Music executive

  1. Mercyline 'Mike' Bernardo, Pioneering Female Music Exec, Dies

    March 16, 2012 6:00 PM EDT Pioneering female music industry executive Mercyline "Mike" Bernardo -- former VP of Andre Harrell's Uptown Records and VP of promotion at Mercury Records -- passed away on March 14 following a lengthy illness. Raised in Newark, New ...

  2. Warner Music's Edgar Bronfman Jr.: Steve Jobs Got the Best of Us

    January 31, 2012 10:06 PM EST The iTunes Store is great. But in the negotiations between music executives and Apple CEO Steve Jobs, the latter certainly came out on top, according to Warner Music Group chairman Edgar Bronfman, Jr. "If you look at the market cap increase i ...

  3. It's Official: L.A. Reid Names Mark Shimmel COO of Epic

    January 18, 2012 9:55 AM EST As projected by Billboard back in November , Epic Records chairman and CEO L.A. Reid has named Mark Shimmel COO. Shimmel, who held the position of head of music at Turner Entertainment Networks for the past seven years, overseeing TNT, TBS, CNN, C ...

  4. Justin Timberlake to Portray Casablanca Records' Neil Bogart in Biopic

    September 27, 2011 11:36 AM EDT Justin Timberlake will portray Neil Bogart, the legendary head of Casablanca Records, in a biopic entitled "Spinning Gold," Deadline.com reports . The film will mark Timberlake's debut as a feature producer; the film comes from Boar ...

  5. Jeremy Summers Named Executive VP/Chief Marketing Officer of Interscope Geffen A&M

    September 21, 2011 11:30 AM EDT Interscope Geffen A&M has named Jeremy Summers its EVP/Chief Marketing Officer. Summers formerly served as the senior VP of Marketing for Universal Music Canada, a position he held since autumn 2010. He had been a part of the sales department ...

  6. Backbeat: Billboard, Target Celebrate With CAA, IDJ, Pitbull, Busta Rhymes, Estelle @ Pre-VMAs Dinner

    August 30, 2011 11:00 AM EDT The Bangs: Grammy-winning singer Estelle (left) and Tracy Nguyen of Industry Public Relations (Photo: Brian Dowling) Target, Billboard magazine and Translation Advertising joined forces Saturday night at Wolfgang Puck's steakhouse Cut in Beve ...

  7. Andrew Kronfeld Named Universal Music President of Global Marketing

    August 30, 2011 6:41 AM EDT Universal Music Group has promoted Andrew Kronfeld, 42, to the newly created position of President, Global Marketing. For the past two years, Mr. Kronfeld, has served as Executive Vice President, International Marketing, UMGI. Mr. Kronfeld will re ...

  8. Rob Stevenson Joins Universal Republic

    August 08, 2011 11:27 AM EDT As forecast by Billboard , Universal Republic Records announced today (August 8) that Rob Stevenson has been appointed to the newly-created position of Executive Vice President of A&R. The announcement was made today by Monte Lipman, President ...

  9. Peter Edge Appointed CEO of RCA Music Group

    August 08, 2011 9:58 AM EDT Peter Edge, CEO (left) and Tom Corson, President & COO of RCA Music Group Peter Edge has been appointed Chief Executive Officer, RCA Music Group, it was announced today (August 8) by Sony Music Entertainment CEO Doug Morris. Edge will report t ...

  10. L.A. Reid's First Week at Epic Has Some Staffers Feeling 'Energized'

    July 12, 2011 12:10 PM EDT Doug Morris has yet to actually occupy his newly minted seat as CEO of Sony Music Entertainment (word is he's in Europe until the 15th), but he's made his presence known via an introductory memo sent to staff on July 6 promising to " ...

  11. Music Exec Mo Ostin Donates $10 Million to UCLA for Music Facilities

    May 05, 2011 6:55 AM EDT Music executive Mo Ostin has donated $10 million to the University of California, Los Angeles to build recording and production studios, a rehearsal space and other facilities for student musicians. The university announced Wednesday that the Osti ...

  12. A&M, Geffen Shake-Up

    January 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST A promotion in the works for A&M Records boss Ron Fair is sending shockwaves through the executive ranks of Jimmy Iovine’s Interscope Geffen A&M (IGA) empire. A promotion in the works for A&M Records boss Ron Fair is sending sh ...