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  1. Traci Adams Promoted to SVP Promotion at Epic Records

    June 27, 2014 7:31 PM EDT Traci Adams has been promoted to senior vp promotion at Epic Records by executive vp Benny Pough. Related Articles Big Boi Announces New Record Deal with Epic Records Billboard Power 100 2014: No. 56 - Antonio "L.A." Reid, Chairman/CEO o ...

  2. Jim Donio Opens Music Biz Assn. Convention with Honors for Sylvia Rhone, Jonathan Poneman

    May 07, 2014 5:31 PM EDT In his opening address to the Music Business Assn. convention in Los Angeles, the trade group's president Jim Donio noted that, while the growth of streaming was more than offsetting declining download sales, IFPI data also showed physical wa ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Quincy Jones Files $10M Lawsuit Over Michael Jackson Music

    October 25, 2013 9:14 PM EDT Quincy Jones has filed a $10 million breach-of-contract lawsuit in connection with Michael Jackson projects released after the singer's death. The legendary producer who has won 27 Grammy Awards and produced the King of Pop's best-sell ...

  5. Epic Records Names Shalik Berry VP of A&R

    September 20, 2013 9:32 PM EDT Shalik Berry has joined Epic as VP of A&R, Billboard has learned. In his new role, the Los Angeles-based Berry will focus on urban music and report to Epic chairman/CEO L.A. Reid. Billboard Power 100: Antonio "L.A." Reid Berry is c ...

  6. Jacqueline Saturn, 20-Year Veteran of Epic Records, Heads to Capitol's Harvest

    August 19, 2013 2:42 PM EDT Jacqueline Saturn, a 20-year veteran of Epic Records who left the company in late July, is headed to Capitol Music Group's Harvest Records label, the Hollywood Reporter has learned. Todd Glassman Replaces Jacqueline Saturn as Head of Epic P ...

  7. Todd Glassman Replaces Jacqueline Saturn as Head of Epic Promotions (Source)

    July 22, 2013 6:03 PM EDT Todd Glassman has been named Epic Records' head of promotions replacing Jacqueline Saturn who is leaving the company, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.   Glassman formerly worked as SVP of promotions at Island Def Jam o ...

  8. Christopher 'Tricky' Stewart Exits Epic A&R Helm

    June 28, 2013 9:14 PM EDT In an unexpected move, Christopher “Tricky” Stewart has exited his post as Epic Records’ president of A&R to concentrate on producing. The Grammy Award-winning songwriter/producer joined the label in that role in October 2011. There was no ...

  9. Michael 'Sha Money XL' Clervoix Named EVP of Urban A&R for Epic Records

    May 13, 2013 1:04 PM EDT Michael "Sha Money XL" Clervoix, former SVP of A&R for Island Def Jam, has been named EVP of Urban A&R for Epic Records, it was announced today. Sha Money will oversee artist development and certain aspects of their recording p ...

  10. L.A. Reid's NYC Apartment Listed for $18.9 Million

    May 07, 2013 3:58 AM EDT Music executive and former X Factor judge L.A. Reid has put his six-bedroom New York City apartment on the market for $18.9 million. The full-floor 5,000 square-foot Upper East Side condo is on the 10th floor of the prestigious 515 Park Ave. bui ...

  11. L.A. Reid's Career Timeline: From Deele to 'X-Factor,' LaFace to Epic, TLC to Bieber

    December 14, 2012 5:40 PM EST - May 1988 The R&B group with Ken "Babyface" Edmonds, Antonio "L.A." Reid has his first top big hit with "Two Occassions" as a member of the Deele, which peaks at No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 on May 21. . - 198 ...

  12. Alex Wilhelm, Crazed Hits Blogger, Named Warner Bros. Director Of A&R

    November 13, 2012 11:05 AM EST In an update to the story below, which was published on Billboard.biz in September, Alex Wilhelm finally revealed the company he's joined: "I've joined Warner Bros. Records as Director of A&R. A big thank you to Mike Caren, Jeff ...

  13. L.A. Reid, Steve Bartels, More Trumpet the Power of Radio at Advertising Week Panel

    October 01, 2012 6:40 PM EDT Heads up to emerging artists: If you want to impress L.A. Reid, think about what your music might sound like on FM airwaves. "The deepest and most sincere feeling I get is when I meet an artist and they have that steel in their eyes and they ...

  14. Angelica Cob-Baehler, Epic Records EVP, Makes Unexpected Exit

    August 23, 2012 9:10 AM EDT Less than a year after accepting a senior management position at Epic Records, EVP of marketing Angelica Cob-Baehler is being let go. An Epic spokesperson confirmed the Los Angeles-based executive's exit, citing a reassessment of senior manag ...

