Mark Ronson

  1. Kaskade's Free Music: Beer, or Speech? A Look at Sampling, Creative Commons and Copyright (Op-Ed)

    July 01, 2014 10:07 AM EDT Steve Martocci is the co-founder of Splice, a platform that connects musicians and their tools with the cloud. Splice is also advancing the concept of "open source" music and public collaboration.  After a series of DMCA takedown noti ...

  2. Mark Ronson on East Village Radio's End: 'I'm Shocked It's Closing' (Guest Post)

    May 23, 2014 2:28 PM EDT Influential Internet station East Village Radio closed its doors on May 23, blaming rising rents and the congressional Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, which mandates that Web broadcasters pay a performance royalty for every listener. One ...

  3. Imagem Music U.K. Sign Cathy Dennis to Global Deal

    August 09, 2013 2:23 AM EDT Hitmaking British songwriter Cathy Dennis has signed a worldwide, multi-year publishing deal with Imagem Music U.K. Dennis has played a huge part in contemporary pop culture over the past 15 years, and is recognized as one of the most successful ...

  4. EMI Publishing Catalog Down to Four Suitors, One Bid Outstanding

    November 28, 2012 8:20 PM EST With one bid still outstanding, the auction to sell off a portion of EMI's publishing catalog is now down to four suitors. According to sources, those still in contention to buy the portfolio of songs -- dubbed the Rosetta catalog, which cont ...

  5. Imagem That! Meet An Unlikely U.S. Publishing Power Player

    November 19, 2012 12:54 PM EST Richard Stumpf has been a man on a mission since arriving at Imagem with the mandate to lead the Dutch-owned company into the U.S. pop/rock marketplace. As part of that mission, Stumpf, who serves as president of Imagem Music USA, has been worki ...

  6. Single Reviews: Bruno Mars, Adele, Rihanna, Sky Ferreira & more

    October 15, 2012 8:17 AM EDT BRUNO MARS Locked Out of Heaven (3:54) Producer: Mark Ronson Writers: B. Mars, the Smeezingtons Publishers: various Elektra/Warner With Gotye busy channeling Peter Gabriel, 2012 seemed overdue for a Police tribute. Leave it to Bruno Mars, then, ...

  7. Sony/ATV Auction for Virgin, Famous UK Catalogs Begins

    September 21, 2012 6:30 AM EDT The package of assets -- comprised of 30,000 copyrights from the Virgin and Famous Music U.K. publishing catalogs -- that the Sony-led consortium agreed to sell in order to gain regulatory approval to buy EMI Music Publishing is about to hit the a ...

  8. The Olympics' Music-Branding Gold Medalists: Jay-Z + Duracell, Samsung + Leftover Cuties, More

    August 14, 2012 3:59 PM EDT When it comes to declaring one winner in music during this year's Olympics - the most-watched U.S. TV event in history , Phillip Phillips is the undisputed gold medalist. The "American Idol" champion's song "Home" vau ...

  9. 6 Questions With Rich Kleiman

    August 09, 2012 7:25 PM EDT Music supervisor to music manager. In a nutshell, that's the career trajectory of New York native Rich Kleiman, who cut his teeth working with emerging young producers, artists and DJs, and who now serves as VP of management at multifaceted e ...

  10. 40 Under 40: Joe Belliotti, Emmanuel Seuge

    August 02, 2012 2:20 PM EDT Joe Belliotti, Emmanuel Seuge Director of Entertainment Marketing; Head of Worldwide Sports and Entertainment Marketing, Coca-Cola Website: CocaCola.com Twitter: @JoeBelliotti ; @ManuSeuge Making Music Go Better How has Coca-Cola sustained its pre ...

  11. 10 Hits You Didn't Know Were Jingles

    July 25, 2012 7:00 AM EDT Since their heyday in TV and radio advertising of the '50s and '60s, songs written for commercials have had a resurgence in recent years but in a different form. Instead of the 30-second songs you'd hear during commercials, the mode ...

  12. Mike Smith Named Mercury UK President of Music

    July 12, 2012 9:25 AM EDT Mike Smith, the former managing director of Columbia Records U.K., has been appointed president of music at Mercury Records U.K. Reporting to Mercury Records U.K. President Jason ILey, Smith takes up his new role September 10, having stepped down ...

