Concord Music Group

  1. Rounder Records Moves to New Nashville HQ

    March 06, 2014 1:58 AM EST Rounder Records has moved into new headquarters in Nashville after spending more than 40 years in Boston. A division of Concord Music Group, Rounder has moved to Pine Street in the Gulch district. President John Virant and A&R VP Scott Billing ...

  2. Concord Music Being Shopped to Private-Equity Firms, Not Strategic Suitors

    December 05, 2012 8:27 PM EST Reports that the Concord Music Group is up for sale are true, knowledgeable sources say. But there is one key factor that appears to have been overlooked thus far: management is controlling the company's sale process so far. Consequently, Con ...

  3. Concord Music Group Opens Catalog to Rumblefish

    September 25, 2012 7:59 PM EDT Concord Music Group has made its catalog of pop, jazz, rock and soul music available to Rumblefish for use in online user-generated videos. Rumblefish offers recommendation tools for copyright-cleared music and, prior to the inclusion of the Conco ...

  4. Peak Records Partners With eOne Music

    May 11, 2011 2:15 PM EDT Peak Records has entered into a new alliance with eOne Music. Under terms of the pact, eOne will provide marketing and distribution for the Los Angeles-based contemporary jazz/urban AC/pop label. Peak most recently spent 10 years with the Concord ...

  5. Paul McCartney To Reissue Catalog On Concord Music Group

    April 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Paul McCartney said on Tuesday he would reissue his extensive post-Beatles catalog through Concord Music Group, dealing a blow to his former distributor, the struggling EMI Group. Los Angeles-based Concord previously released McCartney's 2007 ...

  6. Concord Group Acquires Rounder Records

    April 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Concord Group, which owns Concord Records, Concord Jazz, Fantasy, Stax, Milestone, Riverside, Specialty, Telarc, Peak, Heads Up, Prestige, among others, announced it has acquired Rounder Records. Forty year old Rounder’s roster includes Alison ...

  7. INgrooves Signs Telarc, Heads Up

    April 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Digital distributor INgrooves announced a deal with labels Telarc and Heads Up International, divisions of Concord Music Group, for territories worldwide excluding the United States and Canada. The Telarc and Heads Up catalogs include jazz artists ...

  8. Concord Music Group Co-owner Hal Gaba Dies Aged 63

    March 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Hal Gaba, the chairman and co-owner of Concord Music Group, co-chairman of Village Roadshow Pictures, and CEO of ACT III Communications, passed away on Monday (Mar. 9) of cancer. He was 63. Born in Oakland, California in 1946, Gaba went on to rece ...

  9. Industry Veteran Al Bell Launches Web Venture

    December 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Veteran music industry executive Al Bell has established a new company, Al Bell Presents. Bell is the former owner of Stax Records and president of Motown. The cornerstones of Al Bell Presents are a full-service Web site and "Al Bell Presents ...

  10. Starbucks Shuffles Hear Music, Lombard Exits

    April 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Starbucks has handed over day-to-day management of the Hear Music record label to the Concord Music Group. As part of the move, Ken Lombard, president of Starbucks Entertainment, has left the company to pursue other business interests. Chris Bruzz ...

  11. Hear Music Signs Hilary McRae

    October 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Hear Music, the label started by Concord Music Group and Starbucks, has signed Hilary McRae as the company's first developing artist. While the full album will not be available until spring 2008, Starbucks customers will be able to download M ...

  12. McCartney To Anchor New Starbucks Label

    March 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After weeks of speculation, Paul McCartney is now officially the first artist signed to Hear Music, a new joint label formed by Starbucks and the Concord Music Group. The as-yet-untitled album is due early this summer; its release on Hear Music ma ...

  13. Starbucks, Concord Music Group Form Label

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Starbucks and Concord Music Group have formed a new label, Hear Music, which will sign established and emerging artists directly for distribution inside and outside the coffee chain. Under the collaborative venture, Starbucks will take primary res ...

  14. Concord Names Gillespie SVP

    December 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Concord Music Group has hired music industry veteran Michael Gillespie as senior VP of sales. He reports directly to the label's GM, Gene Rumsey. In his new role, Gillespie will oversee all aspects of sales, including managing national ac ...

