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  1. Whalley's World Comes to Concord Music Group

    July 11, 2014 8:06 AM EDT After starting in the Warner Bros. mailroom more than three decades ago, Tom Whalley has gone on to have a tremendously successful career as a top music executive. He served as Capitol Records' head of A&R, co-founded Interscope Records — ...

  2. Universal Music Group Cutting East Coast Staff (Updated)

    April 11, 2014 6:24 PM EDT With the splitting up of the Island Def Jam Music Group into three labels, the Universal Music Group is recalibrating the staffing at its East Coast labels. While sources say about 12* staffers have been let go over the last two days, other source ...

  3. Flea and Glenn Close Get Weird at Sundance for 'A Celebration of Music in Film'

    January 20, 2014 11:47 AM EST The unusual pairing of Flea, Glenn Close, a transgender country-rocker, Afrobeat and a new Lava/Republic singer gave Sunday night's "A Celebration of Music in Film" one its most varied lineups. Event organizer Tracy McKnight groove ...

  4. Michael Alexander Promoted to SVP of International, Island Def Jam, Motown and Republic Records

    September 09, 2013 3:57 PM EDT Universal Music Group (UMG) has promoted Michael Alexander to senior vice president of Island Def Jam, International, Motown, and Republic Records, announced chairman and CEO of the company's East Coast labels (which include all the aforeme ...

  5. AFI Ink Deal with Republic, New Album Due this Fall

    June 28, 2013 1:45 AM EDT California punk band AFI has signed with Republic Records and will release its ninth studio album this fall via the Universal label. The album, a follow-up to 2009’s "Crash Love," was produced by Gil Norton at East West Studios in Los ...

  6. Republic Records Owns the Road to Coachella -- Almost Literally

    April 12, 2013 5:55 PM EDT Anyone traveling to Coachella this week cannot help but notice Republic Records’ presence at the festival -- the company bought a series of billboards to be sure of it. Check Out A Gallery of Republic's Coachella Billboards Right Here Eig ...

  7. Republic Records Sponsoring Music For Newtown Online Auction

    March 07, 2013 2:33 PM EST In the aftermath of the devastating Newtown tragedy last December, Republic Records today announced it will sponsor a " Music For Newtown " auction.  Numerous artists have donated special limited-edition items to the cause in which all ...

  8. Backbeat: M83 Host Wayne Coyne, Donald Glover and More at Post-Acoustic Christmas Party in LA

    December 13, 2012 9:17 AM EST M83's Anthony Gonzalez and friend (Photo: RonysPB.com/Rony Alwin's Photo Booth) This past weekend, KROQ hosted their 23rd annual Almost Acoustic Christmas concert - a two-night show which featured an all-star line up of Jack White, The K ...

  9. FutureSound Panel Explores Why Digital Licensing Is 'Still Painful,' But Getting Less So

    November 17, 2012 9:53 AM EST (L-R): Jon Vanhala, SVP Digital & New Business, Island Def Jam & Universal Republic, Universal Music Group; Richard Conlon, SVP Corporate Strategy, Communications & New Media, BMI; John Frankenheimer, Partner & Chairman Emeritus, L ...

  10. Playing the Numbers:

    November 05, 2012 11:31 AM EST Crystal Castles test the limits with unconventional new album Crystal Castles' third album, (III), was recorded using a methodology that might seem unusual for an act often linked to EDM. The Toronto duo, producer Ethan Kath and vocalist Al ...

  11. Hurricane Sandy Makes Its Mark on CMA Week

    November 02, 2012 7:39 PM EDT Hurricane Sandy left its mark on Nashville during a week filled with awards dinners and the annual CMA Awards. Billboard's FutureSound Conference, takes place November 15-16 in San Francisco. FutureSound will feature keynotes from the top min ...

  12. Backbeat: Big Machine's Scott Borchetta On Taylor Swift Going Pop, Clear Channel Royalty Pact

    September 24, 2012 12:55 PM EDT Big Machine Label Group CEO Scott Borchetta (left) who told Taylor Swift (right) when she was making her new album Red the she had "artistic license" to head in any music direction she wanted. (Photo: Andrew Hampp) Big Machine Label Grou ...

