Management

  1. Senators' Letter on Universal Music-EMI Deal Warns of 'Significant Competition Issues'

    August 03, 2012 1:24 PM EDT Two U.S. Senators today sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission, asking it to carefully review Universal Music Group's proposed acquisition of EMI. "Without reaching any final judgment as to the legality of the deal under the antit ...

  2. Bertelsmann Names Judith Hartmann New CFO

    July 10, 2012 1:46 PM EDT Gütersloh -- Judith Hartmann (43) is the new Chief Financial Officer at Bertelsmann. That was annouced today by Bertelsmann in Gütersloh. Hartmann is scheduled to succeed Thomas Rabe as Chief Financial Officer before the year is out, a position he ...

  3. Alliance Entertainment Acquires Audiolife

    May 22, 2012 8:15 AM EDT Alliance Entertainment has acquired Audiolife, a direct-to-fan fulfillment company in a move to expand its industry-leading capability in direct-to-consumer distribution. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Alliance to Distribute CD Baby Catalog ...

  4. Best Buy Founder Richard Schulze Steps Down Amid CEO Investigation

    May 14, 2012 11:32 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) - Best Buy said Monday its founder Richard Schulze is stepping down as chairman after an investigation found that he knew that the CEO was having a relationship with a female employee and failed to alert the audit committee. The comp ...

  5. Cyndi Lauper Back In Japan a Year After Devastating Earthquake

    March 12, 2012 7:11 AM EDT TOKYO (AP) - Cyndi Lauper is admired in Japan for not running away after last year's devastating earthquake and tsunami. Now, the American singer is back to show the Japanese people that she hasn't forgotten them. Japan Earthquake Impact ...

  6. Deborah Hyacinth Named Universal Music VP International Digital Marketing

    January 10, 2012 12:05 PM EST Deborah Hyacinth has been appointed Vice President, International Digital Marketing, at Universal Music Group, it was announced this morning by UMG Global Marketing President Andrew Kronfeld. Effective immediately, Hyacinth will be based in London ...

  7. Warner Music Group Names Brian Roberts CFO, Effective January

    November 10, 2011 8:10 PM EST The Warner Music Group continues to realign its management team, this time naming Warner/Chappell CFO Brian Roberts to become the WMG's CFO, effective Jan. 1. He will replace Steve Macri, who has been CFO since 2008. Macri will stay on throug ...

  8. Songs for Japan Raises $10 Million For Earthquake and Tsunami Relief

    November 09, 2011 4:15 PM EST Meeting Nov. 8 in Tokyo to mark the $10 million raised by "Songs for Japan" were (from left) Adrian Cheesley, president, Asia Pacific/Latin America, EMI Music; Chris Ancliff, general counsel of Warner Music International; Yoshiharu Otsuk ...

  9. Lyor Cohen Realigns WMG Senior Management, Warner Music Europe CEO John Reid Departs

    November 09, 2011 3:15 PM EST WMG Recorded Music Chairman and CEO Lyor Cohen In one of his first moves as the head of recorded music operations worldwide, WMG Recorded Music chairman and CEO Lyor Cohen has flattened the company's management structure by creating a global ...

  10. Sony Music International Makes New Appointments

    September 19, 2011 12:22 PM EDT Hoping to expand its overseas influence, Sony Music Entertainment (SME) proclaimed several new members of its international leadership team, according to a press release today. Epic Records veteran Adam Granite leads the announcements as Executive ...

  11. BETTER KNOW A PANELIST: Diego Prusky, President, In-Style Digital Marketing

    April 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Name: Diego Prusky Title: President, In-Style Digital Marketing Panel: Social Studies: Real-Time Social Networking Review (Tuesday, April 27, 12 – 1:00 pm; for more information, visit billboardlatinconference.com ) What needs to change in the Lati ...

  12. Analyst Dumps Live Nation Stock

    April 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT While many experts predicted the Ticketmaster-Live Nation merger would create an unstoppable live music behemoth, one analyst has dumped Live Nation from one of his portfolios. In Morningstar’s StockInvestor newsletter, Morningstar equities strate ...

  13. Live Nation Entertainment: New Tactics, No Income Gains In 2010

    February 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST The public got a closer look at the recently merged Live Nation Entertainment on Thursday when the company reported its fourth quarter and full-year results . Analysts heard no income gains would be visible in 2010. Competitors heard about new tic ...

  14. Merger Payday: Live Nation Shells Out Millions In Bonuses

    January 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST Live Nation Entertainment paid out $6.5 million in merger bonuses, according to a Friday SEC filing . In connection with the merger, president and CEO Michael Rapino received $3 million in cash and executive chairman Irving Azoff received $2 milli ...