  13. Updated: Sony-Led Group Closes Purchase of EMI Music Publishing

    June 29, 2012 10:54 AM EDT The Sony Corp. of America led investor consortium completed its acquisition of EMI Music Publishing today, just hours after the Federal Trade Commission issued a statement saying it closed its antitrust investigation of the $2.2 billion deal -- wh ...

  14. Backbeat: Seymour Stein, Martin Mills, Cathy Bauer, Darius Van Arman Bathe In the Warm Indie Glow of A2IM's Inaugural Libera Awards

    June 22, 2012 7:00 PM EDT Group Rate: Some of A2IM's members: Front row (L to R): Cathy Bauer (Daptone), Glenn Morrow (Bar/None), Pat Berry (Six Degrees), Emmy Black (Bar/None), Molly Neuman (eMusic), Nydia Ines Davila (Daptone), Lori Condon (Acony). 2nd row, L to R: ...

  15. EDMBiz Recap: Skrillex's RE:Generation; Perry Farrell Gets Held Up; TheAudience's Online Insights

    June 08, 2012 12:32 PM EDT LAS VEGAS - The first day of Insomniac Events' inaugural EDMBiz - a hastily arranged, two-day conference for the electronic dance music industry, leading into to the promotion company's marquis festival, Electric Daisy Carnival, June 8-1 ...

  16. M.I.A. Signs With Roc Nation Management

    May 24, 2012 7:24 PM EDT Sri Lankan MC M.I.A. has signed with Roc Nation management, the company announced on its website today. Backbeat: Rihanna, Deadmau5 Play Roc Nation/Three Six Zero Grammy Afterparty; Execs Get Down She joins a potent and growing lineup that include ...

  17. The Cola Wars: How Pepsi and Coke Are Battling In the Music Space

    April 30, 2012 6:30 AM EDT It's late January in Cannes, and Mark Ronson is dressed like a White Stripe. Taking the stage at the MIDEM music conference, the producer wears a bright red oxford shirt with white buttons and black skinny jeans that flare at the ankle to rev ...

  18. Video: Universal Music Latin Prez Victor Gonzalez Talks Belanova, Coca-Cola Olympic Partnership

    April 24, 2012 6:40 PM EDT Universal Music Latin Entertainment president Victor Gonzalez sat down at the Billboard Latin Music Conference to talk about UMLE act Belanova's partnership with Coca-Cola in the build up to this summer's Olympics in London. Billboard La ...

  19. Mike Smith Steps Down As Managing Director Columbia Records U.K.

    April 24, 2012 9:36 AM EDT Mike Smith has stepped down as managing director of Columbia Records U.K. with immediate effect. No reason has been given for his departure from the label, which was announced by Nick Gatfield, Chairman and CEO Sony Music this morning (April. 24). ...

  20. Spotify, Coca-Cola Team Up for App, Facebook Integration, More

    April 18, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Spotify and Coca-Cola are teaming up for a global partnership that will include a Spotify app, a Facebook integration and a 2013 marketing campaign, among other elements. "This is the beginning of something we both feel will be incredibly lon ...

  21. Calvin Harris and Rihanna's Power Players: What's Next From Three Six Zero/Roc Nation's EDM-Pop Partnership

    April 17, 2012 4:12 PM EDT As Calvin Harris' career has taken off, so have the fortunes of electronic dance music management company Three Six Zero Group. Founded in 2007 by Mark Gillespie, a talent booker for dance festival firm Global Gathering, and Dean Wilson and A ...

  22. This Week In Music: Mark Ronson, Coca-Cola's Wendy Clark Talk Branding

    February 24, 2012 5:43 PM EST The latest installment of "This Week in Music" comes straight from the panels of MIDEM, where Topspin's Ian Rogers interviewed both Coca-Cola SVP, Integrated Marketing, Communications and Capabilities Wendy Clark and producer/DJ Mar ...