  15. It's Official: Britney Spears, Demi Lovato Confirmed As 'X Factor' Judges

    May 14, 2012 4:57 PM EDT Here Come the Judges (from left): Antonio "LA" Reid, Chairman & CEO of Epic Records; Britney Spears; Demi Lovato; and Simon Cowell, whose Syco company produces "X Factor" Following months of speculation, Fox has finally ann ...

  16. Photos: Clive Davis, Alicia Keys, Diddy Pay Tribute to Whitney Houston at Pre-Grammy Gala

    February 12, 2012 10:11 AM EST Chief Creative Officer of Sony Music Clive Davis at the Clive Davis and the Recording Academy's 2012 Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute to Industry Icons Honoring Richard Branson at The Beverly Hilton Hotel . He said the late-Whtiney Houston "wo ...

  17. Billboard Power 100: Doug Morris

    January 27, 2012 10:00 AM EST No. 5 Doug Morris CEO Sony Music Entertainment Renaissance Man... Critics cackled last year about Sony Corp.'s choice of septuagenarian Doug Morris as CEO of the second-largest major-label group. But what those naysayers failed to realize is ...

  18. Epic Sheds Another High-Level Exec: Kevin Lawrie

    October 25, 2011 7:33 PM EDT L.A. Reid has shed another senior Sony executive in his new assignment as chairman and CEO of Epic Records. Sources say that Kevin Lawrie--who had been operating as the label's chief operating officer, although his appointment was never offic ...

  19. L.A. Reid Officially Named Chairman & CEO of Epic Records

    July 18, 2011 10:20 AM EDT He's been on the job for weeks , but on Monday morning LA Reid was officially named Chairman & CEO of Epic Records by new Sony Music Entertainment CEO Doug Morris . Reid will report to Morris and oversee the day-to-day operations of the N ...

  20. Elton John Forms New Company: Rocket Music Entertainment Group

    June 30, 2011 4:28 PM EDT Elton John , who recently left Twenty-First Artists, the management company he co-founded in 1999, has formed a new music company called the Rocket Music Entertainment Group. The company "is set up to be an all-encompassing music company with ...

  21. Roc Nation's Jay Brown To Appear At 'In The City'

    July 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Roc Nation president and co-founder Jay Brown has been confirmed to appear at In The City 2010. The U.K. music conference and festival takes place in Manchester on Oct. 13 to 15. The conference base will be the City Inn Hotel and various venues wi ...

  22. U.K. Tenor Russell Watson Signs With Epic

    December 01, 2009 12:00 AM EST U.K. tenor Russell Watson has signed a long-term world wide record deal with Epic Records and Sony Music Entertainment U.K. Under the terms of the deal, the classical crossover artist will start to record his first album for Epic early in 2010 for ...

  23. Music Industry Remembers Michael Jackson

    July 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT "[A specific memory?] I've got a big one. Thursday morning, 12:30 a.m. He finishes the three-hour rehearsal [at Los Angeles' Staples Center], he goes over and does a group hug with Frank Dileo and Kenny Ortega, then he comes over to ...

  24. UPDATED: Michael Jackson Mourned By Friends, Fans, Fellow Musicians

    June 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson died June 25 after reportedly being found unconscious in his Bel Air, Calif., home. Paramedics rushed the 50-year-old icon to UCLA Medical Center, where he was declared dead. Below, a round-up of the music industry's reaction ...

  25. Auditions For New Menudo Set

    March 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Casting calls for the new Menudo kick off Mar. 31 near Los Angeles, with the cameras rolling for reality shows on MTV and MTV Tr3s. A recording contract with Epic Records is already in place for the reincarnated Latin supergroup once it forms afte ...

  26. Music Nation, Epic, Clear Channel To Launch Competition

    October 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Winners receive record deal with Epic. Recently launched Music Nation, a self-described artist development company, has partnered with Clear Channel Radio and Epic Records to launch an online video competition with a global record deal as the main ...

  27. Epic Records, Sony Wonder Sign 'Pizza' Deal

    June 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Laughing Pizza may not yet be on most people’s radar screens. But that is poised to change. The Atlanta-based family trio has struck a multi-year deal with Epic Records and Sony Wonder. Laughing Pizza may not yet be on most people’s radar screens. ...

  28. More Stripes For Sony's Ienner

    March 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sony Music Label Group U.S. head Don Ienner is adding the title of chairman to his role as CEO. The promotion is one of the first key staffing moves from newly installed Sony BMG Music Entertainment c Sony Music Label Group U.S. head Don Ienner is ...

