Edgar Bronfman

  1. Edgar M. Bronfman Sr Dies at 84

    December 23, 2013 3:55 AM EST Edgar M. Bronfman Sr., the billionaire businessman and longtime president of the World Jewish Congress, which lobbied the Soviets to allow Jews to emigrate and helped spearhead the search for hidden Nazi loot, died Saturday. He was 84. The Canadia ...

  2. Morning Fix: Bieber, Minaj Win Big at AMAs; Internet Radio Fairness Opponents Unite; AC/DC Joins iTunes

    November 19, 2012 8:30 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix email and other free music-business newsletters AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS 2012: JUSTIN BIEBER, NICKI MINAJ TOP EXUBERANT NIGHT: Justin Bieber took home Artist of the Year at the American Music Awa ...

  3. Vivendi Chairman Jean-Rene Fourtou Takes Charge of Universal-EMI Deal, Report Says

    July 07, 2012 1:18 PM EDT Vivendi chairman Jean-René Fourtou has taken leadership of Universal Music's proposed $1.9 billion acquisition of EMI's recorded-music division, hoping to persuade regulators not to block or overly diminish the deal, according to a repor ...

  4. Universal's EMI Deal Approved By New Zealand Regulators

    June 21, 2012 10:05 AM EDT Universal's proposed acquisition of EMI Music has been approved by the New Zealand Commerce Commission - the first jurisdiction in the world to do so. Universal Music Group was notified of the regulatory approval earlier today (June 21) and i ...

  5. Google Music an 'Oxymoron' Says Outgoing Warner Music Group Chairman Edgar Bronfman, Jr.

    February 01, 2012 11:50 AM EST Outgoing Warner Music Group chairman Edgar Bronfman, Jr. called Google Music an "oxymoron" that's run by a company conflicted about how to value other parties' information. Bronfman spoke Tuesday at the Wall Street Journal' ...

  6. Vevo Earned $150 Million in Revenue Last Year, Says CEO Rio Caraeff

    February 01, 2012 8:04 AM EST DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) - Vevo, the online music video service launched by Universal Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment in late 2009, pulled in $150 million in revenue last year, chief executive Rio Caraeff revealed on Tuesday. The service g ...

  7. Video: Edgar Bronfman Jr. Says Warner Music Will Fight Universal-EMI Merger 'Tooth and Nail'

    February 01, 2012 7:13 AM EST On his last day as chairman of Warner Music Group, Edgar Bronfman Jr. promised that the company will fight Universal's purchase of EMI "tooth and nail," adding that it strikes him as "hubris particularly for Universal to think ...

  8. Warner Music's Edgar Bronfman Jr.: Steve Jobs Got the Best of Us

    January 31, 2012 10:06 PM EST The iTunes Store is great. But in the negotiations between music executives and Apple CEO Steve Jobs, the latter certainly came out on top, according to Warner Music Group chairman Edgar Bronfman, Jr. "If you look at the market cap increase i ...

  9. Billboard Power 100: Lyor Cohen

    January 27, 2012 10:00 AM EST No. 14 Lyor Cohen Chairman/CEO of Recorded Music Warner Music Group Twitter: @LyorCohen13 The Iceman Cometh... It's definitely a new day at Warner Music Group and not just because Access Industries' Len Blavatnik (see No. 8) has acquired ...

  10. Updated: Edgar Bronfman Jr. to Step Down as Warner Music Group Chairman, No Successor Named

    December 05, 2011 3:38 PM EST Warner Music Group Chairman Edgar Bronfman Jr., who stepped down as CEO earlier this year, announced to the company's staff in a memo today that he's relinquishing the chairman role as well. "I wanted to let you know that, as my oth ...

  11. Warner Internal Memos: Bronfman, Blavatnik On Chairman Changes

    December 05, 2011 3:25 PM EST Warner Music Group Chairman Edgar Bronfman Jr., who stepped down as CEO earlier this year, announced to the company's staff in a memo today that he's relinquishing the chairman role as well. WMG, of course, was sold to Len Blavatnik' ...

  12. Edgar Bronfman's Next Task At Warner Music Group: EMI?

    August 19, 2011 9:05 PM EDT Is Warner Music Group getting ready to put Edgar Bronfman Jr. out to pasture? That may be the reading of some in the business following the company's announcement that the Warner CEO will swap jobs with chairman Stephen F. Cooper. But conside ...

  13. Warner Music CEO Edgar Bronfman, Jr. and Chairman Stephen Cooper Switch Jobs

    August 19, 2011 3:18 PM EDT Edgar Bronfman, Jr. and Stephen Cooper are switching roles with the former becoming the Warner Music Group chairman and the latter assuming the CEO position and responsible for the company's day-to-day operations. In a memo to employees , Bro ...

  14. Edgar Bronfman Jr. Says Warner Music Is 'Very Pleased' With Spotify's U.S. Progress

    August 04, 2011 4:05 PM EDT Whatever reservations Warner Music may have had about Spotify seem to be ancient history. During a call with investment analysts this morning (August 4), CEO Edgar Bronfman Jr. gushed about the service's U.S. launch and the future of cloud-ba ...

