Rondor Music

  1. John Bromell, Former Warner Chappell Australia Head, Dies at 71

    September 01, 2013 9:59 PM EDT John Bromell, the award-winning Australian music executive who led Warner Chappell’s local affiliate for more than a decade, has died in a car accident. He was 71. Bromell crashed his car Saturday (Aug. 31) near his home at Coffs Harbour, New So ...

  2. Exclusive: Billy Joel Signs Global Publishing Deal With Rondor and Universal

    August 30, 2012 7:00 AM EDT Front row (L-R): Zach Horowitz, Chairman & CEO, UMPG Worldwide; Billy Joel; Lance Freed, President of Rondor Music. Back row (L-R): Michael J. Sammis, EVP Operations and CFO Worldwide, UMPG; Don Ienner, Consultant; Todd Kamelhar, Gelfand, Renn ...

  3. Ne-Yo, Bob Seger, Bette Midler, Meat Loaf, Stevie Nicks Light Up Songwriters Hall of Fame Ceremony

    June 15, 2012 8:31 AM EDT Ne-Yo poses with Swizz Beatz after accepting his Hal David Starlight Award. (Photo: Getty/Larry Busacca) Now, incredibly, in its 43rd year, the Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony is roughly the publishing world's equivalent of the Grammys, but ...

  4. Zach Horowitz Appointed Chairman/CEO of Universal Music Publishing Group

    April 18, 2012 9:35 PM EDT Universal Music Group Chairman and CEO Lucian Grainge announced today that Zach Horowitz would be moving from his position as President and Chief Operating Officer at UMG to become the new Chairman and CEO of Universal Music Publishing Group. UMPG ...

  5. Analysis: Edgar Bronfman's Big Statements About Universal/EMI Deal Are Business As Usual -- But Much More Public

    February 02, 2012 4:37 PM EST While the mainstream media is getting worked up over Edgar Bronfman's comments on how dangerous a combined Universal/EMI recorded-music operation will be - not to mention his proclamation that the Warner Music Group will fight it "tooth ...

  6. Backbeat: Alice Cooper Returns to the Whisky A Go-Go With Robbie Krieger, Kesha

    September 16, 2011 6:10 PM EDT I'm (Older Than) 18: Kesha (left) joined Alice Cooper on stage last night tour to perform for his song classic "School's Out." (Photo: Michael Tullberg/Getty Images) "We're a bar band tonight," Alice Cooper decla ...

  7. Katy Perry: No One Suing Over 'California Gurls'

    August 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Katy Perry has gone on Twitter to dismiss suggestions of any legal action over her use of lyrics similar to the Beach Boys' "California Girls" on her hit "California Gurls." Snoop Dogg says "I really wish you all coul ...

  8. Beach Boys Go After Katy Perry for 'California Gurls' Credit

    August 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Beach Boys are going after Katy Perry for using the lyrics to their classic song, "California Girls," on her new summer anthem, "California Gurls." Beach Boys members Mike Love and Brian Wilson co-wrote "California Gir ...

  9. Canciones Nacionales, Rondor Music Ink Administration Deal

    February 05, 2010 12:00 AM EST Canciones Nacionales, the publishing arm of Latin alternative label Nacional Records, has reached an exclusive worldwide administration deal with Rondor Music. Rondor is a division of Universal Music Publishing Group. Canciones Nacionales was prev ...

  10. Imagem Music U.K. Ups Minch To CEO

    October 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT John Minch has been promoted to CEO of Imagem Music U.K. Based in London, he will report to André de Raaff, co-founder and CEO of the Imagem Music Group. Minch's new role will incorporate his position as CEO of classical publisher Boosey & ...

  11. Rondor Re-Inks Lavigne

    March 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rondor Music has re-signed Avril Lavigne to an exclusive, worldwide co-publishing agreement. Lavigne has co-written all of the songs on her first three albums which, according to Rondor, have sold a combined total of 28 million physical copies wor ...

  12. Universal To Drop Rondor?

    March 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music has added Rondor Music U.K. to the list of names it is prepared to drop from its catalog in order to secure European Commission approval for its purchase of Bertelsmann's BMG Music Publishing, industry sources have confirmed. ...

  13. EverGreen Buys Fisher's Rights

    January 17, 2007 12:00 AM EST EverGreen Copyrights inked a deal with songwriter Bruce Fisher, purchasing his interest in about 50 compositions including "You Are So Beautiful." Sam Moore's performance of the song is Grammy-nominated for best traditional R&B ...

  14. Newcomer Mika To 'Grace' U.K. Top 10

    January 10, 2007 12:00 AM EST Hotly-tipped U.K.-based newcomer Mika is starting to convert his positive column inches into record sales, at least in the digital arena. Mid-week sales data indicates that the Monday (Jan. 8) release of Mika's debut single "Grace Kelly& ...

  15. UMPG Ups Renzer To Chairman/CEO

    December 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Publishing Group will announce today (Dec. 3) that it has promoted David Renzer from worldwide president to chairman/CEO. Universal Music Publishing Group will announce today (Dec. 3) that it has promoted David Renzer from worldwid ...

  16. Underdogs Hook Up With Rondor

    June 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Production/writing team inks co-pub deal. Rondor Music has forged a co-publishing agreement with production/songwriting team the Underdogs. The L.A.-based duo (Harvey Mason Jr. and Damon Thomas) have written material for Jennifer Lopez, Justin Tim ...

  17. Grace Launches Bay Songs

    March 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Veteran British publisher Bob Grace has launched a new company, Bay Songs Ltd. Grace's new independent venture is open for business just nine months after he departed Windswept Music (U.K.), which he Veteran British publisher Bob Grace has la ...