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  1. Irvin Named XM's Chief Marketing Officer

    October 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Vernon Irvin, a 20-year marketing executive who, since 2003, served as executive VP/GM of the communications services group VeriSign, will join XM Satellite Radio as chief marketing officer, effective Vernon Irvin, a 20-year marketing executive wh ...

  2. MTV Japan's Flux Broadens To Internet

    October 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Viacom International Japan today (Oct. 23) launched a broadband version of its "Flux" mobile entertainment community. Viacom International Japan today (Oct. 23) launched a broadband version of its "Flux" mobile entertainment co ...

  3. UME Goes 'Green' With Greatest Hits

    October 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sixty environmentally friendly releases set. Universal Music Enterprises has repackaged 60 best-of titles in its “The Millennium Collection” line, using environmentally friendly materials, which will be sold exclusively at Wal-Mart for the next th ...

  4. Global Spectrum Promotes Murphy

    October 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Named VP/GM of Philadelphia's Wachovia Center. Global Spectrum, operators of Philadelphia's Wachovia Center and Wachovia Spectrum for arena owner Comcast-Spectacor, have named Tim Murphy the facilities' new VP and GM. Murphy will re ...

  5. Mollin Named A&R VP At Walt Disney Records

    October 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Will oversee all A&R activities for the label. Fred Mollin has been appointed VP of A&R for Walt Disney Records. Mollin will be based at the company’s Burbank headquarters and reports to David Agnew, executive VP/GM Buena Vista Music G ...

  6. Thangiah Becomes EMI Virgin India GM

    September 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Suresh Thangiah will be the new GM at Mumbai-based EMI Virgin India, with effect from Oct. 3. Suresh Thangiah will be the new GM at Mumbai-based EMI Virgin India, with effect from Oct. 3. Thangiah confirmed that he would take over duties from outg ...

  7. AOL Picks Up Dylan's XM Show

    August 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Online radio destination AOL Radio will begin simulcasting Bob Dylan's weekly XM Satellite Radio show "Theme Time Radio Hour" on Wednesday (Aug. 30). Online radio destination AOL Radio will begin simulcasting Bob Dylan’s weekly XM S ...

  8. Voss Takes Exec Role At Universal

    August 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Most recently served as executive VP/GM of WEA. Alan Voss has been named executive VP of sales and marketing for Universal Music Distribution. He will be based in Universal City, Calif. Most recently, Voss served as executive VP/GM of WEA Corp. wh ...

  9. Navarre Names Gleicher To VP Role

    August 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Former Smash/Island exec to head DVD acquisition. Navarre Corp. has named Marvin Gleicher its VP of DVD content acquisition, effective immediately. A Navarre spokesperson says this is a newly created position. Gleicher will be responsible for acqu ...

  10. Koch Promotes Franck

    August 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Koch Records has promoted John Franck to senior VP of marketing. Most previously, Franck was VP of marketing for the label. He will continue to report to executive VP/GM Alan Grunblatt and is based in Koch Records has promoted John Franck to senio ...

  11. Mobile Content Store To Focus On Jazz

    August 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Set to kick off later this fall. IRIS Distribution, a digital distributor of independent music, is teaming with jazz label, Palmetto Records and web development company, BKWLD to create a mobile content store geared towards jazz enthusiasts. The m ...

  12. St. Clair Taps De La Cruz As VP/GM

    August 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Formerly senior VP at Univision Music Group. Lupe De La Cruz has been named VP/GM of the Latin division of St. Clair Entertainment Group, an independent music and video company. De La Cruz was formerly senior VP of national marketing for the Univi ...

  13. Sony BMG Names Senior VP For Asian Pac Region

    August 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Kelly Chew to be based in Hong Kong. Sony BMG Music Entertainment has appointed Kelly Chew senior VP of global marketing for the Asian Pacific Region. Chew will be based in the Hong Kong office beginning in January, remaining in Singapore during t ...

  14. Industry Vet Goldberg Forms Gold Village

    August 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music industry veteran and former Air America Radio CEO Danny Goldberg has formed Gold Village Entertainment. The company will be involved in all aspects of the music business starting with personal m Music industry veteran and former Air America ...

  15. Gallo Named Exec At New Door Records

    July 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Most previously an exec at Universal Music Enterprises. Richie Gallo has been named executive VP of New Door Records, a division of Universal Music Enterprises (UME). Gallo reports to Mike Davis, executive VP/GM of UME, and is based in Santa Monic ...

  16. Fontana Ups Gullic

    July 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Assumes senior VP of sales and marketing role. Ken Gullic, VP of sales at Fontana, has been upped to senior VP of sales and marketing. He reports to executive VP/GM Steve Pritchitt and is based in Burbank, Calif. Fontana VP of marketing Bryan Mead ...

