Craig Kallman

  1. Atlantic Records Group Ups Kevin Weaver To President, Film & TV

    April 28, 2014 8:00 AM EDT Kevin Weaver has been promoted to president of film and television for the Atlantic Records Group. He will also retain his current title of executive VP of Atlantic Records Group, a post he has held since 2009. Weaver oversees the creation and pla ...

  2. Neon Gold Signs Label Deal With Atlantic Records, Releasing Lyor Cohen's First Signing (Exclusive)

    January 17, 2014 12:59 PM EST Lizzy Plapinger has kind of a thing for male-female duos.   As co-founder of Neon Gold Records with Derek Davies, she’s helped release the first 7” singles from indie-pop acts like Passion Pit, Ellie Goulding, Icona Pop and Marina & The Dia ...

  3. Bart Cools To Lead WMG's Dance Music Strategy

    September 27, 2013 6:46 AM EDT Bart Cools, a key dance music executive with EMI for more than 20 years, has joined Warner Music Group. The Dutchman will lead WMG’s dance music strategy in the role as executive VP, global A&R and marketing, dance music, for Warner Recorded ...

  4. Backbeat: Julie Greenwald, Kathy Willard, Julie Swidler, Many More at Billboard's Women in Music Ceremony

    December 03, 2012 4:28 PM EST All Together Now: Billboard's 2012 Women In Music honorees, present at the ceremony on Friday (Photo: Arnold Turner) Billboard's annual Women in Music ceremony draws an incredible crowd every year, and as you can see from the photos belo ...

  5. Julie Greenwald

    November 30, 2012 12:36 PM EST Chairman/COO, Atlantic Records Group (Photo: Robyn Towmey) A Fantastic Year "I never take for granted the ability to break new artists," Atlantic Records Group chairman/COO Julie Greenwald says. Still, "2012 was a great year for us. ...

  6. Exclusive: Mike Easterlin Named GM of Roadrunner

    November 15, 2012 1:20 PM EST Mike Easterlin, head of promotion at Roadrunner Records, has ascended to GM, filling the void created by the departure of label president Jonas Nachsin , which was announced yesterday. Earlier this month, Easterlin received another promotion when ...

  7. Jeff Castelaz Named President of Elektra Records

    October 04, 2012 11:37 AM EDT Jeff Castelaz was today named President of Elektra Records, which operates under the Atlantic Records Group where he will oversee all areas of Elektra's activities, both working with existing signings and developing new talent. Castelaz will ...

  8. This Week In Music: Atlantic's Craig Kallman Talks Starting Big Beat Records, Signing On At A Major

    August 03, 2012 11:37 AM EDT On the most recent installment of This Week in Music, Ian Rogers talks with Atlantic Records co-chairman/CEO Craig Kallman about his beginnings in the music industry, from DJing in the clubs of New York City to signing his independent Big Beat Rec ...

  9. 40 Under 40: Mike Caren

    August 02, 2012 2:48 PM EDT Mike Caren President of Worldwide A&R, Warner Music Group Website: WMG.com Twitter: @MikeCaren Loyal To His Acts And Company Mike Caren's promotion in July to his new position as head of worldwide A&R for Warner Music Group is the lat ...

  10. Mike Caren Named Warner Music Group's President of Worldwide A&R

    July 23, 2012 3:00 PM EDT Warner Music Group today announced the promotion of Mike Caren to president, worldwide A&R across its myriad labels. Caren had previously served as EVP, A&R for Atlantic Records and as co-president for the recently relaunched Elektra Recor ...

  11. VH1's Rick Krim, MTV's Amy Doyle Honored at UJA Luncheon by Pink, Rob Thomas, Judy McGrath, Van Toffler, Many More

    July 13, 2012 3:30 PM EDT (L-R): Clear Channel's John Sykes, VH1 EVP Rick Krim, Universal Republic/Island Def Jam's Barry Weiss, MTV EVP Amy Doyle, and Glassnote founder Daniel Glass. (Photo: Michael Priest) The music business has more than its share of industry- ...

  12. The Changing Role of A&R and 'The Dark Arts of Record Making' at New Music Seminar

    June 21, 2012 6:30 AM EDT (L-R): Moderator Ron Fair; Avery Lipman (Universal Republic); Steve Greenberg (S-Curve); Darius Van Arman (Jagjaguwar/Dead Oceans/Secretly Canadian); Josh Deutsch (Downtown); Peter Edge (RCA); Craig Kallman (Atlantic); and Monte Lipman (Universal ...

  13. Michael Rapino, Perry Farrell Added to Insomniac's EDMBiz Conference in Las Vegas

    May 23, 2012 5:25 PM EDT Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino and Lollapalooza founder/Jane's Addiction frontman Perry Farrell are among the latest big names to be added to Insomniac's EDMBiz Conference, set for June 5-7 in Las Vegas in the buildup to the city's ...

