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  1. Executive Turntable: Phil Casey Returns to ICM Partners, Vevo Appoints Stacy Moscatelli, BMG Chrysalis US Acquires Vagrant

    November 20, 2014 8:10 PM EST A list of moves and shakes across the music business, including ICM Partners, Republic Records, Dualtone Music Group and many more. -- Phil Casey returned to ICM Partners as a senior agent in the concerts department, where he began his career in ...

  2. New Signings: CAA Signs Pusha T, Dolly Parton Joins Sony Masterworks, Disney Music Publishing Inks Jess Cates

    December 24, 2013 9:33 AM EST Here’s a look at the latest artist signings across the music industry, which include label, management, publishing and booking agency deals. Billboard.biz is interested in your company’s new signings. Please send announcements to Mitchell.Peters@B ...

  3. Britney Spears' Las Vegas Residency Director Baz Halpin Reveals Production/Visual Details (Exclusive)

    September 30, 2013 8:56 PM EDT Over the past four months, award-winning touring director Baz Halpin has been working tirelessly on designing the production, visuals and lighting for Britney Spears’ upcoming nightclub-esque residency at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in ...

  4. 'Nashville' -- Rookie of the Year?

    October 15, 2012 9:39 AM EDT ABC's 'Nashville' pulls in viewers and sells a few songs in the process. The ABC show "Nashville" scored some of the highest ratings of any rookie program this fall season, but fans of the drama didn't instantly log ...

  5. Backbeat: Usher Previews New Music at Pre-Billboard Music Awards Private Dinner

    May 20, 2012 4:11 PM EDT Clear Channel's Doc Wynter talks shop with Usher and manager Grace Miguel. (Photo: Kevin Ross) "I haven't seen something like this in more than 10 years," said Radio Facts editor Kevin Ross about last evening's (May 19) RC ...

  6. Photos: Adele's Post-Grammy Party, With Pitbull, Alicia Keys, Kelly Clarkson, Howard Stringer, Doug Morris, More

    February 13, 2012 6:45 PM EST From Left: Steve Barnett, Chairman/COO, Columbia Records; Adele; Rob Stringer, Chairman/CEO Columbia Records; Doug Morris, CEO, Sony Music Entertainment. (Photos: Sony) After winning six Grammys at the ceremony, Adele celebrated with her Sony Musi ...

  7. RCA Lays Off 20 Staffers Amid Restructuring: Sources

    August 23, 2011 7:10 PM EDT On the heels of naming the new staff structure for RCA Records Tuesday morning, the company began laying off about 20 staffers, sources say. Among those believed to have been cut are RCA senior VP of artist development Scott Seviour; RCA senior VP ...

  8. More Ads Hit Online TV as Web Audiences Grow

    June 09, 2011 7:00 AM EDT LOS ANGELES - One of the rewards of watching TV online is not having to sit through as many commercials. Now the networks are chipping away at that little luxury. CBS shows twice as many ads per show on its website as it did last year. The CW netw ...

  9. Emmys in Limbo as Negotiations for TV Rights Drag On

    April 22, 2011 8:02 AM EDT Less than five months before the Primetime Emmys are scheduled to be handed out, telecast rights to the ceremony are still in limbo. That's causing a mounting problem for the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, which is dependent on cl ...

  10. Will The Comcast-NBC Universal Deal Get FCC Approval Today?

    January 18, 2011 12:00 AM EST The Federal Communications Commission may approve Comcast Corp.'s proposed purchase of NBC Universal Tuesday, according to reports. Citing what it called "people close to the review," the Wall Street Journal said four of the FCC ...

  11. Comcast/NBC Universal Deal Delayed, Still Awaiting FCC & DOJ Approval

    December 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST Comcast Corp's NBC Universal purchase will be delayed until at least next month, with federal regulators taking longer than the companies had hoped to sort through the deal. NBC Universal Chief Executive Jeff Zucker, who will leave the compan ...

  12. AMAs Hit All-Time Ratings Low

    November 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST ABC's telecast of the American Music Awards dropped in the ratings Sunday night as NBC's football coverage surged. The AMAs drew 11.6 million viewers and a 4.3 preliminary adults 18-49 rating, down 22% from 2009. Moreover, the telecast s ...

  13. Bertelsmann's Architect Reinhard Mohn Dies

    October 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Reinhard Mohn, the former chief executive of BMG parent company Bertelsmann, has died, aged 88. Mohn, who died on Saturday (Oct. 3) in Gütersloh, was the great-great-grandson of the German media group's founder Carl Bertelsmann. Although he r ...

