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  1. Indies Band Together to Challenge Major Distribution Model

    April 21, 2014 1:42 PM EDT A powerful collective of five independent labels is ratcheting up the tug-of-war between indies and major-label-owned distribution companies with a new agreement that allows its members to keep their digital distribution rights. This article was ...

  2. Penalty Recordings Recast As Penalty Entertainment; Signs Pact With Sony RED (Exclusive)

    January 21, 2014 9:00 AM EST Penalty Entertainment, the new incarnation of influential hip-hop label Penalty Recordings, has partnered with Sony RED for a multi-year distribution deal covering North America. Headed by original Penalty founder/CEO and industry veteran Neil Lev ...

  3. Sean Glass' WIN Re-Examines the Role of the Label for Upcoming Electronic Artists

    May 06, 2013 4:27 PM EDT This story -- on Sean Glass and his WIN Records reboot -- is from the May 11 edition of Billboard and featues a cover package on the passing of the late, great country legend George Jones as well as looks at Anheuser-Busch's massive spendin ...

  4. Backbeat: Broken Bow Celebrates Jason Aldean, Dustin Lynch, New Label at Pre-CMAs Bash

    November 01, 2012 6:12 PM EDT From left: Broken Bow Music Group GM Rick Shedd, new artist Lindsay Ell, BBR Music Group president/CEO Benny Brown (Photo: Deborah Evans Price) "There's a lot to be excited about" Benny Brown, Broken Bow pres./CEO While zombies, wit ...

  5. Business Matters: Analysis of Martin Mills' Harsh Words on Universal-EMI Merger

    April 16, 2012 6:22 PM EDT Martin Mills of Beggars Group Says EMI-Universal Music Kills Niche Artists Martin Mills, chairman and founder of the Beggars Group, has lodged a complaint with European regulators regarding the Universal Music Group acquisition of EMI's recor ...

  6. Sony Music, Indie Distro IODA Sign Partnership

    July 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music Entertainment and indie digital distributor IODA have joined forces in a partnership that allows Sony and its independent distribution subsidiary RED to tap into IODA's digital distribution system worldwide. Sony has also made a st ...

  7. !K7 Label Group Ink Deal With RED

    February 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST Indie distributor RED has signed a deal with !K7 label group, which took effect February 1. RED will release all the upcoming albums released by members of the group, which includes labels !K7, Gold Dust, STRUT and Rapster. The group plans on rele ...

  8. Sony Music Entertainment Begins Staff Cuts

    January 15, 2009 12:00 AM EST Sony Music Entertainment began cutting staff today (Jan. 15), with the process expected to be completed tomorrow, sources tell Billboard.biz. At deadline, at least 30 people had been cut from the company's two distribution companies: Sony Glo ...

  9. RED, Travelocity Partner For Music Series

    November 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST Independent distributor RED has partnered with travelocity.com for their "A Night In" (ANI) Music series. The Travelocity brand will be included in most ANI online promotions, print ads and television spots. Promotions in the works for 2 ...

  10. RED, Virgin, NME Team For Giveaway

    September 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Independent distributor RED has linked with Virgin stores and UK music magazine NME for a free offer. From Sept. 16 to Nov. 10, shoppers at Virgin stores will be able to pick up a free issue of NME with articles featuring bands from RED's cur ...

  11. RED, Velvet Hammer Ink Distro Deal

    July 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Independent distributor RED and Velvet Hammer Music and Management have inked a three year deal. The first record distributed under the agreement will be Taproot's "Our Long Road Home," which will be released September 16. In additi ...

  12. Cash On The Money At BMI Christian Awards

    April 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Songwriter/producer Ed Cash was named BMI's 2008 Christian Songwriter of the Year during the organization's annual Christian Music Awards, held April 19 at the company's Nashville offices. One of Cash's compositions, "Made ...

  13. Sony BMG Ent. Sales Names Executive VP/GM

    June 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Jim Lucas has been named executive VP/GM of Sony BMG Music Entertainment Sales. Lucas, who was previously senior VP of national sales and marketing, will oversee all aspects of SONY BMG’s sales oper Jim Lucas has been named executive VP/GM of Sony ...

  14. Jim Lucas Moving To VP/GM Role

    June 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Jim Lucas is expected to be named executive VP/GM of Sony BMG Music Entertainment Sales, replacing Bob Morelli who went over to head up sister distribution company RED. Lucas, who is senior VP of nati Jim Lucas is expected to be named executive VP ...

  15. Sources: RED Signs Megaforce

    March 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Label group distributes about 25 indies. New York-based RED Distribution is expected to announce today (March 9) that it has reached an agreement with Megaforce Records Inc., sources tell Billboard.biz. Megaforce was started about 22 years ago as ...