Elektra Entertainment Group

  1. Sylvia Rhone Appointed President of Epic

    March 19, 2014 9:01 AM EDT Sylvia Rhone has been named president of Epic Records. The appointment comes a year after Rhone launched Vested in Culture (VIC), her joint venture with Epic. VIC will remain an imprint of the label. Rhone will report to Epic chairman/CEO Ant ...

  2. Seymour Stein: A Chronology

    January 21, 2012 11:55 PM EST : Seymour Stein is born in Brooklyn on April 18. 1955: At age 13, Stein visits Tommy Noonan in the Billboard chart department and asks permission to copy down in longhand the pop, R&B and country singles charts for every week going back to ...

  3. Universal Motown's Sylvia Rhone Honored By National Action Network; President Obama Speaks At Ceremony

    April 07, 2011 10:55 AM EDT NEW YORK -- Universal Motown President Sylvia Rhone was honored last night at the National Action Network's 20th Anniversary Keepers of the Dream Awards. Other honorees included NFL Hall of Famer Jim Brown, MSNBC President Phil Griffin and NB ...

  4. Spaulding Named President Of Fontana

    December 01, 2009 12:00 AM EST Ron Spaulding has been promoted to president of Fontana, UMGD's independent distribution arm. Spaulding, who was formerly executive VP and GM of Fontana, will continue to report to Jim Urie, president and CEO of UMGD. Prior to joining Fontana ...

  5. Fontana Names Spaulding Exec VP and GM

    November 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Fontana Distribution, the independent distribution arm of Universal Music Group (UMGD), has appointed Ron Spaulding as executive VP and GM. Spaulding will report to Jim Urie, the President of UMGD, and will be based in Los Angeles. Prior to joinin ...

  6. Klaiman Moves To Universal Republic

    November 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Named senior VP of promotion/artist development. Joel Klaiman has been appointed senior VP of promotion/artist development for Universal Republic Records. Klaiman reports to Monte Lipman, president of Universal Republic, and is based in New York. ...

  7. Uni Motown Names Urban Promotion VP

    August 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Wilson exits Atlantic for role. Colleen Wilson has been appointed VP of urban promotions for Universal Motown Records. She reports to Michael Horton, senior VP of urban promotions for Universal Motown Records Group, and is based in New York. " ...

  8. Universal Motown Names Senior Video VP

    May 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Gina Harrell previously held roles at Elektra. Gina Harrell has been appointed senior VP of Video Production for the Universal Motown Records Group (UMRG). Harrell reports to Mel Lewinter, chairman/CEO of UMRG; Sylvia Rhone, president of Universal ...

  9. IDJMG Promotes Thompson to EVP Of Promotion

    May 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Greg Thompson has been appointed executive VP of promotion for Island Def Jam Music Group. In this new position, Mr. Thompson will oversee the activities of IDJ's promotion (excluding urban promotion Greg Thompson has been appointed executive ...

  10. Uni Motown Names Urban Promo VP

    March 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Madison joins from Elektra. Universal Motown has named Michelle Madison as VP of urban promotion. Madison was VP of R&B promotion at Elektra Entertainment Group, where she worked closely with Sylvia Rhone, who is now president of Motown and ex ...

  11. Rhone Motown Prez

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sylvia Rhone has joined Universal Music Group as president of Motown Records and executive VP of Universal Records. Rhone, the former chairman/CEO of Elektra Entertainment Group, will report to Mel Le Sylvia Rhone has joined Universal Music Group ...

  12. Rhone Gets Dual Motown/Universal Post

    October 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/archivesearch/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000630909">As expected</A>, Sylvia Rhone has joined Universal Music Group as president of Motown Records and As expected , Sylvia Rhon ...

  13. Doug Morris In Re-Up Talks

    September 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A source confirms that Doug Morris is in negotiations to re-up as chairman/CEO of Universal Music Group, although his current contract does not run out until mid-2005. The new deal, which would run fo A source confirms that Doug Morris is in negot ...

  14. Universal Motown To Welcome Rhone

    September 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sylvia Rhone will join the Universal Motown Records Group (UMRG) at the beginning of October, say sources. Her new title is expected to be announced within the next two weeks. Sylvia Rhone will join the Universal Motown Records Group (UMRG) at the ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. TBS To Air Trumpet Awards Show

    February 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST TBS will air the Trumpet Awards -- which herald the accomplishments of African-Americans in politics, business, law and the arts -- on Feb. 21. TBS will air the Trumpet Awards -- which herald the accomplishments of African-Americans in politics, b ...

  18. WMG: Sylvia Rhone Still In Place

    January 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Contrary to a report yesterday on radio station WBLS New York, Sylvia Rhone is not leaving her post as chairman of Elektra Entertainment Group, according to a Warner Music Group representative. Contrary to a report yesterday on radio station WBLS ...