EMI Music Publishing

  1. Van Berkel Promoted At Warner/Chappell Benelux

    April 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Arno van Berkel has risen from GM to managing director of Warner/Chappell Music Benelux, a new role. A former 10-year veteran with EMI Music Publishing, the executive will assume responsibility for all creative aspects of the Hilversum, Netherland ...

  2. Societies Promote Pan-European Licensing

    April 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Over the last three years, the way music publishing rights in Europe are licensed for online uses has been going through a process of change. It's the subject of a feature article in Billboard magazine that hit the street on April 11 (Billboa ...

  3. Array Of Acts Score Big At Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rare eclecticism marked the 19th annual Billboard Latin Music Awards, with no one artist or genre dominating the list of winners. Instead, the changing Latin demographic, already reflected in increasingly diverse radio formats and broader TV optio ...

  4. Sony BMG Norte Takes Five Awards At Billboard Bash

    April 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Norte picked up five awards during the Billboard Bash, the annual pre- awards celebration held as a preamble to the Billboard Latin Music Awards. During the April 9 event, which features performances by finalists and honors labels, publis ...

  5. ASCAP Pop Awards Crowns Timbaland Top Songwriter

    April 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Songwriter/producer Timbaland was named songwriter of the year at the 25th annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards. Among the other top honors handed out earlier this evening (April 9) at Hollywood’s Kodak Theatre were publisher of the year to EMI Music Pub ...

  6. EMI Signs Elizondo To Global Admin Deal

    April 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Publishing has struck an exclusive global administration deal with Mike Elizondo which will see the music publisher represent and market the songwriter and producer's new and future songs. "Mike's ability to write for arti ...

  7. Slacker, Major Publishers Finalize Deal

    April 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Internet radio service Slacker has now finalized agreements with all four major publishing companies to make the publishers' songs available through Slacker's Personal Radio device. Slacker Personal Radio, an interactive (i.e., on-demand ...

  8. Sony/ATV Names Kooijman Benelux MD

    March 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sony/ATV Music Publishing has appointed Ruud Kooijman managing director for the publisher's Benelux region. Kooijman was head of A&R for EMI Music Publishing in Holland for the past five years. While with EMI, he worked with such artists ...

  9. EMI Begins Consultation Period On Job Cuts

    March 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT EMI has started a consultation process with its staff in Britain. The music major has this week launched a reorganization, which will affect positions within EMI Group and EMI's recorded music division in the U.K. A source close to the London ...

  10. Canadian Music Week Kicks Off

    March 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST The opening day of Canadian Music Week saw heated discussion on who should pay for losses incurred by record companies due to piracy, with many suggesting Internet service providers are central to a solution. A standing-room only crowd watched a g ...

  11. Qtrax Inks Deals, But No Majors Signed

    March 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST In an effort to regain momentum after its disastrous launch-that-wasn't, Qtrax has unveiled licensing deals with a number of music entities, but none of which is a major label. The company has extended existing licensing deals with EMI Music ...

  12. Qtrax, EMI Publishing Extend License Deal

    March 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Qtrax has received a major boost. The ad-supported peer-to-peer file sharing service, whose entry to market unravelled in spectacular fashion during the recent MidemNet trade fair, has signed an extension to its digital distribution licensing agre ...

  13. Sony/ATV Names Puzio CFO

    February 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST Sony/ATV Music Publishing has appointed Joseph Puzio as CFO for the publisher's worldwide operations. Marty Bandier, chairman/CEO of Sony/ATV, confirmed the appointment today. In his new capacity, Puzio will be responsible for all aspects of ...

  14. UMRG Names Marolda CFO

    February 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST Universal Motown Republic Group (UMRG) has named George Marolda CFO. Based in New York, Marolda will report to UMRG chairman Mel Lewinter. In his new role, Marolda will oversee all financial functions of the label group, including planning, foreca ...

  15. Rising Star Sparro Inks EMI Deal

    February 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Emerging dance and funk act Sam Sparro has signed with EMI Music Publishing in a worldwide deal. Australian-born Sparro has signed with his songwriting partner Jesse Roog, founder of the LA-based electronica label Modus Vivendi. Sparro's debu ...

  16. Sony/ATV Signs Urban Songwriter

    February 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST Sony/ATV Music Publishing (U.K.) has signed a long-term deal with rising songwriter and producer Alan "N'Glish" Kasirye. Kasirye, who works out of Metropolis Studios in Chiswick, west London, has collaborated with U.K. soul singer L ...

  17. EMI Music Pub Adds Monaco To Music Resources

    February 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST EMI Music Publishing has appointed Brian Monaco as COO of its music resources unit, which works with brands and businesses to help them connect with their consumers through the power of music. Monaco joins the publisher from Worldwide Talent Group ...

