RCA Music Group

  1. RCA CEO Peter Edge Talks Keith Naftaly Promotion, New A&R Structure

    November 09, 2012 7:00 AM EST With a little more than a year under his belt as CEO of RCA Music Group, Peter Edge, who headed up the label's A&R team for 16 years, has handed over those reins to new executive vice president, head of A&R, RCA Records, Keith Naftaly ...

  2. Ke$ha: Warrior Princess

    October 15, 2012 8:43 AM EDT With a hit single once again heating up the charts and a new album set for a December release, Ke$ha is back, stripped down and ready to rumble. When Ke$ha burst onto the scene in 2009-rapping through an Auto-Tune filter about brushing her teeth ...

  3. Billboard Power 100: Doug Morris

    January 27, 2012 10:00 AM EST No. 5 Doug Morris CEO Sony Music Entertainment Renaissance Man... Critics cackled last year about Sony Corp.'s choice of septuagenarian Doug Morris as CEO of the second-largest major-label group. But what those naysayers failed to realize is ...

  4. 2011 Year In Charts

    December 08, 2011 8:15 AM EST Billboard's Year in Music special issue offers the definitive recap of the songs, albums, artists, labels, tours and other music makers that have fared the best during the past year. There are 480-plus rankings available online , including de ...

  5. J. Cole's Debut Arrives After Signing to Jay-Z's Roc Nation in 2009

    September 23, 2011 7:07 AM EDT There are 16 songs and three bonus tracks of tightly wound rhymes and sinewy beats on J. Cole's debut album, Cole World: The Sideline Story, but the 26-year-old rapper says that the true nature of the album lies in the material that didn� ...

  6. Exclusive: Peter Edge and Tom Corson Talk RCA Music Group's Future

    August 10, 2011 8:00 AM EDT With the appointment of veteran A&R executive Peter Edge as CEO of RCA Music Group , Sony Music Entertainment's leadership team under new chairman/CEO Doug Morris is coming into greater focus. Edge, who was previously president of A&R ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Foo Fighters' 'Rope' Debuts at No. 1 on Rock Chart

    February 28, 2011 4:12 PM EST Foo Fighters reflect the building anticipation for "Wasting Light," their first studio album since 2007, as the set's first single, "Rope," roars in at No. 1 on Billboard's Rock Songs chart. The song starts with 11.9 ...

  9. Hip-hop Exec Charged With Gun Possession In NYC

    October 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A hip-hop record executive was arrested driving through New York City on Wednesday (Oct. 13) with a gun loaded with hollow-point bullets in his car, authorities said. RCA Music Group senior VP Bryan Leach, who has worked with a roster of rappers i ...

  10. Photos: The 2010 Grammy Awards

    January 31, 2010 12:00 AM EST The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards is a wrap. Below, some shots from the big night and Saturday's pre-Grammy gala hosted by Clive Davis and the Recording Academy. For full coverage of the Grammys, click here . Columbia Records chairman Steve Barne ...

  11. Digital Briefs: LimeWire Hiring, The Orchard To Alter Pricing

    July 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- LimeWire has hired another former record label executive, this time bringing onboard Zeeshan Zaidi for the newly created position of head of global. Zaidi was most recently COO of the online media startup NABBR, but formerly was VP of new ventu ...

  12. Flaherty Upped At RCA

    July 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Mark Flaherty has been named senior VP of marketing for RCA Music Group. He will be based in New York and report to executive VP and GM Tom Corson. Flaherty - who previously was VP of marketing for the company - will develop and manage marketing c ...

  13. Sony BMG Promotes Swidler

    May 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Music Entertainment has promoted Julie Swidler to executive VP, business affairs and general counsel. Swidler, previously executive VP of business and legal affairs for the BMG U.S. Label Group and the RCA Music Group, has a newly combine ...

  14. Fowler Upped At RCA Music Group

    June 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Jennifer Fowler has been promoted to VP of digital marketing for RCA Music Group. Fowler continues to report to Tom Corson, executive VP/GM of RCA Music Group and is based in New York. In her new position, Fowler will oversee digital marketing for ...

  15. RCA Preps Digital Dance Series

    March 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST -20 tracks to be made available monthly. Realizing that it sits on a goldmine of out-of-print dance classics and previously unreleased club remixes of contemporary hits, the RCA Music Group has created a new digital dance music program. With acc ...

  16. RCA Music Group Ups Butzky

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Label vet promoted to VP of sales and retail mktg. Claudia Butzky has been promoted to VP of sales and retail marketing for RCA Music Group. Butzky will continue to report to Kevin Twitchell, senior VP of sales for RCA Music Group and will be base ...

  17. RCA Music Group Names VP Of Int. Marketing

    August 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Wendy Ong promoted from senior director. Wendy Ong has been promoted to VP of international marketing at RCA Music Group where she will continue to report to Eamon Sherlock, senior VP of international marketing. She will be based in the company� ...

  18. Former BMG Chief Joins St. Clair

    May 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bob Jamieson named to board of directors. Bob Jamieson, the former chairman/CEO of RCA Music Group, has joined the board of directors of St. Clair Entertainment Group. The label is based in Montreal but also has offices in Princeton, N.J. Prior to ...

  19. RCA's Malouf Exits A&R Post

    February 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST Brian Malouf has left RCA Records, where he was senior VP of A&R, Billboard.biz has learned. Malouf was the last remaining senior A&R executive from the Bob Jamieson era, which ended when Cliv Brian Malouf has left RCA Records, whe ...

  20. Update: Arista, RCA/J, Jive Under Clive's Control

    February 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST BMG, which is continuing to streamline its operations ahead of a merger with Sony Music, has tapped Clive Davis as chairman/CEO of BMG North America. The restructuring puts the operations of Arista, R BMG, which is continuing to streamline its ope ...

  21. Update: Arista, RCA/J, Jive Under Clive's Control

    February 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST BMG, which is continuing to streamline its operations ahead of a merger with Sony Music, has tapped Clive Davis as chairman/CEO of BMG North America. The restructuring puts the operations of Arista, R BMG, which is continuing to streamline its ope ...