  29. Tyler Appointed EVP At Sony Music

    January 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST Will oversee promotion strategies. Sony BMG Music Entertainment has appointed Bruce Tyler executive VP, promotion/market strategy of Sony Music Label Group. Reporting to SMLG president Michele Anthony and based in New York, Tyler will partner with ...

  30. Sony Music Promotes Block To Head Of Sales

    December 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Succeeds Tom Donnarumma who moved to Columbia. Michael Block, senior VP of sales at the Sony Music Label Group U.S., has been named the head of sales for that shared services operation. Block reports to Sony Music Label Group president and COO Mic ...

  31. Columbia Taps New Senior VP

    December 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Ken Lane formerly held similar role at IDJ. Former Island Def Jam Music Group senior VP of promotion Ken Lane joins Columbia Records Group for a similar position. Lane, who exited IDJMG earlier this year, replaces Stu Bergen, who recently exited C ...

  32. Label Vet Ray Anderson Dies

    December 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST He was 65. Ray Anderson, a major figure in record promotion who rose to become president of Epic Records, died of an apparent heart attack Dec. 15 at his home in San Clemente, Calif. He was 65. A native of Pittsburgh, Anderson got his start in the ...

  33. Lane Walks Into Columbia Post

    December 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Former Island Def Jam Music Group senior VP of promotion Ken Lane joins Columbia Records Group for a similar position, sources say. Former Island Def Jam Music Group senior VP of promotion Ken Lane joins Columbia Records Group for a similar positi ...

  34. Anthony, Barnett, Walk Take New SMLG Roles

    December 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sony Music Label Group U.S. has a new executive structure in place, effective immediately. Michele Anthony has been named president of SMLG, in addition to continuing her role as COO of the group and Sony Music Label Group U.S. has a new executive ...

  35. Shakira Gets The MTV 5 Star Treatment

    October 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks is to pool its considerable broadcasting and new media activities for an "unprecedented" marketing campaign to support Shakira's upcoming album release. MTV Networks is to pool its considerable broadcasting and new medi ...

  36. Shakira Gets The MTV 5 Star Treatment

    October 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks is to pool its considerable broadcasting and new media activities for an "unprecedented" marketing campaign to support Shakira's upcoming album release. MTV Networks is to pool its considerable broadcasting and new medi ...

  37. Integrity Extends Epic Distribution Deal

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Integrity Music Group has extended its worldwide, mainstream distribution/marketing agreement with Epic Records and signed a new deal with Sony BMG-owned Provident Music Group for distribution to the NASHVILLE -- Integrity Music Group has extended ...

  38. Integrity Extends Epic Distribution Deal

    September 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Integrity Music Group has extended its worldwide, mainstream distribution/marketing agreement with Epic Records and signed a new deal with Sony BMG-owned Provident Music Group for distribution to the Integrity Music Group has extended its worldwid ...

  39. Integrity Extends Epic Distribution Deal

    September 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Integrity Music Group has extended its worldwide, mainstream distribution/marketing agreement with Epic Records and signed a new deal with Sony BMG-owned Provident Music Group for distribution to the Integrity Music Group has extended its worldwid ...

  40. Ienner CEO, Sony Music Label Group, U.S.

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Add CEO to Don Ienner's list of titles as the boss of recorded music at Sony Music in the United States. Ienner has assumed the chief executive designation in addition to his existing title of preside Ienner CEO, Sony Music Label Group, U.S. ...

  41. Don Ienner Earns CEO Stripes

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Add CEO to Don Ienner's list of titles as the boss of recorded music at Sony Music in the United States. Ienner has assumed the chief executive designation in addition to his existing title of preside Add CEO to Don Ienner's list of titl ...

  42. New Manager For Shakira

    May 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ceci Kurzman inks Latin star to deal. Colombian pop diva Shakira has signed a management deal with Ceci Kurzman, former VP of worldwide marketing for Epic Records. The Sony artist's management was previously handled by Freddy De Mann. She is ...

  43. Sony Taps Ellis As Urban Music GM

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony Urban Music has named Lisa Ellis general manager. NEW YORK-- Sony Urban Music has named Lisa Ellis general manager. In the newly-created position, Ellis will SUM's oversee day-to-day operations. She also will work with Sony's U.S. l ...

  44. E.U. Set To Act On New Rules To Halt Piracy

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST The European Union is expected to agree to new rules this week that will clamp down on movie and music pirates following a long legislative battle, according to the E.U. sources last Friday. <br clea Virgin, Fox Studio Drop Lawsuit, Settle Disp ...