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  1. Beats Music Launching January 21

    January 11, 2014 12:00 PM EST Beats Music, the premium streaming service developed by Trent Reznor, Ian Rogers and the creators of Beats By Dre headphones, is launching on Jan. 21, with AT&T as the exclusive carrier partner, the company said. Beats Music 'Locked an ...

  2. Chart Moves: Interscope Replaces Itself at No. 1 on Billboard 200, 'Ellen DeGeneres' Debuts in Top 40

    November 21, 2013 7:57 PM EST This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart , Lady Gaga replaced her labelmate Eminem atop the list as “ARTPOP” debuted at No. 1 with 258,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Eminem's "The Marshall Mathers LP 2" fell to No. 2 w ...

  3. Interscope Geffen A&M Acquires Remaining Share of A&M/Octone Records

    October 07, 2013 5:44 PM EDT Interscope Geffen A&M announced Monday that it will acquire the remaining 50% share of the A&M/Octone joint venture from Octone Records. Formed in 2007, the joint venture was scheduled to conclude in mid-2014. Octone's year-to-date ...

  4. Beats by Dr. Dre Maker Looking for New Investor (Report)

    August 20, 2013 7:12 AM EDT Beats Electronics, the company behind the Beats by Dr. Dre headphones, is looking to broaden its product lineup and bring in a new investor, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the situation. Beats Music Beefs Up Curati ...

  5. Publishing Briefs: Sting, One Direction, Imagine Dragons Sign New Pub Deals

    May 21, 2013 7:00 AM EDT -- Sony/ATV Music Publishing has signed a long-term extension administration agreement with Sting , who has had a relationship with the company for more than 16 years. The global agreement will cover all music publishing throughout Sting’s solo ...

  6. Jimmy Iovine To Address USC’s Graduating Students

    April 25, 2013 4:05 AM EDT Music industry veteran Jimmy Iovine, chairman of Interscope-Geffen-A&M Records and co-founder of Beats Electronics, will speak at USC’s commencement ceremony May 17. The producer and label head will address more than 13,000 graduating studen ...

  7. Ian Rogers Named CEO of Beats Electronics' Music Service

    January 10, 2013 2:05 PM EST Beats Electronics today announced that its new music service, project "Daisy," will have Topspin's Ian Rogers as its CEO. Rogers will oversee the "direction, vision and strategy" for project "Daisy" and the tea ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Anjula Acharia-Bath

    November 28, 2012 7:04 PM EST CEO, Desi Hits Crossing Cultures Desi Hits CEO Anjula Acharia-Bath has built her career on bridging the pop culture gap between Bollywood and Hollywood. Following an initial stint as co-founder of search firm Merchant McKenzie, the U.K.-raised ent ...

  10. Universal's Max Hole Discusses Company's Plans for EMI Recorded Music

    November 12, 2012 12:18 PM EST Max Hole, COO of Universal Music Group International, spoke today about some of the company's plans for its recently acquired EMI recorded-music properties -- including decentralizing its profit & loss centers. Speaking at a media confere ...

  11. It's Official: John Janick Named President/COO of Interscope Geffen A&M

    October 03, 2012 11:55 PM EDT It's official: As projected by Billboard.biz in June, John Janick has been named president and chief operating officer of Interscope Geffen A&M , the label announced today. Janick joins the company after 16 years at the helm of the indie ...

  12. Exclusive: Interscope To Re-Release Nero's 'Welcome Reality' With New Tracks, Skrillex Remix of 'Promises'

    September 10, 2012 1:32 PM EDT Nero may have sent six tracks from debut album Welcome Reality onto the charts in the U.K., but Interscope A&R rep Dave Rene thinks the EDM band has only scratched the surface of its success in the U.S. "They have such a massive following ...

  13. Martin Kierszenbaum, Cherrytree Label to Remain With Interscope After All

    July 27, 2012 7:59 PM EDT CherryTree Records' Martin Kierszenbaum (left) backstage at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards with Kev Nish from Far East Movement. (Photo: Jem Aswad) Five weeks after his departure from Interscope, Cherrytree Records head Martin Kierszenbaum - ...