  23. Mark Ronson On 'Move To The Beat,' His Olympic Anthem For Coca-Cola @MIDEM

    January 31, 2012 12:40 PM EST Mark Ronson (Center) with Wendy Clark, Coca Cola senior VP (left) and Topspin founder/CEO Ian Rogers (right), discussed the mulit-faceted tracks he is creating for the Coca-Cola's Olympic Anthem at MIDEM'S Visionary Monday Q&A sessio ...

  24. Billboard Power 100: Emmanuel Seuge

    January 27, 2012 10:00 AM EST No. 16 Emmanuel Seuge Head of Global Sports and Entertainment Marketing Coca-Cola Twitter: @manuseuge Teaching The World To Sing... In the 2012 music business, brands are the new banks. And Coca-Cola is music's biggest bank. Between the Olymp ...

  25. Backbeat: Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Theophilus London, Mark Ronson Rock at 'Rocked,' Mick Rock's Photo Exhibit

    December 08, 2011 2:23 PM EST British music photgrapher Mick Rock Musician Theophilus London, whose portrait was featured in the "ROCKED" exhibit The watcher became the watched last night at the W Downtown. Legendary British music photographer Mick Rock , a star in h ...

  26. MIDEM 2012 Line-Up Adds Mark Ronson, Paul van Dyk, Saatchi & Saatchi CEO Kevin Roberts

    November 21, 2011 2:45 PM EST Grammy Award-winning artist and producer Mark Ronson, German dance artist Paul van Dyk and Kevin Roberts, CEO Worldwide of Saatchi & Saatchi have been confirmed as guest speakers for next year's MIDEM confab, due to take place January 28 ...

  27. Amy Winehouse's Third Album, 'Lioness,' Coming Out In December

    October 31, 2011 10:57 AM EDT A new album of recordings by the late soul singer Amy Winehouse will be released in December, Island Records said Monday. The releae said that the new album called "Lioness: Hidden Treasures" will contain 12 songs - previously unreleased ...

  28. Amy Winehouse Dead at 27

    July 23, 2011 1:34 PM EDT Amy Winehouse performing in 2008 (Getty Images) Amy Winehouse, the beehived soul-jazz diva whose self-destructive habits overshadowed a distinctive musical talent, was found dead Saturday in her London home, police said. She was 27. Winehouse shot ...

  29. Duran Duran's New Album Released Exclusively Through iTunes

    December 27, 2010 12:00 AM EST Thirteen could be Duran Duran's lucky number. The music video pioneers and pop icons, who are one of the few bands to transition from '80s pinups to legitimate, chart-topping artists, have seen success in every decade since their monumen ...

  30. BACKBEAT: Over 5,000 Volunteers Rock Out To N.E.R.D, Mark Ronson, and Boy George At RockCorps In Paris

    October 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT RockCorps returned to Paris on October 5 to thank a crowd of more than 5,000 volunteers for their service with a concert featuring performances from N*E*R*D's Pharrell Williams and Shay Haley , Mark Ronson and Boy George . PHOTO: BETH KATZ Ta ...

  31. Business Matters: Ping Followers, Apple, Lala, Verizon and more

    September 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. Ping Followers and What They Mean -- Here are a some artists with iTunes Ping profiles and the number of followers each had as of Wednesday evening: Lady Gaga 368,000, Coldplay 305,000, Katy Perry ...

  32. Brandon Flowers, Mark Ronson To Play New U.K. Venue

    September 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Brandon Flowers, Mark Ronson, Kelis, Hurts, Tinie Tempah, Kele and Klaxons are among the acts booked to play the new HMV Institute venue in Birmingham. Following a long-term, multi-million pound refurbishment since its closure in 2008, the U.K. ve ...

  33. IMS Day 3: What Amy Winehouse Taught Mark Ronson

    May 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The third and final day of the International Music Summit (IMS) dance music conference in Ibiza ended on a high, with producer Mark Ronson revealing how he got his break. "I started DJing at hip-hop clubs in 1993 because I couldn't rap o ...

  34. Mark Ronson To Keynote At International Music Summit

    February 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST Producer, DJ and recording artist Mark Ronson is to take part in the keynote interview at the International Music Summit, held at Ibiza Gran Hotel on May 26-28. Music supervisor Alexandra Patsavas from Chop Shop, who has worked on shows including ...

