Geffen Records

  1. Exclusive: Gee Roberson Forms New Label, Blueprint, Through Interscope Geffen A&M

    December 21, 2012 8:41 AM EST Geffen Records chairman Gee Roberson will transition to create and own a full service record company called Blueprint to be distributed by Interscope Geffen A&M, it was announced today by Interscope Geffen A&M chairman/CEO Jimmy Iovine and ...

  2. 'Inventing David Geffen' Draws Springsteen, Iovine, Gordy, Dr. Dre To L.A. Premiere

    November 14, 2012 2:26 PM EST Jimmy Iovine, chairman, Interscope Geffen A&M Records and co-founder, Beats by Dre, arriving to the premiere of 'Inventing David Geffen' held at Writer's Guild Theater in Los Angeles, California. (Michael Tran/FilmMagic) The Wri ...

  3. Universal Completes $1.9 Billion EMI Recorded Music Acquisition

    September 28, 2012 8:47 AM EDT LONDON - Vivendi's Universal Music Group said Friday that it has completed the $1.9 billion acquisition of EMI's recorded music arm. "This is a next step towards ensuring the health of our industry," said UMG chairman and CEO L ...

  4. David Geffen on New PBS 'American Masters' Film: 'Wow, Did I Do That?'

    September 27, 2012 3:40 PM EDT David Geffen (right) with Joni Mitchel (left) and Mama Cass (background) from the PBS American Masters program "Inventing David Geffen," which will air in November. (Photo: Henry Diltz) American Masters creator and executive producer Sus ...

  5. 'Inventing David Geffen' Documentary Premieres at Toronto Film Festival

    September 11, 2012 4:35 PM EDT A lively account of one of the most influential careers in modern showbiz, Susan Lacy's "Inventing David Geffen" works within a familiar format to sing the praises of a man who never did. An upcoming airing on PBS's American Ma ...

  6. David Geffen: 'I'd Kill Myself' Rather Than Get Into Music Business Today

    July 23, 2012 11:19 AM EDT When David Geffen allows the camera to be turned on him Nov. 20 for an American Masters documentary titled Inventing David Geffen , he will be described by friends, peers and adversaries as "passionate," "neurotic" and "gi ...

  7. Guest Opinion: Proposed Universal Acquisition Is a Positive Development for EMI and for Music

    July 16, 2012 4:15 PM EDT The proposed acquisition of EMI's recorded-music division by Universal Music Group continues to inspire debate. This is a guest post from Vernon Brown is Chairman and CEO of V. Brown & Company, Inc. and a Professor of Entertainment Law at ...

  8. Donna Summer's Album Sales Surge, Despite Lack of Availability

    May 19, 2012 10:54 AM EDT Despite how nearly half of the late Donna Summer's studio albums are off the market, the diva's catalog is due to make waves on the Billboard charts next week. Donna Summer: In Memoriam -- There Will Always Be a You Sources say her seven ...

  9. Billboard Power 100: Lucian Grainge

    January 26, 2012 10:28 PM EST No. 3 Lucian Grainge Chairman/CEO Universal Music Group Chieftain of the Largest Major-Label Group... After flattening the competition in Europe, then-Universal Music Group International chairman/CEO Lucian Grainge was anointed in 2010 by Vivendi ...

  10. This Week in Billboard History: Neil Bogart's Bubblegum Sound, 12" Singles' Early Days, 'Newcomer' Coldplay Streams Song

    October 27, 2011 4:42 PM EDT : WILL THIS BE PART OF JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE'S SCRIPT? Neil Bogart was named marketing coordinator of Cameo Parkway Records, moving over from the MGM label, where he had been a regional promotion manager. Bogart's Cameo duties were to in ...

  11. Gee Roberson Named Chairman of Geffen Records

    June 21, 2011 4:24 PM EDT Gee Roberson -- co-CEO of Hip-Hop Since 1978, the management firm that handles Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Drake, Nicki Minaj and others -- has been named chairman of Geffen Records, a move that Billboard.Biz reported was in the works last week . He wi ...

  12. Interscope Rolls Out Red Carpet for Il Volo During Grammy Week

    February 12, 2011 10:20 PM EST Italian teen trio Il Volo, on its first trip to America, were feted at Geffen Records Chairman Ron Fair's home in Brentwood, California on Thursday night. Fair and Interscope head Jimmy Iovine signed the teenage tenors (Gianluca Ginoble, Pier ...

  13. Interscope Rolls Out Red Carpet for Il Volo During Grammy Week

    February 12, 2011 5:40 PM EST Italian teen trio Il Volo, on its first trip to America, were feted at Geffen Records Chairman Ron Fair's home in Brentwood, California on Thursday night. Fair and Interscope head Jimmy Iovine signed the teenage tenors (Gianluca Ginoble, Pier ...

