the sale of its radio unit, a source familiar with the situation told Reuters on Wednesday. Chrysalis said in February it had launched a strategic review that coul ...

  16. Sanctuary Sells Air Edel Stake

    May 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Financially-troubled British independent music firm Sanctuary has sold its stake in Air Edel for almost half a million pounds. In a statement issued this morning to the London Stock Exchange, Sanctuary said it had "disposed of its interests i ...

  17. Chrysalis Group To Review Radio Options

    February 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST U.K. independent music firm Chrysalis Group intends to initiate a formal review of the strategic options of its Chrysalis Radio arm. The wide-ranging review, disclosed today (Feb. 12), will assess all options which can deliver maximum value to Chr ...

  18. Chrysalis Says Trading In Line

    February 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Media company Chrysalis Group said on Monday (Feb. 5) that it had made an encouraging start to its financial year with trading in its radio and music divisions in line with its expectations. "I therefore remain confident that both our radio a ...

  19. Biz Vet Charles Levison Dies

    July 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music industry veteran Charles Levison, most recently deputy chairman and non-executive director at U.K. media conglomerate Chrysalis Group, died on July 7. He was 64. Music industry veteran Charles Levison, most recently deputy chairman and non-e ...

  20. Biz Vet Charles Levison Dies

    July 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music industry veteran Charles Levison, most recently deputy chairman and non-executive director at U.K. media conglomerate Chrysalis Group, died on July 7. He was 64. Music industry veteran Charles Levison, most recently deputy chairman and non-e ...

  21. AIR Studios Sells For $5.6M

    February 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST AIR Studios, the London-based recording facility established by Beatles producer George Martin, has changed hands in a deal worth £3.25 million ($5.6 million). AIR Studios, the London-based recording facility established by Beatles produc ...

  22. Chrysalis Finance Director Butterfield To Exit

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Chrysalis Group stalwart Nigel Butterfield is to step down as financial director at the end of the year. Chrysalis Group stalwart Nigel Butterfield is to step down as financial director at the end of the year. The departure of Butterfield, 58, is ...

  23. Chrysalis Finance Director Butterfield To Exit

    September 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Chrysalis Group stalwart Nigel Butterfield is to step down as financial director at the end of the year. Chrysalis Group stalwart Nigel Butterfield is to step down as financial director at the end of the year. The departure of Butterfield, 58, is ...

  24. Queen's List Honors For Ure, May, Page

    June 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Midge Ure, Brian May and Jimmy Page were among the music artists recognized in the Queen's Birthday Honours list, published Saturday (June 11). Midge Ure, Brian May and Jimmy Page were among the music artists recognized in the Queen's Bi ...

  25. Neil Finn Signs Pub Deal With Chrysalis

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New Zealand-born songsmith Neil Finn has inked a long-term publishing agreement with Chrysalis Music for the world outside Australasia. New Zealand-born songsmith Neil Finn has inked a publishing agreement with Chrysalis Music for the world outsid ...

  26. Gloomy Radio Sector Hits Chrysalis Results

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Group optimistic on H2 album schedule. A weakened radio market and continued problems at its book publishing unit saw British multi-faceted independent media company Chrysalis Group today (May 10) report a sharp fall in first-half profit. Total op ...

  27. Gloomy Radio Sector Hits Chrysalis Results

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A weakened radio market and continued problems at its book publishing unit saw British multi-faceted independent media company Chrysalis Group today (May 10) report a sharp fall in first-half profit. A weakened radio market and continued problems ...

  28. U.K.'s Stage Three Picks Up Mosaic Catalog

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT London-based Stage Three Music Ltd. has acquired the publishing catalog of Mosaic Music Publishing, which includes 44 No. 1 country hits and songs written by members of Aerosmith and ZZ Top. NEW YORK -- London-based Stage Three Music Ltd. has acqu ...

  29. U.K.'s Stage Three Picks Up Mosaic Catalog

    April 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT London-based Stage Three Music Ltd. has acquired the publishing catalog of Mosaic Music, which includes 44 No. 1 country hits and songs written by members of Aerosmith and ZZ Top. London-based Stage Three Music Ltd. has acquired the publishing cat ...

  30. MacPherson Named Prez Of New Chrysalis Division

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Chrysalis Group has upped Kenny MacPherson to the new title of president and senior executive of the Chrysalis Music Division North America. He was president of Chrysalis Music USA. The Chrysalis Group has upped Kenny MacPherson to the new tit ...

  31. MacPherson Named Prez Of New Chrysalis Division

    March 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Chrysalis Group has upped Kenny MacPherson to the new title of president and senior executive of the Chrysalis Music Division North America. He was president of Chrysalis Music USA. The Chrysalis Group has upped Kenny MacPherson to the new tit ...