  15. Q&A: KEN IRWIN

    May 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Miraculous as it may seem, Marian Leighton, Bill Nowlin and Ken Irwin remain business partners 36 years after launching Rounder Records. Billboard visited Rounder in its old digs and talked at length Miraculous as it may seem, Marian Leighton, Bil ...

  16. Choudhury Joins Universal U.K.

    February 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Universal Music U.K. has recruited Sony BMG executive Hassan Choudhury to the role as VP, international. Universal Music U.K. has recruited Sony BMG executive Hassan Choudhury to the role as VP, international. In his new role, Choudhury will be ta ...

  17. Concord Flies Internationally With UMGI

    January 25, 2006 12:00 AM EST First albums include a Fogerty/CCR comp. Concord Music group has signed an international distribution and licensing agreement with Universal Music Group International for its roster and catalog outside North America. Previously Concord’s product w ...

  18. Concord Music Group Acquires Telarc

    December 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Concord Music Group has completed its acquisition of Telarc in a deal that was in the works for about 18 months. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, although Concord CEO Glen Barros says the com The Concord Music Group has completed its acqu ...

  19. Starbucks To Unveil New Hear Music Coffeehouses

    December 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST While some traditional record retailers continue to shutter stores, Starbucks is unveiling two new Hear Music Coffeehouses. The stores integrate a coffee shop with a traditional record store and digit While some traditional record retailers contin ...

  20. Concord Pays An Estimated $83 Mil For Fantasy

    November 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST L.A.-based Concord Records completed its acquisition of Fantasy Records today (Nov. 24), paying what is believed to be about $83 million for the independent label. Sources say Concord will spend the n L.A.-based Concord Records completed its acqui ...

  21. Concord Pays An Estimated $83 Mil For Fantasy

    November 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST L.A.-based Concord Records completed its acquisition of Fantasy Records today (Nov. 24), paying what is believed to be about $83 million for the independent label. Sources say Concord will spend the n L.A.-based Concord Records completed its acqui ...

  22. Concord Names Promo Exec

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Concord Records has named David Morrell to the newly created position of VP of promotions. Morrell is based out of the company's headquarters in Beverly Hills, Calif., and reports to Concord GM Gene R Concord Records has named David Morrell t ...

  23. About-Face: Concord Moving To UMVD

    July 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In a last-minute switch, Concord Records has cut a U.S. distribution deal with Universal Music &amp; Video Distribution (UMVD). The L.A.-based jazz label <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/archi In a last-minute switch, Concord R ...

  24. About-Face: Concord Moving To UMVD

    July 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In a last-minute switch, Concord Records has cut a U.S. distribution deal with Universal Music &amp; Video Distribution (UMVD). The L.A.-based jazz label <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/archi In a last-minute switch, Concord R ...

  25. Concord Records To Exit IDN

    July 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT L.A.-based jazz label Concord Records, which recently <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/archivesearch/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000529732">agreed to purchase</A> Fantasy Records, is L.A.-based jazz label Conc ...

  26. Concord Buying Fantasy Records

    June 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Catalog label had been up for bid since February. L.A.-based Concord Records has won the auction for Fantasy Records, beating out at least four other bidders, according to sources. However, the sources are divided as to the amount of the winning b ...

  27. Starbucks Heats Up Its Music Offerings

    March 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Starbucks' Hear Music Coffeehouse experience, <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/digital/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000460172">tipped here</A> last week, opened for business to Starbucks' Hea ...

  28. Starbucks Heats Up Its Music Offerings

    March 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Starbucks' Hear Music Coffeehouse experience, <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/digital/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000460172">tipped here</A> last week, opened for business to Starbucks' Hea ...

  29. Sources: Bidders Lining Up For Fantasy Records

    February 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST New York-based investment banker Harris Nesbitt Gerard is shopping independent label Fantasy Records, sources say, and the auction process is heading into the due-diligence phase. New York-based investment banker Harris Nesbitt Gerard is shopping ...