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  1. Frank Exits Yahoo!, Joins CMT As Senior VP

    June 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Yahoo! Music VP of music programming and label relations Jay Frank will join CMT in the newly created role of senior VP of music strategy in August. Frank, who will report to CMT executive VP/GM Brian Philips, will oversee CMT's music and tal ...

  2. RIAA Government Relations Execs Expand Roles

    June 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA has promoted Rafael Fernandez and expanded the responsibilities of Joel Flatow, both government relations executives with the labels' trade group. Miami-based Fernandez, formerly VP of Latin Music, is now senior VP of state governmen ...

  3. Fowler Upped At RCA Music Group

    June 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Jennifer Fowler has been promoted to VP of digital marketing for RCA Music Group. Fowler continues to report to Tom Corson, executive VP/GM of RCA Music Group and is based in New York. In her new position, Fowler will oversee digital marketing for ...

  4. Columbia Makes Staffing Changes

    June 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Columbia Records has made a number of staffing changes since the hiring of Rick Rubin Columbia as co-chairman on May 14. Sony Urban's executive VP of A&R Kawan Prather, Columbia senior VP of marketing Barbara Jones, two promotions staffer ...

  5. Joost Taps Volpi As CEO

    June 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Joost has named Mike Volpi as its new CEO. He replaces founding CEO, Fredrik de Wahl, who will become chief strategy officer of the Internet television service. Volpi joins Joost from Cisco Systems. Most recently he was senior VP/GM for Cisco' ...

  6. MTV Names Senior Digital VP/GM

    June 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT MTV has named Dan Hart senior VP/GM of the MTV Digital division. Hart is a MTV veteran who previously held the role of VP of online games strategy and operations for MTV Networks. He now reports to MTV president Christina Norman and Brian Graden, ...

  7. DiDia Joins Columbia

    June 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Mark DiDia is joining Columbia Records to oversee daily operations of the label. A Columbia spokesperson tells Billboard.biz that DiDia does not have a title, but will be part of the management triumvirate, working closely with president Steve Bar ...

  8. Sony BMG Rejigs Classical A&R Structure

    May 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Music Entertainment is creating a new centralized A&R structure for its Sony BMG Masterworks classical music group. Artist development will now be run through an International Repertoire Center (IRC), overseen by Chris Craker, most re ...

  9. Sanders To Head Sony BMG Global Marketing

    May 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Richard Sanders is the new head of global marketing for Sony BMG Music Entertainment, overseeing the department's staff and working to create and implement marketing and release strategies for the label group's projects and artists. He&# ...

  10. Corson Upped At RCA Music Group

    May 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Tom Corson has been promoted to executive VP/GM of the entire RCA Music Group. He's upped from executive VP/GM of J/Arista Records, a job he's had for the past three years, and he adds oversight of RCA Records, replacing Richard Sanders, ...

  11. BMI Honors Bee Gees, DioGuardi, Garrett

    May 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Performing rights organization BMI held its 55th Annual Pop Awards tonight (May 15), honoring such acts as the Bee Gees, Kara DioGuardi and Sean Garrett at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. The ceremony recognized the writ ...

  12. UMG Ups Caraeff

    May 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group has promoted Rio Caraeff to lead the label's eLabs division, a position vacated last month with promotion of former eLabs head Larry Kenswil to executive VP of business strategy. Caraeff will continue to run the Universa ...

  13. Fontana GM Steve Pritchitt Dies

    May 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Industry veteran Steve Pritchitt died Sunday (May 6) at his home in Los Angeles. Pritchitt had battled cancer much of the best year. His age was unknown at press time. Pritchitt was most recently the executive VP/GM of Fontana Distribution, the co ...

  14. Strictly Confidential Sets Up In Britain

    April 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Brussels-based Strictly Confidential Music Publishing is expanding into the United Kingdom. The independent music publisher has appointed Jo Hillier to oversee Strictly Confidential U.K. as GM, with effect from today. Hillier will be based at the ...

  15. Singh Rises At MTVNI

    April 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks International executive Bhavneet Singh has been promoted to senior VP and managing director of MTVNI's Emerging Markets group, revealed today. He will continue to be based in London, and will report directly to Alex Ferrari, MTVN ...

  16. Morelli Named President Of Red

    April 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bob Morelli has been promoted to president of RED Distribution. Morelli reports to Tim Bowen, COO of Sony BMG Music Entertainment, and is based in New York. Most recently, Morelli served as executive VP/GM of Red Distribution, since 2005. Prior to ...

  17. Paulson's Points

    March 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In his 40 years in the music business, Navarre Corp. chairman Eric Paulson has built quite a reputation for himself. He has been alternately described as visionary and entrepreneur, a super-slick salesman with a colorful personality and a hardnose ...

