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  1. Analysis: Edgar Bronfman's Big Statements About Universal/EMI Deal Are Business As Usual -- But Much More Public

    February 02, 2012 4:37 PM EST While the mainstream media is getting worked up over Edgar Bronfman's comments on how dangerous a combined Universal/EMI recorded-music operation will be - not to mention his proclamation that the Warner Music Group will fight it "tooth ...

  2. Def Jam: The First 25 Years of the Last Great Record Label (Excerpt)

    August 08, 2011 6:44 AM EDT In an excerpt from a new book, early Def Jam Recordings Execs Lyor Cohen, Russel Simmons, Rick Rubin, Chris Lighty, Kevin Liles, Julie Greenwald and Todd Moscowitz tell it like it was--at the founding of perhaps "The Last Great Record Label ...

  3. Can Doug Morris Bring Stability To Sony?

    March 02, 2011 6:58 PM EST After months of speculation, now that Sony Music Entertainment has finally announced that Doug Morris will become the company's CEO on July 1, it raises the question: What are they getting with that appointment? For one, they are getting an e ...

  4. Decca U.K. Restructures Management

    July 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group has restructured the senior management at its U.K. imprint Decca Records as the major attempts to re-establish it as a frontline record label. Effective immediately, Dickon Stainer is promoted from Decca Records managing dire ...

  5. Smellie Moots Aussie Music Day

    June 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Australian music industry suffers from "an appalling lack of leadership" and needs to work with government and the business sector to revive its fortunes, according to Aussie veteran record label executive Michael Smellie. Smellie� ...

  6. Paludan Splits With Universal Denmark

    November 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Jens-Otto Paludan will leave his post as managing director of Universal Music Denmark on Nov. 16, the executive said today. A replacement has yet to be named. Paludan says he will also step-down as chairman of the IFPI's Danish arm. The label ...

  7. UMPG Names European Exec Team

    September 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Publishing Group has appointed a new-look senior executive team to spearhead its European operations after the firm's integration with BMG Music Publishing. In the new set-up, unveiled today, each appointee reports to Paul Con ...

  8. Smith Named Impala Secretary General

    July 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Helen Smith, co-manager of Brussels-based creative-industry consultancy KEA European Affairs, has been appointed as the new "stand-alone" secretary general for Impala, the pan-European trade association for independent music companies. T ...

  9. Prescott Named CEO Of Australia's Albert Music

    June 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Industry veteran Tim Prescott has appointed chief executive officer of Sydney-based independent Albert Music. He takes over his newly-created role mid-July, overseeing the company's recording, publishing, studio and overseas operations. Alber ...

  10. IDJ To Revive Mercury Imprint

    April 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Island Def Jam is reviving the Mercury imprint in the U.S. and has tapped veteran Sony Music A&R executive David Massey to serve as president of the division. Mercury -- which over the years has served as the U.S. home to acts like Bon Jovi, J ...

  11. Voss Takes Exec Role At Universal

    August 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Most recently served as executive VP/GM of WEA. Alan Voss has been named executive VP of sales and marketing for Universal Music Distribution. He will be based in Universal City, Calif. Most recently, Voss served as executive VP/GM of WEA Corp. wh ...

  12. UMGD Names Voss Exec VP

    July 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Previously held roles at Elektra, Atco, PolyGram. Universal Music Group Distribution has hired Alan Voss as executive VP of sales and marketing, reporting to UMGD president Jim Urie. Voss previously held a similar position at WEA, where he was als ...

  13. EMI Music Boss Joins New U.K. Film Academy

    July 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Levy adds school advisory board to portfolio. Alain Levy, chairman/CEO of EMI Music, has been appointed advisory board chairman at the new Film Business Academy at London’s Cass Business School. The Film Business Academy, described as “the world’s ...

  14. La Falce Exits Universal Music Italy

    December 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Piero La Falce, president and CEO of Universal Music Italy, resigned just before Christmas, with immediate effect. His departure takes place some 12 months before his contract was due to expire. Piero La Falce, president and CEO of Universal Music ...

  15. UMG Promotes Tech VP To Exec

    August 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Belmont given worldwide role. Universal Music Group has promoted Scott Belmont to executive VP and chief information officer. He reports to Marinus N. Henny, UMG's vice-chairman/CFO and will be based in New York. In his new position, Belmont ...

  16. Karagrigoris Takes Reins At Uni Greece

    July 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Greece has elevated Thanos Karagrigoris to GM. His appointment follows the departure of the company's managing director Costas Bourmas for personal reasons, Universal Music said today Universal Music Greece has elevated Thanos ...