  15. SEC Filing Outlines A Merged Ticketmaster-Live Nation

    July 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Ticketmaster and Live Nation filed a Form S-4 joint proxy statement/prospectus with the SEC on Wednesday. The document is not complete but offers many details on the proposed merger of the two companies. - Michael Rapino is expected to serve as pr ...

  16. Billboard.biz Q&A: Wiredset Founder Mark Ghuneim

    June 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Digital marketing outfit Wiredset this week introduced a paid version of its online buzz tracking software called Trendrr Pro. The software monitors the activity of fans and critics online, from forum posts to reviews to shared photos on such site ...

  17. Alliance Plans Massive Cuts

    January 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST Alliance Entertainment is planning to layoff 462 employees, according to Pacific Business News . Alliance told the state it plans to shutter its warehouse in Coral Springs and lay off 462 employees, effective March 16, according to the report. The ...

  18. WMG Names Bryan Digital Strategy VP

    July 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group has made Stephen Bryan its new senior VP of digital strategy and business development. Bryan is charged with creating and implementing the label's digital strategy and creating new models, products and key deals with mobile ...

  19. Gavin Named COO Of BMG Label Group

    April 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ivan Gavin has been appointed COO of the BMG Label Group, according to sources. Gavin will be based in New York and report to Barry Weiss, chairman/CEO of the BMG Label Group. Most recently, Gavin was COO of EMI Recorded Music North America and pr ...

  20. Riley Investment, Trans World Extend Deal

    February 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Riley Investment Management and Trans World founder/chairman Bob Higgins have extended their agreement in a pursuit of taking the 815-unit chain private by buying out public shareholders. An agreement between the two signed on Nov. 28, expired on ...

  21. Koch Takes Helm At Handleman

    November 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST Steve Strome has retired as chairman and CEO of Handleman and is being replaced by Albert Koch, who has been named president and CEO. Koch is currently vice chairman and managing director of AlixPartners, an international financial advisory firm. ...

  22. Genovese Named CEO At CMA

    November 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Country Music Association board of directors has adopted a new title for CMA COO Tammy Genovese: CEO. The change is effective immediately. The title is new to the organization. In her expanded role, Genovese will focus on long-term strategic i ...

  23. Report: Rubin Talks Future Of Digital

    September 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rick Rubin has a lot of things to say about producing hit records and working with the industry's top start in this New York Times Magazine profile , but some of his more interesting insights relate to the digital future of the music business ...

  24. Ayling Flies Out Of Sanctuary

    August 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sanctuary Group chairman Robert Ayling and three non-executive directors are no longer on the board of the music company. Ayling and his colleagues James Wallace, Tina Sharp and John Preston leave less than a fortnight after Universal Music Group& ...

  25. Blockbuster's Napleton Joins HMV

    July 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT U.K.-based music and entertainment giant HMV has recruited Blockbuster executive Steve Napleton to the new role as supply chain director, with effect from October 2007. Napleton also joins HMV's board of directors. "Steve comes with a we ...

  26. RoyaltyShare Acquires IDEA

    May 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT RoyaltyShare has acquired Independent Digital Entertainment & Arts, which provides outsourced content management and delivery services to record labels, distributors and retailers. RoyaltyShare says it will add IDEA's outsourcing capabili ...

  27. CenterStaging Ups Schmidman To President

    February 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST CenterStaging Corp. has promoted industry veteran Paul "Schmidi" Schmidman to president. He most recently served as COO, which he held since July of 2006. Schmidman will continue to serve as COO, and will be based in the company's h ...

  28. iTunes Teams With Starbucks

    October 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Marketing plans not revealed. Marketing plans not revealed. News ...

  29. EMI Drops Merger Plans With Warner Music

    July 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Board of directors to review position in the future. Board of directors to review position in the future. News ...

  30. CMA Promotes Three Communications Staffers

    May 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Pearl promoted to VP. Wendy Pearl has been promoted to VP of communications at the Country Music Assn. in Nashville. She previously was senior director of the department. After stints in publicity and artist development at Sony Music. Asylum Recor ...

  31. Sanctuary Appoints Ayling As Non-Exec Chair

    April 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sanctuary Group plc's search for a non-executive chairman is over. The independent music firm today (April 4) confirmed the appointment of esteemed British executive Bob Ayling to the post. Sanctuary Group plc's search for a non-executiv ...

