Lil Jon

  1. Polo Grounds Music's Bryan Leach Pleads Guilty To Gun Charge, Faces Two Years In Prison

    September 24, 2012 5:00 PM EDT Bryan Leach, who made his name as VP of A&R at TVT Records over the past decade by signing first Lil Jon and the East Side Boyz, the Ying Yang Twins and Pitbull and, later, signing A$AP Rocky to his own Polo Grounds Music label, has pled guilt ...

  2. Backbeat: Steve Aoki, Lil' Jon Bring The Beat; Ultra And Deckstar Execs Hang Backstage At Roseland

    February 21, 2012 11:22 AM EST (L-R): Steve Aoki's longtime manager Matt Colon from Deckstar; Lil' Jon; Ultra Records Senior Director of Marketing & PR Samantha Mobarek; Steve Aoki; and Ultra Records head of A&R David Waxman. (Photo: Elisabeth Gibbons) Forget ...

  3. Urban Power List: Bryan Leach

    January 12, 2012 4:07 PM EST Bryan Leach CEO, Polo Grounds Music Website: PoloGroundsMusic.com Twitter: @PoloGroundsNYC The Talent Developer During his 11-year stint with indie label TVT Records -- first as director of artist development in 1995 and then as VP of urban A& ...

  4. Hip-hop Exec Charged With Gun Possession In NYC

    October 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A hip-hop record executive was arrested driving through New York City on Wednesday (Oct. 13) with a gun loaded with hollow-point bullets in his car, authorities said. RCA Music Group senior VP Bryan Leach, who has worked with a roster of rappers i ...

  5. Reservoir Media Management Acquires TVT Publishing Assets

    April 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT New York-based indie publisher Reservoir Media Management has acquired 100% of the music publishing assets belonging to TVT Music Enterprises LLC, including songs by Scott Storch, Devo Springsteen, Big Reese, Nyceboy, the Cinematics and the Hollow ...

  6. Pitbull: 'Rebel' Songs

    August 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Last year, the once mighty TVT Records filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and eventually shut its doors, leaving a number of artists in limbo. But for Miami rapper Pitbull, who signed to TVT in 2004 and released four albums on the label, the turn of ...

  7. Pitbull Brings Imprint to Polo Grounds/RCA Music Group

    April 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Pitbull has signed with Polo Grounds Music/RCA Music Group through his Mr. 305 Inc. imprint. The move reunites the Miami rapper with Polo Grounds Music president Bryan Leach, who signed Pitbull to TVT Records six years ago. In addition to r ...

  8. Lil Jon Signs With Universal Republic

    October 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Lil Jon has signed a new deal with Universal Republic that will bring him onboard as an artist and an A&R/production consultant for the major label. His oft-delayed "Crunk Rock" album is now set for a 2009 release via his new label h ...

  9. Lil Jon, The Orchard Ink Deal

    August 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Lil Jon and The Orchard have announced a content partnership deal, which includes brand marketing and A&R direction. The Orchard purchased TVT Records, to which Lil Jon was previously signed, in June. "I walked into The Orchard and came a ...

  10. Pitbull Goes 'Crazy' With Lil' Jon

    August 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Cuban American rapper Pitbull is readying to release a new single and video, "Crazy," featuring friend Lil' Jon. The track will be released by The Orchard, which purchased the assets of Pitbulls' original label, TVT Records, wh ...

  11. AmieStreet Links With The Orchard

    June 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Pioneering variable pricing digital music service AmieStreet scored a big win today with the addition of The Orchard as a content provider. The service, which begins selling tracks for no-cost and then raises the price as more users buy it, has be ...

  12. The Orchard Wins TVT Bankruptcy Auction

    June 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Orchard will buy TVT Records as the winning bidder in the Chapter 11 auction, held yesterday (June 19) in New York. Although terms of the deal were not disclosed, sources say that the Orchard will pay $6.05 million, with the acquisition expect ...

  13. Update: TVT Records Sinking

    February 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST TVT Records, once hailed as Billboard's top independent label and home to artists such as Lil Jon, Pitbull and Ying Yang Twins, will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy this week, company head Steve Gottlieb tells Billboard.biz. "This is not ...

  14. Leach Jumps To RCA From TVT

    August 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Deal includes own label. Bryan Leach has been appointed senior VP of urban for the RCA Music Group & president of Polo Grounds Music. Leach, who joins the company immediately, will report directly to BMG U.S. chairman, Clive Davis (seen in pho ...

  15. TVT Enters Ringtone Pact With Moderati

    August 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Deal covers distribution in U.S. TVT Records has partnered with Moderati Inc. for distribution of the label's ringtones and ringbacks to all major carriers in the United States. In the upcoming months, TVT Records will release master mobile p ...

  16. TVT Pacts With Legal P2P

    April 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Licenses catalog to Qtrax service. TVT Records and Advanced Technology Industries, Inc, entered an agreement which will bring the indie's entire catalog to Qtrax, ATI's legal—but not yet launched—Peer-2-Peer service. Qtrax, which uses th ...

  17. Lil John, TVT Reach New Deal

    February 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST In a surprising move, hip-hop superstar Lil Jon has re-signed with TVT, with whom he has been feuding in recent months. His first solo album and fourth overall full-length, "Crunk Rock," is scheduled In a surprising move, hip-hop superst ...

  18. TVT Music Pub Signs Morales

    January 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Has worked with Jessica Simpson, Ricky Martin, Thalia. TVT Music Publishing has signed songwriter/producer Steve Morales, who has worked with artists including Jessica Simpson, Ricky Martin, Thalia and Keke Wyatt. "It's clear to me that ...

  19. TVT Opens In U.K., Inks Vital Deal

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST TVT Records is setting up shop in the United Kingdom. NEW YORK -- TVT Records is setting up shop in the United Kingdom. The New York-based independent label will announce next week the formation of TVT Records U.K., to be helmed by managing direct ...

  20. TVT Opens In U.K., Inks Vital Deal

    January 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST TVT Records is setting up shop in the United Kingdom. The New York-based independent label will announce next week the formation of TVT Records U.K., to be helmed by managing director Jonathan Green. TVT Records is setting up shop in the United Ki ...

  21. TVT Opens In U.K., Inks Vital Deal

    January 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST TVT Records is setting up shop in the United Kingdom. The New York-based independent label will announce next week the formation of TVT Records U.K., to be helmed by managing director Jonathan Green. TVT Records is setting up shop in the United Ki ...

  22. TVT Inks New U.K. Distribution Deal

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New York-based label links with Vital. TVT Records has signed a U.K. distribution deal with Vital. The New York-based label, which will announce the deal tomorrow (June 8), plans to open offices in London in July, and will announce a head of U.K. ...

  23. TVT Inks New U.K. Distribution Deal

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT TVT Records has signed a U.K. distribution deal with Vital. The New York-based label, which will announce the deal tomorrow (June 8), plans to open offices in London in July, and will announce a head TVT Records has signed a U.K. distribution deal ...

  24. Platinum Stars: Lil' Jon

    April 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The self-proclaimed "King of Crunk" is a perfect example of what can happen if you do one thing and do it well. After scoring independent success, Jon and his East Side Boyz signed with TVT and hit t The self-proclaimed "King of Cru ...