Genealogy

  1. Backbeat: Scooter Braun, Jody Gerson, Karmin, Kari Clark Hold Court at AMA After-Party

    November 19, 2012 3:26 PM EST Amy Heidemann and Nick Louis Noonan of Karmin at the official American Music Awards afterparty at the JW Marriott's Diamond Ballroom in Los Angeles (Photo: Brian Dowling) The party vibe inside the Nokia Theatre during the 40th annual American ...

  2. Amanda Palmer, Alliance Sign U.S. Distribution Deal

    June 27, 2012 8:31 AM EDT Amanda Palmer, the Kickstarter wunderkind, will be distributed exclusively by Alliance Entertainment in the U.S. According to the company, its recently-acquired Audiolife division will handle the pick, pack and ship to the Palmer fans who contribu ...

  3. Billboard Power 100: Joel Katz

    January 27, 2012 12:00 AM EST No. 38 Joel Katz Chairman Media, Entertainment and Media Group Twitter: @GT_Law Top Gun… When U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers created a music category last year, the first winner was the Greenberg Traurig division chaired by Joel Katz. But ...

  4. Backbeat: Peter Bjorn and John Host L.A. Art Exhibition

    October 03, 2011 10:51 AM EDT This painting by Swedish artist Jonas Torvestig, who was tapped by Peter Bjorn and John to design the group's 2011 album, "Gimme Some," can be yours for a sweet $5,000. Here's a tip: Remember to arrive early the next time you a ...

  5. Steven Tyler to Premiere Solo Video on 'American Idol'

    May 03, 2011 7:47 AM EDT Steven Tyler will premiere the video for his first ever solo single, "(It) Feels So Good," on the May 12 episode of American Idol, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter's Idol Worship. The song will have its debut on Ryan Seacrest ...

  6. BACKBEAT: Jim Lauderdale, Webb Wilder, the Carter Brothers, Andrew Combs At SESAC Showcase

    September 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT On September 10, SESAC hosted a singer/songwriter showcase during the 11th Annual Americana Music Festival & Conference, held at Nashville’s Sheraton Hotel, which featured performances by an impressive array of singer/songwriters. Jim Lauderda ...

  7. eMusic Lines Up Steven Van Zandt For Rewards Program

    May 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Steven Van Zandt will be the next artist featured in eMusic’s Access & Rewards member benefits program when 25 winners and their guests attend “eMusic Summer School with Steven Van Zandt,” an one-hour event, on Wednesday, June 16, at City Wine ...

  8. BMG Rights Management Acquires Pressing Line

    April 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT BMG Rights Management acquired the catalog of the Italian publishing company Pressing Line, including the songs of the Italian star Lucio Dalla and the singer/songwriter Samuele Bersani. In addition to the catalog, included in the deal are also ri ...

  9. Steven Tyler Rejoins Aerosmith, Tour Announced

    February 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST After turmoil that included public squabbling, threats of a lineup change and a rehab stint, Aerosmith is back and ready to rock. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers have announced a European summer tour — with Steven Tyler. The announcement was made ...

  10. Cara Dillon Wins Folk Awards Album Honor

    February 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST Irish singer Cara Dillon won the best album award for "Hill Of Thieves," released on her own label Charcoal Records, at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. The 11th BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, held at London's Brewery venue last night (Feb. 1 ...

  11. Former Vivendi Boss Ordered To Stand Trial

    October 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Vivendi SA says its former CEO Jean-Marie Messier and other former top executives have been ordered to stand trial on charges of misleading investors while they were transforming the once-stodgy water utility into a high-flying film, music and pay ...

  12. Aerosmith Playing Corporate Gig After Setbacks

    October 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler is back in the saddle, two months after the rock band was forced to cancel its troubled North American tour when he fell off the stage and broke his shoulder. The group will perform a private concert next week at a Sa ...

  13. TV Network Confirms Jacksons Reality Series

    August 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The A&E network said its previously announced documentary about members of the Jackson family will be expanded into a reality series. A&E's official word came only after "Entertainment Tonight" declared the Jackson series wa ...

  14. Steven Tyler Injured In Fall From Stage

    August 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler, known for dancing with microphone stands adorned with scarves, was airlifted to a hospital early Thursday after falling from the stage during a concert at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Tyler, 61, fell while ente ...

  15. IFPI's Kennedy: Canadian Gov't Not Interested In IP

    March 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Canada’s continued development of world-class musicians is in jeopardy as the country is mired in sky-high piracy rates and lack of cooperation between Internet service providers and music companies, John Kennedy, chairman of the International Fed ...

