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  1. Epic Snares Stimmel

    May 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Lee Stimmel, former VP of marketing and product development for Atlantic Records, has been named senior VP of marketing for Epic Records. Stimmel, who is based in New York, reports to Epic executive V Lee Stimmel, former VP of marketing and produc ...

  2. Cablevision Restructures Venue Mgmt

    May 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Cablevision System Corp., majority owner of Madison Square Garden and Radio City Music Hall in New York City, has reorganized its management team, resulting in new responsibilities for Alan Gershowitz Cablevision System Corp., majority owner of Ma ...

  3. SEA Records Sets Sail

    April 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A new independent label, SEA Records, has opened its doors in Nashville. A division of Sterling Entertainment Group, SEA has inked a distribution deal with Sony Music's RED Distribution and has hired A new independent label, SEA Records, has ...

  4. Aus Dance Label Central Station Realigns Collision

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Australian indie dance label Central Station Records' (CSR) managing director Guiseppe Palumbo and GM Morgan Williams will take over the A&R, marketing and promotional duties for sister pop and da Australian indie dance label Central ...

  5. Razor & Tie Names Three Execs; Promotes One

    April 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Independent entertainment company expands marketing. Independent entertainment company Razor & Tie has expanded its marketing division. Don Spielvogel has joined the company as senior director of video. He oversees marketing and development. W ...

  6. Veteran Execs Launch Gospel Music Channel

    April 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A new gospel cable channel will launch this fall, headed by veteran cable executives Charles Humbard, former senior VP/GM of Discovery Networks, and Brad Siegel, former president of Turner Entertainme A new gospel cable channel will launch this fa ...

  7. Veteran Execs Launch Gospel Music Channel

    April 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A new gospel cable channel will launch this fall, headed by veteran cable executives Charles Humbard, former senior VP/GM of Discovery Networks, and Brad Siegel, former president of Turner Entertainme A new gospel cable channel will launch this fa ...

  8. V2 Shuts Down L.A. Office; Backer Out

    April 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT V2 Records has shuttered its Los Angeles office. V2 North America executive VP/GM Steve Backer, who was based in L.A., has stepped down. V2 Records has shuttered its Los Angeles office. V2 North America executive VP/GM Steve Backer, who was based ...

  9. Equity Label Names Chief Creative Exec

    April 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Wipperman joins from Warner/Chappell Music. Tim Wipperman joins Equity Music Group in Nashville as chief creative officer. He previously spent nearly 30 years at Warner/Chappell Music in Nashville, most recently as executive VP/GM. He was laid off ...

  10. EMI: No Comment On New Mestel Talk

    April 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT EMI would not comment on fresh reports that Larry Mestel will take the role of GM for Virgin Records, reporting to Virgin chairman Matt Serletic. EMI would not comment on fresh reports that Larry Mestel will take the role of GM for Virgin Records, ...

  11. Universal, HMV Japan Team For E-tail Service

    April 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music K.K. (UMKK), the major's Japanese affiliate, and HMV Japan have teamed up to enable consumers to buy physical Universal product directly from the label's Web site. Universal Music K.K. (UMKK), the major's Japanese af ...

  12. Universal, HMV Japan Team For E-tail Service

    April 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music K.K. (UMKK), the major's Japanese affiliate, and HMV Japan have teamed up to enable consumers to buy physical Universal product directly from the label's Web site. Universal Music K.K. (UMKK), the major's Japanese af ...

  13. Hitmakers Form Nashville Pub Firm

    April 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Hit songwriters Larry Boone and Rick Bowles have formed Patrick Stuart Music in Nashville and have entered into a co-publishing agreement with Blacktop Music Group. Hit songwriters Larry Boone and Rick Bowles have formed Patrick Stuart Music in Na ...

  14. EMI Latin U.S. Names Ballesteros As VP/GM

    April 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jorge Ballesteros has been appointed VP/GM of the regional Mexican and Tejano division of EMI Music U.S. Latin. Ballesteros, who is based in San Antonio, reports to Jorge A. Pino, president/CEO of EMI Jorge Ballesteros has been appointed VP/GM of ...

