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  1. L.A. Reid's NYC Apartment Listed for $18.9 Million

    May 07, 2013 3:58 AM EDT Music executive and former X Factor judge L.A. Reid has put his six-bedroom New York City apartment on the market for $18.9 million. The full-floor 5,000 square-foot Upper East Side condo is on the 10th floor of the prestigious 515 Park Ave. bui ...

  2. L.A. Reid's Career Timeline: From Deele to 'X-Factor,' LaFace to Epic, TLC to Bieber

    December 14, 2012 5:40 PM EST - May 1988 The R&B group with Ken "Babyface" Edmonds, Antonio "L.A." Reid has his first top big hit with "Two Occassions" as a member of the Deele, which peaks at No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 on May 21. . - 198 ...

  3. Billboard Power 100: Antonio "L.A." Reid

    January 26, 2012 11:56 PM EST No. 37 Antonio "L.A." Reid Chairman/CEO Epic Records Twitter: @LA_Reid The Real X-Factor... When "The X Factor" was whittling down its contestants in late fall, Antonio "L.A." Reid's dressing room became much mor ...

  4. It's Official: L.A. Reid Names Mark Shimmel COO of Epic

    January 18, 2012 9:55 AM EST As projected by Billboard back in November , Epic Records chairman and CEO L.A. Reid has named Mark Shimmel COO. Shimmel, who held the position of head of music at Turner Entertainment Networks for the past seven years, overseeing TNT, TBS, CNN, C ...

  5. Epic Records to Name Tricky Stewart Head of A&R

    November 29, 2011 9:13 PM EST Epic Records is expected to name Tricky Stewart head of A&R and is nearing a deal to name ex-LaFace Records executive Mark Shimmel to a senior executive post at the Sony Music label, according to sources familiar with the situation. In another ...

  6. TLC's Tionne 'T-Boz' Watkins Files for Bankruptcy -- for Second Time This Year

    November 28, 2011 5:52 PM EST After declaring bankruptcy along with her group TLC in the mid-'90s, Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins has filed for Chapter 13 for the second time this year after defaulting on mortgages on her Atlanta, Georgia home and failing to keep up wit ...

  7. Outkast, Ciara Headed for L.A. Reid's Epic Records, Sources Say

    September 15, 2011 12:16 PM EDT Since taking over Sony Music's Epic Records in July, label chairman and X Factor judge L.A. Reid has been busy rebuilding the company's image and roster, which will soon include Outkast and Ciara, sources say. Reid has a long history wit ...

  8. L.A. Reid Officially Named Chairman & CEO of Epic Records

    July 18, 2011 10:20 AM EDT He's been on the job for weeks , but on Monday morning LA Reid was officially named Chairman & CEO of Epic Records by new Sony Music Entertainment CEO Doug Morris . Reid will report to Morris and oversee the day-to-day operations of the N ...

  9. L.A. Reid to Run Restructured Epic Records

    June 15, 2011 8:05 PM EDT In what is perhaps the music industry's worst kept secret, the Hollywood Reporter has learned definitively that X Factor judge and former Island Def Jam chairman Antonio "L.A." Reid is headed to Sony Music. He will take on the chair ...

  10. LimeWire, Labels Settle Lawsuit for $105 Million

    May 12, 2011 6:29 PM EDT As had been rumored, multiple record labels on Thursday settled their copyright lawsuit against Lime Wire LLC and its founder, Mark Gorton out of court for $105 million, according to a statement from the RIAA. "We are pleased to have reached ...

  11. LimeWire Wins Limit on Damages to Record Labels

    March 10, 2011 6:07 PM EST A federal judge limited the potential financial liability facing the operator of LimeWire, a once-popular file-sharing service found liable for copyright infringement, at an upcoming damages trial. U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood agreed with Lime G ...

  12. EMI Publishing, L.A. Reid Form New Talent JV

    August 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Publishing has reached an agreement with Antonio "L.A." Reid to form the L.A. Reid Music Publishing Company, a joint venture to sign new songwriters. The L.A. Reid Music Publishing Company will provide EMI Music Publishing with ...

  13. Sony Signs Up To eMusic

    June 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music Entertainment catalog recordings that are at least two years old are being made available via digital subscription service eMusic. Beginning in the third quarter, eMusic will offer its U.S. subscribers recordings from all Sony Music lab ...

  14. Pink Donates To Aus Bushfire Relief Program

    February 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST Pink has pledged $250,000 Australian ($160,000) to Australia's bushfire relief program. The donation will assist the Red Cross Bushfire Appeal, which has worked at the frontline of support efforts for the thousands affected by rampant bushfir ...

  15. Usher Splits With Manager, Publicist

    August 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Usher has parted ways with his manager and publicist. In a short statement issued by LaFace/Zomba, it was announced that the artist "has dissolved his management arrangement with Benny Medina and has re-engaged Jonnetta Patton as his manager. ...

  16. Merriweather Promoted To VP At Zomba

    July 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Tice Merriweather has been promoted to VP of publicity for Zomba Label Group. Merriweather began his career at Arista Records in 1999, where he rose to associate director of publicity in 2003. A year later, he moved over to Jive Records and was pr ...