  14. Exclusive: Kaskade, Swedish House Mafia's Steve Angello, Craig Kallman, Marc Geiger Announced For Insomniac's EDMBiz Conference

    May 02, 2012 10:00 AM EDT (Photo Erik Kabik/Retna) In case anyone on the planet still believes Electronic Dance Music isn't a serious business, a list of speakers for this June's inaugural EDMBiz conference announced today by Insomniac Events should dispel any il ...

  15. UJA-Federation of New York To Honor Amy Doyle of MTV, Rick Krim of VH1

    March 07, 2012 6:37 PM EST Amy Doyle and Rick Krim at the UJA-Federation breakfast (Photo: Michael Priest Photography) The UJA-Federation of New York gathered together some of the music industry's top executives earlier today (March 7) for a breakfast to celebrate the ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. Billboard Power 100: Julie Greenwald & Craig Kallman

    January 27, 2012 12:20 AM EST No. 28 Julie Greenwald & Craig Kallman Chairman/COO; chairman/CEO Atlantic Records Group Twitter: @AtlanticRecords Record-Breaking Dynamic Duo... Under the leadership of Craig Kallman and Julie Greenwald, Atlantic Records supplanted sibling la ...

  18. Top Stop Music, Home to Prince Royce, Inks Distribution Deal With Atlantic Records

    November 28, 2011 3:19 PM EST Top Stop Music, the indie Latin label home to new urban bachata star Prince Royce, has signed an exclusive distribution deal with Atlantic Records for the U.S. The deal encompasses Top Stop's entire roster, including Prince Royce, salsa star ...

  19. Exclusive: Prince Royce Signs With Atlantic for English-Language Releases

    May 16, 2011 3:12 PM EDT Prince Royce at the Billboard Latin Music Awards last month (photo: Arnold Turner) Prince Royce, the Bronx native whose eponymous debut became the top-selling Latin album by a new act in 2010, has signed with Atlantic Records to release English-la ...

  20. Janelle Monae, Bruno Mars, Jeff Beck Light Up Warner Grammy After-Party

    February 14, 2011 4:39 PM EST After an impressive night of Grammy victories for Warner Music Group, the label threw an after-party at the Hollywood SoHo House. While boldface names like Jay-Z, Heidi Klum and Kate Hudson were among the revelers, the real guests of honor were WM ...

  21. Janelle Monae Honored at Essence Magazine's Grammy Week Celebration: Photo Gallery

    February 10, 2011 1:44 PM EST Essence magazine held court Feb. 9 at Playhouse Hollywood for its second annual Black Women in Music celebration honoring Janelle Monae for her "vision, creativity, artistry and style," in the words of Essence.com managing editor Emil Wi ...

  22. Grammys Central 2011

    February 10, 2011 10:10 AM EST LATEST NEWS FEB. 14, 2011 Janelle Monae, Bruno Mars, Jeff Beck Light Up Warner Grammy After-Party The artists celebrated with label brass Lyor Cohen, Craig Kallman, Julie Greenwald and others. FEB. 10, 2011 Grammy Sales Spike: Who Will Get It This ...

  23. Michael Kyser Named Atlantic's First-Ever President Of Black Music

    February 03, 2011 6:20 PM EST Michael Kyser has been named the first-ever President of Black Music for the Atlantic Records Group. The announcement was made today by Atlantic Chairman/COO Julie Greenwald and Chairman/CEO Craig Kallman. Kyser, who began his music career two dec ...

  24. BACKBEAT: Atlantic, E1, Block Ent. Execs Sign 'Gorilla' Deal

    September 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Executives from Atlantic, Block Entertainment and Entertainment One seal a new deal to release Bad Boy artist, Gorilla Zoe’s new album, “King Kong,” on October 26. Block Entertainment’s CEO Russell “Block” Spencer said this of the inked deal: “A n ...

  25. THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: Songwriters HOF, Taylor Swift, UJA Visionary Award, Julie Greenwald, Kid Rock and more

    June 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony in New York on Thurs. (June 17) featured Billy Joel, John Mayer, Judy Collins and more while honoring legends including Leonard Cohen as well as wunderkind Taylor Swift. A full wrap is here. Taylor Swift speak ...

  26. Atlantic To Relaunch Elektra Records Imprint

    June 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Atlantic has announced that it will relaunch the Elektra Records imprint, which has been dormant since 2004. The label will be run by Fueled By Ramen founder John Janick and Atlantic executive VP of A&R Mike Caren. While the new presidents say ...

  27. Zac Brown Band Signs With Atlantic

    October 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Atlanta-based country act Zac Brown Band has signed with Atlantic Records, Billboard.biz has learned. The group's album, "The Foundation," will be released on Atlantic/Home Grown/Big Picture on Nov. 18 and was produced by Keith Steg ...