  13. The Weeknd, XO Partner With Universal Republic

    September 11, 2012 5:15 PM EDT After a successful year without the backing of a major label, The Weeknd and his XO initiative have partnered with Universal Music Group's Republic Records. This Week in Music: Marc Geiger on How Pitchfork Helped The Weeknd Earn $25K Per Show ...

  14. Backbeat: Scooter Braun, Todd Moscowitz, More Rock 'In Touch' VMA After Party

    September 07, 2012 11:22 AM EDT MTV VJ and KISS FM DJ Karli Henriquez (left) and singer Kat Deluna (right) hang out with Schoolboy Records chief Scooter Braun at the In Touch VMA After Party. (Photo: Nicole Pajer) Of the myriad VMA parties to choose from, for many, the In Touch ...

  15. Joseph Schmidt Named CFO of Universal Music Group's East Coast Labels

    July 03, 2012 1:58 PM EDT Universal Music Group named Joseph Schmidt Chief Financial Officer, East Coast Labels, Ivan Gavin, The news was announced by Ivan Gavin, UMG's COO of East Coast Labels. Schmidt, who is based in New York City, formerly acted as Vice President, ...

  16. Jessie J Sued For Copyright Infringement Over 'Domino'

    June 26, 2012 3:43 PM EDT Was Jessie J's biggest stateside hit lifted from another source? The popular British singer is facing a copyright infringement suit over claims that significant portions of her recent hit "Domino" were taken directly from a male sin ...

  17. Columbia, Interscope, Universal Republic Artists Top Billboard Music Award Winners List

    May 21, 2012 12:00 AM EDT The label competition to rack up wins at the Billboard Music Award Show tonight turned out to be a two-horse race between Sony Music Entertainment and the Universal Music Group. Check Out All Our Coverage of the Billboard Music Awards Right Here S ...

  18. Billboard Power 100: Steve Bartels

    January 26, 2012 10:23 PM EST No. 53 Steve Bartels President/COO Island Def Jam Music Group Twitter: @IslandRecords Taking Care of Business... When Antonio "L.A." Reid (see No. 37) was chairman of Island Def Jam Music Group, Steve Bartels oversaw business operations ...

  19. Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean, Taylor Swift Lead Academy of Country Music Awards Noms

    January 26, 2012 11:58 AM EST Nominations were announced for the 47th Academy of Country Music Awards on Thursday. Kenny Chesney leads with nine nominations, including Entertainer of the Year, a category he has won four times since 2004. Following him in nominations is Jason A ...

  20. Record Label Shake Ups, Sales Make For A Tumultuous Year In The Music Industry

    December 08, 2011 7:55 AM EST With the sale of Warner Music Group, the planned sale and breakup of EMI Group and the installation of new management at each of the three surviving majors, 2011 was a year of seismic shifts in the major-label landscape. The rumbles began immediat ...

  21. Backbeat: Original Black Sabbath Lineup Reunites At L.A.'s Whisky A Go-Go

    November 14, 2011 6:54 AM EST The Whisky a Go Go marquee in L.A. announces the Black Sabbath reunion. Los Angeles' tiny Whisky A-Go-Go was packed Friday (Nov. 11) with music press, industry executives and hardcore fans for the long anticipated announcement that the origin ...

  22. Backbeat: Anberlin Kicks Off Tour With Switchfoot @ NYC's Best Buy Theater

    September 29, 2011 7:40 AM EDT Anberlin has just kicked off a tour with rocker friends Switchfoot , visiting New York's Best Buy Theater on Sept. 25. ( Atomic Tom lent additional support.) Although Anberlin is planning to release its next album early summer 2012, it's ...

  23. New Show-Me Fest Hires Conway Entertainment Group

    January 28, 2011 4:24 PM EST Contracts were finalized on Wednesday for Nashville-based Conway Entertainment Group to produce a new festival, the Show-Me Music & Arts Festival in Springfield, Mo., Billboard.biz has learned. CEG is helmed by CEO Tony Conway, longtime presid ...

  24. Universal Republic's Preisdent & CEO Monte Lipman Signs New Long-Term Contract With UMG

    January 04, 2011 12:00 AM EST Monte Lipman, president/CEO of Universal Republic Records and Avery Lipman, the label's co-president/COO, have signed new long-term contracts with Universal Music Group. Universal Republic's roster includes Jack Johnson, Amy Winehouse, D ...