  17. Youngbloods Lawyer: Recent Complaint Procedural

    March 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Youngbloods complaint filed March 23 against Sony BMG Music Entertainment was a procedural matter, says the band members' lawyer, Brian Caplan with Labaton Sucharow in New York. In April 2006, members of Cheap Trick and the Allman Brother ...

  18. UPDATED: Youngbloods Joins Sony BMG Suit

    March 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A suit was filed on March 23, by the Youngbloods — the 1960s rock band that included Jesse Colin Young — as part of the Cheap Trick/Allman Brothers class action suit against Sony BMG over ringtones and downloads. Since the band already sued Sony B ...

  19. 'EVOLUTION' OF THE GROOVE

    November 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Ciara Harris hearts the '80s, and it shows on the 21-year-old singer's sophomore album, "Ciara: The Evolution," due Dec. 5 via LaFace/Zomba Label Group. With its body-rocking dance jams, the disc look Ciara Harris hearts the &# ...

  20. Carrabba Upped At Zomba

    July 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Named executive VP/GM. Tom Carrabba has been named executive VP/GM for the Zomba Label Group. He has served as senior VP/GM for Zomba since 1997. Carrabba will continue to report to Zomba president/CEO Barry Weiss and work closely with Weiss on al ...

  21. BMI To Honor Babyface, Reid

    June 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Two co-founded LaFace Records Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds and Island Def Jam chairman Antonio "L.A." Reid will be honored as BMI Icons during the performing rights organization's sixth annual Urban Awards. The presentation ...

  22. Pink Finds New Life At Euro Chart Summit

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Pink is the new leader of Billboard's European Top 100 Albums chart, as "I'm Not Dead" (LaFace/Zomba) gives the pop star her first pan-European No. 1. The artist's fourth album opens at the peak in Eu Pink is the new leade ...

  23. Sony BMG Readies UMD Titles

    October 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Releases for PlayStation Portable. Sony BMG Music Entertainment is planning to release at least eight Universal Media Disc (UMD) titles for the PlayStation Portable (PSP) by the end of the year. Slated for distribution are music video compilations ...

  24. Motown Names Shanti Das As Marketing Exec

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Previous stints include Sony, Arista. Shanti Das has been appointed executive VP of marketing & artist development for Motown Records and senior VP of urban marketing for Universal Records. She reports to Sylvia Rhone, president of Motown Reco ...

  25. U.S. Album Sales Show Gains

    January 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST UMVD leads market share in positive year. Total U.S. album sales for 2004 were 666.7 million units, an increase of 1.6% in a 52-week comparison to 2003, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Overall sales, including digital tracks, totaled 817 million, ...

  26. OutKast Tops MTV Europe Music Awards

    November 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Usher, Muse also multiple award winners. With three victories, OutKast was the big winner at the 11th annual MTV Europe Music Awards, held tonight (Nov. 18) in Rome. The Atlanta-based duo of Big Boi and Andre 3000 won for best group, and "Hey ...

  27. OutKast Grabs Five Nods For MTV Europe Awards

    October 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With five nominations, OutKast leads the field running up to the 2004 MTV Europe Music Awards, which will be held Nov. 18 in Rome, Italy. With five nominations, OutKast leads the field running up to the 2004 MTV Europe Music Awards, which as previ ...

  28. Usher, OutKast Top Winners At World Music Awards

    September 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With three awards each, Usher and OutKast were the top winners at tonight's (Sept. 15) 16th annual World Music Awards. Usher opened the show with first single "Yeah!" from his latest LaFace/Zomba set With three awards each, Usher an ...

  29. MTV Films Says 'Yeah' To Usher

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Having spent nine weeks atop the Billboard 200 with his current album, "Confessions" (LaFace/Zomba), R&B artist Usher could next be testing his drawing power on the boxoffice charts. Having spent nine weeks atop the Billboard 200 ...

  30. Usher, Kanye Spreading 'Truth' On Tour

    June 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Trek kicks off Aug. 5 in Hampton, Va. In what is expected to big one of the biggest urban outings of the year, Usher has announced details for his Truth tour with Kanye West. The trek will kick off Aug. 5 in Hampton, Va., and wrap Oct. 7 at New Yo ...

  31. 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. ...

  32. Sources: Arista Repositioning Gets Under Way

    March 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST The partitioning of Arista into the other label groups within BMG has begun, sources say. Of Arista's 170 staffers, 50 to 60 are expected to find new positions in the BMG family. The partitioning of Arista into the other label groups within B ...

  33. Bell Tolls For Arista Records

    March 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Staffers and artists at Arista Records are awaiting word about their future as the label prepares for a massive restructuring, sources say. Most of Arista's 170 staffers are expected to be let go. Staffers and artists at Arista Records are aw ...

  34. L.A. Reid Out At Arista

    January 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST BMG COO Michael Smellie will oversee Arista Records' executive management team in the wake of Antonio "L.A." Reid's exit as president/CEO. BMG COO Michael Smellie will oversee Arista Records' executive management team in t ...

  35. U.S. Supreme Court Allows Rosa Parks To Sue OutKast

    December 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday cleared the way for civil-rights icon Rosa Parks to proceed with her lawsuit against rap group OutKast over a hit song with her name as its title. The justices let sta The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday cleared the w ...