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  1. Billboard Power 100: Lucian Grainge

    January 26, 2012 10:28 PM EST No. 3 Lucian Grainge Chairman/CEO Universal Music Group Chieftain of the Largest Major-Label Group... After flattening the competition in Europe, then-Universal Music Group International chairman/CEO Lucian Grainge was anointed in 2010 by Vivendi ...

  2. Billboard.biz's Backbeat

    August 01, 2011 3:34 AM EDT From the record release parties to the green rooms, our exclusive look at the people behind the music business -- behind the scenes. FEATURED BACKBEATS: December 12, 2011 - Touring | Radio | Backbeat | Record Labels | Indies | Digital & Mobile ...

  3. Will 4th Judge For 'X Factor' Be Paula Abdul?

    May 06, 2011 6:00 PM EDT Taping for the new Fox singing contest "X Factor" is scheduled to start Sunday. But only three of the expected four judges have been announced. While the clock is ticking, the identity of the show's fourth judge, though widely expec ...

  4. Lewis Launches Label With Def Jam/Universal

    March 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Former boxing promoter Butch Lewis is stepping into the music arena with Voicez Music Group, a new joint venture with Def Jam/Universal Records. Under terms of the joint venture, Def Jam will market and promote Voicez Music Group releases. The fir ...

  5. IDJ Extends Deal With Disturbing Tha Peace

    March 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Contrary to online rumors that Island Def Jam cut Disturbing Tha Peace artists Bobby Valentino, Shareefa and newcomer Steph Jones from its roster, Island Def Jam Music Group Chairman Antonio "L.A." Reid instead extended the independent l ...

  6. Hill Honored At New York AIDS Charity

    December 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST LIFEbeat, the urban music industry's AIDS charity, honored BET's executive VP of programming Stephen Hill last night (Dec. 4) at New York City's Highline Ballroom. With special performances by Denise Rich, Sister Sledge's Kathy ...

  7. The Music Industry Reponds To Katrina

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Updated: Friday, Sept. 16. While the devastating impact from Hurricane Katrina is still being assessed, the music industry continues to respond with a variety of donations, charitable events and assistance. Here is a short list of Web sites where ...

  8. Russell Simmons Starts Label With IDJ

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Island Def Jam Music Group chairman Antonio "L.A." Reid announced April 13 that the company has formed a 50/50 joint-venture deal with Russell Simmons' latest venture, the Russell Simmons Music Group NEW YORK -- Island Def Jam Music ...

  9. Russell Simmons Starts Label With IDJ

    April 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Reverend Run, Buddafly on RSMG roster. Island Def Jam Music Group chairman Antonio "L.A." Reid announced this morning (April 13) that the company has formed a 50/50 joint-venture deal with Russell Simmons' latest venture, the Russel ...

  10. Film Execs: Fewer Soundtracks Good For Biz

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Participants at the Film & TV Music Conference in Los Angeles say it is healthy for business that fewer soundtrack albums are being released than in previous years. Participants at the Film & TV Music Conference in Los Angeles say it i ...

  11. Liles Out Again As Def Jam Prez

    July 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Departure latest in topsy-turvy year for IDJ. Kevin Liles has exited as president of Def Jam Recordings. The announcement was made today (July 8) in a press statement from Island Def Jam Music Group chairman Antonio "L.A." Reid. In the s ...

  12. DiscLive Claims 15,000 In Pixies Sales

    May 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Concert CD company opens L.A. office. Concert CD company opens L.A. office. News ...

  13. Def Jam, Shyne Hammering Out Record Deal

    April 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Island Def Jam expects to sign jailed rapper Jamal "Shyne" Barrow to a $3 million record contract this week, according to a source familiar with negotiations. Barrow is serving a 10-year prison term f Island Def Jam expects to sign jaile ...