Johnny Wright

  1. Johnny Wright, Tom Corson on Making Justin Timberlake the Year's Best-Selling Artist (Q&A)

    October 09, 2013 3:58 PM EDT Johnny Wright estimates he was the first partner of Justin Timberlake to learn that his star management client had finally recorded new music, in mid-2012. Gary Tobey, CEO of Target’s media buying firm Haworth, was “probably the third or fourt ...

  2. Music Matters 2013 Preview: YouTube and the Online Video Phenomenon; Keynotes By Johnny Wright, Rob Wells, Frances Moore

    May 17, 2013 3:05 PM EDT The focus of the 2013 Digital & Music Matters is unequivocally on YouTube and the online video phenomenon. The Asia Pacific entertainment event, held May 20-25 at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore, will be broadcast live on YouTube, inclu ...

  3. Justin Timberlake's Acting Agency, WME, Locks Down All of the Star's Future Business

    May 07, 2013 6:08 PM EDT Actor and singer Justin Timberlake is taking his music touring business to WME. Although previously signed with talent agency CAA, WME had been repping Timberlake as an actor since 2009. It will now inherit all of his future business, including ...

  4. Justin Timberlake Teams With MasterCard For Two-Year Partnership, NYC Show May 5

    April 29, 2013 12:00 PM EDT Justin Timberlake announced a new long-term partnership with MasterCard on Monday that will kick off Sunday, May 5, with an exclusive cardmember concert at New York’s Roseland Ballroom. Tickets for the show will be available through MasterCar ...

  5. Justin Timberlake Manager Johnny Wright on Secret Plans Around ‘20/20 Experience,’ Touring, Myspace, More

    March 19, 2013 8:00 AM EDT Justin Timberlake has a rare ability to seem to be everywhere without actually being in that many places. In a way, the marketing around his new album,  The 20/20 Experience – out on RCA today – has taken a note from the way he managed to kee ...

  6. Kitty Wells, Legendary Country Singer, Dead at 92

    July 16, 2012 4:16 PM EDT Before Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Shania Twain or Taylor Swift, there was Kitty Wells, better known as the "Queen of Country Music." Wells, who died at her Nashville-area home Monday morning at the age of 92, enjoyed a career that ran t ...

  7. MySpace Relaunch Will Revive Company's Status in Online Music, Sources Say

    June 08, 2012 12:30 PM EDT MySpace has some big plans in store for its forthcoming relaunch. Multiple sources have told Billboard.biz they have been very impressed with the new MySpace platform and say the company wants once again to be music fans' favored place on the ...

  8. The Making of Baby Bieber: How Austin Mahone Is Riding Social Media to Superstardom

    June 07, 2012 9:06 AM EDT If it weren't for the walls covered in handmade signs drawn in bold, glittery letters by hundreds of obsessed teenage fans declaring love and devotion to him, the San Antonio bedroom of Austin Mahone wouldn't be much to look at. Barely 8 ...

  9. Johnny Wright, Rodney Jerkins Talk New MySpace Competition Series 'Take The Stage'

    June 05, 2012 3:40 PM EDT MySpace is going back to its roots. A new music competition series, " Take The Stage " debuts this week with a concept that harkens back to MySpace's origins as a music-discovery platform that helped artists like Katy Perry, Adele a ...

  10. Jonas Brothers Leave Disney's Hollywood Records, Buy Back Masters, Publishing, Merchandising Rights

    May 01, 2012 2:08 PM EDT The Jonas Brothers have parted ways with Hollywood Records after releasing three albums on the Disney-owned label. The sibling trio of Nick, Kevin and Joe Jonas, which has sold 17 million albums worldwide, also bought back the rights to their mast ...

  11. Johnny Wright Teams With Yobi.tv For Unscripted Online Singing Competition

    January 18, 2012 12:00 PM EST Johnny Wright, the music manager who has helped shape the careers of pop icons Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears and the Jonas Brothers, will be teaming up with talent competition web site Yobi.tv to create a non-scripted singing competition, to b ...

  12. Johnny Wright, Country Music Pioneer, Kitty Wells' Husband, Dead at 97

    September 28, 2011 7:15 AM EDT NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Johnny Wright, a country music pioneer who had hits as a singer in the duo Johnnie and Jack and guided the career of his wife, Kitty Wells, died early Tuesday. He was 97. Close family friend Eddie Stubbs said Wright died of ...

  13. Justin Timberlake's Manager Says They're Mulling Talent Competition For Revamped Myspace

    July 03, 2011 10:17 PM EDT Justin Timberlake's longtime manager Johnny Wright said Friday (July 2) that a talent show or some other way of developing new artists will be core to the revamp of Myspace. The kernel of an idea is what has emerged from a frenzied two weeks ...

  14. Manager Johnny Wright Sounds Off On The State Of The Music Industry

    December 14, 2010 12:00 AM EST If the name Johnny Wright has been synonymous with one thing, it's screaming girls. The Orlando-based music manager has played a key role in the careers of Britney Spears, Jonas Brothers, Justin Timberlake (and previously 'NSync), Backst ...

  15. Timberlake Signs With IMG For Endorsements

    April 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Justin Timberlake on Thursday signed with IMG for worldwide endorsement representation, the company said. Timberlake will remain with CAA, which handles his tour booking, among other things, and Johnny Wright will continue to be his manager. IMG w ...

  16. Menudo Plots 'Bandemonium'

    April 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After wrapping a series of opening gigs for the Jonas Brothers, Epic act Menudo will tour 16 cities as part of the "Bandemonium" boy-band tour. The tour, produced by manager Johnny Wright, includes NLT (Geffen), V-Factory (Warner Bros.) ...

  17. Jonas Brothers Ink Tour Deal With Live Nation

    January 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Live Nation has inked a two-year, multi-million dollar worldwide touring deal with the Hollywood Records pop act Jonas Brothers. The deal, billed as the first of its kind for an up-and-coming act, is expected to result in more than 140 theater and ...

  18. Timberlake To Wrap World Tour In Abu Dhabi

    December 04, 2007 12:00 AM EST Justin Timberlake will put the lid on his FutureSex/LoveShow World tour Thursday night with a performance at the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi, capitol of United Arab Emirates. The tour has been one of the top-grossing tours of 2007, taking i ...

  19. Higher Ground

    April 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Trinity Broadcasting Network and Johnny Wright are creating such TV programs as game and reality shows for the Christian network. Trinity Broadcasting Network and Johnny Wright are creating such TV programs as game and reality shows for the Chri ...

  20. Higher Ground

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Trinity Broadcasting Network and Johnny Wright are creating such TV programs as game and reality shows for the Christian network. Trinity Broadcasting Network and Johnny Wright are creating such TV programs as game and reality shows for the Chri ...

  21. Wright, Trinity Link For Christian Programming

    March 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Wright Entertainment Group CEO Johnny Wright is partnering with Trinity Broadcasting Network's (TBN) Matthew Crouch to produce programming for the Christian cable network. Plans call for the creation Wright Entertainment Group CEO Johnny Wrig ...

  22. Wright, Trinity Link For Christian Programming

    March 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Wright Entertainment Group CEO Johnny Wright is partnering with Trinity Broadcasting Network's (TBN) Matthew Crouch to produce programming for the Christian cable network. Plans call for the creation Wright Entertainment Group CEO Johnny Wrig ...