  16. Rosner To Exit TicketsNow

    December 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST TicketsNow president and CEO Cheryl Rosner will exit the company, effective Dec. 19, according to a spokesperson for TicketsNow, a subsidiary of Ticketmaster. Rosner will be replaced by Shawn Freeman, who will serve as president of TicketsNow and ...

  17. Steven Tyler Sues Bloggers For Impersonation

    September 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler sued unknown bloggers who the singer said impersonated him on the Web, writing about the death of his mother and other "intimate details" from his life. In a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles, Tyler, 60, said h ...

  18. Wayne Brady Tunes Up the Music

    September 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT There's one thing Emmy-winning entertainer Wayne Brady wants people to know about his debut album, "A Long Time Coming" (Peak Records/Concord Music Group, Sept. 16). It's not a vanity project. "This isn't like [comedi ...

  19. Line of Dylan Harmonicas Set For Release

    August 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Bob Dylan is for the first time endorsing a line of harmonicas. Made by Richmond, Va.-based Hohner USA, a musical instrument maker, the harmonicas are called the Bob Dylan Signature Series and feature a machine stamp of Dylan's signature. &qu ...

  20. Dylan Rains Down On Spanish Expo With Camera Ban

    June 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Bob Dylan put a dampener on proceedings when he refused to allow TV cameras or photographers into an open-air concert he gave Monday night at the Expo 2008 world fair in Zaragoza, northern Spain. But it appears nobody had told the fair's orga ...

  21. New Frontier Touring Recruits Kennedy

    February 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST Jake Kennedy, sole agent and owner of Wanderlust Touring, has joined Nashville-based booking agency New Frontier Touring. Kennedy will oversee bookings in clubs and theaters, and for all fairs and festivals in the Eastern half of the United States ...

  22. Ex-Rogue Wave Member Evan Farrell Dies

    December 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST Former Rogue Wave multi-instrumentalist Evan Farrell died over the weekend in Oakland, Calif., from injuries suffered in an apartment fire caused by a space heater. Details are still coming together, but Farrell succumbed from massive smoke inhala ...

  23. Sony/ATV Signs Sweden's Mando Diao Frontmen

    October 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sony/ATV Music Publishing has entered into worldwide songwriters' agreements with the frontmen and principal songwriters of Sweden's Mando Diao, Björn Dixgård and Gustaf Norén, for the band’s "Never Seen the Light of Day" album ...

  24. Murphy Splits With U.K.'s MAMA Group

    August 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Philip Murphy, COO and company secretary of MAMA Group plc, has stepped down from the London-based media and marketing firm. Together with Adam Driscoll, Murphy co-founded in 1999 Channelfly plc, the company from which MAMA was established. Murphy ...

  25. Starbucks To Push Exclusives Via iTunes

    July 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Starbucks Entertainment is tapping the iTunes store as the exclusive outlet for several new releases. The new record label plans to release EPs from emerging artists Rissi Palmer, Alice Russell and WinterKids in digital form on the "Starbucks ...

  26. 1720 Launches Country Division

    May 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Atlanta-based 1720 Entertainment has opened shop in Nashville. The company's country staff includes VP of national promotion Bill Macky, manager of West Coast promotion Jim Malito, manager of mid-America promotion Rosey Fitchpatrick and manag ...

  27. Palmer Joins Sanctuary Records

    November 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST He becomes VP of licensing. Sanctuary Records has named Jonathan Palmer VP of licensing for the label. Prior to joining Sanctuary, Palmer founded Jonathan Palmer Music, a music licensing company. He also served as director of film and television a ...

  28. Rosa Elevated At Warner Switzerland

    October 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Oliver Rosa, GM of Warner Music Switzerland, has been appointed managing director of the company with immediate effect. Oliver Rosa, GM of Warner Music Switzerland, has been appointed managing director of the company with immediate effect. Based i ...

  29. Legal Matters

    July 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT See how a suit against James Joyce, the world-renowned Irish author and poet, may change copyright law. Read Susan Butler's column. See how a suit against James Joyce, the world-renowned Irish author and poet, may change copyright law. Read S ...

  30. Palmer Rises At EMI Publishing Continental Europe

    April 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Claudia Palmer has been elevated to executive VP and COO of EMI Music Publishing Continental Europe. Palmer, who is currently senior VP, corporate development at EMI Group, will assume the post on Jun Claudia Palmer has been elevated to executive ...