  15. EMI Latin U.S. Names Ballesteros As VP/GM

    April 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Latin region hit by layoffs from restructuring. Jorge Ballesteros has been appointed VP/GM of the regional Mexican and Tejano division of EMI Music U.S. Latin. Ballesteros, who is based in San Antonio, reports to Jorge A. Pino, president/CEO of EM ...

  16. This Week's Players & Practices

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT This week's Players and Practices includes Razor & Tie Records, Verve Music Group, Sciorra Leaness Averill & Rubenstein and BMI. - Razor & Tie Records in New York ups Victor Zaraya to VP of finance and operations. He previ ...

  17. Recouping E-Royalties Made Easier

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT LOS ANGELES--Thanks to a simplified application process, producers are having an easier time recouping their share of webcasting and satellite transmission royalties of their recordings. <br clear="no NLRB Dismisses 'Virtual Music ...

  18. Warner Benelux MD Slendebroek To Exit

    April 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Albert Slendebroek, managing director of Warner Music Benelux, announced today (April 1) that he will leave the company in May. Albert Slendebroek, managing director of Warner Music Benelux, announced today (April 1) that he will leave the company ...

  19. Uni Germany Restructures

    March 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Germany has undergone a major restructuring designed to give a boost to local talent. At the heart of the revamp is the creation of separate units for domestic and international repert Universal Music Germany has undergone a major ...

  20. VH1, CMT Name Biz-Strategy Exec

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST MTV Network has named Richard Gay as senior VP of strategy and business operations for VH1 and CMT. He joins from consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton, where he was a partner and worked extensively wit MTV Network has named Richard Gay as senior VP ...

  21. UPDATE: Radio's Tom Rivers Dead At 38

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Tom Rivers, operations manager at country radio station WUSN (US99) Chicago, was found dead in his home over the weekend. He was 38. The cause of death was ruled today (March 22) as bronchial asthma. Tom Rivers, operations manager at country radio ...

  22. Univision, Agmobile Form Mobile Content Alliance

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Univision Online has partnered with Agmobile, the new-media subsidiary of American Greetings Corp., to form Univision Mobile. The new unit, to be announced today, will provide Spanish-language content Univision Online has partnered with Agmobile, ...

  23. Jordan Katz To Head BMG Distribution

    March 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST With the dismantling of Arista underway, senior VP of sales Jordan Katz has been promoted to executive VP/GM of BMG Distribution. He succeeds Pete Jones, who plans to retire March 31 as president/CEO With the dismantling of Arista underway, senior ...

  24. Sources: Mestel In Talks With Virgin

    March 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Arista exec could make switch. Sources say Arista executive VP/GM Larry Mestel is in talks to join Virgin Records. Mestel would likely fill some responsibilities that have been held by Virgin president/COO Roy Lott, who has not been in the office ...

  25. France's SNEP Picks TITE Live For Promo-To-Radio Service

    March 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST For the first time, French industry body SNEP has chosen an exclusive supplier to digitally deliver promotional titles to radio stations. On behalf of its members, SNEP has appointed Paris-based TITE For the first time, French industry body SNEP h ...

  26. Bell Tolls For Arista Records

    March 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Staffers and artists at Arista Records are awaiting word about their future as the label prepares for a massive restructuring, sources say. Most of Arista's 170 staffers are expected to be let go. Staffers and artists at Arista Records are aw ...

  27. Compendia Ups Two Key Executives

    March 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Compendia Music Group has made a pair of promotions. Compendia Music Group has made a pair of promotions. Ric Pepin, former VP of marketing and promotion for Compendia Records, is now VP/GM for that label and Intersound Music. Jeff Loper, previous ...

  28. RCA Victor Back Under Jeb Hart

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST The RCA Victor Group is back. A year after BMG Entertainment split the label group into BMG Classics and Arista Associated Labels, the latter has regained the RCA Victor name and will operate as a sta The RCA Victor Group is back. A year after BMG ...

