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  1. Alan Meltzer -- Late Wind-Up Records Founder, Three-Time Industry Success Story -- Remembered by Friends & Family

    November 02, 2011 6:15 PM EDT Alan Meltzer, who passed away Oct. 31, was a triple platinum music executive. He hit it big the first time out building a small CD wholesale business into a super one-stop, which he sold and ultimately realized about $30 million from; he invested ...

  2. Business Matters: Grooveshark's Facebook Activity on the Rise

    October 31, 2011 6:38 PM EDT Grooveshark's Facebook Activity on the Rise -- Grooveshark's Facebook app has seen its number of daily users increase fourfold in the last two weeks. Numbers at AppData show the music service's Facebook app went from 100,000 daily a ...

  3. Backbeat: Gerardo Ortiz, Regional Mexican Singer, Attracts Celebs and Sony Execs to Milestone Show at Nokia Theatre in L.A.

    October 11, 2011 11:54 AM EDT A handful of years ago, Gerardo Ortiz was unknown in regional Mexican music--then he was discovered on YouTube. Now, the singer/songwriter is becoming such an established name that even major celebrities in the genre are showing up at his concerts ...

  4. Backbeat: Romeo Santos' Private L.A. Show; Talks Collabs With Usher, Pitbull, Lil Wayne

    October 04, 2011 8:05 AM EDT Shirley Rodriguez (VP of marketing/Angelo Medina group), Paula Paminsky (vp of marketing/Sony Music Latin), the evening's main attraction Romeo Santos and Karina Puente (Sony Music Latin) Univision Radio executive VP Jack Hobbs and Mexican po ...

  5. Billboard's Women In Music 2011: Barbara Cane

    October 01, 2011 12:00 AM EDT No. 37 Barbara Cane VP/GM of writer/publisher relations, BMI Website: BMI.com Twitter: @bmi Barbara Cane oversees the creative activities of BMI's writer/publisher staff in Los Angeles, dealing with pop, alternative, rock, indie and adult con ...

  6. Billboard's Women In Music 2011: Lynn Hazan

    October 01, 2011 12:00 AM EDT No. 33 (tie) Lynn Hazan CFO/executive VP/GM, RED Distribution; executive VP/GM, Independent Online Distribution Alliance Website: Redmusic.com , iodalliance.com Twitter: @stachemedia Lynn Hazan, as executive VP/GM of both RED Distribution and the ...

  7. Billboard's Women In Music 2011: Livia Tortella

    October 01, 2011 12:00 AM EDT No. 4 Livia Tortella Co-president/COO, Warner Bros. Records Website: Warnerbrosrecords.com Twitter: @Livia_WBR In her first full year as co-president/COO at Warner Bros. Records, Livia Tortella cites numerous artists whose accomplishments have bee ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Backbeat: Leadership Music Welcomes Class of 2012 in Nashville

    September 19, 2011 7:30 AM EDT Alumni of Leadership Music , the Nashville-based group of music industry professionals, gathered Tuesday evening to welcome the Class of 2012. With open bars on either side of the hall and a spread of food in its center, the spacious room at the N ...

  10. Backbeat: The Merge Summit 2011

    August 23, 2011 1:00 PM EDT The third annual Merge Summit, focusing on the integration of faith and entertainment, took place over the weekend (Aug. 18-20) in Los Angeles at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel. Merge founder/chair Holly Carter, who is president/CEO of Relevé Enter ...

  11. RCA's New Executive Team Named Under CEO Peter Edge Amid Layoffs (Update)

    August 23, 2011 7:30 AM EDT With the official naming two weeks ago of CEO Peter Edge and president/COO Tom Corson , the rest of the RCA team is falling into place, sources tell Billboard.biz. Joe Riccitelli will lead the pop/rock promotion teams, while Mark Pitts becomes pre ...

  12. Exclusive: Peter Edge and Tom Corson Talk RCA Music Group's Future

    August 10, 2011 8:00 AM EDT With the appointment of veteran A&R executive Peter Edge as CEO of RCA Music Group , Sony Music Entertainment's leadership team under new chairman/CEO Doug Morris is coming into greater focus. Edge, who was previously president of A&R ...

  13. Robbie DeFreitas Leaves Alliance

    July 28, 2011 6:06 PM EDT In the continuing reshaping of the Alliance Entertainment executive suite, Robbie DeFreitas, the senior VP who heads up purchasing has left the company. He follows Alan Tuchman out the door; Tuchman, who held the CEO position, resigned from the co ...

  14. ESPN Orders High School Makeover Show 'Rise Up' to Series

    July 25, 2011 7:22 PM EDT ESPN has ordered high school makeover show "Rise Up" to series and the network has enlisted country music star Kenny Chesney to write the theme song for the franchise. Hosted by ESPN college football analyst Chris Spielman and DIY televi ...

  15. Labels and Venues are Turning to QR Codes to Boost Marketing Campaigns


    July 22, 2011 1:52 PM EDT We see it happen all the time: An artist employs an emerging new technology in the marketing campaign for a new album. The campaign gets a lot of press because it's new and different. Fans catch on and begin using the technology. The latest ...

