Ryan Adams

  1. It's Official: Universal Names Steve Barnett Chairman/CEO of Capitol Music Group

    November 26, 2012 12:05 PM EST Universal Music Group this morning made official a move that's been common knowledge in the music business for many weeks: The company "has begun the revitalization of EMI Recorded Music" with the appointment of former Columbia Reco ...

  2. Chris Robinson's Fresh Jams

    September 07, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Black Crowes frontman marches on with Chris Robinson Brotherhood. In 2011, Chris Robinson Brotherhood played 118 shows before ever releasing an album, which meant concert-goers only knew one thing when they bought tickets: This was the new band of ...

  3. Exclusive: The Orchard Names Colleen Theis Chief Operating Officer; Announces Lonestar Signing

    August 06, 2012 3:00 PM EDT The Orchard, an independent music and video distribution company operating in more than 20 global markets, has announced the appointment of Colleen Theis as Chief Operating Officer. Theis, who previously worked as Managing Director of UK & Eur ...

  4. Mike Smith Named Mercury UK President of Music

    July 12, 2012 9:25 AM EDT Mike Smith, the former managing director of Columbia Records U.K., has been appointed president of music at Mercury Records U.K. Reporting to Mercury Records U.K. President Jason ILey, Smith takes up his new role September 10, having stepped down ...

  5. Backbeat: Ultra Music Hosts Happy Hour With the Crystal Method, Dim Mak Records, Red Light Execs

    June 25, 2012 3:54 PM EDT Ken Jordan, The Crystal Method hanging with his manager, Richard Bishop of Red Light Management. (Photo: Nicole Pajer) Hollywood was buzzing with EDM chatter Friday night as Ultra Music hosted an official kickstart to summer happy hour. The courty ...

  6. Business Matters: Spotify Does Many Things Well, But Radio Isn't One of Them

    June 19, 2012 5:32 PM EDT Spotify's Radio Problem -- Since June 2011 it has been quite easy to gauge what people think of the latest digital music service: see how much the market punished Pandora's stock. When Spotify launched on July 14, shares of Pandora fells ...

  7. Mike Smith Steps Down As Managing Director Columbia Records U.K.

    April 24, 2012 9:36 AM EDT Mike Smith has stepped down as managing director of Columbia Records U.K. with immediate effect. No reason has been given for his departure from the label, which was announced by Nick Gatfield, Chairman and CEO Sony Music this morning (April. 24). ...

  8. Artists Are the 'CEOs of their Own Brand,' SXSW Music Panel Says

    March 15, 2012 8:00 PM EDT SXSW Music's "Taking The Throne: Branding is the New King" panel tackled the concept of the artist as a brand, and how fans buy into that brand is quickly becoming the most important way to be successful in the music industry going ...

  9. Ed Sheeran, Jessie J, Adele Lead 2012 Brit Award Nominations

    January 12, 2012 3:35 PM EST As anticipated, female solo artists dominate the front runners for this year's Brit Awards with Adele and "Price Tag" singer Jessie J both picking up multiple nominations. It is, however, fast-rising male singer-songwriter Ed Sheera ...

  10. Ethan Johns, Kings of Leon Producer, Joins Atlantic Records UK A&R

    December 09, 2011 10:07 AM EST Ethan Johns, the acclaimed producer of Kings of Leon's first three albums, has joined the U.K. team of Atlantic Records in an A&R capacity. Effective immediately, the partnership will see Johns source and nurture artists that will be sign ...

  11. The Orchard Closes 2010 With New Artist, Label Signings

    December 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST Digital distributor the Orchard has announced a spate of new artist and label signings to close out the year, including deals with Ryan Adams and Joss Stone. The Orchard will also release albums by country artist Big Kenny and alt-rockers Buffalo ...

  12. Death Cab, Snoop, Ryan Adams To Rock Langerado

    December 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST Death Cab For Cutie, Snoop Dogg, Ryan Adams and the Cardinals, Dashboard Confessional, Broken Social Scene and Girl Talk lead the bill for the seventh Langerado Music Festival, to be held March 6-8 at Bicentennial Park in Miami. Thievery Corporati ...

  13. Pink Leads Album Debuts While AC/DC Still Reigns

    November 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST A bevy of debuts flood the Billboard 200 chart this week as the march towards Christmas continues. AC/DC's "Black Ice" holds at No. 1, but a whopping 11 titles enter the top 20. The chart greets arrivals from Pink, John Legend, Toby ...

  14. Oasis Kicks Off Tour, Adds NYC Show

    August 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Oasis kicked off its North American tour with Ryan Adams Tuesday (Aug. 26) in Seattle, debuting four songs from its upcoming album, "Dig Out Your Soul," including first single "The Shock of the Lightning." The group also played ...

  15. Manager Frank Callari Dies At 55

    October 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Frank Callari, who managed the Mavericks, Ryan Adams, Junior Brown and Lucinda Williams, among others, died of natural causes Oct. 26. He was 55. After graduating from the Hotel Ecolier in Lausanne, Switzerland, with a B.A. in hotel/restaurant man ...

  16. Miley Cyrus Doubles Up at No. 1

    July 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT It was a showdown between two of America's sweethearts for No. 1 on The Billboard 200 this week. In one corner, Disney Channel's Miley Cyrus and in the other, "American Idol" champ Kelly Clarkson ... In the end, Cyrus came out ...

  17. Jury Indicts For Posting Pre-Release Music On Web

    March 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Defendants each face up to 11 years in prison. A grand jury in Nashville indicted two men yesterday (March 7) for posting pre-release music by Ryan Adams & the Cardinals on the Internet. Robert Thomas, 24, of Milwaukee, Wis., and Jared Bowser, ...

  18. eMusic Inks Label Licensing Deal

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Ryan Adams, Bloc Party among new content. Ryan Adams, Bloc Party among new content. News Ryan Adams ...

  19. eMusic Inks Label Licensing Deal

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Ryan Adams, Bloc Party among new content. Indie label digital music subscription service eMusic has inked content licensing deals with more than 20 new labels, Billboard.biz has learned. Among the latest additions are Six Degrees, Vice Recordings, ...

  20. Ryan Adams Cancels U.S. Tour

    January 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Ryan Adams has scratched his U.S. spring tour due to a wrist operation. He was scheduled to play mostly West Coast and southern theaters March 2-22. Ryan Adams has scratched his U.S. spring tour due to a wrist operation. He was scheduled to play m ...

  21. Ryan Adams Breaks Wrist During Concert

    January 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST American singer-songwriter Ryan Adams broke his wrist in a fall from the stage during a gig in Liverpool, his publicist said today (Jan. 23). Adams, 29, plunged from the stage during a concert last ni American singer-songwriter Ryan Adams broke hi ...