  14. Disney Joins Hulu Video Site

    May 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Walt Disney Co will buy a 30% stake in Hulu.com, bringing popular TV shows such as "Lost" and "Grey's Anatomy" to the video Web site founded by NBC Universal and News Corp. Disney's entrance, which comes after months ...

  15. Bertelsmann Exits Sony BMG

    August 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sony Corporation has reached an agreement to acquire Bertelsmann AG's 50% stake in Sony BMG, four years after the joint venture was created. The demerged music company is to be called Sony Music Entertainment Inc and it will become a wholly o ...

  16. Veteran Sales Exec Zwirn Dies

    July 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Dickey Zwirn, a longtime sales executive in the BMG family, passed away on July 15 in Stamford, Conn., after a 12-year battle with cancer. She was 63. Zwirn originally started in the music industry in 1972, working at an RCA shipping facility befo ...

  17. CBS Radio Rolls Out Video

    July 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT CBS Radio is upgrading all its station Web sites with video. The new capability debuts on four of its New York stations -- AC WWFS, rock WXRK, sports WFAN, news WCBS-AM -- and will roll out to others in the weeks and months ahead. Video content wi ...

  18. Handleman Reaches Agreement With Lenders

    May 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Handleman company has reached an agreement with its lenders that may give the company some breathing room. In advance of its previous May 31 deadline that could have found the Troy, Mich.-based rackjobber in default of its loan, Handleman has ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. Grammys Hit Low Note

    February 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST Sunday night's Grammy Awards dominated primetime, but the telecast fell to its lowest ratings with adults 18-49 since at least 1992. The three-hour telecast averaged 18.2 million viewers and a 6.9 rating/16 share in the adults 18-49 demograph ...

  21. Sony BMG Finalizes Westwood Acquisition

    January 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG Norte has finalized its acquisition of a majority stake of Mexican management company Westwood Entertainment for an undisclosed sum. Westwood, which also has concert promotion, marketing and publishing arms, is home to artists like Reyli, ...

  22. Bray Joins RCA U.K. As Promotions Director

    September 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Nick Bray is returning to the Sony BMG U.K. fold in the role as director of promotions for the RCA Label Group. "I'm delighted that we've been able to persuade Nick to rejoin the company and the RCA label," says Craig Logan, ma ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. Sony BMG U.K. Launches Online A&R, Blog Service

    March 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG U.K. is getting closer to the unsigned artist community through a new interactive Web initiative. The music major is encouraging musicians to become members of its RCA or Columbia labels' A&R "virtual neighbourhood," wh ...

  25. Sony BMG U.K. Re-launches Epic

    March 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Epic Label is getting a new lease on life in Britain. With immediate effect, Sony BMG Entertainment U.K. and Ireland has re-launched the label, which will sit alongside the major's current frontline music companies, RCA and Columbia Label ...

  26. Gale Upped, Wilson Out At RCA

    June 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Longtime promo VP Mike Wilson ousted June 2. Keith Gale has been promoted to VP, national promotion at RCA Records Nashville following the sudden ouster of longtime VP of promotion Mike Wilson on June 2. Gale has been with RCA's promotion tea ...

  27. Sony BMG, Peppermint Set Up Joint Label

    April 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Music Entertainment Australia has teamed with Sydney-based talent management company Peppermint Blue to set up a new imprint Peppermint Records. Sony BMG Music Entertainment Australia has teamed with Sydney-based talent management company ...

  28. Nashville Shocker: Sony, RLG To Merge

    April 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sony president Grady will exit by April 21. Sony BMG employees received a memo today from chief executive Rolf Schmidt-Holtz revealing plans to combine the company's two Nashville operations. Those operations, RCA Label Group (RLG) and Sony M ...

  29. 'Walk The Line' Earns Five Oscar Nominations

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Awards will be broadcast live March 5 on ABC. Awards will be broadcast live March 5 on ABC. News ...

  30. Sony BMG U.K. Reorganizes Music Division

    January 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG Entertainment U.K. is to organize its frontline music divisions into two new label groups, with effect from Jan. 31. The two units, Columbia Label Group and the RCA Label Group, will operate Sony BMG Entertainment U.K. is to organize its ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. Japan's BMG Funhouse Undergoes Name-Change

    September 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT BMG Funhouse, Sony BMG Music's Tokyo-based affiliate, will formally change its name to BMG Japan on Oct. 1. BMG Funhouse, Sony BMG Music's Tokyo-based affiliate, will formally change its name to BMG Japan on Oct. 1. In 1996, the then-BMG ...

