Ron Fair

  1. Backbeat: City Of Hope Honors CAA’s Rob Light

    September 20, 2013 11:24 AM EDT “A giant cocktail party.” That’s how some folks described the City of Hope’s Spirit of Life Gala honoring Creative Artists Agency’s head of music and managing partner Rob Light. (L-R) TV personality Randy Jackson, attorney Lee Phillips, and musi ...

  2. Evan Peters Named Virgin Records Director of A&R

    July 10, 2013 11:09 AM EDT Evan Peters has been appointed as the Director of A&R for Virgin Records, according to an announcement made today by Ron Fair, the company's chief creative officer and EVP. “I told Evan to take the ball and run with it," Fair said ...

  3. It's Official: Ron Fair Named Chief Creative Officer / EVP of Virgin Records

    January 23, 2013 4:44 PM EST As expected, Ron Fair has been named Chief Creative Officer / Executive Vice President of Virgin Records, it was announced today by Capitol Music Group chairman/CEO Steve Barnett. According to a statement, Fair is "charged with rebuilding Vir ...

  4. Ron Fair in Talks to Helm Virgin Records

    January 17, 2013 7:36 PM EST Producer and former Geffen Records chairman Ron Fair is in talks to take a presidential or chairman-level post at a revived Virgin Records, a source close to the situation confirmed to Billboard.biz. The source emphasized that the deal is still be ...

  5. Christina Aguilera Lays Down 'Real Talk' at Billboard/THR Film & TV Music Conference

    October 25, 2012 7:16 PM EDT Billboard editorial director Bill Werde interviews Christina Aguilera Thursday. (Photo: Arnold Turner) Christina Aguilera's Keynote Q&A today (Oct. 25) at the Billboard/Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Conference was as colorful as her tw ...

  6. Backbeat: 'Voice' Finalist Chris Mann Squirms (Needlessly) as Paul Anka Hears His Version of 'My Way'

    August 29, 2012 1:47 PM EDT From left: Chris Mann, Susan Markheim, Paul Anka, Joel McNeely, Ron Fair at Conway Studios in Los Angeles. Paul Anka visited Conway Studios Monday to hear Chris Mann 's new version of his song "My Way" for which he recently revised ...

  7. The Changing Role of A&R and 'The Dark Arts of Record Making' at New Music Seminar

    June 21, 2012 6:30 AM EDT (L-R): Moderator Ron Fair; Avery Lipman (Universal Republic); Steve Greenberg (S-Curve); Darius Van Arman (Jagjaguwar/Dead Oceans/Secretly Canadian); Josh Deutsch (Downtown); Peter Edge (RCA); Craig Kallman (Atlantic); and Monte Lipman (Universal ...

  8. Exclusive: Front Line's Irving Azoff Talks Fair, Palmese Hires; Insists 'We're Not a Record Label'

    April 03, 2012 3:29 PM EDT Once more, with feeling, from Front Line CEO Irving Azoff: "We're not a record label." The company is, however, more well-stocked with label-executive resources, since it announced on Monday the hiring of producer/exec Ron Fair and ...

  9. Ron Fair on Front Line Management, 'The Voice,' Darren Criss, Being His Own 'Mini-Label'

    April 03, 2012 9:13 AM EDT On Monday, it was announced that longtime music producer and executive Ron Fair, along with marketing and promotions veteran Richard Palmese, will join Irving Azoff's Front LIne Management as consultants. Home to such clients as The Eagles, C ...

  10. Irving Azoff's Front Line Management Hires Ron Fair, Richard Palmese

    April 02, 2012 7:16 PM EDT Front Line Management Group announced it has signed record label executives Ron Fair and Richard Palmese to consultancy jobs. Fair, a music producer, was formerly president of both A&M and Geffen Records chairman, while Palmese was executive V ...