  18. Artists, Managers Dominate MIDEM Debates

    January 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST Artists and managers took center stage today as MIDEM pushed on into its second day. Peter Gabriel and U2 manager Paul McGuinness were the big drawcards, assembling full-houses for their respective stints on the trade fair's podium. But it wa ...

  19. Universal Partners With SACEM For Pan-Euro Licenses

    January 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST Ending days of intense speculation at MIDEM, Universal Music Publishing Group has set up a digital licensing scheme in Europe. The publisher has formed a joint venture with French society SACEM which allows that society and France's mechanica ...

  20. Sony/ATV Taps Gerson As Co-Prez

    January 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST Sony/ATV Music Publishing has appointed former EMI Music Publishing executive Jody Gerson as co-president, sharing the title with current U.S. president Danny Strick, Billboard.biz has learned. Gerson is expected to begin her duties today in Los A ...

  21. EMI Publishing Promotes Corbett, Kelly

    January 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST The latest changes at EMI Group see EMI Music Publishing promote Leo Corbett to COO and Thomas Kelly to CFO. Corbett was executive VP/CFO for the publisher; Kelly was executive VP of finance. Corbett has spent the past year overseeing the implemen ...

  22. Primary Wave Inks Aerosmith Frontman

    January 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST Primary Wave Music Publishing has landed a deal with Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler. Set up as a strategic partnership, the deal includes the acquisition of an interest in Tyler's share of copyrights -- about 160 songs -- and an agreement to ...

  23. EMI Music Pub Promotes Morrell

    January 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST EMI Music Publishing has promoted Declan Morrell to senior VP East Coast creative. He was the publisher's U.K. senior VP of A&R who signed songwriters like James Blunt, Take That, Bullet For My Valentine and Busted. Morrell will be respon ...

  24. Norah Jones, EMI Pub Extend Deal

    January 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST EMI Music Publishing and vocalist/pianist Norah Jones have extended their partnership. Terms of the deal were not revealed. Jones has been signed to EMI Music Publishing since 2002. "Norah Jones is one of the most talented and accomplished yo ...

  25. Warren Goes 'Gangster' As She Ventures Into New Turf

    December 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST Songwriter Diane Warren is known for her pop ballads, but she tried something different for Ridley Scott's "American Gangster": a vintage R&B song, "Do You Feel Me," performed by Anthony Hamilton. "He's been ...

  26. EMI Publishing Strikes Admin Deal For Croce Catalog

    December 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST EMI Music Publishing has signed an exclusive publishing deal for Jim Croce's songwriting catalog. The agreement, signed with the singer/songwriter's Ingrid and son A.J., enables the music publishing giant the North American administratio ...

  27. Rich Reappointed PRS Chairman

    November 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST Britain's Performing Right Society board has re-appointed Ellis Rich as its chairman for a second three-year term. Rich's reign will cover the 2008-2010 period. "It continues to be an honor to be PRS chairman during a period of fast ...

  28. Sony/ATV Wins Triple Performance Crown

    November 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Sony/ATV Music Publishing achieved a historical place among country music awards this week. After being named BMI's country publisher of the year in Nashville, Sony/ATV officially became the first publisher to sweep the award from BMI, ASCAP ...

  29. Terra Firma Conducting EMI Strategic Review

    October 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Private equity group Terra Firma, months after buying music company EMI, has launched a strategic review of the company but plans to keep it intact, a spokesman said on Monday. The spokesman, however, declined to give any further details about the ...

  30. EMI Music Pub Promotes Platt, McCarroll

    October 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Publishing has promoted Big Jon Platt to president, West Coast creative, and Dan McCarroll to executive VP, East Coast creative, Billboard.biz has learned. Chairman/CEO Roger Faxon is expected to make the announcement on Wednesday. Platt ...

  31. Embrace's McNamara Joins Big Life Roster

    September 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Big Life Management has signed Embrace guitarist and songwriter Richard McNamara to its roster of producers. EMI Music Publishing writer McNamara has several production credits for his own band's work in the past decade, including the 2005 si ...

  32. Diane Warren Moves Songs To Sony/ATV

    September 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Diane Warren has moved administration of her entire back catalog from EMI Music Publishing to Sony/ATV Music Publishing for all territories except the United States and Canada. Several sources tell Billboard.biz that Warren decided to follow publi ...

  33. NMPA Board Adds Primont

    September 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The National Music Publishers' Assn. yesterday filled vacant seats on its 18-member board, appointing Cherry Lane Music Group CEO Peter Primont and re-appointing indie publisher Evan Medow, Billboard.biz has learned. Primont fills the spot le ...