  17. UMGD Names Voss Exec VP

    July 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Previously held roles at Elektra, Atco, PolyGram. Universal Music Group Distribution has hired Alan Voss as executive VP of sales and marketing, reporting to UMGD president Jim Urie. Voss previously held a similar position at WEA, where he was als ...

  18. Handleman Co. Names President/COO

    July 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT John Beeder moves from Hallmark for role. The Handleman Co. has named John W. Beeder as president/COO, filling a position that has been vacant for about 24 months. He reports to Handleman chairman/CEO Steve Strome. Beeder comes from Hallmark Cards ...

  19. RCA Music Group Promotes Shay

    July 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Continues with dual A&R/marketing role. Matt Shay has been named VP of A&R/marketing for the RCA Music Group. Shay will report directly to Ashley Newton, executive VP of A&R for RCA Records on A&R matters and Tom Corson executi ...

  20. EMI Launches Blue Note Label Group

    July 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Reorganization relocates Narada. EMI Music has formed the Blue Note Label Group, a new structure for its adult pop, jazz and classics labels. The revamped organization, which will be run by president/CEO Bruce Lundvall, updates the EMI Jazz & ...

  21. Sanctuary Promotes Cahill

    July 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Appointed executive VP/GM. The Sanctuary Group has appointed Bob Cahill executive VP/GM of Sanctuary Records Group North America. Cahill is based in New York and reports to both Joe Cokell, CEO of Sanctuary Records Worldwide, and Roger Semon, COO ...

  22. Carrabba Upped At Zomba

    July 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Named executive VP/GM. Named executive VP/GM. News ...

  23. Carrabba Upped At Zomba

    July 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Named executive VP/GM. Tom Carrabba has been named executive VP/GM for the Zomba Label Group. He has served as senior VP/GM for Zomba since 1997. Carrabba will continue to report to Zomba president/CEO Barry Weiss and work closely with Weiss on al ...

  24. Fontana Promotes Zierler To VP

    July 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Previously served as director of biz dev, finance. David Zierler was promoted to VP of business development and finance for Fontana, the independent distribution arm of Universal Music Group Distribution (UMGD). Zierler reports to Steve Pritchitt, ...

  25. Sony BMG Launches New Marketing Unit

    July 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Division to focus on classical, catalog and TV properties. Sony BMG Music Entertainment wants to drive greater exploitation of its catalog, classical and television properties by housing them in a new business unit with its corporate marketing ope ...

  26. Sony BMG Oz Taps Marketing Vet Robert

    July 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Australian marketing veteran Gill Robert joined Sony BMG Music Entertainment Australia today (July 7) as director of strategic marketing. Australian marketing veteran Gill Robert joined Sony BMG Music Entertainment Australia today (July 7) as dire ...

  27. BMG Publishing Names Kling Film & TV VP

    June 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Most recently with FirstCom, a BMG library. BMG Music Publishing North America has named Sam Kling VP Film & TV. He will oversee the film/TV synchronization departments of BMG Songs/Zomba Music Publishing and FirstCom, one of BMG's produc ...

  28. Legendary Producer/Arranger Arif Mardin Dies

    June 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT He was 74. Arif Mardin, the legendary producer/arranger whose career spanned landmark recordings from Aretha Franklin to the Bee Gees to Norah Jones, died yesterday (June 25) in New York. Mardin was 74 and had been suffering from pancreatic cancer ...

  29. Petersen Appointed Exec VP At Kobalt Music Group

    June 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Publishing vet previously senior VP at UMPG. Publishing industry veteran and attorney Michael Petersen has been appointed executive VP, GM and general counsel of Kobalt Music Group. He will report to Willard Ahdritz, CEO and founder of Kobalt. Pet ...

  30. Hein Named Senior VP/GM At Caroline

    June 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Most recently president of Rykodisc. EMI Music North America has named William Hein senior VP and GM of Caroline Distribution, EMI's U.S. independent distribution company. Hein will be based in New York and report to EMI Music North America C ...

  31. Flanigen New Nashville Recording Academy Prez

    June 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Director succeeds Doug Howard Music video and TV commercial director George Flanigen has been elected president of the Nashville chapter of the Recording Academy. He is co-owner of Deaton Flanigen Productions in Nashville. Flanigen succeeds Doug H ...

  32. XM Canada Motors On With Toyota Deal

    June 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Canadian satellite radio service XM Canada, operated by Canadian Satellite Radio Holdings, has formed an alliance with Toyota Motor Sales Canada to install XM Canada receivers in Toyota and Lexus auto Canadian satellite radio service XM Canada, op ...

  33. Fontana Ups Pritchitt

    May 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Adds executive VP stripes. Steve Pritchitt was promoted to executive VP/GM of Fontana, Universal Music Group Distribution’s independent distribution branch. Pritchitt’s title was previously GM. Prior to joining Fontana, Pritchitt served as senior ...

