EMI Music North America

  1. I.R.S. Nashville Imprint Names John Grady President

    October 22, 2013 7:45 PM EDT Veteran Nashville music executive John Grady has been named the president of I.R.S. Nashville, a new label based on the imprint started 34 years ago and revived by EMI two years ago. Grady will continue serving as partner at Crush Management.   ...

  2. Beach Boys Wrap 50 Years As Questions Arise About Their 51st

    September 19, 2012 5:05 PM EDT The Beach Boys at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles for a new exhibition on the band. From left, museum executive director Robert Santelli, Mike Love, Bruce Johnston, Brian Wilson, David Marks, Al Jardine, and EMI Music North America Catalog senior ...

  3. Meet EDM's Power Trio: Atlantic's Craig Kallman, Astralwerks' Glenn Mendlinger, Interscope's Dave Rene

    May 15, 2012 7:25 AM EDT For more than a decade, electronic dance music has been an indie label's business. In the mid- to late '90s, when acts like Fatboy Slim, the Chemical Brothers and Prodigy surged, the majors launched or acquired imprints: Warner had F-111 ...

  4. Photos: Katy Perry, David Guetta, Robyn, Roger Faxon Rock EMI's Carnival-Themed Grammy After Party

    February 15, 2012 5:15 PM EST Guest attend the circus-themed EMI Grammy afterparty at The Capitol Tower in L.A. on Febr 12 (Photo by Mark Sullivan/Getty Images) Back in the day, record labels used to go all-out for their Grammy parties, and EMI's circus-themed event, held ...

  5. Ron Pence Leaves Live Nation to Become EMI's Brand Partnerships Head

    January 19, 2012 12:00 PM EST Ron Pence has joined EMI North America as its new head of brand partnerships, the company announced Thursday (Jan. 19), overseeing advertising and brand deals for a roster that includes Katy Perry, Coldplay, David Guetta and Swedish House Mafia. P ...

  6. Backbeat: Susan Justice @ Hollywood's Hotel Cafe

    January 17, 2012 10:20 AM EST Capitol introduced singer/songwriter/guitarist Susan Justice to an intimate gathering of media tastemakers at Hollywood's Hotel Café (Jan. 10). Singing several selections from her March 27 Kite Records/Capitol debut, "Eat Dirt," Jus ...

  7. Stingray Digital Partners With EMI Music In Digital Worldwide Rights Deal

    January 13, 2012 1:44 PM EST Montreal-headquartered Stingray Digital, a digital content provider and operator of Galaxie music service, The Karaoke Channel, and video-on-demand Concert TV, has signed a content agreement with EMI Music. The deal will give Stingray Digital worl ...

  8. Used Download Store ReDigi Gets Cease-and-Desist Letter From RIAA

    November 15, 2011 12:44 PM EST Given the business model, it was only a matter of time before "used" download store ReDigi was contacted by rights owners. On November 10, the RIAA sent a cease-and-desist letter to the company on behalf of the four of its members: Unive ...

  9. Frank Sinatra 'Best of the Best' Set Finds Capitol, Reprise Teaming Up for the First Time

    November 14, 2011 8:35 AM EST After decades of keeping Frank Sinatra's recordings era-specific, Reprise and Capitol Records are joining forces for the first time with Tuesday's release of "Sinatra: Best of the Best." The 23-track album opens with 1953' ...

  10. Ivan Gavin Named COO of Universal Republic, Island Def Jam

    November 07, 2011 11:40 AM EST Ivan Gavin has been appointed to the newly-created position of Chief Operating Officer of Universal Republic & Island Def Jam it was announced today by Barry Weiss, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the company, and to whom Mr. Gavin rep ...

  11. Angela Martinez Named To EMI Latin America Business Affairs

    October 28, 2011 6:25 AM EDT Angela Martinez has been named VP, Latin Business Affairs for EMI Latin America. In her new role, Martinez will be responsible for day-to-day business affairs at Capitol Latin, EMI's U.S. Latin company. Martinez replaces Oswaldo Rossi, who ha ...

  12. EMI Reissues Compelte Pink Floyd Catalog

    September 30, 2011 8:14 AM EDT EMI's new Pink Floyd boxed set and its planned release of additional multiple-disc sets devoted to individual titles will no doubt attract a lot of attention in this fall's reissue market. It has the splashiest launch (including the re ...

  13. IRS Records to be Relaunched by EMI, Crush Management

    June 15, 2011 2:10 PM EDT EMI, Crush Management Relaunching IRS Records Nearly fifteen years after I.R.S. Records closed its doors, the once-iconic label is being re-launched by EMI Music North America and New York-based company Crush Management. The new arrangement comes ...

  14. EMI Combining Sync and Licensing Departments

    April 07, 2011 4:07 PM EDT EMI is combining the synchronization and licensing staffs of its North American publishing and record label operations and putting them under one roof. The move helps the company execute a global rights management strategy initiated by Roger Faxon ...