  28. DanjaHandz Introduces R&B Singer KC

    January 31, 2008 12:00 AM EST Producer Nate "DanjaHandz" Hills introduced R&B singer KC, the first artist signed to his DanjaHandz Muzik imprint, to a packed crowd at New York's Room Service last night. Clad in a sunglasses, blue jacket and gray jeans with a ...

  29. Epic's Walk Honors Nate ‘DanjaHandz’ Hills

    May 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Last night, over mojitos and filet mignon at New York's Gin Lounge, Epic Records President Charlie Walk and David Ehrlich, Esq. celebrated the six no. 1 singles of pop and hip-hop producer Nate "DanjaHandz" Hills. Hills, who is pois ...

  30. Warner Taps Hicks For Publishing, Label Roles

    April 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music has promoted Chris Hicks and created a label role for the entrepreneurial urban music executive. Warner/Chappell Music has promoted Hicks to senior VP, A&R, and head of urban music, while Atlantic Records has tapped him as senior ...

  31. Atlantic Founder Ahmet Ertegun Dies

    December 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Ahmet Ertegun, the legendary record man and founder of Atlantic Records, died today in New York City, from the head injury he suffered while attending a Rolling Stones concert in October at the Beacon Theatre. He was 83. Ertegun suffered a severe ...

  32. Atlantic Names Senior VP

    August 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Kevin Weaver promoted from Lava. Kevin Weaver has been promoted to the new position of senior VP of Atlantic Records. He reports to Atlantic chairman/CEO Craig Kallman and president Julie Greenwald and is based at the company's Los Angeles of ...

  33. Atlantic Promotes Karp To A&R Helm

    January 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST Most recently senior VP at Lava. Andy Karp has been promoted to the post of head of A&R for Atlantic Records. He is based at the company's New York headquarters and reports to Atlantic chairman/CEO Craig Kallman and president Julie Greenw ...

  34. Atlantic Names International VP

    December 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Tom Aaron spent last 11 years at Columbia. Tom Aaron has been appointed senior VP of international for Atlantic Records, based at the company's New York headquarters. The announcement was made today by Atlantic chairman/CEO Craig Kallman and ...

  35. Atlantic's Jason Flom Exits

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group has confirmed that Jason Flom is out as chairman/CEO of The Atlantic Records Group 17 months after he was named to the post. NEW YORK -- Warner Music Group has confirmed that Jason Flom is out as chairman/CEO of The Atlantic Rec ...

  36. Atlantic Music Group's Jason Flom Exits

    August 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Craig Kallman appointed chairman/CEO. Craig Kallman appointed chairman/CEO. News Craig Kallman ...

  37. Atlantic's Jason Flom Exits

    August 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group has confirmed that Jason Flom is out as chairman/CEO of The Atlantic Records Group 17 months after he was named to the post. Craig Kallman--formerly co-chairman and COO of the label Warner Music Group has confirmed that Jason Fl ...

  38. HHS78 Re-Ups With Atlantic

    March 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Principals named senior VPs. Production/management firm Hip Hop Since 1978 (HHS78) has extended its label deal with Atlantic Records. At the same time, the firm's principals, G. Roberson and Kyambo "Hip Hop" Joshua, have been upped ...

  39. Atlantic Names Johnson Executive VP

    September 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Atlantic Records has upped Ronnie Johnson to the post of executive VP of the label. Atlantic Records has upped Ronnie Johnson to the post of executive VP of the label. Johnson, senior VP/GM of Atlantic's urban division since 2002, is based in ...

  40. Warner Combines Atlantic, Elektra Labels

    March 31, 2004 12:00 AM EST As expected, Warner Music Group today announced the merger of Atlantic and Elektra. Those labels, along with Lava, will be combined under the Atlantic Records Group banner. As expected, Warner Music Group today announced the merger of Atlantic and ...

  41. Atlantic/Elektra Merger Appears Imminent

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST The ongoing consolidation of the Atlantic Group and the Elektra Entertainment Group into one East Coast label is expected to be finalized this week. Layoffs are expected to occur by Wednesday. The ongoing consolidation of the Atlantic Group and th ...

  42. WMG Confirms Restructuring, Exec Departures

    March 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group today (March 2) confirmed a restructuring of its operations that will encompass the elimination of 20% of its global workforce of 5,300 and the exit of several key recorded music ex Warner Music Group today (March 2) confirmed a ...

  43. Layoffs Loom As WMG Buyout Finalized

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST With the ink less than 24 hours dry and the $2.6 billion wire transfer having finalized the deal this morning (March 1), the new owners of the Warner Music Group are gearing up to slash 1,000 jobs wor With the ink less than 24 hours dry and the $2 ...