  29. Nielsen Music Makes Key Promotions

    March 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST Nielsen Music has promoted three executives to senior VP positions. Nancy Wagner is named senior VP/GM, East Coast; Mark Tindle is named senior VP/GM, West Coast; and Abbe Frank is now senior VP of pr Nielsen Music has promoted three executives to ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. Venue Manager SMG Renews Reliant Pact

    February 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST Philadelphia-based facility management firm SMG has been awarded a renewal contract to continue managing Houston's Reliant Park Complex. The Harris County Sports and Convention Corp. extended SMG's co Philadelphia-based facility manageme ...

  32. Universal Publishing Forms Christian Arm

    February 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) is launching a Christian and gospel division in Nashville. "It's an area that we've had our eye on for a while," says David Renzer, worldwide president of UMPG. Universal Music Publishing ...

  33. Navarre Promotes Three

    February 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Minneapolis-based distributor Navarre Corp. has made several key promotions. Minneapolis-based distributor Navarre Corp. has made several key promotions. Brian Burke has been upped from senior VP/GM to COO of Navarre Distribution Services. Cary De ...

  34. In The Paint Becomes Koch

    February 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Koch Records is further solidifying its brand by changing the name of its hip-hop imprint In The Paint Records to the main label name. In The Paint, founded four years ago, will now be known as Koch R Koch Records is further solidifying its brand ...

  35. Verve's Herr Adds GM Role

    February 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Nate Herr, senior VP at Verve Music Group, has added GM stripes. Nate Herr, senior VP at Verve Music Group, has added GM stripes. He will take on certain day-to-day operational and administrative duties and will continue to head the marketing, pro ...

  36. Koch Records Names Two Key Executives

    February 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Bill Crowley, co-founder of musicmaker.com, has joined New York-based Koch Records as VP of special markets, reporting to president Bob Frank. Bill Crowley, co-founder of musicmaker.com, has joined New York-based Koch Records as VP of special mark ...

  37. MTV France VP/GM Resigns

    February 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST MTV France VP/GM Roy Lindemann has unexpectedly resigned to "devote himself to other professional projects," according to company sources. MTV France VP/GM Roy Lindemann has unexpectedly resigned to "devote himself to other professi ...

  38. Carnegie Hall's Robert Harth Dies At 47

    February 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Robert Harth, the executive and artistic director of Carnegie Hall, died of a heart attack Friday (Jan. 30) at his home, an apartment within the annex of the New York concert venue. He was 47. Robert Harth, the executive and artistic director of C ...

  39. Halper Exits DreamWorks Nashville

    January 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST GM/head of label operations takes leave. GM/head of label operations takes leave. News ...

  40. Music Veterans Launch Vivaton Records

    January 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Nashville-based independent label Vivaton Records will launch next month. President/CEO Jeff Huskins, formerly a member of the band Little Texas, is looking to launch with an initial roster of five ac Nashville-based independent label Vivaton Reco ...

  41. Uni Nashville Ups Ken Robold

    January 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Robold promoted to GM of Universal Music Group Nashville. Ken Robold has been promoted to the newly created position of GM of Universal Music Group Nashville. He was executive VP of operations/CFO. Robold reports to chairman/CEO Luke Lewis. Univer ...

  42. Walt Wilson Leaves Compendia Label

    January 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Senior VP/GM exits Nashville post. Walt Wilson exits Nashville-based Compendia Records, where he had been senior VP/GM since 2001. His duties will be divided between Ric Pepin, who is VP of marketing and promotion for Compendia Records, and Mike O ...

  43. Koch Distribution Hires VP

    January 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Koch Entertainment Distribution (KED) in Port Washington, N.Y., has beefed up its video distribution side with the hiring of Dan Gurlitz as VP of video. Gurlitz, formerly VP/GM of home video at Wellsp Koch Entertainment Distribution (KED) in Port ...

  44. Wal-Mart, Liquid Link For Discount Download Store

    December 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST In a move that figures to spark price competition in the download space, Wal-Mart yesterday began selling tracks from its Web site for 88 cents apiece. The service--which launched with 200,000 songs-- In a move that figures to spark price competit ...

  45. Wal-Mart, Liquid Link For Discount Download Store

    December 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST In a move that figures to spark price competition in the download space, Wal-Mart yesterday began selling tracks from its Web site for 88 cents apiece. The service--which launched with 200,000 songs-- In a move that figures to spark price competit ...

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