Mike Davis

  1. Backbeat: Metal Masters Unites Phil Anselmo, Kerry King, Billy Sheehan, Others For Monster Jam

    September 17, 2012 2:23 PM EDT Herding Cats: What's cooler than cramming a bunch of metal icons on one stage to destroy the genre's classics? Getting them to sit still to take an afterparty photo. From Left: Anthrax bassist Frank Bello, SiriusXM Octane/Liquid Metal PD ...

  2. This Week In Music: Alliance Entertainment's Mike Davis Says They Won't Be Adding Digital Division

    July 11, 2012 2:28 PM EDT The most recent installment of This Week in Music finds Topspin's Ian Rogers speaking to Mike Davis, president of Alliance Entertainment, one of the largest physical distributors in the country. The duo discussed the rise in vinyl records, wi ...

  3. Amanda Palmer, Alliance Sign U.S. Distribution Deal

    June 27, 2012 8:31 AM EDT Amanda Palmer, the Kickstarter wunderkind, will be distributed exclusively by Alliance Entertainment in the U.S. According to the company, its recently-acquired Audiolife division will handle the pick, pack and ship to the Palmer fans who contribu ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. NARM Announces New Board Members

    May 09, 2012 3:13 PM EDT NARM announced today its slate of new officers at the organization's annual convention, with the election of iTunes senior marketing manager Brent Muhle as vice chairman; Amazon's director of digital music content acquisition Craig Pape ...

  6. Alliance to Distribute CD Baby Catalog

    May 08, 2012 1:54 PM EDT Alliance Entertainment has signed on to distribute CD Baby's inventory of hundreds of thousands of titles to its brick and mortar account base, as well as the online stores serviced by the giant wholesaler. According to the announcement, CD B ...

  7. Do Strong Pre- and Post-Holiday Music Sales Point To Another Up Year?

    January 20, 2012 12:50 PM EST After U.S. album sales posted their first annual increase in seven years, the recording industry is now left to wonder whether an encore is possible in 2012.' Based on recorded-music sales during the year-end holiday season and sales during t ...

  8. Robbie DeFreitas Leaves Alliance

    July 28, 2011 6:06 PM EDT In the continuing reshaping of the Alliance Entertainment executive suite, Robbie DeFreitas, the senior VP who heads up purchasing has left the company. He follows Alan Tuchman out the door; Tuchman, who held the CEO position, resigned from the co ...

  9. Billboard Q&A: Mike Davis

    July 22, 2011 1:10 PM EDT When Mike Davis joined Atlanta-based one-stop Justin Entertainment as a sales representative in 1989, he had a pretty limited view of the music business. "Back then," he recalls, "I thought the scope of the music industry consiste ...

  10. Alliance Names Former Universal Music Exec Mike Davis President

    June 20, 2011 11:05 AM EDT Former Universal Music Enterprises executive Mike Davis has been named president of Alliance Entertainment , filling a void at the company that has existed since Alan Tuchman resigned as CEO in April . Davis had previously been executive VP/GM of ...

  11. Calif. Lawmaker Ponders Neverland As State Park

    July 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The former home of the King of Pop could become California's latest state park under an idea being floated by a California state lawmaker. Assemblyman Mike Davis said that he believes it's worth studying whether the California Department ...

  12. UME Ups Murthy To Senior PR VP

    September 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Enterprises (UME) has promoted Sujata Murthy to senior VP of public relations. Murthy reports to Mike Davis, GM of UME, and is based in Santa Monica, Calif. Most recently, Murthy was VP of public relations for UME. Prior to joining ...

  13. UME Names Davis Exec VP/GM

    April 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Most recently held exec position at UMVD. Mike Davis has been named executive VP/GM of Universal Music Enterprises (UME) by UME president Bruce Resnikoff. Based at the company’s Los Angeles headquarters, Davis reports directly to Resnikoff. Most r ...

  14. UMVD Exec Exits

    March 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Mike Davis to take newly created role at UME. Mike Davis, executive VP of Universal Music & Video Distribution, is moving over to Universal Music Enterprise, the catalog division of the Universal Music Group, in a newly created position that s ...

  15. UMVD Names VP Of Sales Analysis

    December 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST Kroeger moves to role from Macy's Merch Group. Universal Music & Video Distribution has appointed Erin Kroeger VP of sales analysis. Kroeger is based in Universal City and reports to Mike Davis, executive VP of sales and marketing. Kroege ...