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  1. Beka Tischker

    November 30, 2012 9:24 AM EST Producer/writer manager, Advanced Alternative Media (Photo: Elizabeth Weinberg) Supporting the Doctor For Beka Tischker, clients take first priority. Joining Advanced Alternative Media as a manager for producers and writers almost two years ago, T ...

  2. Bogota Brothers Burn Up Charts

    August 30, 2012 12:55 PM EDT Cali & El Dandee target the U.S. after scoring hits in Latin markets. Scanning through iTunes' top 10 singles lists throughout Latin America and Spain during the past few months, one would invariably come across "Yo Te Esperare" ...

  3. Bubbling Under: Conor Maynard Makes Way to U.S.

    June 29, 2012 1:00 PM EDT Conor Maynard The latest young British hopeful taking aim at the American charts is 19-year old YouTube-born star Conor Maynard. The Capitol Records singer/songwriter has already claimed a No. 2 hit on the Official U.K. Singles chart with "Ca ...

  4. Bubbling Under: Marina & the Diamonds Shine

    June 08, 2012 2:12 PM EDT Marina & the Diamonds While Marina & the Diamonds (Marina Diamandis) has flirted with U.S. chart success in the past, the Elektra/Atlantic act could be on its way to its first hit single with "Primadonna." The track, from her rec ...

  5. Backbeat: Sheila E. Honored As Lexus Celebrates Music, Spoken Word

    April 17, 2012 12:20 PM EDT Sheila E. (left) accepts the Lexus Pursuit of Perfection Award from Lexus National Advertising executive Pamela Park. (Photo: Teal Moss Photography) Music and spoken word from the Latin perspective shared the spotlight during VidaLexus Presenta: P ...

  6. Backbeat: Luis Fonsi, Jorge Mejia, More at Billboard's Leila Cobo's Book Tour

    March 22, 2012 5:30 PM EDT Cobo with Billboard chart-topping singer/songwriter Luis Fonsi at the signing of The Second Time We Met at Books & Books. Earlier that day, Fonsi tweeted about the book to his more than 3 million followers. (Photo: Andres Recio and Carlos Chah ...

  7. Billboard Power 100: Peter Edge & Tom Corson

    January 27, 2012 12:10 AM EST No. 41 Peter Edge & Tom Corson CEO & President/COO RCA Music Group Twitter: @RCAMusic The Sounding Board... "I haven't been in promotion or management; I'm coming at it from the music side," Peter Edge (pictured) told B ...

  8. Chris Anokute Named Senior VP of A&R at Island Def Jam

    December 08, 2011 2:37 PM EST Chris Anokute, has been appointed Senior Vice President, A&R, Island Def Jam Music Group, according to an announcement by Karen Kwak, Executive Vice President / Head of A&R, Island Def Jam Music Group. Anokute is best known for his A&R ...

  9. 2012 Grammy Awards: Album Of The Year

    December 01, 2011 3:12 PM EST artistic excellence in the company of former winners like sinatra, wonder and mccartney -- the best of the best 21 Adele Producers: Jim Abbiss, Adele Adkins, Paul Epworth, Rick Rubin, Fraser T. Smith, Ryan Tedder, Dan Wilson Engineers/mixers: Jim ...

  10. 2012 Grammy Awards: Record Of The Year

    December 01, 2011 9:40 AM EST SINGLED OUT THE RECORDS THAT CAPTURED THE IMAGINATIONS OF US ALL "Rolling in the Deep" Adele Producer: Paul Epworth Engineers/mixers: Tom Elmhirst, Mark Rankin From: 21 Label: XL Recordings/Columbia Records Perhaps the most inescapable s ...

  11. Billboard's Women In Music 2011: Rachelle Friedman

    October 01, 2011 12:00 AM EDT No. 30 Rachelle Friedman Co-CEO, J&R Music and Computer World; chairman, NARM Website: Jr.com Twitter: @jandr Rachelle Friedman is co-CEO of J&R Music and Computer World, a store that spreads 300,000 square feet through several buildings a ...