  11. Photos: Katy Perry, David Guetta, Robyn, Roger Faxon Rock EMI's Carnival-Themed Grammy After Party

    February 15, 2012 5:15 PM EST Guest attend the circus-themed EMI Grammy afterparty at The Capitol Tower in L.A. on Febr 12 (Photo by Mark Sullivan/Getty Images) Back in the day, record labels used to go all-out for their Grammy parties, and EMI's circus-themed event, held ...

  12. Ex-Geffen Chairman Ron Fair on Judging 'Cover Me Canada' TV Show

    September 13, 2011 11:00 AM EDT Former Geffen chairman Ron Fair has been recruited to judge a Canadian TV show. Former Geffen chairman Ron Fair has been recruited for a Canadian television show "Cover Me Canada" in which eight artists perform classic Canadian cover son ...

  13. Ron Fair, Former Geffen Chairman, To Judge 'Cover Me Canada' TV Music Competition

    September 01, 2011 8:37 AM EDT Veteran music executive and former Geffen Chairman Ron Fair knows all about hit cover songs. He co-produced the three-million-seller "Lady Marmalade" for Christina Aguilera, Pink, Mya and Lil' Kim and he will put those skills to use ...

  14. Memorial Held For Producer Tal Herzberg At Interscope Offices In L.A.

    April 15, 2011 7:00 AM EDT Tal Herzberg Producer and engineer Tal Herzberg , who died April 7 of liver cancer , was celebrated for his gifts as a musician, mentor and studio master at a memorial service Thursday attended by more than 400 people at the Los Angeles offices of ...

  15. Interscope Rolls Out Red Carpet for Il Volo During Grammy Week

    February 12, 2011 10:20 PM EST Italian teen trio Il Volo, on its first trip to America, were feted at Geffen Records Chairman Ron Fair's home in Brentwood, California on Thursday night. Fair and Interscope head Jimmy Iovine signed the teenage tenors (Gianluca Ginoble, Pier ...

  16. Interscope Rolls Out Red Carpet for Il Volo During Grammy Week

    February 12, 2011 5:40 PM EST Italian teen trio Il Volo, on its first trip to America, were feted at Geffen Records Chairman Ron Fair's home in Brentwood, California on Thursday night. Fair and Interscope head Jimmy Iovine signed the teenage tenors (Gianluca Ginoble, Pier ...

  17. 'American Idol': Behind the Scenes of TV's Big Gamble

    January 06, 2011 12:00 AM EST There's a saying in the music business that you're only as good as your last hit. If that were true of television, then American Idol might have been dropped after last season. With falling ratings, to the tune of 9 percent, lack of star ...

  18. Unilever's 'Rio' Remake Set For 'Idol' Bow

    April 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT On Wednesday's episode of Fox's American Idol Unilever's Caress Body Wash will debut a 60 second spot featuring Nicole Scherzinger from the Pussycat Dolls singing a remake of Duran Duran's 1982 hit "Rio". The song &qu ...

  19. A&M Prez Takes Reins At Geffen

    March 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Ron Fair actively in charge. Ron Fair actively in charge. News Ron Fair ...

  20. A&M Prez Takes Reins At Geffen

    March 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST A&M president Ron Fair has met with Geffen staffers and is already actively running the label, according to inside sources. A UMG spokeman declined to comment, as did Fair. A&M president Ron Fair has met with Geffen staffers and is alr ...

  21. A&M, Geffen Shake-Up

    January 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST A promotion in the works for A&M Records boss Ron Fair is sending shockwaves through the executive ranks of Jimmy Iovine’s Interscope Geffen A&M (IGA) empire. A promotion in the works for A&M Records boss Ron Fair is sending sh ...

  22. Ron Fair to Deliver AES Convention Keynote

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A&M Records president and six-time Grammy nominee Ron Fair will present the keynote address at the 117th Audio Engineering Society (AES) Convention. The address will be delivered Oct. 28 at the Mo A&M Records president and six-time Gra ...