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  1. CMJ Panels Day 2: Benjy Grinberg on Breaking Artists; Pandora's Tim Westegren Talks Failed Coup; Peter Kafka and Ted Cohen

    October 18, 2012 10:54 AM EDT Nontraditional Catalysts: From left: Surely Music's Pete Johnson, Triple Crown's Fred Feldman, Rostrum Record's Benjy Grinberg, Sensibility Music's Travis Yetton, Pandora's Matt Ostrower discuss unorthodox ways to break ba ...

  2. Lyor Cohen and Warner Music Group: What Are the Next Moves? Insiders Weigh In

    September 28, 2012 4:04 PM EDT Below is the story "Lyor Mulls Next Move" -- an in-depth look at the options facing Lyor Cohen who this week stepped down as CEO of WMG's recorded music and how WMG may fill the vacancy -- from this week's edition of Billboard ...

  3. Lyor Cohen, Post Warner Music: Who Will Replace Him, and What's His Next Move?

    September 24, 2012 9:57 PM EDT Lyor Cohen's imminent departure from Warner Music Group sent a tremor through the music industry on Monday and sparked speculation on the inevitable management shuffle around the industry to replace the colorful hard-nosed executive. Cohen, r ...

  4. Lyor Cohen Stepping Down as Warner Music Chairman/CEO

    September 24, 2012 6:01 PM EDT Lyor Cohen, Chairman/CEO of Recorded Music for Warner Music Group, is stepping down from his post effective September 30, the company announced today. He had been at Warner since 2004, beginning as Chairman and CEO, US Recorded Music in March of t ...

  5. Lyor Cohen on Music's Future: 'I Hate When A&R Guys Tell Me Rock Is Dead'

    June 19, 2012 8:54 AM EDT The New Music Seminar's Panel "Crystal Ball Movement: Music Business Visionaries Predict the Future" ( From left): Tyler Gray, Editorial Director, Fast Company; John Sykes, President, Clear Channel Entertainment; NMS Founder/Executi ...

  6. L.A. Reid, Martin Bandier, Doug Morris, More Honor Cornerstone's Jon Cohen at Syracuse University Event

    May 04, 2012 6:17 AM EDT (L-R): Cornerstone/Fader's Jon Cohen, Martin Bandier, L.A. Reid, and Doug Morris. (Photo: Ben Gabbe) ( Disclosure: The author of this article, Billboard.biz editor Jem Aswad, graduated from Syracuse University and has appeared as a lecturer a ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Billboard Power 100: Lyor Cohen

    January 27, 2012 10:00 AM EST No. 14 Lyor Cohen Chairman/CEO of Recorded Music Warner Music Group Twitter: @LyorCohen13 The Iceman Cometh... It's definitely a new day at Warner Music Group and not just because Access Industries' Len Blavatnik (see No. 8) has acquired ...

  9. Lyor Cohen Talks 360 Deals, High Salaries, The Future of Labels -- But Not Warner Music Auction -- At Rethink Music

    April 27, 2011 4:59 PM EDT BOSTON - Warner Music Group head Lyor Cohen preached the gospel of artist development and loving the business at the Rethink Music conference here, but he wasn't talking about the auction for WMG . In fact, audience members were asked not to ...

  10. Touring Confab Spotlights Artist Development Challenges

    November 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST The opening panel at the 6th annual Billboard Touring Conference and Awards, which runs Nov. 4-5 in New York, spotlighted one of the music industry's largest challenges: artist development. Panelists noted that concert ticket discounting, and ...

  11. Ex-Tom Waits Manager Sues Author, Random House

    June 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Herb Cohen, former record executive and manager for Tom Waits has sued journalist Barney Hoskyns and Random House, his publisher, for $1 million over claims allegedly made in Hoskyns' "Lowside of the Road, A Life of Tom Waits." The ...

  12. Cohen Sings With Promoter At London Finale

    November 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST Leonard Cohen wrapped up four major dates in London with a three-hour set at the Royal Albert Hall. The veteran Canadian singer songwriter has played two 18,000-capacity dates at the O2 arena (Nov 13 and 14) and two more at the 5,200-capacity Roya ...

  13. Global Shake-Up At WMG

    September 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group has promoted Lyor Cohen and Michael D. Fleisher as part of a major international restructuring. As a result of a new regional structure, WMI Chairman and CEO Patrick Vien will leave the company. WMG has established an Office of ...

  14. Sire Founders Reunited For 'In The City'

    August 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sire Records founders Seymour Stein and Richard Gottehrer will be among the keynote speakers at the U.K.'s In The City music conference, which is held in Manchester on Oct. 5-7. Gottehrer is also co-founder/chairman of digital aggregator The ...

