Jive

  1. Chris Lighty 1968-2012: From The Bronx to Native Tongues to Top Hip-Hop Exec

    August 30, 2012 8:09 PM EDT At press time, industry colleagues and artists were trying to come to grips with the unexpected death of Chris Lighty. The savvy entrepreneur and hip-hop visionary, who founded the game-changing company Violator Management, died this morning of an ...

  2. Chris Lighty: 1968-2012

    August 30, 2012 7:35 PM EDT At press time, industry colleagues and artists were trying to come to grips with the unexpected death of Chris Lighty. The savvy entrepreneur and hip-hop visionary, who founded the game-changing company Violator Management, died the morning of Aug ...

  3. Epic Sheds Another High-Level Exec: Kevin Lawrie

    October 25, 2011 7:33 PM EDT L.A. Reid has shed another senior Sony executive in his new assignment as chairman and CEO of Epic Records. Sources say that Kevin Lawrie--who had been operating as the label's chief operating officer, although his appointment was never offic ...

  4. RCA's New Executive Team Named Under CEO Peter Edge Amid Layoffs (Update)

    August 23, 2011 7:30 AM EDT With the official naming two weeks ago of CEO Peter Edge and president/COO Tom Corson , the rest of the RCA team is falling into place, sources tell Billboard.biz. Joe Riccitelli will lead the pop/rock promotion teams, while Mark Pitts becomes pre ...

  5. Exclusive: Prince Royce Signs With Atlantic for English-Language Releases

    May 16, 2011 3:12 PM EDT Prince Royce at the Billboard Latin Music Awards last month (photo: Arnold Turner) Prince Royce, the Bronx native whose eponymous debut became the top-selling Latin album by a new act in 2010, has signed with Atlantic Records to release English-la ...

  6. Bowersox Bonnaroo Bound?

    December 20, 2010 12:00 AM EST We knew from the moment Crystal Bowersox hit our TV screens last January that she wasn't your typical American Idol contestant. With an acoustic guitar -- signed by one of her heroes, Melissa Etheridge -- slung over her shoulder like an old b ...

  7. Jive Takes Equity Stake In A&R Man's Imprint

    October 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT While 360 deals are almost standard for new artists, independent label partnerships have largely remained within the realm of marketing and distribution deals. However, Zomba has taken a page from Live Nation's playbook and inked an all-inclu ...

  8. Update: BMG Confirms Label Changes

    March 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST BMG has confirmed the realignment of its U.S. labels, first tipped here yesterday. Barry Weiss has taken the new title of president/CEO of Zomba Label Group. He was president of Jive. New York-based W BMG has confirmed the realignment of its U.S. ...

  9. Eamon Inks With Evolution

    February 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST Evolution Talent has signed an exclusive booking deal with Jive artist Eamon, according to Evolution president David Zedeck. Evolution Talent has signed an exclusive booking deal with Jive artist Eamon, according to Evolution president David Zedec ...