  15. Access-Warner Music Investor Documents Reveal New Roles for Edgar Bronfman Jr., Lyor Cohen

    July 21, 2011 4:29 PM EDT In taking over control of Warner Music Group , Access Industries, as expected, is putting its own people in place on the company's board of directors. Stephen Cooper, a board member at one of the companies that Access Industry has invested in ...

  16. Warner Music/Access Industries Deal Is A Win For Both -- But Will Gores Try to Upend It?

    May 06, 2011 7:48 PM EDT Access Industries' proposed $3.3 billion acquisition of the Warner Music Group (WMG) is turning out to be a "best of both worlds" kind of deal for all involved. For one, the private equity owners of WMG will get another payday on to ...

  17. Warner Music Shares Soar On Sale Reports

    January 21, 2011 12:00 AM EST Shares of Warner Music Group surged nearly 23 percent on Friday on news that the world's No. 3 music company is up for sale. Warner Music has hired Goldman Sachs as an advisor to help with the process, a source familiar with the matter said o ...

  18. Warner Music Shares Soar On Sale Reports

    January 21, 2011 12:00 AM EST Shares of Warner Music Group surged nearly 23 percent on Friday on news that the world's No. 3 music company is up for sale . Warner Music has hired Goldman Sachs as an advisor to help with the process, a source familiar with the matter said ...

  19. Warner Music Group Names Cameron Strang CEO of Warner/Chappell Music; Acquires Southside Publishing

    January 04, 2011 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group today announced the appointment of Cameron Strang as CEO of Warner/Chappell Music, one of the world's largest music publishers with a catalog of more than one million copyrights. David Johnson will continue on as Warner/Cha ...

  20. What Slowdown? Warner Music Expects Digital Growth to Accelerate

    November 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST To hear Warner Music Group CEO/chairman Edgar Bronfman Jr. speak during the company's fiscal fourth quarter earnings call on Wednesday, you'd think that 2011 will be the year of the new music model. Two company names stood out during the ...

  21. Earnings Analysis: WMG Hit By Slow Release Schedule

    August 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A slow release schedule helped Warner Music Group report a 15% drop in revenues in its fiscal third quarter. For the period ended June 30, revenue was $652 million and the operating loss was $1 million, a big drop from $25 million the year before. ...

  22. The Orchard CEO Supports Free, On-Demand Services

    March 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT During the Orchard's fourth-quarter earnings call on Thursday, CEO Brad Navin threw his company's support behind on-demand business models. The overall pie is growing because of these new services, he said. "Early indicators are the ...

  23. Analysis: As Digital Revenues Stall, Bronfman Looks To New Models

    February 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST Dominated by talk of new digital business models, Warner Music Group's fiscal Q1 earnings call on Tuesday morning exhibited a mix of patience and optimism. The company's flat revenue, small net loss and stalled digital growth were a repe ...

  24. Court Rules In Favor In WMG Chairman Bronfman

    November 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group chairman Edgar Bronfman Jr. scored another legal victory on Monday. The New York State Court of Appeals upheld a previous court ruling dismissing a $100 million lawsuit filed against Bronfman two years ago by Simon & Schuste ...

  25. Briefs: Edgar Bronfman, BT, Topspin

    June 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Edgar Bronfman, CEO and chairman of Warner Music Group is profiled and interviewed in the Financial Times. Bronfman talked about the company's bond issuance ("a real vote of confidence"), multi-rights deals ("Fundamentally, ...

  26. Edgar Bronfman Moving To London

    June 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group chairman and CEO Edgar Bronfman, Jr is moving to London and will run the major between the U.K. capital and New York. The London Times reports that Bronfman is moving his family from New York to a house in Kensington near Warner ...

  27. Lawsuit Against Warner Chief Dismissed

    December 23, 2008 12:00 AM EST An appellate court dismissed the remaining two claims in a lawsuit brought against Warner Music Group chief executive Edgar Bronfman Jr. by a former CEO of publisher Simon & Schuster who claimed he helped conceive the 2003 buyout of Warner but ...

  28. Digital Briefs: Project Playlist, Facebook, Guns N' Roses, '360'

    November 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Project Playlist has landed former Facebook chief revenue officer Owen Van Natta as it's new CEO, according to the blog AllThingsD . Van Natta is an investor in the music discovery startup. - The Los Angeles man accused of illegally uploadi ...

  29. Global Shake-Up At WMG

    September 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group has promoted Lyor Cohen and Michael D. Fleisher as part of a major international restructuring. As a result of a new regional structure, WMI Chairman and CEO Patrick Vien will leave the company. WMG has established an Office of ...

  30. Tanous Upped At WMG

    May 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Will Tanous has been promoted to executive VP and chief communications officer for the Warner Music Group. Previously senior VP of corporate communications, Tanous will continue to lead the company's media relations, internal and external com ...

  31. Zubillaga Splits With WMG

    February 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group executive VP, digital strategy and business development Alejandro (Alex) Zubillaga, will leave the company June 1 to "pursue entrepreneurial activities in media and other businesses," the music giant said today. His re ...

