Columbia Records Group

  1. Sony Urban Music Restructures

    December 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST In a move that has long been anticipated, Sony Music Label Group revealed today (Dec. 7) that it is restructuring its urban music division, and creating a new role for the unit's top executive, Lisa Ellis. Sony Urban Music, previously a 70-pe ...

  2. More Stripes For Sony's Ienner

    March 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sony Music Label Group U.S. head Don Ienner is adding the title of chairman to his role as CEO. The promotion is one of the first key staffing moves from newly installed Sony BMG Music Entertainment c Sony Music Label Group U.S. head Don Ienner is ...

  3. Sony BMG Lays Off 42 Staffers

    January 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST In a move that Sony BMG officials are calling “the final phase” of integration, the company today (Jan. 6), laid off 42 employees. Additionally, as part of a December reorganization at Sony Music In a move that Sony BMG officials are calling “the ...

  4. Sony Music Promotes Block To Head Of Sales

    December 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Succeeds Tom Donnarumma who moved to Columbia. Michael Block, senior VP of sales at the Sony Music Label Group U.S., has been named the head of sales for that shared services operation. Block reports to Sony Music Label Group president and COO Mic ...

  5. Columbia Taps New Senior VP

    December 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Ken Lane formerly held similar role at IDJ. Former Island Def Jam Music Group senior VP of promotion Ken Lane joins Columbia Records Group for a similar position. Lane, who exited IDJMG earlier this year, replaces Stu Bergen, who recently exited C ...

  6. Lane Walks Into Columbia Post

    December 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Former Island Def Jam Music Group senior VP of promotion Ken Lane joins Columbia Records Group for a similar position, sources say. Former Island Def Jam Music Group senior VP of promotion Ken Lane joins Columbia Records Group for a similar positi ...

  7. Anthony, Barnett, Walk Take New SMLG Roles

    December 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sony Music Label Group U.S. has a new executive structure in place, effective immediately. Michele Anthony has been named president of SMLG, in addition to continuing her role as COO of the group and Sony Music Label Group U.S. has a new executive ...

  8. Lillywhite Moves To A&R Role At Columbia

    September 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Recently produced U2's 'Atomic Bomb.' As first tipped May 28 in Billboard , Steve Lillywhite has joined Columbia Records as senior VP of A&R. Lillywhite will report to Will Botwin, chairman of Columbia Records Group and will be ...

  9. Jones Moves To Senior Post At Columbia

    August 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Label vet to oversee product, tour, tv/film mktg. Barbara Jones has been named senior VP of marketing for Columbia Records. She reports to Will Botwin, chairman of Columbia Records Group and is based in Santa Monica. In her new senior management p ...

  10. Mike Lynn Joins Columbia, Sony Urban

    August 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Former Aftermath exec will head Big Ego imprint. Sony Urban Music and Columbia Records have inked a production and label deal with Mike Lynn. The Los Angeles-based Lynn was Dr. Dre's right hand man at Aftermath Entertainment for nearly 10 yea ...

  11. Columbia Adds Exec Power

    February 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Columbia Records aims to build upon its A&R might with the addition of Steve Greenberg, who has been named president of the label. He started Jan. 26. LOS ANGELES -- Columbia Records aims to build upon its A&R might with the addition o ...

  12. Greenberg Named Columbia Prez

    February 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Exec reports to CRG chairman Botwin. As expected, Steve Greenberg has been named president of Columbia Records. He will work closely with and report to Will Botwin, who was appointed chairman of Columbia Records Group yesterday (Feb. 8). New York- ...

  13. Botwin Signs On As Columbia Chairman

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Greenberg appointment imminent. As expected, Will Botwin has been named chairman of Columbia Records Group. He had served as president since 2002. In his new capacity, he will determine the overall direction of the group and will continue to repor ...

  14. Greenberg Set To Assume Columbia Post

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Look for S-Curve founder and president Steve Greenberg to officially assume the post of Columbia Records Group president. The move had been expected. LOS ANGELES -- Look for S-Curve founder and president Steve Greenberg to officially assume the po ...

  15. Greenberg Set To Assume Columbia Post

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Look for S-Curve founder and president Steve Greenberg to officially assume the post of Columbia Records Group president by week's end. Look for S-Curve founder and president Steve Greenberg to officially assume the post of Columbia Records G ...

  16. Greenberg Eyed For Columbia Group Prez

    December 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG is eyeing S-Curve founder and chairman Steve Greenberg for the role of president of Columbia Records Group. Sony BMG is eyeing S-Curve founder and chairman Steve Greenberg for the role of president of Columbia Records Group. Greenberg and ...

  17. Naftaly Joins Sony As Senior VP

    December 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Keith Naftaly has been named senior VP of A&R for Sony Music Label Group U.S. He will maintain offices in New York and Los Angeles and will report to Sony Music president/CEO Don Ienner. Keith Naftaly has been named senior VP of A&R fo ...

  18. David Massey Takes New Sony Role

    November 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST David Massey has been named executive VP of A&R for Sony Music Label Group U.S. and president of the Daylight Records imprint. David Massey has been named executive VP of A&R for Sony Music Label Group U.S. and president of the Dayligh ...

  19. Ienner CEO, Sony Music Label Group, U.S.

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Add CEO to Don Ienner's list of titles as the boss of recorded music at Sony Music in the United States. Ienner has assumed the chief executive designation in addition to his existing title of preside Ienner CEO, Sony Music Label Group, U.S. ...

  20. Don Ienner Earns CEO Stripes

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Add CEO to Don Ienner's list of titles as the boss of recorded music at Sony Music in the United States. Ienner has assumed the chief executive designation in addition to his existing title of preside Add CEO to Don Ienner's list of titl ...

  21. Columbia Ups Charlie Walk

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Promotion exec adds marketing role. Columbia Records Group has promoted Charlie Walk to executive VP of creative marketing and promotion. He was executive VP of promotion. In his new role, Walk will focus on strategic marketing in non-traditional ...

  22. Columbia Ups Charlie Walk

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Promotion exec adds marketing role. Columbia Records Group has promoted Charlie Walk to executive VP of creative marketing and promotion. He was executive VP of promotion. In his new role, Walk will focus on strategic marketing in non-traditional ...

  23. Sony Taps Ellis As Urban Music GM

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony Urban Music has named Lisa Ellis general manager. NEW YORK-- Sony Urban Music has named Lisa Ellis general manager. In the newly-created position, Ellis will SUM's oversee day-to-day operations. She also will work with Sony's U.S. l ...

  24. E.U. Set To Act On New Rules To Halt Piracy

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST The European Union is expected to agree to new rules this week that will clamp down on movie and music pirates following a long legislative battle, according to the E.U. sources last Friday. <br clea Virgin, Fox Studio Drop Lawsuit, Settle Disp ...