  18. Givens Named VP Of Metal At Koch

    March 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Scott Givens has been named VP of metal at Koch Records. Givens will be based in New York and will report to Koch Records president Bob Frank. He will be responsible for all metal signings and the day-to-day management of the division. Previously, ...

  19. Cohen Set For Billboard Mobile Entertainment Live! Session

    March 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Ted Cohen, former EMI digital music guru and current TAG Strategic managing partner, will be moderating a plenary session at Billboard's upcoming Mobile Entertainment Live! conference March 26, focusing on how to best produce entertainment co ...

  20. Capitol Nashville Names Marketing VP

    March 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST Arista Records Nashville senior director of marketing and artist development Cindy Mabe joins Capitol Records Nashville as VP of marketing. She replaces Fletcher Foster, who as previously reported, is now senior VP/GM of Universal Records South. M ...

  21. AIM Meet On Impala/WMG; Euro Bodies Welcome Pact

    March 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST AIM's monthly board meeting concluded last night without the U.K. trade body agreeing ratification of Impala's recent deal to back a Warner Music Group approach for EMI Group. A spokesman for the independent music companies' trade b ...

  22. Fletcher Named Senior VP At Uni South

    February 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST Van Fletcher has re-signed with Universal Records South and assumes the role of senior VP of sales and operations for the label. Fletcher reports to Mark Wright, president of Uni South and Fletcher Foster, the label's senior VP/GM. Prior to j ...

  23. Sharman Exits As Napster Re-jigs Euro Ops

    February 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST Napster U.K. is whittling-down its executive team as part of a cost-saving decision to centralize its European sales, marketing and management in Frankfurt, Germany. As a result of the strategy, Napster U.K.'s VP and GM Leanne Sharman will le ...

  24. Top Execs Exit Category 5

    February 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST Two top executives have exited Nashville-based independent Category 5 Records. Senior VP/GM Carl Strube and executive VP of promotion Bill Macky are no longer with the year-old label. Strube, a 30-year veteran of the entertainment industry, had be ...

  25. BBC Radio 2 Hires Napster's Jeff Smith

    February 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST BBC Radio 2 today (Feb. 19) confirmed that Napster's U.K. and international programming director Jeff Smith is to become its new head of music. Smith takes on the role at the British public broadcaster on 26 March 2007. He succeeds Colin Mart ...

  26. EMI Pub U.K. Creates Producer Management Division

    February 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST EMI Music Publishing U.K. has launched a new producer management division. Anna Carpenter, currently of Native Management, will head-up the London-based unit in the post of GM, producer management for EMI Music Publishing U.K., with effect from Ma ...

  27. EMI Reorganizes Caroline

    February 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST EMI Music has reorganized its Caroline distribution arm into three distinct units, focusing on repertoire, artist development and independent distribution. The move comes a week after the major merged its U.S. label operations, creating the Capito ...

  28. Richman Joins MSG Media

    January 24, 2007 12:00 AM EST Madison Square Garden in New York has appointed Scott Richman to the newly created position of senior VP/GM of MSG Interactive for MSG Media. He reports to MSG Media president Michael Bair. In his new role, Richman will be responsible for managing ...

  29. Marick Exits Walt Disney Records

    January 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Robert Marick has exited his executive post at Walt Disney Records according to a source at the label. Marick has been replaced by industry vet Jim Weatherson. Marick most recently held the position of senior VP/GM. He will be staying with the Dis ...

  30. Rymer Rings In New Year With Montage

    January 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Music Row veteran Bobby Rymer has joined Nashville-based Montage Music Group as the head of its newly-formed publishing division. Most recently, Rymer had been running his own publishing company, but he previously served as VP/GM of the Nashville ...

  31. Rosen Upped To Exec VP At Sony BMG

    January 04, 2007 12:00 AM EST J.J. Rosen has been named executive VP of Sony BMG Music Entertainment's Commercial Music Group (CMG). Rosen reports to John Ingrassia, president of CMG, and is based in New York. In his new role Rosen will directly oversee Sony BMG's co ...

  32. Universal Poland Pres Retires

    December 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Poland president Andrzej Puczynski is to retire from his post on Dec. 31 after more than 10 years' service. Going forward, Puczynski plans to focus his attention on his recording studio and developing seasoned artists. Jan Kub ...

  33. UCJ's Holland Departs, Stainer Upped

    December 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Classics and Jazz has elevated Dickon Stainer from GM to managing director, with effect from January. London-based Stainer will succeed incumbent Bill Holland, who this week retires from the company after 27 years service. Holland ...

  34. Independents' Day

    December 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST It was not that long ago that the words "independent label" were generally construed to mean "a quick way for an aspiring artist to be bilked out of their life savings by disreputable operators." H Times have changed. Independe ...

