MCA

  1. Womack, Urban Win Big At CMAs

    November 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Awards held Nov. 15 in N.Y. Lee Ann Womack and Keith Urban were the standout winners at the Country Music Assn. Awards, held Tuesday night (Nov. 15) at New York's Madison Square Garden. Womack won the album of the year trophy for "There& ...

  2. Ormond Joins Radio City Entertainment

    November 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Industry vet will oversee bookings in New York. Melissa Miller Ormond has joined Radio City Entertainment in New York as executive VP of bookings, where she will be responsible for bookings at Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden and the T ...

  3. RED Beefs Up Promotion Staff

    October 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New York-based RED Distribution has recently added two staffers to its promotion department. Both are newly created positions, says Howie Gabriel, VP/GM at Red Ink. New York-based RED Distribution has recently added two staffers to its promotion d ...

  4. Snoop's Label Inks Deal With Koch

    October 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Snoop Dogg and his Doggystyle Records have entered into a joint partnership with Koch Records. The first release as part of the multi-album deal, "Snoop Dogg Presents Welcome To Tha Chuuch Tha Album," Snoop Dogg and his Doggystyle Record ...

  5. Keys Grabs Third Straight No. 1

    October 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Alicia Keys extends her chart-topping legacy this week, notching her third consecutive No. 1 bow on The Billboard 200. With first-week U.S. sales of 196,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, "Un Alicia Keys extends her chart-topping leg ...

  6. New Marketing VP At UMMI

    October 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Hansdotter to develop music mobile strategies. Universal Music Mobile International has appointed Nina Hansdotter VP of marketing and A&R, effective immediately. She is based in London and reports to Paris-based UMMI president Cedric Ponsot. H ...

  7. Tom Petty To Receive Billboard's Century Award

    October 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Tom Petty presented the inaugural Billboard Century Award in 1992 to George Harrison. Now it is Petty's turn to receive the honor. The Century Award, Billboard's highest honor for creative achievement Tom Petty presented the inaugural Bi ...

  8. Arista Names New Promo VP

    October 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Skip Bishop replaces Bobby Kraig. Veteran pop promotion man Skip Bishop has been named VP of national promotion at Arista Nashville. Bishop recently moved to Tennessee and started a new job in mid-August as VP of mainstream promotion and marketing ...

  9. Instant Live, UMG Enter Pact

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT CDs, downloads to be offered right after shows. Instant Live, the live concert CD arm of Clear Channel Entertainment, has cut a deal with Universal Music Group (UMG) to deliver live CDs and digital downloads of UMG acts immediately following shows ...

  10. Instant Live, UMG Enter Pact

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Will deliver recordings immediately after shows. Instant Live, the live concert CD arm of Clear Channel Entertainment, has cut a deal with Universal Music Group (UMG) to deliver live CDs and digital downloads of UMG acts immediately following show ...

  11. Wall Stands Tall On Billboard 200

    September 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In a week that sees seven new top tier entries, Houston rapper Paul Wall emerges triumphant with a No. 1 debut on The Billboard 200 with "The Peoples Champ." The album sold 176,000 copies in the Unite In a week that sees seven new top ti ...

  12. Wall Stands Tall On Billboard 200

    September 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In a week that sees seven new top tier entries, Houston rapper Paul Wall emerges triumphant with a No. 1 debut on The Billboard 200 with "The Peoples Champ." The album sold 176,000 copies in the Unite In a week that sees seven new top ti ...

  13. Universal Shuts Down DreamWorks Nashville

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT On the heels of losing its only superstar, DreamWorks Records Nashville is being shuttered by its parent company, Universal Music Group. NASHVILLE -- On the heels of losing its only superstar, DreamWorks Records Nashville is being shuttered by its ...

  14. Universal Shuts Down DreamWorks Nashville

    September 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT On the heels of losing its only superstar, DreamWorks Records Nashville is being shuttered by its parent company, Universal Music Group. On the heels of losing its only superstar, DreamWorks Records Nashville is being shuttered by its parent compa ...

  15. Exclusive: Toby Keith Reveals Label, Film Plans

    August 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Using the slogan "The only thing we take seriously is the music," country superstar Toby Keith and veteran Nashville record executive Scott Borchetta will kick off their new joint label venture on Sep Using the slogan "The only thin ...

  16. Aspirion Grabs Collin Raye

    August 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Country singer Collin Raye has signed a recording deal with startup indie label Aspirion Records. His first album for the label is due Oct. 25, preceded by the single "I Know That's Right" in Septembe Country singer Collin Raye has ...

