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  1. Former RCA Records Exec Meredith Israel Thomas Passes Away

    December 22, 2012 11:14 PM EST [ Updated 12:57 p.m. ET 12/24/2012 ] Former RCA Records publicist Meredith Israel Thomas, who shared the experience of her battle with breast cancer via a deeply moving CaringBridge page , died late Friday night. She was 39. "After and epic a ...

  2. Vicente Fernandez Cancels Remaining 2012 Shows To Undergo Surgery

    November 02, 2012 3:37 PM EDT Mexican singer Vicente Fernández, 72, has cancelled the remainder of his 2012 tour as he prepares to undergo surgery to remove a lump from his liver , according to his rep. In October, the singer announced that doctors had found a lump in his live ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Backbeat: Ne-Yo, Melanie Fiona Rock Pepsi/Billboard's Summer Beats Show Honoring Michael Jackson's 'Bad'

    August 30, 2012 1:49 PM EDT (L-R): Frank Cooper, chief marketing officer of global consumer engagement at PepsiCo, arrives at the Billboard/Pepsi Summer Beats show last night with Prometheus Global Media CEO Dottie Mattison and Bozoma Saint John, cultural branding marketer a ...

  5. Myisha Brooks Named VP, Publicity at Universal Republic

    July 11, 2012 10:05 AM EDT Myisha Brooks of Universal Republic Records has been promoted to the position of VP, Publicity. Previously working with Arista Records, Warner Bros. Records and Simone Smalls PR, Brooks had served as Director of Publicity for Universal Republic si ...

  6. Backbeat: Scion Celebrates Its Music-Underwriting Program WIth Prince Paul, Label Execs, More

    May 30, 2012 2:04 PM EDT The Melvins' custom-created Scion. (Photo: Ryan J. Downey) Scion claims to have supported over 2,000 creators in the music, film, fashion and art communities, with roughly 10,000 events in 500 cities. "Here's what I love most," ...

  7. Coachella Backbeat: AWOLNATION, Martin Solveig, Jared Leto, More Hang Backstage

    April 16, 2012 6:30 AM EDT AWOLNATION (L to R): David Amezcua, Kenny Carkeet, Hayden Scott, Aaron Bruno, Drew Stewart of AWOLNATION. (Photo: Catie Laffoon) After performing to a crowd of thousands, which included stage diving by frontman Aaron Bruno and a surprise visit fro ...

  8. Backbeat: Invasion Del Corrido Concert Draws Universal Latin, Del Records, BMI Execs

    March 27, 2012 6:30 PM EDT (L-R) Eddie Orjuela, Orjuela Entertainment; Delia Orjuela, BMI; Marissa Lopez, BMI; and Hector Leon of Los Compositores Publishing attend the staple regional Mexican event now in its fifth year. (Photo: Justino Aguila) One of Southern California&# ...

  9. Backbeat: Rdio Hosts Canadian Digital Music Tech Summit

    March 26, 2012 6:37 PM EDT (L-R): Jonas Woost, Executive Producer,CBC Radio 3, and Director of Programming, transmitNOW, Scott Bagby, VP, Strategic & International Partnerships, Rdio, and Rachel Noonan, Marketing & PR, Rdio pose at the Rdio function. (Photo: Sue Hol ...

  10. It's Official: Sylvia Rhone to Run New Label Through Epic

    February 14, 2012 8:14 AM EST Sylvia Rhone with L.A. Reid at Essence's tribute to Rhone and Kelly Rowland in Los Angeles last week. (Photo: 2012 A Turner Archives) It looks like L.A. Reid's appearance at Essence magazine's tribute to Sylvia Rhone last week was t ...

  11. MTV Video Music Awards: Lady Gaga, Adele, Katy Perry, Pregnant Beyonce Steal Show

    August 28, 2011 11:53 PM EDT The JayBey Spawn: Beyonce stole the 2011 VMAs announcing her pregnancy on the red carpet (above) and later striking a similar pose post-VMA performance (Getty Images) The MTV Video Music Awards returned to L.A.'s Nokia Theatre Sunday (Aug. 28 ...

  12. No Janet Jackson at Indiana State Fair, Maroon 5 Plan Benefit Show

    August 15, 2011 5:10 PM EDT There will be no Janet Jackson or Lady Antebellum concerts at the Indiana State Fair this week. Fair officials announced Monday that both have been canceled in the wake of the tragedy at the Hoosier Lottery Grandstand on Saturday, when a hulk of s ...

  13. 'Idol Puerto Rico' Launching in July

    May 03, 2011 3:22 PM EDT Puerto Rico will launch its own version of "American Idol," titled "Idol Puerto Rico," in July. The show, which will be produced locally by television station Wapa TV and FremantleMedia, will feature as judges singer/songwriter ...

  14. Jackson Memorial A Somber, Spiritual Celebration

    July 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT It was not spectacular, extravagant or bizarre. There were songs and tears but little dancing. Instead, Michael Jackson's memorial was a somber, spiritual ceremony that reached back for the essence of the man. Singer, dancer, superstar, human ...

  15. Performance Royalties Act Goes To House

    May 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT In a 21 to 9 vote Wednesday (May 13), the House Judiciary Committee voted to send the Performance Royalties Act to the full House for a vote. After a contentious three-hour hearing in which three amendments to the bill were offered, only one of th ...

  16. U.K. Indie Gut Goes Into Administration

    August 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Gut Records' assets are up for sale after the U.K. independent label went into administration. Michael Sanders and Simon Bonney of specialist insolvency practitioners BN Norton have been appointed joint administrators of Gut Records Ltd. They ...

  17. FCC Approves Satellite Merger

    July 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The FCC waited until just before 9 p.m. ET Friday evening (July 25) to announce the long-awaited merger between Sirius Satellite Radio and XM Satellite Radio was approved by a 3-2 conditional vote by the Commissioners, clearing the way for one big ...

  18. Latin Acadcemy Names Del Rio To Membership Team

    August 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Betty Del Rio has been appointed membership manager for the Latin Recording Academy (LARAS). Del Rio is based out LARAS' Miami office and reports to the group’s president Gabriel Abaroa. Del Rio's responsibilities will include the recrui ...

  19. Nashville Firm Force Shuts Down

    May 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Closing doors on May 27 after 10 years. Nashville-based management and public relations firm Force Inc. is closing its doors on Music Row May 27. Owner Nancy Russell opened the company in July 1995 and is shuttering her business to devote more tim ...

  20. Brit Exec Gill Dies At 56

    September 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Veteran U.K. music executive Mike Gill died Sept. 18 in London of a heart attack. He was 56. Veteran U.K. music executive Mike Gill died Sept. 18 in London of a heart attack. He was 56. Gill's career in the music business began when he took a ...

  21. U.K.'s PPL Creates Gov't Relations Post

    July 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT British collecting society Phonographic Performance Ltd (PPL) has elevated Dominic McGonigal to the new role of director, government relations. Effective immediately, McGonigal assumes responsibility British collecting society Phonographic Perform ...