  35. Indie Labels Look To Post-Tower World

    November 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST Labels rethinking marketing, staffing in wake of chain's closure. With independent labels slowing down their releases for the fourth quarter, the long-term effects of Tower Records' closing may not be realized for a while in the indie re ...

  36. Gullic Upped At Fontana

    November 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Exec promoted to senior VP role. Ken Gullic has been promoted to senior VP of sales and marketing for Fontana. Gullic reports to Steve Pritchitt, executive VP/GM of Fontana, and is based in Universal City, Calif. "Ken has truly played an inst ...

  37. Gullic Upped At Fontana

    November 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Promoted to senior sales and marketing VP. Ken Gullic has been promoted to senior VP of sales and marketing for Fontana. Gullic reports to Steve Pritchitt, executive VP/GM of Fontana, and is based in Universal City, Calif. "Ken has truly play ...

  38. Foley, Leach Join Universal Classics

    November 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Paul Foley named GM. Paul Foley has been named GM of Universal Music Classics Group (UMCG). Based in New York, Foley will report to Christopher Roberts, chairman of UMCG, and will oversee all sales, pop marketing, new media, publicity and promotio ...

  39. Microsoft To Share Zune Sales With Labels

    November 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Barely a week before its Zune digital music player hits retail shelves, Microsoft has agreed to share the revenues gained from the device's sales with record labels and artists. This is the first time Barely a week before its Zune digital mus ...

  40. Sanctuary Names Hammond Senior A&R VP

    November 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Career includes stints with Sony, Capitol, Universal. Jeremy Hammond has been named senior VP of A&R for Sanctuary Records. Hammond, who is based in Los Angeles, moves to the position from the Sanctuary Group, where he was the senior VP of art ...

  41. Concord Names Bender Senior VP

    November 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Most previously with UMG. Concord Music Group (CMG) has named Jonathan Bender senior VP of operations and digital media. Bender reports to Gene Rumsey, GM of CMG, and is based in Beverly Hills, Calif. In this newly created role Bender will oversee ...

  42. AMG Acquires The Zodiac

    November 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Financials undisclosed. U.K. concerts venue owner and operator Academy Music Group (AMG) has purchased the Oxford-based 750-capacity live music and club venue The Zodiac for an undisclosed sum. The purchase, from previous owners Nick Moorbath and ...

  43. Univision Completes Disa Acquisition

    November 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Purchases remaining 50% of company. As expected , Univision Communications Inc. has purchased the remaining 50% of Mexico-based Disa Records and Edimonsa Publishing. Univision purchased 50% of Disa from the Chávez family of Monterrey, Mexico, in J ...

  44. RealNetworks Presses Button On RealAmplify

    November 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Plug-in software goes live in U.K. RealNetworks Inc., the digital media and entertainment creator, today (Nov. 1) launches RealAmplify, an ad-free streamed online-music radio technology for both consumers and Web-based businesses to use on Web sit ...

  45. RealNetworks Presses Button On RealAmplify

    November 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST RealNetworks Inc., the digital media and entertainment creator, today (Nov. 1) launches RealAmplify, an ad-free streamed online-music radio technology for both consumers and Web-based businesses to us RealNetworks Inc., the digital media and enter ...

  46. Yahoo! Music Teams With Nissan For Web, TV Program

    October 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Show kicks off Nov. 15 with Aguilera, Incubus. Yahoo! Music has entered into a multi-million dollar sponsorship deal with Nissan North America to create a new music program for both the Web and TV called "Nissan Live Sets on Yahoo! Music.&quo ...

  47. Yahoo! Music Teams With Nissan For Web, TV Program

    October 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Yahoo! Music has entered into a multi-million dollar sponsorship deal with Nissan North America to create a new music program for both the Web and TV called "Nissan Live Sets on Yahoo! Music." Yahoo! Music has entered into a multi-millio ...

  48. CMA Elects New Board Members, Spalding President

    October 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Board startts Nov. 7. The Country Music Association held the annual board of directors election meeting in Nashville this week. Taking over as president of the board is Clarence Spalding, president of Spalding Entertainment. Spalding will be joine ...

  49. Booth Promoted At EMI Publishing U.K.

    October 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Exec becomes deputy MD. William Booth has risen from executive VP/GM to the role as deputy managing director of EMI Music Publishing U.K., with immediate effect. "William has brought to us his steady and experienced background as a lawyer, co ...

  50. Booth Promoted At EMI Publishing U.K.

    October 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Exec becomes deputy MD. William Booth has risen from executive VP/GM to the role as deputy managing director of EMI Music Publishing U.K., with immediate effect. "William has brought to us his steady and experienced background as a lawyer, co ...

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