  32. France Investigates Warner's Bronfman

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group Corp chief executive Edgar Bronfman Jr. has been placed under formal investigation by French authorities as part of a probe into insider trading at Vivendi, Warner said on Thursday. Bronfman was formerly a director of Vivendi an ...

  33. Blavatnik Resigns From WMG Board

    January 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST Len Blavatnik has resigned from Warner Music Group's board of directors. Blavatnik has served as a WMG director since March 2004. He told the company his executive responsibilities at Access Industries and travel schedule would prevent his co ...

  34. WMG To Mobile Firms: Get Your Act Together

    November 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group chairman Edgar Bronfman says mobile operators need to get their music act together before Apple and Google eat their lunch. Speaking to the Financial Times , Bronfman reiterated his long-held stance that today's mobile phon ...

  35. 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 ...

  36. Warner Music's Bronfman Sued For $100M

    April 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group Corp. chief executive Edgar Bronfman Jr. was sued on Monday for $100 million by a former CEO of publisher Simon & Schuster who claims Bronfman failed to compensate him for conceiving the 2003 buyout of Warner. Former CEO Dic ...

  37. Blackstone Takes New Role Under Bronfman

    December 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST A seismic shift is taking place in the top ranks of Warner/Chappell Music. Richard Blackstone is to move from his post as chairman and CEO of Warner/Chappell Music to assume a new role as senior advisor to Edgar Bronfman, Jr., chairman and CEO of ...

  38. Source: Bandier To Resign EMI Music Pub Post

    September 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Executive may play into WMG plans. Martin Bandier is resigning his post as chairman/co-CEO of EMI Music Publishing, Billboard.biz has learned. The move follows discussions between Warner Music Group chairman Edgar Bronfman Jr. and Bandier over WMG ...

  39. Source: Bandier To Resign EMI Music Pub Post

    September 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Martin Bandier is resigning his post as chairman/co-CEO of EMI Music Publishing, Billboard.biz has learned. The move follows discussions between Warner Music Group chairman Edgar Bronfman Jr. and Band Martin Bandier is resigning his post as chairm ...

  40. Warner Launches Groundbreaking Korean Joint Venture

    May 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group is setting up a precedent-setting joint venture with leading South Korean telecom operator SK Telecom that will handle Warner Music Korea's stable of domestic acts. Warner Music Group is setting up a precedent-setting joint ...

  41. Bronfman To Deliver Music Matters Keynote

    April 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group chairman/CEO Edgar Bronfman Jr. has been confirmed as keynote speaker at the inaugural Music Matters Conference, to be held May 10-11 in Hong Kong. Warner Music Group chairman/CEO Edgar Bronfman Jr. has been confirmed as keynote ...

  42. Albertini Splits With WMI

    February 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST In a surprise move, Warner Music International chairman/CEO Paul-René Albertini has exited the company, with immediate effect. The French executive has been replaced by veteran U.S. broadcast exe In a surprise move, Warner Music Internati ...

  43. Albertini Splits With WMI

    February 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST In a surprise move, Warner Music International chairman/CEO Paul-René Albertini has exited the company, with immediate effect. The French executive has been replaced by veteran U.S. broadcast exe In a surprise move, Warner Music Internati ...

  44. WMG Preps Digital Label

    August 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 'e-label' wont adhere to standard release schedules. Warner Music Group is preparing a digital-only music division, dubbed an "e-label" by chairman/CEO Edgar Bronfman Jr. at a recent speaking appearance. Artists signed to the e ...

  45. Blackstone To Take Over Warner/Chappell

    April 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group has named Richard Blackstone as the new chairman/CEO of its publishing division, Warner/Chappell Music. Warner Music Group has named Richard Blackstone as the new chairman/CEO of its publishing division, Warner/Chappell Music. B ...

  46. Ames Joins EMI As Consultant

    March 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Former Warner chief becomes EMI senior advisor. EMI Group has confirmed that Roger Ames will join the major in a consultancy role. The former Warner Music Group chairman/CEO has been appointed as a senior advisor, reporting to EMI Recorded Music c ...

  47. Bider Bids Warner/Chappell Farewell

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music publishing veteran Les Bider is stepping down from his position as Warner/Chappell Music chairman/CEO, Warner Music Group announced Feb. 17. NEW YORK -- Music publishing veteran Les Bider is stepping down from his position as Warner/Chappell ...

  48. WMG Picks Up American

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rick Rubin is moving his American Recordings label to Warner Music Group, chairman/CEO Edgar Bronfman, Jr. announced on Feb. 11. NEW YORK -- Rick Rubin is moving his American Recordings label to Warner Music Group, chairman/CEO Edgar Bronfman, Jr. ...

  49. WMG Names Exec VP/CFO

    January 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group has named Michael D. Fleisher as executive VP/CFO. Based in New York, he reports to chairman/CEO Edgar Bronfman Jr. Warner Music Group has named Michael D. Fleisher as executive VP/CFO. Based in New York, he reports to chairman/ ...

  50. Warner Sells Print Music Division

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST International music-education company Alfred Publishing has reached an agreement to acquire Warner Bros. Publications, the print-music division of Warner Music Group. The purchase price was not disclo NEW YORK -- International music-education comp ...

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