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  1. Flea and Glenn Close Get Weird at Sundance for 'A Celebration of Music in Film'

    January 20, 2014 11:47 AM EST The unusual pairing of Flea, Glenn Close, a transgender country-rocker, Afrobeat and a new Lava/Republic singer gave Sunday night's "A Celebration of Music in Film" one its most varied lineups. Event organizer Tracy McKnight groove ...

  2. Jessie J Sued For Copyright Infringement Over 'Domino'

    June 26, 2012 3:43 PM EDT Was Jessie J's biggest stateside hit lifted from another source? The popular British singer is facing a copyright infringement suit over claims that significant portions of her recent hit "Domino" were taken directly from a male sin ...

  3. UJA-Federation of New York To Honor Amy Doyle of MTV, Rick Krim of VH1

    March 07, 2012 6:37 PM EST Amy Doyle and Rick Krim at the UJA-Federation breakfast (Photo: Michael Priest Photography) The UJA-Federation of New York gathered together some of the music industry's top executives earlier today (March 7) for a breakfast to celebrate the ...

  4. Universal Republic Appoints Jim Roppo as EVP of Marketing

    January 09, 2012 12:24 PM EST Universal Republic Records announced today that the label has appointed industry veteran Jim Roppo to Executive Vice President of Marketing. Roppo will report to Universal president/CEO Monte Lipman and co-president/COO Avery Lipman, both of whom ...

  5. Billboard Q&A: Lava's Jason Flom and Cherry Lane's Richard Stumpf Discuss Their New Partnership

    May 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT After leaving his post last year as chairman/CEO of EMI Music's Capitol Music Group, Jason Flom jumped right back in the game. First he entered a joint-venture partnership with Universal Republic, which is providing marketing, promotion, sale ...

  6. Simple Plan Donates Song Proceeds To Cancer Charities

    October 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT When Simple Plan singer Pierre Bouvier discovered in 2006 that his 28-year-old brother, Jay, was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, the artist turned to songwriting as a method of therapy. "It hit me hard," Bouvier tells Billboard. &qu ...

  7. UMG's Morris Renews Contract, Hires Flom

    October 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group chairman/CEO Doug Morris has signed a new long-term deal to lead the world's largest record label. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. "I'm enjoying what I'm doing enormously right now. I want to take th ...

  8. Concerns As Canadian Album Sales Slump

    May 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Canadian music biz continues to be rocked by lackluster sales, with album sales dropping 15% this week compared to the previous week, and tumbling 30% from the same period in 2007, according to the latest figures from Nielsen Soundscan. The to ...

  9. TobyMac Among Top Honorees At GMA Music Awards

    April 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT TobyMac, Casting Crowns, Natalie Grant, Chris Tomlin, Trin-i-tee 5:7, Israel & New Breed and the David Crowder band were among the top honorees at the 39th annual GMA Music Awards last night at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. The focal ...

  10. Big Grammy Gains For Many; King of Pop Returns

    February 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST Jack Johnson's "Sleep Through the Static" holds at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with 180,000 while Simple Plan's newest effort starts in the top 15 ... the Top Pop Catalog chart sees some unusually hot action this week, as an exp ...

  11. Trink Lands Virgin America GM Role

    December 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST Move re-unites exec with Flom. Virgin Records America chairman and CEO Jason Flom confirmed yesterday (Dec. 5) the appointment of Lee Trink as the label's executive VP and GM, effective immediately. The move was previously tipped by Billboard ...

  12. Warner Releases Fourth Quarter Financials

    October 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT To pay dividend of 13 cents per share. Warner Music Group will take a $25-$30 million charge against its fiscal fourth quarter financial results in connection with its integration of Lava Records into The Atlantic Records Group. The company says a ...

  13. Lava Folded Into Atlantic

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Staffers let go except for A&R, promo. Lava Records, home to such artists as Simple Plan, the Click 5 and Antigone Rising, has officially been folded into Atlantic Records. As part of the process, Lava staffers, outside of personnel in the ...

  14. Making The Brand

    August 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Antigone Rising, the fierce female rock band signed to Lava Records, is the centerpiece of an upcoming TV and print advertising campaign for Seven7 Jeans. Read Michael Paoletta's column. Antigone Rising, the fierce female rock band signed to ...

  15. Simple, Charlotte Ready To Rock

    March 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Co-headining tour starts May 3. Rock acts Simple Plan and Good Charlotte are coming together for a co-headlining tour this spring. The trek begins May 3 in Kansas City and continues through June 5. Exact venue and schedule information will be anno ...

  16. CoverGirl Takes A Shine To Music Biz

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Cosmetics company CoverGirl has inked a deal with Atlantic Records to a create a new label, CG Vibes. The first release will be a limited-edition compilation, "CG Vibes: Music That Gives Back," due Ju Cosmetics company CoverGirl has inke ...

  17. Warner Combines Atlantic, Elektra Labels

    April 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Atlantic, Elektra, Lava merge as Atlantic Records Group. Atlantic, Elektra, Lava merge as Atlantic Records Group. News ...

  18. The NEW AFTRA Code Broken Down in Plain English

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST The battle between record companies and its artists is a tired cliche. But with the advent of new income streams for copyright holders and artists such as Web casting royalties, mobile music, and musi The battle between record companies and its ar ...

  19. Price-Fixing Settlement Rains CDs On Mass. Libraries

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Price-Fixing Settlement Rains CDs On Mass. Libraries Price-Fixing Settlement Rains CDs On Mass. Libraries Calif. Music/Tech Convocation Set For Feb. 25 EU Set To Confirm New Piracy Rules Clear Channel Commun Names Levin Legal Chief King Purtich Na ...