  17. Universal Promotes Rich To Sales VP

    July 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Completing a two-part plan to expand its entertainment sector, She was national director of sales. Universal Music Group Nashville has promoted Kelly Rich to VP of sales for its Mercury, MCA Nashville, Lost Highway and DreamWorks Nashville labels. ...

  18. R. Kelly Album Clings To No. 1

    July 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Holds off new entries by Slim Thug, Bow Wow . R. Kelly fends off competition to hold onto the top spot on The Billboard 200 for a second week with "TP.3 Reloaded" (Jive). Despite a 71.5% plunge to to sales of 139,000 copies in the United ...

  19. R. Kelly Starts At No. 1

    July 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT R. Kelly nabs his fifth No. 1 this week on The Billboard 200 with "TP.3 Reloaded" (Jive). The controversial artist's latest release starts well above the competition with 491,000 U.S. copies, accordin R. Kelly nabs his fifth No. 1 t ...

  20. Strait's 'Somewhere' Heads Right To No. 1

    July 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT George Strait's "Somewhere Down in Texas" (MCA Nashville) earns the country veteran his third No. 1 on The Billboard 200 this week and becomes his 20th to lead the Billboard Hot Country Albums roundup George Strait's "Some ...

  21. Michaels, Malito Rise At WB Nashville

    June 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Both execs with company since 2002. Warner Bros. Nashville VP of field promotion Gator Michaels rises to the position of senior VP of promotion for the company. He replaces David Haley, who exited in March. Concurrently, West Coast regional promot ...

  22. Blackalicious Signs With Epitaph Imprint

    June 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Anti to release group's new album. Hip-hop duo Blackalicious has signed with Epitaph imprint Anti, which will on Sept. 27 release the group's new album, "The Craft." "Powers" is tipped as the first single and "Rh ...

  23. UMI's Voss To Join Island Def Jam

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT London-based exec will move to New York. Universal Music International frontline marketing VP Matt Voss will be relocating from London to New York to become senior VP of international for Island Def Jam, Billboard.biz has learned. Reporting to Isl ...

  24. UMI's Voss To Join Island Def Jam

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT London-based exec will move to New York. Universal Music International frontline marketing VP Matt Voss will be relocating from London to New York to become senior VP of international for Island Def Jam, Billboard.biz has learned. Reporting to Isl ...

  25. Weitzman Joins Greenberg Glusker

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Veteran trial attorney Howard Weitzman on May 11 joined the firm of Greenberg Glusker in Los Angeles. Veteran trial attorney Howard Weitzman on May 11 joined the firm of Greenberg Glusker in Los Angeles. Weitzman's practice includes civil, cr ...

  26. Marty Stuart Launches Superlatone Imprint

    May 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Marty Stuart has launched a new imprint, Superlatone Records, in conjunction with Universal South Records. The news was first reported exclusively in a February issue of Billboard. As expected, Marty Stuart has launched a new imprint, ...

  27. Cafe Tacuba Teams With Xbox For 'Game With Fame'

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Grammy Award-winning group to clash with fans online. Latin rock act Cafe Tacuba takes on gamers today (May 3) on Xbox Live from 6 - 8 p.m. PT. Xbox Live's “Game With Fame” is an online event that gives their subscribers the opportunity to co ...

  28. Beat Box

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Venus Hum leaves MCA and synthesizers behind for a self-released electronic acoustic album. Read Michael Paoletta's column. Venus Hum leaves MCA and synthesizers behind for a self-released electronic acoustic album. Read Michael Paoletta' ...

  29. Haley Exits Warner Nashville

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Promo vet was senior VP. Warner Bros. Nashville senior VP of promotion David Haley is out after just over two and a half years with the company. No replacement has been named. Gator Michaels, who was promoted in January from national director to V ...

  30. Hollywood Execs Extend Ties

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Lind, Bunt are promoted. Hollywood Records senior VP/GM Abbey Konowitch and senior VP of promotion Justin Fontaine have inked new long-term contracts with the Burbank, Calif.-based label. "Abbey has played a major role in our success in the p ...

  31. Capitol's Catino Heads To Universal Nashville

    March 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Look for longtime Capitol Nashville executive VP of promotion Bill Catino to join Universal Music Group Nashville with the expected title of senior VP of promotion and artist development. He will repl Look for longtime Capitol Nashville executive ...