  12. Backbeat: Earth Wind & Fire, J&R Music Celebrate 40th Anniversaries @ NYC's South Street Seaport

    September 29, 2011 7:30 AM EDT Earth Wind & Fire , which is celebrating its 40th anniversary as a band, helped J&R celebrate its 40th anniversary by doing a free show on Sept. 9 at New York's South Street Seaport, which is about two blocks away from the Park Row st ...

  13. Marc Anthony Announces Tour Dates

    May 19, 2011 6:01 PM EDT Tickets for Marc Anthony's upcoming U.S. tour go on sale tomorrow (May 20) via Ticketmaster outlets. Anthony will kick off his nine-date U.S. stint Sept. 1 at the State Fair Grounds in Minneapolis and will continue an all-arena trek that ends ...

  14. Popkomm: Supporting German Music At Home And Abroad

    September 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Attention turned to domestic repertoire during a panel at the Popkomm music industry conference and trade fair in Berlin. Mike Heisel, member of the Supervisory Board of Initiative Musik, an organization to supporting artists from tax revenues, ca ...

  15. @Music & Advertising: Kid Rock Talks Jim Beam, 'Born Free' and more

    June 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT For full coverage of the Music & Advertising Conference 2010, visit Billboard.biz/manyc . Rock N Roll Jesus Kid Rock delivered a keynote Q&A alongside Billboard editorial director Bill Werde at the Billboard Music & Advertising Confere ...

  16. Music Briefs: Jackson 5, James Brown, Ella Fitzgerald, Apollo Theater and More

    April 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- The Jackson 5, James Brown, Ella Fitzgerald and the Supremes are among the pivotal performances showcased as part of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture's upcoming exhibition: "Ain't Not ...

  17. Charlotte Church Snags Finance Deal For Comeback

    March 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST Charlotte Church has agreed a £2 million ($3 million) investment deal with Power Amp Music, the London-based music fund manager, to support the recording of her new album and comeback. Church, a former child classical crossover artist who later mo ...

  18. Seven & i Holdings To Acquire 21% Of Tower Records Japan

    March 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Tokyo-based retail giant Seven & i Holdings Co., which operates the 7-11 brand of convenience stores and the Ito-Yokado supermarket chain in Japan, will acquire 21.58% of the retail music store chain Tower Records Japan. Seven & i will ...

  19. BETTER KNOW A PANELIST: Ning CEO Gina Bianchini

    March 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST Name: Gina Bianchini Title: co-founder and CEO, Ning Panel: Digital Now, moderated by Peter Kafka, senior editor, All Things Digital . (Thurs. March 4, 11:35 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.). More info at Billboardevents.com. Fill in the blank. Money is the____ ...

  20. XL Re-Shapes Its U.K. A&R

    October 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. indie XL Recordings has restructured its A&R operations, with the label's senior A&R manager Hannah Overton and A&R consultant Imran Ahmed both elevated to newly-created positions as A&R directors. At the same time, XL A& ...

  21. BMG Acquires Crosstown Songs America

    July 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT BMG Rights Management has acquired the music publishing assets of Crosstown Songs America, covering 8,000 songs. Financial terms were not disclosed. It is the first acquisition for the new global music rights management joint venture of Bertelsman ...

  22. Tool, Widespread Panic, Fray Onboard For Mile High Fest

    March 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Tool, Widespread Panic and the Fray will headline the second annual Mile High Music Festival, to be held July 18-19 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo. Other artists scheduled to perform include Incubus, Ben Harper and Relen ...

  23. Can SXSW Serve As A Launching Pad For R&B Artists?

    March 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT South by Southwest (SXSW) was always at the back of indie urban artist Maya Azucena's mind. "As a do-it-yourself artist, I thought I should be there," the singer/songwriter says. "But either it didn't seem like the right m ...