  14. Universal Cuts 62 Staffers Amid Top-Level Shakeups

    January 21, 2011 12:00 AM EST Universal today confirmed that it cut approximately 60 staffers, as expected, and also hired former Sony A&R rep Larry Jackson as executive vice president of Interscope Geffen A&M, the New York Times reported . The news comes amid unconfir ...

  15. Barlow Takes Charge Of Geffen U.K.

    October 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group is rolling out the Geffen Records label in the U.K. for the first time. Polydor co-president Colin Barlow has been appointed Geffen U.K. president. Geffen U.K. will be a standalone label in a London HQ separate from Universal ...

  16. UMG Names Harleston Senior Legal VP

    September 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group (UMG) has appointed Jeffrey Harleston to senior VP of business and legal affairs. He reports to Michael Ostroff, UMG's general counsel and executive VP of business and legal affairs worldwide. Most recently, Harleston se ...

  17. Interscope Geffen A&M Shifting To Octone

    February 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST Formerly affiliated with Sony BMG, New York-based Octone Records is shifting to the Universal Music Group and will be re-branded A&M/Octone. Octone is home to such acts as Maroon 5 and Flyleaf. Octone was formed in 2000 by J Records/RCA Music ...

  18. Control Room, UMG Team For Live Programming

    November 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Snoop Dogg footage available from Nov. 20. Live digital content provider Control Room and Universal Music Group (UMG) have put together a master framework that will streamline the process for live performances by UMG artists transmitted by Control ...

  19. Geffen Co-President Forms Suretone Records

    March 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Label to be housed at Interscope. As expected, Geffen co-president Jordan Schur has formed Suretone Records, a joint venture with Interscope Records. In doing so, Schur leaves Geffen Records, where he was president for more than six years. The mov ...

  20. A&M, Geffen Shake-Up

    January 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST A promotion in the works for A&M Records boss Ron Fair is sending shockwaves through the executive ranks of Jimmy Iovine’s Interscope Geffen A&M (IGA) empire. A promotion in the works for A&M Records boss Ron Fair is sending sh ...

  21. Instant Live, UMG Enter Pact

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT CDs, downloads to be offered right after shows. Instant Live, the live concert CD arm of Clear Channel Entertainment, has cut a deal with Universal Music Group (UMG) to deliver live CDs and digital downloads of UMG acts immediately following shows ...

  22. Instant Live, UMG Enter Pact

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Will deliver recordings immediately after shows. Instant Live, the live concert CD arm of Clear Channel Entertainment, has cut a deal with Universal Music Group (UMG) to deliver live CDs and digital downloads of UMG acts immediately following show ...

  23. Sirius Names Promotions VP

    December 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST Ross Zapin is DreamWorks vet. Sirius Satellite Radio has named Ross Zapin as VP of promotions. New York-based Zapin reports to Sirius president of entertainment and sports Scott Greenstein. Zapin, who was head of rock, modern rock and video promot ...

  24. Joe Simpson Starts Label Through Geffen

    September 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Joe Simpson, who handles the careers of two of the hottest artists on the charts right now -- his daughters Jessica and Ashlee Simpson -- is making further inroads into the music business through a jo Joe Simpson, who handles the careers of two of ...

  25. Jim Merlis Tapped As Geffen Publicity Head

    September 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Geffen Records has named Jim Merlis as head of press, effective Oct. 1. Geffen Records has named Jim Merlis as head of press, effective Oct. 1. Merlis, a founder of New York-based independent publicity firm Big Hassle Media, will replace Lillian M ...

  26. Geffen Makes Cuts At Sales Dep't

    August 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Unit folded into Interscope under Berry. The sales department at Geffen Records has been trimmed and folded into Interscope's sales division, sources confirm. Interscope head of sales Candace Berry will lead the merged department. Among those ...

  27. Geffen Makes Cuts At Sales Dep't

    August 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Unit folded into Interscope under Berry. The sales department at Geffen Records has been trimmed and folded into Interscope's sales division, sources confirm. Interscope head of sales Candace Berry will lead the merged department. Among those ...

  28. Sources: DreamWorks Publishing Up For Sale

    March 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST DreamWorks Music Publishing is on the block, sources say, and is being shopped by Howard Wattenberg of the New York firm of Grubman, Indursky & Schindler. The asking price for the company is $40 m DreamWorks Music Publishing is on the bloc ...

  29. Anthony To Head Up Geffen With Schur

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST DreamWorks Records to become Geffen imprint. DreamWorks Records to become Geffen imprint. News ...

  30. Anthony To Head Up Geffen With Schur

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Former Epic Records president Polly Anthony has joined Jordan Schur at the helm of Geffen Records, sources confirm. The co-presidents will also be responsible for DreamWorks Records, which is being ab Former Epic Records president Polly Anthony ha ...