  15. Beach Boys' Long Lost 'Smile' Album to Be Released in 2011

    March 11, 2011 10:29 AM EST The Boys of Summer: The original "Smile" recordings from the mid-1960s will finally see the light of day. (Photo: CA/Redferns) It's an event that pop music fans have been waiting for since the Summer of Love: Capitol Records is plan ...

  16. Business Matters: Majors Back Video Site, Android Gains Steam, Hulu CEO Offers Content Strategy and more

    October 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. Majors Onboard With Russian Video Portal -- All four majors have licensed their content to Russian online music video service iviMusic. The content of an additional 20 Russian music companies is a ...

  17. Business Matters: Ticketmaster, Disney, Asthmatic Kitty and more

    August 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music business news. -- Spend some time looking through Twitter comments about Ticketmaster’s new blog and initiatives and you’ll come to a few conclusions. First, many people say they care less about the tim ...

  18. EMI, Norah Jones Join Hulu

    November 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST Hulu has partnered with EMI to offer a Norah Jones channel on the site. The deal will, at a later date, add content from other artists on EMI's labels including Virgin, Capitol and Blue Note. The joint online venture between NBC, Fox and ABC ...

  19. 7-Eleven, Whole Foods Come Together for Fab 4

    August 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Beatles will get a little help from new corporate friends on Sept. 9 when EMI Music embarks on the global launch of its digitally remastered Beatles catalog on CD to coincide with the release of videogame The Beatles: Rock Band. It will be har ...

  20. Ticketmaster Names Ex-EMI Head As International CEO

    August 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Ticketmaster Entertainment, the world's leading ticketing company, said on Monday it has appointed veteran EMI Music and Warner Music executive Roger Ames as its new chief executive of international operations. Ames, who most recently ran EMI ...

  21. EMI Names Piibe Global Head Of Digital Business Dev

    July 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Mark Piibe has been upped to global head of digital business development for EMI Music. He will continue to work from the New York office and will report to Douglas Merrill, president of digital business for the company. Most recently, Piibe was s ...

  22. Trink To Step Down At Capitol Music Group

    June 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The remaking of EMI continued today (June 10) with the announcement that Lee Trink will step down as Capitol Music Group president at the end of June. Due to EMI's new management structure, which breaks down label walls and in many cases elim ...

  23. McMahon Leaves EMI As Sales Pair Promoted

    May 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT EMI sales veteran Mike McMahon has left the company, Billboard.biz has learned. McMahon is the latest executive to depart from the major, which continues to undergo a radical transformation under the guidance of its executive chairman Guy Hands. A ...

  24. Managers Weigh Up Hands' EMI Plans

    January 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Music Managers Forum has given a guarded welcome to EMI Group chairman Guy Hands' plans to restructure the major. London-based MMF chief executive Jon Webster spoke to Billboard.biz after yesterday's meeting between Hands and more th ...

  25. Wadsworth Out At EMI U.K.

    January 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST Tony Wadsworth has left his role as chairman and CEO of EMI Music UK & Ireland, it was announced today (Jan. 8). The move is described in a statement from the company as part of the "ongoing restructuring of EMI Music" under the new ...

  26. Piibe Joins EMI Digital As Senior Legal VP

    November 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST Mark Piibe has been named senior VP of business affairs for EMI Music North America's digital unit. He starts Dec. 1 and will report to Lauren Berkowitz, senior VP of the company. He is based in New York. Most recently, Piibe was senior VP an ...

  27. EMI, Hip Digital Team On Ad Campaigns

    November 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST EMI Music Group is now licensing its DRM-free music catalog to Hip Digital, a digital media agency that develops promotional campaigns for advertisers. Hip Digital has developed digital music programs for clients like Visa, Pepsi, Seagate, Dentyne ...

  28. Berkowitz Named EMI N.A. Digital Senior VP

    May 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music North America has named Lauren Berkowitz as its new senior VP of digital for the North American region. She reports to EMI North American head Roger Ames and Barney Wragg, global head of digital. Berkowitz comes to EMI from Sony ATV Musi ...

  29. Ames To Head EMI Music North America

    April 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT EMI has named former Warner Music Group chairman/CEO Roger Ames head of EMI Music North America. He will have offices in New York and Los Angeles and report to EMI CEO Eric Nicoli. Ames is familiar with EMI's operations. He has been serving a ...

  30. Hawthorne Heights Wins Partial Victory

    March 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST A federal judge in Chicago handed Hawthorne Heights a partial victory over Victory Records March 1. Judge James Moran held that Victory Records does not hold exclusive rights for the band's recording services. Simply put, it means the band co ...

  31. EMI Reorganizes Caroline

    February 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST EMI Music has reorganized its Caroline distribution arm into three distinct units, focusing on repertoire, artist development and independent distribution. The move comes a week after the major merged its U.S. label operations, creating the Capito ...

  32. Cecillon, Hanson Rise At EMI Music

    January 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST The restructuring of EMI Group has begun, following the Jan. 12 departure of EMI Music chairman/CEO Alain Levy and vice-chairman David Munns. In the first visible signs of EMI's post-Levy structure, EMI Music Continental Europe chairman/CEO J ...