  32. Borchetta Exits Universal Nashville

    March 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Veteran was senior VP. In a surprising move, Scott Borchetta is out as Universal Music Group Nashville senior VP of promotion and artist development. "I've had a burning desire to run my own record label for quite some time now," Bo ...

  33. Uni Nashville Ups Owen

    February 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Exec adds creative services duties. Universal Music Nashville has promoted Jason Owen to senior VP of media, artist relations and creative services for the Mercury, MCA Nashville and DreamWorks Nashville labels. Owen -- who was VP of media and art ...

  34. Attorney-Client Privilege Ends With Death

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Communications from Bing Crosby's business associates half a century ago are no longer protected by client-attorney privilege decades after the entertainer's death, California's top court ruled Feb. 1 (Reuters) -- Communications fro ...

  35. 3 Doors Down Comes In At No. 1

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Doors Down's "Seventeen Days" (Republic/Universal) was the album of choice for Valentine's shoppers, coming in this week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. The group notches the best sales week of its c 3 Doors Down's " ...

  36. 3 Doors Down Comes In At No. 1

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Doors Down's "Seventeen Days" (Republic/Universal) was the album of choice for Valentine's shoppers, coming in this week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. The group notches the best sales week of its c 3 Doors Down's " ...

  37. Court: Bing's Legal Privilege Ended in Death

    February 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Communications from Bing Crosby's business associates half a century ago are no longer protected by client-attorney privilege decades after the entertainer's death, California's top court ruled yester Communications from Bing Crosby ...

  38. 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 ...

  39. 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 ...

  40. 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 ...

  41. Bread's Jimmy Griffin Dies

    January 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Jimmy Griffin, best known for his work with 1970s soft rock act Bread, died of cancer Tuesday (Jan. 11) at his home near Nashville. He was 61 and had been undergoing treatment for se Singer/songwriter Jimmy Griffin, best known fo ...

  42. UMG Nashville Promotes Two

    January 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group Nashville has promoted Jason Owen from VP of media, artist relations and creative services to senior VP of those departments. His responsibilities include the DreamWorks, MCA Nas Universal Music Group Nashville has promoted J ...

  43. Usher Leads Year-End RIAA Certs

    December 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST To his eight Grammy nominations and slew of No. 1 singles, Usher adds the honor of most-shipped U.S. album of 2004 for "Confessions" (LaFace/Zomba), according to year-end certifications from the RIAA. To his eight Grammy nominations and ...

  44. Chely Wright Signs With Dualtone

    December 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Self-released 'S.U.V.' on country chart. Chely Wright has signed with Dualtone Music Group, an artist-friendly independent label in Nashville. In partnership with Wright's own Painted Red Music Group, Dualtone will release her new a ...

  45. Nadine Renee Dead At 32

    December 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Nadine Shamir, who recorded as Nadine Renee, died Dec. 2 at North Shore Hospital in Miami. She was 32. Nadine Shamir, who recorded as Nadine Renee, died Dec. 2 at North Shore Hospital in Miami. She was 32. Though the cause of death is not yet know ...

  46. Twain's 'Come On Over' Nets RIAA Double Diamond

    December 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Shania Twain has joined an exclusive club as the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in November certified her 1997 album "Come On Over" 20 times platinum. Shania Twain has joined an exclusive club as the Recording Industry ...

  47. Strait Takes Bentley, Dotson On The Road

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Country kingpin George Strait will kick off his 2005 tour Jan. 3 in Charlotte, N.C., with Dierks Bentley and Amber Dotson in tow. The 19-date run is set to close March 5 in Denver, with the first four Country kingpin George Strait will kick off hi ...

  48. Artie Mogull Dead At 77

    November 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Longtime music executive Artie Mogull died Thursday (Nov. 25) of heart failure at his Beverly Hills, Calif., home. He was 77. Longtime music executive Artie Mogull died Thursday (Nov. 25) of heart failure at his Beverly Hills, Calif., home. He was ...

  49. Eisner Testifies At Disney Trial

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Walt Disney Co. CEO Michael Eisner tried to turn back years of criticism Nov. 15 by insisting that he was neither rash nor selfish in hiring friend Michael Ovitz as president of the company in October (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Walt Disney Co. CE ...

  50. Eminem's 'Encore' Takes No. 1 Bow

    November 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Although it was legitimately available for just three days during the sales reporting week, Eminem's "Encore" moved enough copies to easily debut at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. Released on Friday in a Although it was legitimately av ...

Pages