  24. R&B Foundation Kicks Off Gala Weekend

    September 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Rhythm & Blues Foundation kicks off its 20th anniversary celebration this weekend with a series of events in Philadelphia. It all leads up to the foundation's annual Pioneer Awards on Sept. 9 at the Kimmel Center for Performing Arts. ...

  25. EMI Ups Kabaj To Head Eastern Europe

    September 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music has promoted Piotr Kabaj to become chairman of EMI Music Eastern Europe and head of A&R, Eastern Europe; he was previously EMI Music Poland chairman/managing director. Kabaj will manage the label's businesses, including licensin ...

  26. Razor & Tie Ups Tischker

    August 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Razor & Tie Entertainment has promoted Beka Tischker to the role of VP of A&R and music publishing. Prior to her promotion, Tischker was senior director of A&R, a position she has held since 2006. Tischker started out as creative direc ...

  27. EMI Recruits Melrose To Senior A&R Role

    August 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Veteran music manager and A&R consultant Steven Melrose has been appointed VP, A&R labels for North America, U.K. and Ireland. Nick Gatfield, EMI's president of A&R labels, recruited Melrose, who will be based in Los Angeles. Melr ...

  28. A&R Vet Jones Joins Big Machine, Valory

    August 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Allison Jones, a veteran A&R presence on Music Row, has joined Big Machine Records and Valory Music as VP of A&R for both labels. She most recently served in a similar position with Toby Keith's Show Dog Nashville. The move marks a re ...

  29. Ciaraldi Splits With EMI Italy

    July 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT EMI Italy veteran Beppe Ciaraldi is to depart at the end of the month after 36 years with the firm. Ciaraldi, who joined the company in 1972 and has been managing director since July 2004, will be succeeded by Marco Alboni, who has risen to head o ...

  30. Catino Rises At Sony BMG Nashville

    July 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Nashville senior director of A&R Jim Catino rises to VP of A&R for the company. A 13-year industry veteran who first joined the label group in 2001, Catino reports to executive VP of A&R Renee Bell. "Great A&R require ...

  31. P&P, London Calling Forge Synch Pact

    June 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT London-based music publisher P&P Songs has struck a long-term agreement with London Calling, Tracie London-Rowell's specialist film and TV synch firm. Through the new deal, London Calling will exploit P&P's catalog, which include ...

  32. Indies Issue: Arts & Crafts Beefs Up After Scoring Hit

    June 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Canadian indie Arts & Crafts may be enjoying the biggest hit of its six-year existence, but label co-founder/president Jeffrey Remedios says he'll never change his "quality over quantity" business mantra. The Toronto-based label ...

  33. Ciara Inks With Modeling Agency, Eyes Clothing Line

    June 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT R&B singer Ciara has signed with modeling agency Wilhelmina and is in talks to launch her own clothing line. Wilhelmina will now focus on casting Ciara, who’s currently ending a print modeling run for Jay-Z's Rocawear line, in both clothi ...

  34. Smokey Robinson, Denzel Honored By Apollo Theater

    June 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT R&B icon Smokey Robinson along with actor Denzel Washington and wife Pauletta celebrated their achievements at New York City's Apollo Theater Spring Benefit on Monday (June 2). The Apollo Theater Foundation inducted Robinson into the Apol ...

  35. The Mess Hall Clean Up AMP Prize

    March 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sydney blues-rock duo the Mess Hall's second album "Devil's Elbow" (Ivy League) has won the Australian Music Prize (AMP) for 2007, during a ceremony Thursday at Sydney's Museum of Contemporary Art. The Mess Hall -- compris ...

  36. Nielsen Business Media Forms Entertainment Group

    February 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST Nielsen Business Media has created a new entertainment group that brings together the company's leading entertainment brands into one unit. Media industry veteran Gerry Byrne, who has been named senior VP, Entertainment Group for Nielsen Busi ...

  37. Summers Fronts Music Investment Vehicle

    February 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST Jazz Summers, chairman of the Music Managers Forum, is teaming with venture capital and advisory firm Power Amp Music to launch a tax-efficient investment vehicle with a view to developing U.K. artists. Summers and Tim Parry, co-founders of Big Li ...