  35. W Hotels Drops Sixth CD

    September 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The W Hotels Worldwide, part of Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, this week began selling "The Sound of Wonderlust: W Hotels Worldwide Tour," the sixth time the brand has put out an collection of music. Available on at W Hotels and ...

  36. Ronson Extends Global EMI Publishing Deal

    August 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Mark Ronson has extended his arrangement with EMI Music Publishing in a new long-term global deal. The British-born solo artist, DJ and producer won a best male artist BRIT award earlier this year in recognition of his album "Version" (C ...

  37. Winehouse's 'Bond' Theme 'Speculation,' Says Label

    April 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Amy Winehouse might well be working on the theme song to next instalment of the James Bond series, but her record company is downplaying the move. Winehouse has been in the studio, working with Mark Ronson, producer of her hit sophomore album &quo ...

  38. Duran Duran Mixes It Up With Ronson, Monkeys

    April 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Duran Duran is eyeing collaborations with two of the hottest young names in British music, the Arctic Monkeys and Mark Ronson. As details roll out for the European leg of the band's Red Carpet Massacre tour, word is out that Duran Duran will ...

  39. Sunday Best Taken Indoors

    February 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST Sunday Best, the London-based record label and international party organizer founded by U.K. DJ Rob da Bank, is launching a new indoor music festival, tilted Corsa presents Bandstand. The two-day city-centered event, headlined by Grammy award-winn ...

  40. Sales Rise On Back Of Brits

    February 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST A string of performers and winning artists at Wednesday night's Brit Awards are enjoying the "Brits effect," with sales spiking the day following the ceremony, HMV reports. Paul McCartney has seen the greatest rise to date, with his ...

  41. Billboard Goes Backstage At The Grammys

    February 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST News and notes from backstage at the 50th annual Grammy Awards, held Feb. 10 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Amy Winehouse and Kanye West were the big winners, with five and four awards, respectively. —An ebullient Herbie Hancock was thrille ...

  42. BRIT Awards Hopefuls Celebrate Nominations

    January 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST BRITS nominees have been talking to Billboard.biz about their prospects for the forthcoming awards ceremony. Double nominee Natasha Khan praised the "supportive" label bosses at EMI who relaunched her debut album "Fur and Gold" ...

  43. Pop Acts Score Big At BRIT Nominations

    January 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Pop acts dominate this year's BRIT Awards nominations, with Leona Lewis, Mika and Take That each up for four awards. Arctic Monkeys, Kaiser Chiefs, Mark Ronson and Kate Nash each scored three nominations. Take That, who made a successful come ...

  44. U.K.'s OCC Launches New Chart

    October 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Mark Ronson's new single "Valerie" (Columbia), featuring Amy Winehouse on vocals, is the first No. 1 on a new official U.K. black music chart launched this week. British charts compilers the Official U.K. Charts Company has establis ...

  45. Paul, Kweli, Ronson, Calle 13 Join Bacardi Tour

    September 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sean Paul, Talib Kweli, Calle 13 and Mark Ronson will kick off Bacardi's B-Live concert in New York Sept. 22. The show will be held at Brooklyn's Steiner Studios and Cuban-American painter Lebo will create a visual art show while the art ...

  46. Ronson, Kaiser Chiefs Lord It Over Proms

    September 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The BBC today revealed the first names among the 80 acts that will be performing at the second Electric Proms festival in London. DJ and remixer Mark Ronson and Leeds band Kaiser Chiefs have been confirmed for this year's Electric Proms, whic ...

  47. Avril The 'Best' In Europe

    April 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Avril Lavigne makes a winning start on the new European Top 100 Albums chart with "The Best Damn Thing" (RCA). Her third album opens at the top of the pan-European survey after becoming an instant bestseller in the United Kingdom, German ...

  48. Managers, Producers Lauded At MMF Gala

    April 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Hot record producer Mark Ronson and former Pink Floyd managers Peter and Sumi Jenner were among the executives feted last night during the Music Managers Forum Roll of Honour gala, held at London's Hilton Hotel. A New York City-based Brit, Ro ...