John Janick

  1. 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 ...

  2. Merlin Hires Roger Gold as US Commercial and Strategic Advisor

    October 07, 2013 5:14 PM EDT Merlin, the global rights agency for the independent label sector, has hired former Warner Music Group executive Roger Gold to assist commercial and licensing activities in the United States. The recorded music rights represented by Merlin accou ...

  3. 2013 Grammy Awards: Song Of The Year

    December 21, 2012 11:20 AM EST celebrating the tunes that moved music lovers the most "The A Team" Songwriters: Ed Sheeran Performers: Ed Sheeran From: + Publishers: Sony/ATV Music Publishing Label: Elektra "The A Team," about a heroin--addicted prostitute, ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Music Biz 2012: A Look Back at a Tumultuous Year

    December 14, 2012 8:13 AM EST In what has to be the most memorable quote about our industry in recent memory, David Geffen -- during an event for the recent documentary about his towering career -- said "I'd kill myself" rather than get into the music business t ...

  6. Alex Wilhelm, Crazed Hits Blogger, Named Warner Bros. Director Of A&R

    November 13, 2012 11:05 AM EST In an update to the story below, which was published on Billboard.biz in September, Alex Wilhelm finally revealed the company he's joined: "I've joined Warner Bros. Records as Director of A&R. A big thank you to Mike Caren, Jeff ...

  7. Mike Easterlin Named GM of Fueled by Ramen

    October 05, 2012 11:43 PM EDT The shockwaves of big executive moves keep on rolling. Mike Easterlin, head of promotion at Roadrunner Records, has been named the new GM of Fueled by Ramen, a subsidiary of Atlantic Records. Easterlin To Lead Newly Merged Roadrunner, Lava Promo S ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Jeff Castelaz In Line to Take Over Elektra: Source

    September 17, 2012 7:49 PM EDT As Billboard.biz speculated Friday, Dangerbird Records co-founder Jeff Castelaz -- who, with general manager Matt Solodky, left the company abruptly last week -- is in line to take over Elektra Records, a source close to the situation confirmed, s ...

  10. Updated: Jeff Castelaz, Matt Solodky Exit Dangerbird; Jenni Sperandeo Named President

    September 14, 2012 5:28 PM EDT Dangerbird Records co-founder Jeff Castelaz and General Manager Matt Solodky are leaving the music company to work in management, according to a rather surprising announcement made today by Dangerbird co-founder Peter Walker. Meanwhile, Jenni Sper ...

  11. Backbeat: Fun. Rock The Wiltern In L.A. In Front Of Atlantic, Fueled By Ramen Execs

    August 27, 2012 10:45 AM EDT Fun. performing at Los Angeles' The Wiltern. (Photo: Nicole Pajer) Between the confetti, balloon drop, celebs in attendance -- including Alia Shawkat from " Arrested Development," Mae Whitman of " Parenthood" and singer/so ...

  12. 40 Under 40: John Janick

    August 02, 2012 2:29 PM EDT John Janick Chairman/President, Fueled By Ramen; Co-President, Elektra Records Website: Fueledbyramen.com ElektraRecords.com Twitter: @fueledbyramen @Elektrarecords Fueled By Fun John Janick, 34, has balanced running Fueled by Ramen, which he foun ...

  13. Mike Caren Named Warner Music Group's President of Worldwide A&R

    July 23, 2012 3:00 PM EDT Warner Music Group today announced the promotion of Mike Caren to president, worldwide A&R across its myriad labels. Caren had previously served as EVP, A&R for Atlantic Records and as co-president for the recently relaunched Elektra Recor ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. Cobra Starship Looks To Clean Up With Its Fourth Release

    September 01, 2011 11:26 AM EDT New York pop-punk dance band Cobra Starship is coming off of its biggest release to date. The group's third album, Hot Mess, released in 2009 by Decaydance/Fueled by Ramen, debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200. It was powered by the smash ...

  16. Paramore Gets Ready To Shine With 'Brand New Eyes'

    July 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT When Paramore frontwoman Hayley Williams is asked about her plans after the Sept. 29 release of her new album, "Brand New Eyes," she simply says, "We're going to be on tour—forever." Williams, 20, isn't being terribly ...

  17. Atlantic To Relaunch Elektra Records Imprint

    June 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Atlantic has announced that it will relaunch the Elektra Records imprint, which has been dormant since 2004. The label will be run by Fueled By Ramen founder John Janick and Atlantic executive VP of A&R Mike Caren. While the new presidents say ...