  14. Joseph Schmidt Named CFO of Universal Music Group's East Coast Labels

    July 03, 2012 1:58 PM EDT Universal Music Group named Joseph Schmidt Chief Financial Officer, East Coast Labels, Ivan Gavin, The news was announced by Ivan Gavin, UMG's COO of East Coast Labels. Schmidt, who is based in New York City, formerly acted as Vice President, ...

  15. Martin Kierszenbaum, Cherrytree Part Ways With Interscope: Confirmed

    June 22, 2012 7:10 PM EDT CherryTree Records' Martin Kierszenbaum (left) backstage at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards with Kev Nish from Far East Movement. (Photo: Jem Aswad) Cherrytree Records head Martin Kierszenbaum, who brought Robyn, Feist, Far East Movement and ...

  16. The Changing Role of A&R and 'The Dark Arts of Record Making' at New Music Seminar

    June 21, 2012 6:30 AM EDT (L-R): Moderator Ron Fair; Avery Lipman (Universal Republic); Steve Greenberg (S-Curve); Darius Van Arman (Jagjaguwar/Dead Oceans/Secretly Canadian); Josh Deutsch (Downtown); Peter Edge (RCA); Craig Kallman (Atlantic); and Monte Lipman (Universal ...

  17. John Janick to Take 'Presidential' Role at Interscope: Sources

    June 13, 2012 3:32 PM EDT John Janick, currently co-president of Elektra Records with Mike Caren, will take a "presidential" role at Interscope Records later this year, two sources close to the situation confirmed to Billboard.biz today. The move, which will see ...

  18. LoveRance, Rep on the 50 Cent-Powered Second Life of 'Up!'

    April 09, 2012 10:49 AM EDT "UP!," the debut single from 24-year-old rapper LoveRance, first floated into the upper reaches of Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart as an independent release last June. Propelled by a grass-roots marketing campaign - the ...

  19. Jimmy Iovine Denies Pitching Reality Show

    January 31, 2012 10:45 AM EST Last year "American Idol," shaking things up for its Simon Cowell-less 10th season, recruited Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez to judge alongside series stalwart Randy Jackson. The show also brought in Jimmy Iovine, chairman of Interscope ...

  20. Billboard Power 100: Steve Berman

    January 26, 2012 11:24 PM EST No. 96 Steve Berman Vice Chairman Interscope Records Twitter: @Interscope High-Profile Projects... Steve Berman has been with the label since its inception in 1991, and under Jimmy Iovine (see No. 10) leads the day-to-day marketing and sales charg ...

  21. Madonna's Deal With Live Nation-Interscope Worth $40 Million - New Album Coming in March

    December 15, 2011 8:07 AM EST Madonna's new album is finished and will be released in March 2012 on Interscope Records, the label and Live Nation Entertainment announced on Thursday morning. The deal, which has been rumored for weeks, was confirmed by sources to Billboard ...

  22. Backbeat: Skylar Grey Talks Joni Mitchell, Trent Reznor, Appalachian Dulcimer at NYC Showcase

    December 14, 2011 8:30 AM EST Shades of Grey: Skylar Grey live at Dominion in NY. (Photo: Jeff Benjamin/Billboard) Skylar Grey held an industry-only showcase Dec. 6, 2011 at Dominion in New York. The showcase is a preview for her upcoming debut album, currently titled "In ...

  23. Official: Van Halen Signs With Interscope Records

    November 17, 2011 11:01 PM EST Left to Right: Alex Van Halen; Wolfgang Van Halen; Eddie Van Halen; Jimmy Iovine, chairman of Interscope Geffen A&M Records; Irving Azoff, executive chairman of Live Nation Entertainment and chairman/CEO of the Front Line Management Group; Ste ...