  38. DanjaHandz Introduces R&B Singer KC

    January 31, 2008 12:00 AM EST Producer Nate "DanjaHandz" Hills introduced R&B singer KC, the first artist signed to his DanjaHandz Muzik imprint, to a packed crowd at New York's Room Service last night. Clad in a sunglasses, blue jacket and gray jeans with a ...

  39. R&B Live Pulls Execs And Tastemakers To Weekly Affair

    January 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST Since its launch last June, R&B Live New York has been a platform for industry execs and other tastemakers to check out some good ol', live rhythm & blues from established artists and up-and-coming acts alike. This past Tuesday (Jan. ...

  40. Eugster Named Chairman At Baker & Taylor

    January 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Jack Eugster, one of the most powerful U.S. music merchandisers when he headed Musicland, has been named chairman of wholesaler Baker & Taylor, replacing Richard Willis. Eugster had been serving on Baker & Taylor's board of directors ...

  41. A&R Worldwide Launches Japan Biz

    December 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST A&R Worldwide, the global artist discovery, development and consulting firm, has launched a Japan operation in conjunction with music consulting company Music Solutions. The A&R Worldwide Japan unit will be overseen by Music Solutions pres ...

  42. Ezrin Joins MidemNet Line-Up

    November 30, 2007 12:00 AM EST Veteran rock producer Bob Ezrin has joined the list of keynote speakers at the MidemNet Forum, held Jan. 26-7 in Cannes, France as part of the Midem trade fair. Canadian Ezrin, whose credits include Pink Floyd's "The Wall, Alice Cooper&# ...

  43. AIM Mission Takes Another Bite Of Big Apple

    October 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT British trade body the Association of Independent Music will bring a contingent of 19 music firms when it embarks on a third trade mission to New York next week. Participants in the Oct. 15-19 mission, entitled "AIM 4 America," include A ...

  44. Bug Seals Deal For Windswept, T/Q

    July 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bug Music has now finalized the agreement acquiring Windswept Holdings and T/Q Music, a deal first reported by Billboard.biz in May . Bug CEO John Rudolph, president David Hirshland and president of international Mark Anders will continue to serve ...

  45. Carlton Links With The Inc. For Third Album

    June 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As the Oct. 9 release date for her third album, "Heroes & Thieves," approaches, singer/songwriter Vanessa Carlton has inked with a surprising label: hip-hop music entrepreneur Irv "Gotti" Lorenzo's the Inc. "I thi ...

  46. Four More Exit UMGN

    January 17, 2007 12:00 AM EST On the heels of Universal Music Group Nashville co-chairman James Stroud's recent departure , four more staff members have exited, including three from the A&R department. No longer with the label group are VP of A&R Allison Jones, ma ...

  47. Prince Suits Up For Super Bowl Halftime Show

    December 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST Prince will perform during the Super Bowl XLI Halftime Show, sponsored by Pepsi and airing live Feb. 4 on CBS from Dolphin Stadium in Miami. Sources tell Billboard.biz the event is expected to kick off a busy year for Prince in the studio and on t ...

  48. AR Vet Caplan Moves To Columbia

    November 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST A&R vet Michael Caplan, who spent the past year as senior VP of A&R for Sony Music Label Group, moves over to Columbia Records in the same capacity. In addition to his new responsibilities, Caplan will also serve as president of One Haven, ...

  49. A&R Vet Caplan Moves To Columbia

    November 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Will also serve as president of a new imprint. A&R vet Michael Caplan, who has spent the past year as senior VP of A&R for Sony Music Label Group, moves over to Columbia Records in the same capacity. In addition to his new responsibilities ...

  50. R&B Singer Ruth Brown Dies

    November 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Ruth Brown, the vivacious R&B singer whose early hits established Atlantic Records, has died of complications following a stroke and a heart attack in Henderson, Nev. She was 78. Ruth Brown, the vivacious R&B singer whose early hits es ...

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