Simmons

  1. Tupac, Biggie, Mindless Behavior Among Platinum League's New Interactive Hip-Hop Trading Cards

    April 17, 2012 10:04 AM EDT Collector's Items: Platinum League CEO William Green (second from right) with Mindless Behavior (from left) Ray Ray, Prodigy, Princeton and Roc Roya . (photo: Jesse Vendetta) Mindless Behavior, Diggy Simmons, Snoop Dogg, Tupac Shakur and Noto ...

  2. Universal Republic's Preisdent & CEO Monte Lipman Signs New Long-Term Contract With UMG

    January 04, 2011 12:00 AM EST Monte Lipman, president/CEO of Universal Republic Records and Avery Lipman, the label's co-president/COO, have signed new long-term contracts with Universal Music Group. Universal Republic's roster includes Jack Johnson, Amy Winehouse, D ...

  3. Artist Vs. Label: From Petty to Nelly, Ten Infamous Music Industry Spats

    November 30, 2010 12:00 AM EST When rapper Nelly took to Twitter on Monday (Nov. 29) to vent about lackluster sales of his latest album, "5.0," he blamed his label, thereby joining a long, distinguished line of embittered artists who've taken their record compani ...

  4. @E3: Russell Simmons on Def Jam Rapstar

    June 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Hip-hop entrepreneur and mogul Russell Simmons stopped by the E3 videogame conference in Los Angeles this week to hype the forthcoming rap karaoke game from Konami “Def Jam Rapstar.” He was a featured speaker at Konami’s press conference, where se ...

  5. Gene Simmons Makes Good On Label Threat

    March 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST Sixteen months after announcing the reformation of Simmons Records in partnership with Universal Music Canada, Kiss bassist Gene Simmons has finally inked a deal, signing Toronto rock band The Envy. The signing is a joint venture with Montreal-bas ...

  6. Business Briefs: 'Free,' Obama, Napster, Apple

    May 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Spurred by comments by Rupert Murdoch on the death of free online media, free music was a big topic in U.K. papers over the weekend. The Telegraph quoted Mike Smith, managing director of Columbia Records: "When you listen to streamed music ...

  7. Metallica, Run-DMC Get Rock Hall of Fame Induction

    April 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Metallica, whose monstrous sound continues to assault the senses and push heavy metal to its limits, headlined a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony Saturday night that felt much more like a concert than an awards show. For the first tim ...

  8. Metallica, Run-D.M.C. Lead Rock Hall Inductees

    January 14, 2009 12:00 AM EST Metallica, Run-D.M.C., Jeff Beck, Little Anthony and the Imperials and Bobby Womack will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during an April 4 ceremony at Cleveland's Public Hall. Run-D.M.C. becomes just the second rap act named t ...

  9. Katy Perry To Get A Lift From Steve Madden Campaign

    June 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Steve Madden is stepping into music marketing again. The footwear and apparel retailer is launching an in-store and online marketing campaign dubbed Steve Madden Music that will spotlight a recording artist every month or two, Billboard has learne ...

  10. T.I., Ciara To 'Turn Up The Vote' At Summit

    April 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT T.I., Ciara, Flo Rida and Jim Jones are among the artists heading to the "Hip-Hop Team Vote: Turn Up The Vote" summit in Philadelphia on Sunday (April 20) to emphasize the importance of the youth vote. Sponsored by The Hip-Hop Summit Act ...

  11. EMI Music Pub, T.I., Ne-Yo, Mr. ColliPark Take BMI Honors

    September 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Publishing was named BMI Urban Publisher of the Year at the BMI Urban Awards Friday night at New York New York Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The event was hosted by BMI president and CEO Del Bryant and VP of writer/publisher relations C ...

  12. Next Big Idea Conference Set

    December 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Marketing event to be held Jan. 17 in L.A. Tne Next Big Idea-west conference, held January 17 at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles, will showcase the visionaries and exceptional marketers who are reinventing the business with original ...