  25. 'Glee' Stops The Show At No. 1, Stones Come In Second On Billboard 200

    May 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The "Glee - The Music Volume 3: Showstoppers" soundtrack arrives at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart as expected, starting with 136,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. The cast of "Glee" claimed its first No. 1 rece ...

  26. 'Glee' Stops The Show At No. 1, Stones Come In Second

    May 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The third full-length "Glee" soundtrack arrives at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 136,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan . . . The Rolling Stones' reissue of "Exile on Main St." re-enters the ...

  27. Nashville Labels Line Up EP Push

    March 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Following in the footsteps of Blake Shelton’s six-song EP, more country artists are planning EP releases in 2010. In a post at CMT.com , Chet Flippo listed some upcoming EPs from a variety of labels: the Band Perry (Republic Nashville), Steel Magn ...

  28. Publishing Briefs: Dave Grohl, Warner/Chapell, Greg Wells, Kobalt Music

    March 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- Warner/Chappell Music has signed a worldwide administration agreement with Dave Grohl to oversee the publishing rights for the first four records by Grohl's Foo Fighters . Warner/Chappell Music will also administer Grohl's interest in ...

  29. Publishing Briefs: peermusic, Cherry Lane, ASCAP

    June 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT peermusic has formed a joint venture publishing agreement with Next Plateau Entertainment and Eddie O Songs. The venture's first signing is Camera Can't Lie , a five-member alternative group from Owatonna, Minn., who will have a debut al ...

  30. South African Virgin Fest Pulled

    October 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT South African music fans are reeling from news that Virgin Mobile South Africa has pulled the plug on the country's inaugural Virgin Festival. The announcement was made by CEO of Virgin Mobile South Africa Peter Boyd, via a statement that sai ...

  31. MTV And Vodafone Offer Multi-Platform "Soundbites"

    August 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks International has extended its relationship with wireless carrier Vodafone by launching Vodafone Soundbites, a new multi-platform series distributed on TV, online and on mobile. The 21-episode series of three-minute "Soundbites&q ...

  32. Timbaland Delivers Tirade At Party

    February 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST People Magazine's pre-Grammy concert with Timbaland ended with a resounding crash when the superproducer and rapper delivered a foul-mouthed tirade against the magazine because some of his friends were apparently left outside the venue. With ...

  33. Biz Embraces New IM Technology

    June 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The music industry is embracing a Web-based instant messaging online chat feature provided by Meebo. The tool allows users to instantly create IM-based chat rooms to not only send messages, but also view the same media files in real time, such as ...

  34. 'Hairspray' Primping For Second Movie Date

    June 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT I love "Hairspray." I loved John Waters' 1988 film. I loved the Broadway show. So I couldn't be happier that the first movie, which inspired the musical, has inspired another movie. The stage play and the upcoming film musical ...

  35. Mellencamp Preps Exclusives

    March 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Singer-songwriter John Mellencamp will debut exclusive live performances March 20 via rehearsals.com, CenterStaging's online digital portal. The singer and his longtime band will offer "Our Country" and "Someday," from Mel ...

  36. Pretty Ricky's 'Special' Delivery Tops Chart

    January 31, 2007 12:00 AM EST R&B/hip-hop quartet Pretty Ricky scores its first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 and breaks the sub-100,000 spell that gripped the top of the chart for the past three weeks ... The Shins charge in at No. 2 on the big chart with 30% of its fi ...

  37. 'Montana' Zooms By Manilow For Second Week At No. 1

    November 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Disney set's sales fell 28% in second week. The soundtrack to Disney's "Hannah Montana" holds on to the throne of The Billboard 200 for the second week in a row, selling 203,000 copies in the United States, according to Niels ...

  38. The Beat

    May 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Doors Down has not started work on its next album, but band members already knows that Feb. 8, 2005, is the release date for the group's next Republic/Universal album. Read Melinda Newman's column. 3 Doors Down has not started work on ...

  39. The Beat

    May 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Doors Down has not started work on its next album, but band members already knows that Feb. 8, 2005, is the release date for the group's next Republic/Universal album. Read Melinda Newman's column. 3 Doors Down has not started work on ...