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  1. Universal Announces New Structure, Appointments for Nashville Label Group

    October 29, 2012 6:27 PM EDT In the wake of the EU and FTC's approvals of the Universal Music/EMI merger , the integration of the two companies' Nashville operations is coming together under chairman/CEO Mike Dungan. The four imprints within Universal Music Group Na ...

  2. Exclusive: Front Line's Irving Azoff Talks Fair, Palmese Hires; Insists 'We're Not a Record Label'

    April 03, 2012 3:29 PM EDT Once more, with feeling, from Front Line CEO Irving Azoff: "We're not a record label." The company is, however, more well-stocked with label-executive resources, since it announced on Monday the hiring of producer/exec Ron Fair and ...

  3. Ron Fair on Front Line Management, 'The Voice,' Darren Criss, Being His Own 'Mini-Label'

    April 03, 2012 9:13 AM EDT On Monday, it was announced that longtime music producer and executive Ron Fair, along with marketing and promotions veteran Richard Palmese, will join Irving Azoff's Front LIne Management as consultants. Home to such clients as The Eagles, C ...

  4. Irving Azoff's Front Line Management Hires Ron Fair, Richard Palmese

    April 02, 2012 7:16 PM EDT Front Line Management Group announced it has signed record label executives Ron Fair and Richard Palmese to consultancy jobs. Fair, a music producer, was formerly president of both A&M and Geffen Records chairman, while Palmese was executive V ...

  5. Mel Lewinter Named EVP of Label Strategy for Sony Music Entertainment

    October 11, 2011 4:10 PM EDT Mel Lewinter has been named executive vice president of label strategy for Sony Music Entertainment, the company announced today. Lewinter is of course a longtime associate of Sony CEO Doug Morris, who announced Lewinter's long-expected appoi ...

  6. This Week In Music: Al Teller, Former Head of Columbia and MCA, on Death Of Old Music Biz, Rise of Digital DIY (Video)

    September 12, 2011 1:40 PM EDT This week on "This Week in Music" Topspin's Ian Rogers interviews Al Teller, the visionary label head who ran CBS, Columbia and MCA Records and who has long championed digital technologies. For a guy who ran three major labels, All ...

  7. Can Doug Morris Bring Stability To Sony?

    March 02, 2011 6:58 PM EST After months of speculation, now that Sony Music Entertainment has finally announced that Doug Morris will become the company's CEO on July 1, it raises the question: What are they getting with that appointment? For one, they are getting an e ...

  8. The Rise of Lucian Grainge

    February 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST Lucian Grainge was once described by Doug Morris, the man Grainge will replace as CEO of Universal Music Group (UMG) on Jan. 1, 2011, as a "killer shark." "He is so deceptive with that little kind face and those little glasses," ...

  9. Cher, Bono Heirs Sue Universal Music Over Royalties

    June 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Cher has sued Universal Music Group, claiming that the label's creative accounting has shortchanged her and the heirs of her late ex-husband, Sonny Bono, to the tune of $5 million. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court, cla ...

  10. UMG Names Harleston Senior Legal VP

    September 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group (UMG) has appointed Jeffrey Harleston to senior VP of business and legal affairs. He reports to Michael Ostroff, UMG's general counsel and executive VP of business and legal affairs worldwide. Most recently, Harleston se ...

  11. Gershon Exits Warner Bros.

    August 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Nashville-based Warner Bros. VP of A&R Tracy Gershon has exited the label she joined in 2005. An industry veteran, Gershon has worked as an artist manager, song-plugger and talent booker, among other things. She joined Warner Bros. from what w ...

  12. Phillips Out At Warner U.K.

    March 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music U.K.'s long-time chairman Nick Phillips will leave the company today to "pursue new opportunities." At midday today, Warner Music International confirming the departure by way of a brief note issued to the media. " ...

  13. RCA Music Group Promotes Williams

    October 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Named senior VP of rhythm/crossover. Michael Williams has been named senior VP of rhythm/crossover for RCA Music Group. Williams will continue to report to Richard Palmese, executive VP of promotion for RCA Music Group, and will be based in Los An ...

  14. Warner/Chappell Music Appoints Senior VP

    January 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST Nancy Taylor previously held positions with Arista, MCA. Warner/Chappell Music appointed Nancy Taylor senior VP, office of the chairman. She will be based in New York. Working closely with Warner/Chappell chairman/CEO Richard Blackstone, Taylor wi ...

  15. Universal Music Group Promotes Ostroff

    January 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST Takes on worldwide exec role. Universal Music Group has promoted Michael Ostroff to general counsel, executive VP of business and legal affairs of UMG worldwide. He continues to report to Zach Horowitz, president and COO of the company, and will r ...

  16. Barry Yarbrough Births Brown Bear

    February 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Label, distrib vet starts marketing firm. Music industry veteran Barry Yarbrough has opened Brown Bear Music Marketing in Nashville. The company will partner with independent labels and will either consult or oversee their sales, marketing and dis ...

  17. RCA Taps Int'l Marketing Exec

    January 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST RCA Music Group has named Eamon Sherlock senior VP of international marketing. He was senior VP of international at MCA Records. RCA Music Group has named Eamon Sherlock senior VP of international marketing. He was senior VP of international at MC ...

  18. RCA Taps Int'l Marketing Exec

    January 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST RCA Music Group has named Eamon Sherlock senior VP of international marketing. He was senior VP of international at MCA Records. RCA Music Group has named Eamon Sherlock senior VP of international marketing. He was senior VP of international at MC ...

  19. Country Artist John Conlee Sues Labels For Missing Masters

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Veteran country artist John Conlee has filed suit against MCA Records and others, claiming the label is in breach of contract by refusing to return artwork and "19 missing 24-track masters." NASHVILLE -- Veteran country artist John Conle ...