  16. Billboard Q&A: Mike Davis

    July 22, 2011 1:10 PM EDT When Mike Davis joined Atlanta-based one-stop Justin Entertainment as a sales representative in 1989, he had a pretty limited view of the music business. "Back then," he recalls, "I thought the scope of the music industry consiste ...

  17. The 25 Hottest Clubs in North America

    June 24, 2011 12:32 PM EDT These are the top-ranked clubs in North America based on box-office data reported to Billboard Boxscore by concert promoters or venue representatives for events that occurred this year from Jan. 1 through June 1. Some are booked and promoted by ...

  18. Alliance Names Former Universal Music Exec Mike Davis President

    June 20, 2011 11:05 AM EDT Former Universal Music Enterprises executive Mike Davis has been named president of Alliance Entertainment , filling a void at the company that has existed since Alan Tuchman resigned as CEO in April . Davis had previously been executive VP/GM of ...

  19. Billboard Country Music Summit Explores Ways Songwriters Can Thrive in the Digital Age

    June 06, 2011 6:14 PM EDT Digital Domain: Moderator: Tom Roland, Billboard: Barton Herbison, Executive Director of the Nashville Songwriters Assn. International (NSAI); Rhett Akins, Songwriter and Artist; and Artist Linda Edell Howard, Entertainment Lawyer, Adams and Reese ...

  20. Billboard Country Music Summit Kicks Off Monday

    June 03, 2011 1:13 PM EDT The goal of the Billboard Country Music Summit , taking place Monday and Tuesday and produced in association with the Country Music Association , is simple: to bring together key stakeholders in the country music industry to discuss the most impor ...

  21. ShowClix Taps Ticketing Vet Pat Lucas As Director of Sales

    May 24, 2011 2:31 PM EDT Web-based ticketing firm ShowClix has named ticketing and venue management veteran Pat Lucas as director of sales. He will be based in Pittsburgh and report to ShowClix co-founder/president Lynsie Campbell. Most recently, Lucas served as the direc ...

  22. Lady Gaga, Jason Derulo, JR Rotem Win Songwriters of the Year Award at BMI's Pop Music Awards

    May 18, 2011 8:05 AM EDT Lady Gaga, Jason Derulo and JR Rotem were saluted as BMI's pop songwriters of the year at the organization's 59th annual Pop Music Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. Earning pop song of the year honors was the Lady Antebellum hit &quo ...

  23. Vice Partners With Intel, Dell To Launch Noisey.com Music Site

    March 11, 2011 12:35 PM EST Indie music fans who want to read about emerging artists have a plethora of places to go on the Web. But searching for concert footage of those acts often brings up little more than shaky clips shot on a mobile phone. To address that perceived gap ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. Vice Partners With Intel, Dell To Launch Noisey.com Music Site

    March 10, 2011 12:39 PM EST Indie music fans who want to read about emerging artists have a plethora of places to go on the Web. But searching for concert footage of those acts often brings up little more than shaky clips shot on a mobile phone. To address that perceived gap ...

  26. Can Doug Morris Bring Stability To Sony?

    March 02, 2011 6:58 PM EST After months of speculation, now that Sony Music Entertainment has finally announced that Doug Morris will become the company's CEO on July 1, it raises the question: What are they getting with that appointment? For one, they are getting an e ...

  27. Arrested Development, Naughty By Nature, Paul Wall Rock Grammy 'Word Revolution' Event: Photo Gallery

    February 11, 2011 2:28 PM EST The consensus was unanimous following Thursday's Grammy Week event, "Word Revolution: A Celebration of the Evolution of Hip-Hop": it was the highlight thus far of a very busy week. Presented by the Grammy Foundation in association w ...

  28. MIDEM 2011: A Fine Music Business Conference. And Just A Little More

    January 28, 2011 1:41 PM EST MIDEM has long been one of, if not the ultimate annual dipstick for the music business. And so it's worth paying careful attention to what came up this year -- the 45th iteration of the event. This year's ran from Jan. 22 to Jan. 26. Onc ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. Muve Service From Cricket Wireless Could Have Big Impact on Mobile Music

    December 20, 2010 12:00 AM EST Mobile companies have not fared particularly well offering their own music services. But prepaid operator Cricket Wireless hopes to buck this trend with the introduction of a new branded mobile music service called Muve, set to go live sometime in ...

  31. MuchMusic Still Hoping For Programming Approval From CRTC

    December 13, 2010 12:00 AM EST Canada's specialty music TV station MuchMusic may still get the programming changes it seeks from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), including a reduction in the number of music videos it's required t ...

  32. Business Matters: WMG, Live Nation Ratings Downgraded

    December 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. WMG, Live Nation Ratings Downgraded -- Both Warner Music Group and Live Nation have recently had their bond ratings downgraded by Standard & Poor’s Ratings Service. In other words, one of the ...

  33. IndieBlu Re-Branded eOne Music Nashville

    November 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST eOne Music has transformed and expanded the IndieBlu operation that it acquired in April into eOne Music Nashville, according to an internal company memo obtained by Billboard. The newly named company will be the umbrella for five operating groups ...