  15. A2IM Taps Cohen For Digital Role

    January 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST The American Association of Independent Music (A2IM) has hired Ted Cohen to serve as a digital business development consultant for the organization. In the role, Cohen will assist the members of the independent record label trade organization in n ...

  16. Live Vs. Digital, Warner Exec On Music Discovery

    April 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT WMG's Lyor Cohen believes today's Web and wireless technologies are key to finding and promoting artists these days, but only in conjunction with the tried-and-true experience of a live event. In an opinion piece for Forbes (free registr ...

  17. A Sour Note For Music Biz

    April 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The music business has to brace itself for more declines this year, Merrill Lynch analyst Jessica Reif Cohen warned in a research report. Overall, the "music market appears headed in (the) wrong direction," she said Thursday, estimating ...

  18. Ted Cohen Exits EMI

    May 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Forms own consulting company, TAG Strategic. EMI Music Group senior VP of digital development and distribution Ted Cohen is leaving the record label to form his own consulting company—TAG Strategic. Cohen will remain with EMI as a consultant for t ...

  19. Leonard Cohen Sues Former Manager

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Leonard Cohen sued his longtime manager Aug. 15 for allegedly defrauding the legendary composer of at least $5 million. LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Leonard Cohen sued his longtime manager Aug. 15 for allegedly defrauding the legendary ...

  20. Kevin Liles Lands At WMG

    August 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Executive VP reports to Lyor Cohen. Executive VP reports to Lyor Cohen. News ...

  21. Kevin Liles Lands At WMG

    August 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Executive VP reports to Lyor Cohen. Warner Music Group ended speculation on the fate of Kevin Liles today (Aug. 11). The former Def Jam Records president was named executive VP of WMG. Based in New York, Liles reports to Lyor Cohen, WMG's cha ...

  22. Napster Makes Key Marketing Appointment

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Napster, the digital-music service owned by Roxio, has hired advertising and branding veteran Alan Cohen as its chief marketing officer. Napster, the digital-music service owned by Roxio, has hired advertising and branding veteran Alan Cohen as it ...

  23. Napster Makes Key Marketing Appointment

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Napster, the digital-music service owned by Roxio, has hired advertising and branding veteran Alan Cohen as its chief marketing officer. Napster, the digital-music service owned by Roxio, has hired advertising and branding veteran Alan Cohen as it ...

  24. MusicNow CEO Kauffman Exits

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Cohen named prez of Circuit City-owned service. Cohen named prez of Circuit City-owned service. News ...

  25. MusicNow CEO Kauffman Exits

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Cohen named prez of Circuit City-owned service. Chicago-based digital music service MusicNow is shaking up its management ranks in the wake of its recent acquisition by Circuit City. Scott Kauffman is out as CEO after a 16-month stint at MusicNow; ...

  26. MusicNow CEO Kauffman Exits

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Cohen named prez of Circuit City-owned service. Chicago-based digital music service MusicNow is shaking up its management ranks in the wake of its recent acquisition by Circuit City. Scott Kauffman is out as CEO after a 16-month stint at MusicNow; ...

  27. Def Jam Prez Kevin Liles Exits Post

    February 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Exec follows Lyor Cohen out the door at UMG. Exec follows Lyor Cohen out the door at UMG. News ...

  28. Def Jam Prez Kevin Liles Exits Post

    February 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Def Jam/Def Soul president Kevin Liles has resigned his post. He exits Universal Music Group less than two weeks after Island Def Jam Music Group chairman/CEO Lyor Cohen left the major to take over as Def Jam/Def Soul president Kevin Liles has res ...

  29. WMG Confirms Cohen As U.S. Chairman/CEO

    January 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group confirms that it has named Lyor Cohen as chairman/CEO of U.S. Recorded Music. Cohen, current chairman/CEO of Island Def Jam Group, will take over the role following the purchase of Warner Music Group confirms that it has named L ...

  30. Lyor Cohen Shifting To Warner Music Group

    January 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sources confirm that Lyor Cohen is joining Warner Music Group as head of North American operations. Sources confirm that Lyor Cohen is joining Warner Music Group as head of North American operations. Ed Christman News ...

  31. WMG Confirms Cohen As U.S. Chairman/CEO

    January 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group confirms that it has named Lyor Cohen as chairman/CEO of U.S. Recorded Music. Cohen, current chairman/CEO of Island Def Jam Group, will take over the role following the purchase of Warner Music Group confirms that it has named L ...