  24. Van Halen To Sign With Interscope

    November 11, 2011 5:42 PM EST Iconic rock band Van Halen are set to sign with Interscope Records, says a source familiar with the negotiations. The deal is expected to be finalized next week, marking the first time in 35 years that the band will not release music through Warne ...

  25. From Canada To L.A.: Meet Jeremy Summers, Interscope Geffen A&M's New Chief Marketing Officer

    October 21, 2011 2:51 PM EDT Toronto's Jeremy Summers doesn't need to tackle LA traffic when he starts his new job as executive vice president and chief marketing officer of Interscope Geffen A&M on Monday. "I'm literally staying at an apartment across ...

  26. Backbeat: Far East Movement Talks Recording With David Guetta, Will.i.am; Touring With LMFAO Over Bulgogi

    October 11, 2011 1:49 PM EDT Rocketeers! (From Left to Right:) Big Hassle publicist Greg Miller, Far East Movement's J. Spliff, Billboard senior editor Gail Mitchell, the group's Prohgress and Kev Nish, Billboard correspondent Mitchell Peters and Billboard senior ed ...

  27. How Feist's 'Secret' New York Concert Came Together

    October 07, 2011 7:48 PM EDT Feist performs in New York, October 3, 2011 (Photo: Jillian Mapes) The campaign surrounding "Metals," the first album in more than four years from Canadian songstress Feist, has been a calculated one -- an unusual combination of small (m ...

  28. Billboard's Women In Music 2011: Brenda Romano

    October 01, 2011 12:00 AM EDT No. 8 Brenda Romano President of promotion, Interscope Geffen A&M Records Website: interscope.com Twitter: @brendaromano As president of promotion at Interscope Geffen A&M, Brenda Romano piloted the summer's undisputed No. 1 song, LMF ...

  29. Jeremy Summers Named Executive VP/Chief Marketing Officer of Interscope Geffen A&M

    September 21, 2011 11:30 AM EDT Interscope Geffen A&M has named Jeremy Summers its EVP/Chief Marketing Officer. Summers formerly served as the senior VP of Marketing for Universal Music Canada, a position he held since autumn 2010. He had been a part of the sales department ...

  30. Interscope Offices Used by Cocaine Ring, Federal Documents Say

    September 15, 2011 8:29 PM EDT Federal prosecutors say that the offices of Interscope Records were used by a drug-trafficking ring as a transit point for cases filled with cocaine and cash, according to a report in the Smoking Gun published Thursday. The allegation was included ...

  31. Interscope Chairman Jimmy Iovine Teams Up On 'Culo,' Book About Butts (NSFW Video)

    September 02, 2011 8:04 AM EDT In a new photo book to be released by Atria Books, Iovine and Mazzucco will unveil more than 248 pages of stunning, provocative images celebrating the new trend in art, fashion and pop culture in which the female bottom is the core of sexuality, d ...

  32. Billboard's Women In Music 2011: Brenda Romano

    July 02, 2011 10:58 AM EDT No. 8 President of promotion, Interscope Geffen A&M Records Website: interscope.com Twitter: @brendaromano As president of promotion at Interscope Geffen A&M, Brenda Romano piloted the summer's undisputed No. 1 song, LMFAO's &quo ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. Barry Weiss Named Chairman/CEO Of Island Def Jam And Universal Motown Republic Group

    March 17, 2011 5:53 PM EDT It's official. Barry Weiss has been named Chairman & CEO of Island Def Jam and Universal Motown Republic Group. The appointment comes on the heels of Antonio "L.A." Reid's departure from IDJ , which was announced today. Acc ...

  35. 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 ...

  36. Bieber and The Who? UMG In Talks With Tommy Hilfiger To Develop Musician Clothing Lines

    January 10, 2011 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group and fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger are reportedly in negotiations to develop fashion collections for UMG's artist roster. Hilfiger's Music and Entertainment and Sports Holdings (MESH), formed last year, is planning ...

  37. 'American Idol' Watch: Lythgoe Officially Onboard, Iovine As Mentor?