  34. Publishing Briefs: RightsFlow, Liz Rose Music, Paul Rodgers and more

    November 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST -- SoundExchange is tapping the RightsFlow database to help find recording artists who are due royalties collected by the organization. The New York-based music licensing and royalty service provider has responded by matching 1,675 artists and 63 ...

  35. @Billboard Touring Conference: Should You Paper Your Crowd?

    November 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT To discount or not to discount? The recession and an uptick in the number of bands on the road have resulted in unsold tickets. Innovative online services have appeared to help sell those tickets. The “New Media and Touring: Finding The Fan” panel ...

  36. BACKBEAT: Here's What You Missed on Day 1 of Billboard's Touring Conference and Awards

    November 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The 7th annual Billboard Touring Conference & Awards , presented by ShowClix and in association with Music Networx, is taking place in NYC on November 3rd and 4th. This two-day event features informative panels, controversial discussions, inva ...

  37. Rupert Murdoch Launches Ticketing Service Down Under

    October 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Rupert Murdoch's News Limited has launched a new Australian ticketing service which it bullishly claims will take on the country's two biggest players, Ticketek and Ticketmaster. The new Foxtix business has three chief aims, explains New ...

  38. MySpace Records Hires New GM, Partners With Downtown Music

    September 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT MySpace Records announced two key changes as of part its relaunch: the hiring of David Andreone as the company's new GM, and a label services partnership with Downtown Music. Originally intended to be a small, data-driven operation, MySpace R ...

  39. Business Matters: Live Nation, We7, RIAA and more

    September 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. Live Nation Pushing Back On Artist Guarantees -- Lower ticket prices appear likely in 2011, and artist guarantees will be pulled down in order achieve those lower prices. So said Live Nation CEO M ...

  40. BACKBEAT: Santana, Gavin Rossdale, India.Arie and more

    August 31, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Clive Davis, CCO of Sony Music, and Carlos Santana hosted a private VIP listening event on Wednesday, August 25th to unveil Santana’s brand new album, GUITAR HEAVEN…THE GREATEST GUITAR CLASSICS OF ALL, out on Arista Records on September 21. Below ...

  41. The Billboard Q&A: Forum GM Gene Felling

    August 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Concert business veteran Gene Felling, who served as GM of Inglewood, Calif.'s Forum from 2005-2007 is returning to his old post at the legendary arena. Facility management company VenuWorks has signed a memo of understanding with the 18,000- ...

  42. Capper Rises At Warner/Chappell Down Under

    July 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Warner/Chappell Australia GM Matthew Capper has been promoted to managing director of the Sydney-based music publisher. Capper, who joined the company in 2003, will be responsible for bolstering the affiliate's A&R activities and has made ...

  43. StubHub Chief Touts Secondary Market On Huffington Post

    July 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT One of the summer’s quietest developments has been New York State’s move to force ticket sellers to offer paper tickets. The lawmakers’ intent was to preserve an open secondary market. In doing so, they gave a thumbs down to any ticketing company’ ...

  44. FACTOR CEO Retires

    June 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Heather Ostertag, president and CEO of FACTOR (the Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent On Recordings), announced her retirement at the Canadian music body's annual general meeting. "I have been proud and privileged to have had the oppor ...

  45. Frank Flores Exits Spanish Broadcasting System

    June 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Frank Flores, chief revenue officer for Spanish Broadcasting System's radio segment and GM of the company's New York stations La Mega 97. FM and Amor 93.1 FM, has left the company according to published reports. Flores was a vocal critic ...

  46. Rhino Records President Scott Pascucci To Exit Label

    May 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Rhino Records president Scott Pascucci is leaving the company, according to a statement issued to Billboard. Rhino executive VP/GM Kevin Gore will assume management responsibilities for the company. Pascucci will remain on board as a consultant to ...

  47. MTV Tr3s Revamps Programming Lineup

    May 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Latino youth entertainment channel MTV Tr3s announced a revamp of its programming lineup at its upfront presentation on May 19, showcasing a primetime slate with more original productions and programs designed to appeal to a wider swath of its 12- ...

  48. RedOne, Taylor Swift Top BMI Pop Honorees

    May 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT RedOne won his first songwriter of the year award and Taylor Swift's "Love Story" claimed song of the year kudos at the 58th annual BMI Pop Music Awards earlier this evening. Also honored during the ceremony at the Beverly Wilshire ...

  49. Murdoch Admits To MySpace 'Mistakes'

    May 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT News Corp. chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch has admitted to "mistakes" with MySpace, after the division which houses the social network posted a loss of $150 million. News Corp. earned $839 million in the fiscal third quarter, which ended ...

  50. Flood Update: A Check On Nashville's Venues

    May 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Sally Williams, GM of the Ryman, says that famed venue is unscathed, and a sold out Goo Goo Dolls show was moved from Sunday to last night. “We didn't have a full house, but the enthusiasm of the folks that were there was inspiring,” Williams ...

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