  33. LEGAL MATTERS: INDIE LABEL SUES MAJOR

    November 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Right about now, members of the band Hawthorne Heights must be feeling a little like property. Indie label Victory has sued major label Virgin and EMI Music North America for "poaching" the band from Right about now, members of the band ...

  34. Victory Records Sues EMI Music, Virgin

    November 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Victory Records has sued Virgin Records and EMI Music North America for interfering with its contractual relationship with the band Hawthorne Heights. Victory claims that the major label "poached" the Victory Records has sued Virgin Reco ...

  35. EMI Sells Capitol Records Tower For $50 Million

    September 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Label, studios to continue operations at these facilities. EMI Music North America revealed Sept. 28 it entered into an agreement to sell the Capitol Records Tower and adjacent properties to Argent Ventures, a New York-based commercial property ow ...

  36. EMI Launches Blue Note Label Group

    July 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Reorganization relocates Narada. EMI Music has formed the Blue Note Label Group, a new structure for its adult pop, jazz and classics labels. The revamped organization, which will be run by president/CEO Bruce Lundvall, updates the EMI Jazz & ...

  37. Hein Named Senior VP/GM At Caroline

    June 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Most recently president of Rykodisc. EMI Music North America has named William Hein senior VP and GM of Caroline Distribution, EMI's U.S. independent distribution company. Hein will be based in New York and report to EMI Music North America C ...

  38. Williams Out At Caroline

    May 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sources: successor to be named in June. Rick Williams, GM of EMI-owned Caroline Distribution, is leaving the company, effective immediately. No reason was given for his departure, and an EMI spokesperson declined to comment. Sources close to the d ...

  39. EMI Appoints Senior HR VP

    April 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Wolk most recently with a global ad group. Seth Wolk has been appointed senior VP of human resources for EMI Music North America. Wolk will be based in New York and will report to EMI Music North America COO Ivan Gavin. Wolk joins EMI after spendi ...

  40. Battle Ends Between Sirius, Major Labels

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT EMI inks deal over S50 portable receiver. Sirius Satellite Radio’s fight with the major labels over its S50 portable receiver is over. EMI today became the fourth and final major to ink a deal with Sirius that allows for sales of controversial dev ...

  41. Flom Helms Virgin Record America

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Jason Flom, former co-chairman/CEO of Atlantic Records Group, replaces Matt Serletic as chairman/CEO of Virgin Records in America effective immediately. Jason Flom, former co-chairman/CEO of Atlantic Records Group, replaces Matt Serletic as chairm ...

  42. Serletic Out At Virgin

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Left post as chairman/CEO, effective immediately. Matt Serletic is leaving his post as Virgin Records chairman/CEO effective immediately. David Munns, chairman/CEO of parent company EMI Music North America, will assume the position until a success ...

  43. Quartararo Expands Role At EMI

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Joins office of the chairman. Phil Quartararo joined the office of the chairman at EMI Music North America, expanding his role as its executive VP. Quartararo will report to chairman/CEO David Munns and will oversee EMI's North American label ...

  44. HFA Taps EMI Vet As Senior Counsel

    December 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Harry Fox Agency has named Christos Badavas as VP/senior counsel. He was senior director of legal affairs at EMI Music North America. In his new position, New York-based Badavas, who will focus on The Harry Fox Agency has named Christos Badava ...

  45. HFA Taps EMI Vet As Senior Counsel

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Harry Fox Agency has named Christos Badavas as VP/senior counsel. He was senior director of legal affairs at EMI Music North America. The Harry Fox Agency has named Christos Badavas as VP/senior counsel. He was senior director of legal affairs ...

  46. HFA Taps EMI Vet As Senior Counsel

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Harry Fox Agency has named Christos Badavas as VP/senior counsel. He was senior director of legal affairs at EMI Music North America. The Harry Fox Agency has named Christos Badavas as VP/senior counsel. He was senior director of legal affairs ...

  47. EMI N.A. Names Mobile Music Exec

    November 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST EMI Music North America has named Thomas V. Ryan as senior VP of mobile development. EMI Music North America has named Thomas V. Ryan as senior VP of mobile development. Ryan, who is based in New York, will develop e-commerce initiatives and produ ...

  48. EMM Names Legal, Biz VP

    November 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST EMI Music Marketing has named Bob O'Neill as VP of legal and business affairs. He was previously VP/general counsel at Warner Strategic Marketing. EMI Music Marketing has named Bob O'Neill as VP of legal and business affairs. He was prev ...

  49. EMM Names Legal, Biz VP

    November 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST EMI Music Marketing has named Bob O'Neill as VP of legal and business affairs. He was previously VP/general counsel at Warner Strategic Marketing. EMI Music Marketing has named Bob O'Neill as VP of legal and business affairs. He was prev ...

  50. EMI's Narada Appoints CFO

    July 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Pedo joins from BMG. Narada Productions Inc., a division of EMI, has named Steve Pedo as CFO. Pedo joins the company from BMG, where he had been since 1981, most recently as director of finance and operations in Brazil. In his new post, he will ov ...

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