  34. Schwenzer Joins EMI Europe

    September 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Oliver Schwenzer has been recruited to EMI Music Publishing Continental Europe in the new position of senior VP legal and business affairs, with effect from Sept. 17. Schwenzer currently serves as head of legal and business affairs for Arvato mobi ...

  35. EMI Music Pub, T.I., Ne-Yo, Mr. ColliPark Take BMI Honors

    September 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Publishing was named BMI Urban Publisher of the Year at the BMI Urban Awards Friday night at New York New York Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The event was hosted by BMI president and CEO Del Bryant and VP of writer/publisher relations C ...

  36. EMI Music Publishing Moves Offices

    September 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Publishing is moving its New York-based global headquarters on Monday from midtown Manhattan to the city's hip meatpacking district. The new 65,000 square foot office space in the historic Chelsea Market building will, for the first ...

  37. EMI Pub Creates New Media Department

    September 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Publishing has put Jonathan Channon in charge of a newly-created media department. London-based Channon, who is elevated to executive VP of media and business development, will oversee the new department, which will foster relationships ...

  38. EMI Publishing, Mute HQ Relocate

    September 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The London headquarters of EMI Music Publishing and Mute Records are moving house. In mid-September, EMI Publishing will move from its long-time offices on Charing Cross Road to EMI Group's Wrights Lane premises. An EMI insider says the decis ...

  39. Hands On Deck As Terra Firma Jettison Nicoli

    August 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT EMI Group's new owners Terra Firma have ousted Eric Nicoli and shaken-up the music company's board. Nicoli, the CEO of EMI Group and EMI Music, has agreed to "step down" ahead of the music major's expected Sept. 18 de-list ...

  40. EMI Music Publishing Names Communications VP

    August 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Publishing has appointed Dylan Jones to lead the publisher's worldwide corporate communications and marketing unit. Based in New York, Jones will serve as VP of corporate communications and marketing, responsible for deepening the p ...

  41. Brodsky Heads Sony/ATV Legal Affairs

    August 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Peter Brodsky is now Sony/ATV Music Publishing's executive VP of business and legal affairs, Billboard.biz has learned. The former head of BMG Music Publishing business and legal affairs is expected to take an aggressive role in Sony/ATV' ...

  42. Brock Signs On With Sony/ATV

    August 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Janice Brock is now officially onboard at Sony/ATV Music Publishing as VP, office of the chairman and strategic marketing. Brock, based in New York, reports to Sony/ATV chairman/CEO Marty Bandier. Previously, she was with EMI Music Publishing for ...

  43. U.K.'s MPA Calls For Stronger Bonds With BPI

    July 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The U.K. publishing industry must place greater value in partnership and unity moving forward, attendees heard at today's annual general meeting of the Music Publishers Association (MPA) in London. MPA chairman Paul Curran, re-elected for his ...

  44. Bug Seals Deal For Windswept, T/Q

    July 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bug Music has now finalized the agreement acquiring Windswept Holdings and T/Q Music, a deal first reported by Billboard.biz in May . Bug CEO John Rudolph, president David Hirshland and president of international Mark Anders will continue to serve ...

  45. Blige Nabs Top Honors At ASCAP Awards

    June 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Mary J. Blige, Jermaine Dupri and Johnta Austin shared songwriter of the year honors at the 20th anniversary celebration of ASCAP's Rhythm & Soul Music Awards. This year's salute, held earlier this evening (June 25) at the Millennium ...

  46. Publishers Elect NMPA Board

    June 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Publisher members of the National Music Publishers' Assn. elected their 18-member board of directors yesterday at the trade group's annual meeting in New York. The only new addition to the board is Bug Music CEO John Rudolph. The other b ...

  47. Spiralfrog 'To Launch Summer 2007'

    May 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Spiralfrog, the much-touted ad-supported online music service, will finally launch in the United States by the end of summer 2007, chairman and founder Joe Mohen told the CISAC Copyright Summit today. Speaking on the "New Revenue Streams... W ...

  48. Copyright Row Dominates Summit

    May 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Day one of the inaugural CISAC Copyright Summit has wrapped, after an afternoon session dominated by a stand-off between delegates and controversial Creative Commons founder Prof. Lawrence Lessig. Creative Commons issues copyright licenses that al ...

  49. Cherry Lane Offers Production Music

    May 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Cherry Lane Music Publishing has signed a deal with APM Music, a production music house formed as a joint venture between EMI Music Publishing and BMG Music Publishing. Under the deal, Cherry Lane will provide music from its catalog for APM to lic ...

  50. Crossroads, Bug Sweep Up Windswept

    May 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Crossroads Media and Bug Music have acquired music publisher Windswept Holdings, Billboard.biz has learned. Tokyo-based Fujipacific Music and Fuji Television Network each held a 50% share in the U.S.-based Windswept Holdings. The publisher was for ...

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