  32. Sanctuary Appoints Ayling As Non-Exec Chair

    April 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sanctuary Group plc's search for a non-executive chairman is over. The independent music firm today (April 4) confirmed the appointment of esteemed British executive Bob Ayling to the post. Sanctuary Group plc's search for a non-executiv ...

  33. WMI Creates Digital Marketing Role

    March 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Warner Music International is ramping up its efforts in the digital music space through a pair of executive appointments. Warner Music International is ramping up its efforts in the digital music space through a pair of executive appointments. The ...

  34. WMI Creates Digital Marketing Role

    March 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Warner Music International is ramping up its efforts in the digital music space through a pair of executive appointments. Warner Music International is ramping up its efforts in the digital music space through a pair of executive appointments. The ...

  35. Randall Mays Appointed Clear Channel Pres

    February 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Mark Mays remains CEO. Mark Mays remains CEO. News Mark Mays ...

  36. Randall Mays Appointed Clear Channel Pres

    February 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Randall T. Mays has been named president of Clear Channel Communications, effective immediately. He will also retain his chief financial officer responsibilities. Randall T. Mays has been named president of Clear Channel Communications, effective ...

  37. Rondinelli Joins Warner/Chappell In Digital Role

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Exec will facilitate new tech-based streams. Warner/Chappell Music has appointed Jim Rondinelli to the new position of senior VP, digital strategy and business development. Rondinelli's responsibilities will include actively searching for new ...

  38. Sony BMG U.K. Reorganizes Music Division

    January 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST Columbia, RCA Label Groups report to Doherty. Columbia, RCA Label Groups report to Doherty. News ...

  39. Ovitz Judge Warns On Soaring Exec Pay

    November 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Corporate directors must rein in soaring U.S. executive pay or face the prospect of government regulation, said the judge who presided over a landmark shareholder suit involving Disney Co. WASHINGTON, D.C. (Reuters) -- Corporate directors must rei ...

  40. Sony BMG Loses $60 Million In Q2

    October 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Attributes loss to restructuring, 'harsh' market. Attributes loss to restructuring, 'harsh' market. News ...

  41. Retail Track

    October 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Best Buy's switch to vendor-managed inventory is not moving as quickly or aggressively as planned, according to sources, but labels and distributors say that in the long run, this may be a good thing. Best Buy's switch to vendor-managed ...

  42. Retail Track

    October 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Best Buy's switch to vendor-managed inventory is not moving as quickly or aggressively as planned, according to sources, but labels and distributors say that in the long run, this may be a good thing. Best Buy's switch to vendor-managed ...

  43. Retail Track

    October 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Best Buy's switch to vendor-managed inventory is not moving as quickly or aggressively as planned, according to sources, but labels and distributors say that in the long run, this may be a good thing. Best Buy's switch to vendor-managed ...

  44. Disney Implements Policy Changes

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT One week after the Walt Disney Co. was again chided for formerly weak corporate governance practices, the firm said Aug. 18 that it has amended its guidelines for the removal of directors and to preve (The Hollywood Reporter) -- One week after the ...

  45. Fisher Upped At Universal U.K.

    July 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Veteran Universal Music U.K. executive Clive Fisher has been elevated to executive VP of the company. Fisher has served as Universal Music U.K. director of legal and business affairs for 19 years. Bas Veteran Universal Music U.K. executive Clive F ...

  46. MTV Latin Ups McBride To Exec VP/COO

    June 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Scot McBride has been named executive VP/COO for MTV Networks Latin America. He was previously COO for the network. Scot McBride has been named executive VP/COO for MTV Networks Latin America. He was previously COO for the network, but his role is ...

  47. Seizing The Digital Opportunities: New Avenues Exist To Maximize Revenue Potential

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST When we participated in the <i>Billboard</i> Music &amp; Money Symposium last year, the outlook for the music industry was bleak: Unit sales were down 16%, and revenue had plummeted by more than 20%. Shahid Khan is a managing direc ...

  48. Tuned In: Radio

    February 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST A producer and staffer lose their jobs at New York's Hot 97 after its morning crew airs an offensive parody about the tsunami tragedy. Read Marc Schiffman's column. A producer and staffer lose their jobs at New York's Hot 97 after i ...

  49. Retail Track

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Best Buy pushes to restructure its supply chain by switching to vendor-managed inventories. Read Ed Christman's column. Best Buy pushes to restructure its supply chain by switching to vendor-managed inventories. Read Ed Christman's colum ...

  50. Retail Track

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Best Buy pushes to restructure its supply chain by switching to vendor-managed inventories. Read Ed Christman's column. Best Buy pushes to restructure its supply chain by switching to vendor-managed inventories. Read Ed Christman's colum ...

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