DreamWorks Records

  1. Randy Ostin, Son of Industry Great Mo Ostin, Dies at 60

    September 01, 2013 11:30 PM EDT Randy Ostin, a former music executive and the son of legendary Warner Bros. Records president Mo Ostin, has died. He was 60. Ostin died July 28 after a four-year battle with cancer, according to a paid obituary published Sunday in the Los Angele ...

  2. The Billboard Q&A: Scott Borchetta

    July 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT When Scott Borchetta signed then-15-year-old Taylor Swift to his fledgling Big Machine Records label in 2005, the former DreamWorks Nashville executive ignored the prevailing view that teen acts don't work in the adult-oriented country format ...

  3. Universal Republic, Big Machine Team For Nashville Label

    June 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Universal Republic and Big Machine Records have teamed for a new Nashville imprint dubbed Republic Nashville. The imprint will be stationed on Music Row and will use the combined resources of Big Machine Universal Republic. Big Machine and Univers ...

  4. A&R Vet Jones Joins Big Machine, Valory

    August 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Allison Jones, a veteran A&R presence on Music Row, has joined Big Machine Records and Valory Music as VP of A&R for both labels. She most recently served in a similar position with Toby Keith's Show Dog Nashville. The move marks a re ...

  5. Veteran Producer, Exec Launches Stroudavarious

    July 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Veteran producer and label executive James Stroud has launched an independent label, Stroudavarious Records, which will be distributed by Sony RED. The former president of the Nashville division of Giant Records, Stroud headed DreamWorks Nashville ...

  6. Exclusive: Jewel Signs With New Nashville Label Valory

    November 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Scott Borchetta, the president and CEO for Nashville-based independent Big Machine Records, is launching a second imprint, the Valory Music Company, and has signed Jewel to a multi-album deal. The label's name is a variation on June Carter Ca ...

  7. A&R Vet Jones Jumps To Show Dog

    August 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Nashville A&R veteran Allison Jones joins Toby Keith's Show Dog Nashville label as VP of A&R. The move is a reunion of sorts since Jones worked at now defunct Dreamworks Nashville during Keith's successful run there. Jones, who s ...

  8. UMGN Shuffles Execs

    January 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group Nashville co-chairman James Stroud has exited the company while co-chairman Luke Lewis has signed a contract extension. According to a Universal Music Group spokesman, Stroud decided not to renew his contract and will focus o ...

  9. Rich To Grease Big Machine's Sales Efforts

    November 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST She joins as VP of sales and marketing. Universal Music Group Nashville VP of sales Kelly Keiber Rich joins Big Machine Records in the newly created position of VP of sales and marketing. She will be based in the company's Nashville office. P ...

  10. Warner Bros. Records Plots Encore For Ostin

    June 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT May be returning to label in consulting role. Former Warner Bros. Records chairman Mo Ostin may be close to returning to the label in a consulting capacity after months of discussions driven by current Warner chairman and CEO Tom Whalley, accordin ...

  11. Midas Signs Emerson Drive

    December 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Group spent five years with DreamWorks Nashville. Three-month-old Nashville indie label Midas Records has signed the Canadian country band Emerson Drive as its flagship act. The group, which previously spent five years on the DreamWorks Records Na ...

  12. Universal Shuts Down DreamWorks Nashville

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT On the heels of losing its only superstar, DreamWorks Records Nashville is being shuttered by its parent company, Universal Music Group. NASHVILLE -- On the heels of losing its only superstar, DreamWorks Records Nashville is being shuttered by its ...

  13. Universal Shuts Down DreamWorks Nashville

    September 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT On the heels of losing its only superstar, DreamWorks Records Nashville is being shuttered by its parent company, Universal Music Group. On the heels of losing its only superstar, DreamWorks Records Nashville is being shuttered by its parent compa ...

  14. Exclusive: Toby Keith Reveals Label, Film Plans

    August 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Using the slogan "The only thing we take seriously is the music," country superstar Toby Keith and veteran Nashville record executive Scott Borchetta will kick off their new joint label venture on Sep Using the slogan "The only thin ...

  15. Universal Promotes Rich To Sales VP

    July 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Completing a two-part plan to expand its entertainment sector, She was national director of sales. Universal Music Group Nashville has promoted Kelly Rich to VP of sales for its Mercury, MCA Nashville, Lost Highway and DreamWorks Nashville labels. ...

  16. Michaels, Malito Rise At WB Nashville

    June 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Both execs with company since 2002. Warner Bros. Nashville VP of field promotion Gator Michaels rises to the position of senior VP of promotion for the company. He replaces David Haley, who exited in March. Concurrently, West Coast regional promot ...

  17. Liberty Records Founder Waronker Dies

    June 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Label vet guided careers of Cochran, Vee. Simon "Si" Waronker, founder of Liberty Records, one of the top indie labels of the 1950s and early 1960s, died in his sleep Tuesday (June 7) in Los Angeles. He was 90. Waronker was born in 1915 ...

  18. Capitol Names Promotion VP

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Harnen upped following Catino's departure. In the wake of Capitol Records Nashville executive VP Bill Catino's move to Universal Music Group Nashville, Jimmy Harnen has been elevated to VP of promotion at the label. He reports to Capitol ...

  19. Borchetta Exits Universal Nashville

    March 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Veteran was senior VP. In a surprising move, Scott Borchetta is out as Universal Music Group Nashville senior VP of promotion and artist development. "I've had a burning desire to run my own record label for quite some time now," Bo ...

  20. Uni Nashville Ups Owen

    February 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Exec adds creative services duties. Universal Music Nashville has promoted Jason Owen to senior VP of media, artist relations and creative services for the Mercury, MCA Nashville and DreamWorks Nashville labels. Owen -- who was VP of media and art ...

  21. Rose Splits Universal Nashville

    January 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Exec was VP of marketing. Johnny Rose has exited as VP of marketing at Universal Music Group Nashville. No replacement has been named. Rose was head of marketing at DreamWorks Records in Nashville until that label merged with UMGN in May 2003. New ...

  22. Sirius Names Promotions VP

    December 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST Ross Zapin is DreamWorks vet. Sirius Satellite Radio has named Ross Zapin as VP of promotions. New York-based Zapin reports to Sirius president of entertainment and sports Scott Greenstein. Zapin, who was head of rock, modern rock and video promot ...

  23. DreamWorks Names New Promo VP

    June 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Briner handles Midwest region. George Briner has been promoted to VP of field promotion at DreamWorks Records, based in Milwaukee. He was national director of promotion and has been handling the Midwest region since the company launched its countr ...

  24. UMG Nash Finalizes DreamWorks Merger

    May 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT DreamWorks Records' Nashville operation has been merged into Universal Music Group Nashville. The move follows Universal Music Group's <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/business_financ DreamWorks Records' Nas ...

  25. Anthony To Head Up Geffen With Schur

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST DreamWorks Records to become Geffen imprint. DreamWorks Records to become Geffen imprint. News ...

  26. Anthony To Head Up Geffen With Schur

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Former Epic Records president Polly Anthony has joined Jordan Schur at the helm of Geffen Records, sources confirm. The co-presidents will also be responsible for DreamWorks Records, which is being ab Former Epic Records president Polly Anthony ha ...

  27. Jimmy Iovine Re-Ups With UMG

    January 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Interscope Geffen A&amp;M (IGA) head Jimmy Iovine has renewed his contract with IGA parent Universal Music Group (UMG) for six years, sources confirm. Interscope Geffen A&M (IGA) head Jimmy Iovine has renewed his contract with IGA parent U ...