Roger Ames

  1. The Evolution of iTunes: The Birth of a Colossus

    April 26, 2013 3:01 PM EDT This is an excerpt from an article that first appeared in the May 4, 2013 issue of Billboard magazine, which also features our cover story on Rod Stewart's return to rock, an in-depth look at the 10th anniversary of the iTunes Music Store, ...

  2. Lyor Cohen, Post Warner Music: Who Will Replace Him, and What's His Next Move?

    September 24, 2012 9:57 PM EDT Lyor Cohen's imminent departure from Warner Music Group sent a tremor through the music industry on Monday and sparked speculation on the inevitable management shuffle around the industry to replace the colorful hard-nosed executive. Cohen, r ...

  3. Steve Jobs Remembered by Edgar Bronfman Jr., Martin Bandier and Other Executives

    October 06, 2011 5:13 PM EDT Steve Jobs wasn't just a technological innovator - he created a role for himself and his business in the music industry that hadn't existed before. In these conversations and written remembrances from key executives in the music business ...

  4. Industry Veteran Bob Mercer Dies

    May 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music industry veteran Bob Mercer, the British CEO of the NOW compilation business in the U.S., has died aged 65. Mercer was headhunted by EMI from General Foods in the early '70s and tasked with shaking up the major's marketing. He went ...

  5. Ticketmaster Names Ex-EMI Head As International CEO

    August 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Ticketmaster Entertainment, the world's leading ticketing company, said on Monday it has appointed veteran EMI Music and Warner Music executive Roger Ames as its new chief executive of international operations. Ames, who most recently ran EMI ...

  6. Updated: EMI Taps Gatfield For A&R Role

    April 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Nick Gatfield, who has just stepped down as president of Island Records U.K., has joined EMI Music as president of A&R Labels, North America and UK. All the company’s label heads in North America and the UK will report to Gatfield. He will tak ...

  7. Berkowitz Named EMI N.A. Digital Senior VP

    May 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music North America has named Lauren Berkowitz as its new senior VP of digital for the North American region. She reports to EMI North American head Roger Ames and Barney Wragg, global head of digital. Berkowitz comes to EMI from Sony ATV Musi ...

  8. Ames Joins EMI As Consultant

    March 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Former Warner chief becomes EMI senior advisor. EMI Group has confirmed that Roger Ames will join the major in a consultancy role. The former Warner Music Group chairman/CEO has been appointed as a senior advisor, reporting to EMI Recorded Music c ...

  9. Roger Ames Cuts Ties With WMG

    August 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Former chief to consult for Time Warner. Former Warner Music Group chairman/CEO Roger Ames is ending his relationship with the company, Billboard.biz has learned. Ames -- who has been serving in a consulting role for the major since it was sold by ...