  31. New Board Member For WMG

    March 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Michele J. Hooper joins as an independent director. Michele J. Hooper joins as an independent director. News Michele J. Hooper ...

  32. Aussie Biz Creates New Prize

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Award inspired by U.K.'s Mercury Prize. The Australian music business has united for the Australian Music Prize (AMP), an honor designed to promote domestic acts. It plans to recognize the most creative Australian album of a calendar year. Wi ...

  33. Briskman New CBS Corp. Top Lawyer

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Leslie Moonves has begun planning for life after Viacom's split, hiring Louis Briskman as chief legal officer for the new CBS Corp. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Leslie Moonves has begun planning for life after Viacom's split, hiring Louis ...

  34. Hurricane Dennis Impacts Southeast Tours

    July 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Kelly Clarkson, Jesse McCartney affected. Kelly Clarkson, Jesse McCartney affected. News Jesse McCartney , Kelly Clarkson ...

  35. Global Pulse

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The delivery of Norwegian singer/songwriter Lene Marlin's third album came as something of a surprise to EMI Norway. Read Tom Ferguson's column. The delivery of Norwegian singer/songwriter Lene Marlin's third album came as something ...

  36. Global Pulse

    April 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Irish artist Damien Dempsey sees his third set, "Shots," debut at No. 1 on the IRMA chart. Read Tom Ferguson's column. Irish artist Damien Dempsey sees his third set, "Shots," debut at No. 1 on the IRMA chart. Read Tom Fer ...

  37. Country Hall Of Fame Festival To Bow Next Spring

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST John F. Kennedy Center is a partner. John F. Kennedy Center is a partner. News ...

  38. WMG Names Exec VP/CFO

    January 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fleisher to report to Bronfman. Fleisher to report to Bronfman. News ...

  39. Sillerman To Buy 85% Of Elvis Enterprises

    December 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Lisa Marie To Receive $100M. Lisa Marie To Receive $100M. News Lisa Marie ...

  40. Manager Partners Titley, Spalding Split

    December 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Brooks & Dunn, Clay Walker among clients. Brooks & Dunn, Clay Walker among clients. News Clay Walker ...

  41. Viacom, FCC Reach $3.5M Indecency Deal

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Decree covers Amos & Andy, Bono incidents. Decree covers Amos & Andy, Bono incidents. News ...

  42. Sony BMG Taps U.K., Ireland Senior Execs

    November 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Stringer names Doherty, Donnelly, others. Stringer names Doherty, Donnelly, others. News ...

  43. Latin Notas

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Manager Joe Simpson launches a new, as-yet-unnamed TV show that will seek out Latin talent in the United States. Read Leila Cobo's column. Manager Joe Simpson launches a new, as-yet-unnamed TV show that will seek out Latin talent in the Unite ...

  44. Stewart, 'Simpsons' Team Set For Film/TV Confab

    October 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT John Debney, Garry Marshall also join lineup. John Debney, Garry Marshall also join lineup. News Garry Marshall , John Debney ...

  45. Alan Jackson Leads CMA Nominations

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Brooks & Dunn to host Nov. 9 show. Brooks & Dunn to host Nov. 9 show. News ...

  46. The Beat

    August 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Former Virgin Records exec Ray Cooper forms Zama, a management and consulting company. Read Melinda Newman's column. Former Virgin Records exec Ray Cooper forms Zama, a management and consulting company. Read Melinda Newman's column. New ...

  47. The Beat

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Former Virgin Records exec Ray Cooper forms Zama, a management and consulting company. Read Melinda Newman's column. Former Virgin Records exec Ray Cooper forms Zama, a management and consulting company. Read Melinda Newman's column. New ...

  48. This is Just a test story for International Update. This is just a test.

    July 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Producer Phil Spector has filed suit against his former attorney and longtime friend Robert Shapiro, in an attempt to reclaim a $1.5 million retainer Shapiro took when he represented Spector in his on Producer Phil Spector has filed suit against h ...

  49. This is Just a test story for Government Reports. This is just a test.

    July 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Producer Phil Spector has filed suit against his former attorney and longtime friend Robert Shapiro, in an attempt to reclaim a $1.5 million retainer Shapiro took when he represented Spector in his on Producer Phil Spector has filed suit against h ...

  50. This is Just a test story. This is just a test.

    July 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Producer Phil Spector has filed suit against his former attorney and longtime friend Robert Shapiro, in an attempt to reclaim a $1.5 million retainer Shapiro took when he represented Spector in his on Producer Phil Spector has filed suit against h ...

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