  34. Sony Wonder Names Senior VP

    May 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Isabel Miller exits AMC Network to assume role. Isabel Miller has been named the new senior VP of marketing for Sony Wonder. Miller will oversee marketing for Sony Wonder's home entertainment and music titles and devise strategies for growing ...

  35. J/Arista Records Names Marketing VP

    May 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Taps Mark Flaherty, former consultant. Mark Flaherty has been named VP of marketing at J/Arista Records. He will report to Tom Corson, executive VP/GM at J/Arista Records and will be based in the company’s New York City headquarters. Flaherty most ...

  36. Univision Digital Music Store Expected In June

    May 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Univision Online will launch a digital music store by early next month, Billboard has learned. Univision will capitalize on the clout and traffic of univision.com, which has over 10 million unique use Univision Online will launch a digital music s ...

  37. RED Promotes Two

    May 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Distro names Tatulli senior VP. RED Distribution in New York has promoted two of its sales team members. The independent distribution arm of Sony BMG has named Lou Tatulli a senior VP of sales and marketing, a newly created position. Additionally, ...

  38. AIM Recruits Warp Exec

    May 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Greg Eden has been appointed GM of AIM Digital, the digital arm of U.K. labels' trade body the Assn. of Independent Music. Greg Eden has been appointed GM of AIM Digital, the digital arm of U.K. labels' trade body the Assn. of Independen ...

  39. UMGI Sets Up Romania Affiliate

    May 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group International is in the process of establishing a wholly-owned affiliate in Romania, one of the European Union's accession countries, Billboard.biz has learned. Universal Music Group International is in the process of es ...

  40. Sibley Joins MTV Aus

    May 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks International veteran Dave Sibley is moving from London to Sydney in July to take over as managing director of MTV Networks Australia. Sibley, who joined the network ten years ago, is cur MTV Networks International veteran Dave Sibley ...

  41. Seviour Upped At J/Arista Records

    April 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Promoted to senior VP role. Scott Seviour has been promoted to senior VP of marketing and artist development for J/Arista Records. He reports to Tom Corson, executive VP/GM of J/Arista Records and is based in New York. Seviour will continue to imp ...

  42. Polydor U.K. Chief Joseph Promoted

    April 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group International chairman/CEO Lucian Grainge has expanded the remit of Polydor U.K. co-president David Joseph. Universal Music Group International chairman/CEO Lucian Grainge has expanded the remit of Polydor U.K. co-president D ...

  43. UME Names Davis Exec VP/GM

    April 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Most recently held exec position at UMVD. Mike Davis has been named executive VP/GM of Universal Music Enterprises (UME) by UME president Bruce Resnikoff. Based at the company’s Los Angeles headquarters, Davis reports directly to Resnikoff. Most r ...

  44. Concord Music Group Names East Coast GM

    April 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Gillis moves to newly created role. Concord Music Group has appointed Neil Gillis to the newly created position of east coast GM. Gillis will focus on strategic partnerships and international licensing. He will also actively seek opportunities in ...

  45. UMG Readies New Short Messaging Service

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Scheduled to launch in May. Universal Music Group plans to sell ringtones and other mobile music products via a new premium short-message service (SMS) starting next month. Rio Caraeff VP/GM for Universal Music Mobile says the offering will allow ...

  46. Anonymous Spitzer Letter Riles Up The Row

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT An anonymous letter sent to New York state attorney general Eliot Spitzer has ruffled feathers in the country music industry. The letter, signed "some very concerned music industry professionals," acc An anonymous letter sent to New York ...

  47. UMVD Exec Exits

    March 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Mike Davis to take newly created role at UME. Mike Davis, executive VP of Universal Music & Video Distribution, is moving over to Universal Music Enterprise, the catalog division of the Universal Music Group, in a newly created position that s ...

  48. ARIA To Launch Digital Chart

    March 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Australian Recording Industry Assn. will publish its first official digital music chart on April 9, the labels body said today (March 30). Digital and physical sales will be combined in an integra The Australian Recording Industry Assn. will p ...

  49. Sony BMG Acquires 'Sasquatch Dumpling Gang'

    March 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Was 2006 Slamdance Film Festival winner. Sony BMG Music Ent. has acquired US rights to the 2006 Slamdance Film Festival winner, “The Sasquatch Dumpling Gang” through Sony BMG Film and the company’s Home Entertainment division. The film is directed ...

  50. Universal Motown Names Senior Int'l VP

    March 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Kirk Harding moves to role from SRC Records. Universal Motown Records Group has promoted Kirk Harding to senior VP of international. He reports to Andrew Kronfeld, GM of Universal Motown and is based in New York. Harding was most recently executiv ...

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