  33. O'Connell Set To Head NBC East Coast Ops

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Former Imagine Television executive Katie O'Connell has been appointed to head a newly-formed New York development unit at NBC Entertainment designed to help the peacock cast a wider net in the East C (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Former Imagin ...

  34. Sony Music Names Business, Legal Exec VP

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music Label Group has named Jeff Walker executive VP of business and legal affairs in the United States. Walker is based in New York and jointly reports to Sony Music Label Group COO Michele Anth Sony Music Label Group has named Jeff Walker e ...

  35. 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 ...

  36. Sony Music Names Business, Legal Exec VP

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Walker will oversee department. Sony Music Label Group has named Jeff Walker executive VP of business and legal affairs in the United States. Walker is based in New York and jointly reports to Sony Music Label Group COO Michele Anthony and Ron Wil ...

  37. RCA Names Digital Biz Exec

    February 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Zaidi takes VP post. RCA Music Group has named Zeeshan Zaidi as VP of digital business operations. Zaidi will oversee all digital business, including downloads, subscriptions and ringtones and other mobile services. He will also coordinate with BM ...

  38. RCA Names Digital Biz Exec

    February 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Zaidi takes VP post. RCA Music Group has named Zeeshan Zaidi as VP of digital business operations. Zaidi will oversee all digital business, including downloads, subscriptions and ringtones and other mobile services. He will also coordinate with BM ...

  39. Sony BMG Unveils Global Marketing Team

    January 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG Music Entertainment has named its new global marketing team, which will work the company's repertoire around the world. Sony BMG Music Entertainment has named its new global marketing team, which will work the company's repertoi ...

  40. PM Links With Capshaw's Red Light

    July 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT PM Management has merged with Coran Capshaw's Red Light Management. PM clients include Chris Glover (Interscope/A&M), Cooper Temple Clause (RCA/J), Alex Seier (Lava/Atlantic), Last Week, John Hamp PM Management has merged with Coran C ...

  41. Film Studios Mum On ClearPlay Suit

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT It's still unclear if the Directors Guild of America (DGA) plans to sue hardware manufacturer RCA and retail giant Wal-Mart for making and selling a new ClearPlay-enabled DVD player. LOS ANGELES--It's still unclear if the Directors Guild ...

  42. New DVD Players Can Filter Movie Content

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT RCA player due in stores this month. RCA player due in stores this month. News ...

  43. New DVD Players Can Filter Movie Content

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT People wanting to automatically mute the foul language in "Seabiscuit" or skip the violence in "The Patriot" have a new option -- a DVD player from RCA that filters content deemed objectionable. People wanting to automatically ...

  44. Sources: Arista Repositioning Gets Under Way

    March 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST The partitioning of Arista into the other label groups within BMG has begun, sources say. Of Arista's 170 staffers, 50 to 60 are expected to find new positions in the BMG family. The partitioning of Arista into the other label groups within B ...

  45. RCA Victor Back Under Jeb Hart

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST The RCA Victor Group is back. A year after BMG Entertainment split the label group into BMG Classics and Arista Associated Labels, the latter has regained the RCA Victor name and will operate as a sta The RCA Victor Group is back. A year after BMG ...

  46. The Beat

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Dave Matthews Band's renegotiated RCA contract leaves it a free agent outside North America. Dave Matthews Band's renegotiated RCA contract leaves it a free agent outside North America. News ...

  47. DMB Regains Masters Outside North America

    February 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Dave Matthews Band's new deal with RCA includes several major contractual changes, Billboard.biz has learned. Dave Matthews Band's new deal with RCA includes several major contractual changes, Billboard.biz has learned. While the terms o ...

  48. DMB Regains Masters Outside North America

    February 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Dave Matthews Band's new deal with RCA includes several major contractual changes, Billboard.biz has learned. Dave Matthews Band's new deal with RCA includes several major contractual changes, Billboard.biz has learned. While the terms o ...

  49. Update: DMB/RCA Deal Covers Only North America

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Describing the new contract as more of a "distribution deal" than a traditional label agreement, sources close to the situation say the new RCA signing is for North America only, and the band will be The Dave Matthews Band has re-signed ...

  50. 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 ...

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