    August 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Fox on Thursday confirmed that Nigel Lythgoe will return as an executive producer of "American Idol." He joins executive producers Simon Fuller, Cecile Frot-Coutaz and Ken Warwick for the 10th anniversary season that kicks off in January ...

  38. Photo Gallery: Vevo Launch Party

    December 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST The switch flipped on the much-hyped online music video service Vevo last night at a grand party in New York. Big-name performers included Lady Gaga and Adam Lambert, while music stars like Bono, 50 Cent, Ciara, John Mayer, Taylor Swift, Rihanna a ...

  39. UMG Launches New Portals Aimed At Unsigned Artists

    November 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST Three Universal Music Group labels today launched new Web portals designed to provide extended digital distribution and marketing support for unsigned artists. The newly launched sites are powered by TuneCore's technology under a deal between ...

  40. Diddy Signs Bad Boy Label Deal With Interscope

    September 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sean "Diddy" Combs has signed with Interscope Geffen A&M in a deal which includes his future albums and creates a new joint venture with Combs' Bad Boy label. The first release on the new Bad Boy/Interscope joint venture will be ...

  41. Warner Bros. Senior Exec Kevin Black Exits

    November 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Kevin Black, office of the chairman of urban music at Warner Bros., has exited his post. A successor has not yet been named. Black joined the label in Oct. 2006 after leaving his promotion post as VP of rap at Interscope. Gail Mitchell News Kevin ...

  42. Kierszenbaum To Lead Interscope's Rock/Pop A&R

    September 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Martin Kierszenbaum, head of Cherrytree Records and president of international operations for Interscope Geffen A&M, will now add president of pop & rock A&R for Interscope Records to his duties. Kierszenbaum will oversee the label ...

  43. Post-Interscope, Reznor Focusing On New Album

    October 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The future of Nine Inch Nails is now completely in the hands of frontman Trent Reznor following the Oct. 7 expiration of the band's contract with Interscope, for which it had recorded since 1994. Reznor made the announcement yesterday on NIN& ...

  44. Hip-Hop Roundup: 50 Cent, Young Jeezy, The Game

    August 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 50 Cent, who's made a career calling out flaws in others, lashes out at Interscope head Jimmy Iovine in a new song, "Southside," which also makes fun of Ja Rule's new video, "Uh Oh." "Think Jimmy Iovine my boss ...

  45. Timberlake Signs YouTube Sensation Esmee

    June 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT YouTube star Esmee Denters has become the first artist signed to Tennman Records, the label launched by Justin Timberlake in a joint venture with Interscope. The deal places Denters as the opening act for a handful of Timberlake's upcoming Eu ...

  46. Timberlake Goes Corporate With Own Label

    May 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Justin Timberlake has launched his own label, Tennman Records, which will be a joint venture with Interscope. Timberlake will serve as chairman and CEO of the new company, which will be distributed internationally by Interscope Geffen A&M. Joi ...

  47. Interscope Expands Virtual Deal

    May 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group label Interscope/Geffen/A&M has expanded its relationship with virtual world Doppelganger, which created the Doppelganger Music Lounge last year with the Pussycat Dolls. The Lounge is a free online "social entertainm ...

  48. Feist Forward

    April 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After two years of touring in support of her 2004 album "Let It Die," Canadian singer/songwriter Leslie Feist realized she had really just been making "baby steps toward an undetermined future." So rather than commit to a lengt ...

  49. Styles Exits Interscope, Signs With Koch

    February 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Hip-hop artist Styles, who recently exited Interscope, has inked a deal with Koch Records. After his exit from Interscope, Styles hit the airwaves of New York's Hot 97 (WQHT) and began a verbal volley with 50 Cent, who Styles claims is respon ...

  50. UMG Promotes David Ellner

    January 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group (UMG) has promoted David Ellner to the newly created position of executive VP for global digital initiatives. Based in UMG's New York headquarters, Ellner reports to the company's executive committee, which is chair ...

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