  32. Chrysalis Upbeat On Results

    March 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Thanks in part to a "good start" to the financial year by its music publishing division, British independent Chrysalis Group says its first-half trading is in line with expectations. Chrysalis will un Thanks in part to a "good start ...

  33. Chrysalis Upbeat On Results

    March 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Thanks in part to a "good start" to the financial year by its music publishing division, British independent Chrysalis Group says its first-half trading is in line with expectations. Chrysalis will un Thanks in part to a "good start ...

  34. German Publisher Peter Kirsten Dies

    December 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music publisher Peter Kirsten died yesterday (Dec. 5) following a lengthy illness. He was 69. Music publisher Peter Kirsten died yesterday (Dec. 5) at home in Dietramszell, near Munich, following a lengthy illness. He was 69. Kirsten founded Globa ...

  35. German Publisher Peter Kirsten Dies

    December 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Veteran music publisher Peter Kirsten died yesterday (Dec. 5) following a lengthy illness. He was 69. Music publisher Peter Kirsten died yesterday (Dec. 5) at home in Dietramszell, near Munich, following a lengthy illness. He was 69. Kirsten found ...

  36. Lesley Douglas Named Woman Of The Year

    November 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST Lesley Douglas, controller of BBC Radio 2, was named Woman of the Year in London last night at the 10th annual awards ceremony of that name. Lesley Douglas, controller of BBC Radio 2, was named Woman of the Year in London last night at the 10th an ...

  37. Chrysalis Makes Move Into Artist Management

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST While reporting a "strong set" of full-year financial results, British independent music company Chrysalis Group signaled Nov. 15 its intention to enter into the artist management business. LONDON -- While reporting a "strong set&qu ...

  38. Chrysalis Makes Move Into Artist Management

    November 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST While reporting a "strong set" of full-year financial results, British independent music company Chrysalis Group today (Nov. 15) signalled its intentions to enter into the artist management business. While reporting a "strong set&qu ...

  39. Chrysalis Makes Move Into Artist Management

    November 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST While reporting a "strong set" of full-year financial results, British independent music company Chrysalis Group today (Nov. 15) signalled its intentions to enter into the artist management business. While reporting a "strong set&qu ...

  40. Chrysalis' Echo Sounds Out U.S. Market

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Echo label, a division of British independent media company Chrysalis Group, is planning to establish a presence in the United States early in 2005. The Echo label, a division of British independent media company Chrysalis Group, is planning t ...

  41. Chrysalis' Echo Sounds Out U.S. Market

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Echo label, a division of British independent media company Chrysalis Group, is planning to establish a presence in the United States early in 2005. The Echo label, a division of British independent media company Chrysalis Group, is planning t ...

  42. U.K.'s Chrysalis Triples Profit For Half-Year

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Chrysalis Group, the London-based independent music company, reports operating profit more than tripled in the six months ending Feb. 29, thanks largely to another strong performance at its radio unit Chrysalis Group, the London-based independent ...

  43. U.K.'s Chrysalis Triples Profit For Half-Year

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Chrysalis Group, the London-based independent music company, reports operating profit more than tripled in the six months ending Feb. 29, thanks largely to another strong performance at its radio unit Chrysalis Group, the London-based independent ...

  44. U.K. Radio Honor For George Michael

    April 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT George Michael was yesterday honored at the Radio Academy's Music Radio conference in London as most-played artist on British radio of the last 20 years. Michael was present to accept the Phonographic George Michael was yesterday honored at t ...

  45. U.K. Radio Honor For George Michael

    April 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT George Michael was yesterday honored at the Radio Academy's Music Radio conference in London as most-played artist on British radio of the last 20 years. Michael was present to accept the Phonographic George Michael was yesterday honored at t ...

  46. U.K.'s Chrysalis Launches Mobile Unit

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Chrysalis Group today (March 15) announced that it is launching a London-based digital music division. Chrysalis Mobile Solutions will act as an aggregator and distributor of ringtones and other mobil Chrysalis Group today (March 15) announced tha ...

  47. U.K.'s Chrysalis Launches Mobile Unit

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Chrysalis Group today (March 15) announced that it is launching a London-based digital music division. Chrysalis Mobile Solutions will act as an aggregator and distributor of ringtones and other mobil Chrysalis Group today (March 15) announced tha ...

  48. Uni 8th Best U.K. Company To Work For: Poll

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Music U.K. has been named one of the top 10 companies to work for in Britain, according to a new poll on the country's leading firms. Universal Music U.K. has been named one of the top 10 companies to work for in Britain, according ...