  17. French Exec Barclay Dies

    May 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Legendary French label executive Eddie Barclay died at a Paris hospital May 13, aged 84. During his career, he signed such artists as Jacques Brel, Charles Aznavour, Léo Ferré, and Claude No Legendary French label executive Eddie ...

  18. WMI Names CFO In London

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music International has named Joseph (Jos) de Raaij as CFO. Based in London, he will report to COO Gero Caccia. Warner Music International has named Joseph (Jos) de Raaij as CFO. Based in London, he will report to COO Gero Caccia. De Raaij ...

  19. WMI Names CFO In London

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Jos de Raaij worked for WMG in New York. Warner Music International has named Joseph (Jos) de Raaij as CFO. Based in London, he will report to COO Gero Caccia. De Raaij -- who replaces WMI senior VP/CFO Brian Porritt -- will work closely with WMI& ...

  20. WMI Names CFO In London

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Jos de Raaij worked for WMG in New York. Warner Music International has named Joseph (Jos) de Raaij as CFO. Based in London, he will report to COO Gero Caccia. De Raaij -- who replaces WMI senior VP/CFO Brian Porritt -- will work closely with WMI& ...

  21. U.K.'s Stage Three Picks Up Mosaic Catalog

    April 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT London-based Stage Three Music Ltd. has acquired the publishing catalog of Mosaic Music, which includes 44 No. 1 country hits and songs written by members of Aerosmith and ZZ Top. London-based Stage Three Music Ltd. has acquired the publishing cat ...

  22. Koch Names Biz/Legal Exec

    October 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Koch Records has named Rick Mueser as senior VP of business and legal affairs/general counsel. Koch Records has named Rick Mueser as senior VP of business and legal affairs/general counsel. Mueser joins Koch from Eagle Rock Entertainment, where he ...

  23. Koch Names Biz/Legal Exec

    October 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Koch Records has named Rick Mueser as senior VP of business and legal affairs/general counsel. Koch Records has named Rick Mueser as senior VP of business and legal affairs/general counsel. Mueser joins Koch from Eagle Rock Entertainment, where he ...

  24. Sony BMG Names Additional Execs

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT <b>Lisa Weiss</b> has been named senior VP/general counsel/secretary of Sony BMG Music Entertainment, reporting to CEO Andrew Lack. Legal: Lisa Weiss has been named senior VP/general counsel/secretary of Sony BMG Music Entertainment, r ...

  25. Sources: Kennedy To Succeed Berman At IFPI

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Former Universal Music International president/COO John Kennedy is understood to be joining the IFPI in London to succeed current chairman/CEO Jason Berman, Billboard.biz has learned. Former Universal Music International president/COO John Kennedy ...

  26. Sources: Kennedy To Succeed Berman At IFPI

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Former Universal Music International president/COO John Kennedy is understood to be joining the IFPI in London to succeed current chairman/CEO Jason Berman, Billboard.biz has learned. Former Universal Music International president/COO John Kennedy ...

  27. Music Biz Ponders Sony BMG Structure After EC OKs Merger

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Now that the European Commission on July 19 cleared the proposed merger of Sony Music and BMG, approval by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission is the final hurdle before the deal's completion. Now that the European Commission on July 19 cleared ...

  28. Music Biz Ponders Sony BMG Structure After EC OKs Merger

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Now that the European Commission on July 19 cleared the proposed merger of Sony Music and BMG, approval by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission is the final hurdle before the deal's completion. <br clear Music Biz Ponders Sony BMG Structure A ...

  29. Biz Vets Form DEDO's Marketing Group

    June 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT N.Y. firm to focus on urban Hispanic market. Label/management veterans David Sanchez, Elis Pacheco and Denny Marte have partnered to form DEDO's Marketing Group (DMG), an urban Hispanic lifestyle marketing company. New York-based DMG's i ...

  30. UMG Names Communications Execs

    April 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group has made two key appointments in its corporate communications department. Universal Music Group has made two key appointments in its corporate communications department. Maria Ho has joined UMG as VP of corporate communicatio ...

  31. Polydor Marketing Pair Upped In The U.K.

    April 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Peter Loraine and Karen Simmonds have been promoted, respectively, to directors of marketing at Universal Music divisions Polydor U.K. and Polydor Associated Labels (PAL). Peter Loraine and Karen Simmonds have been promoted, respectively, to direc ...

  32. Koch Records Names Two Key Executives

    February 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Bill Crowley, co-founder of musicmaker.com, has joined New York-based Koch Records as VP of special markets, reporting to president Bob Frank. Bill Crowley, co-founder of musicmaker.com, has joined New York-based Koch Records as VP of special mark ...