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  1. Whitney Houston's Colleagues Remember: Don Ienner, Roy Lott, Sylvia Rhone, Wyclef Jean & More

    February 17, 2012 3:45 PM EST When Whitney Houston passed away on Feb. 11 in Beverly Hills, Calif at the age of 48, she left behind a classic body of work that included seven mullti-platinum albums that showcased her powerhouse vocals. Here, Billboard got in touch with many of ...

  2. Who Destroyed Epic Records?

    November 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST It started outlike any label showcase at October's CMJ, the five-night music conference that's been held every year since 1980, drawing hundreds of industry professionals, influencers, fans and upstart bands to New York City's clubs ...

  3. Business Matters: Ourstage, HMV, iTunes and more

    September 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. ROCK IS DEAD? AGAIN? -- BBC News has an interesting story about the lack of rock titles on the UK singles chart. Sales of rock singles are down nearly 18% in the first eight months of 2010. In con ...

  4. Former Sony Chief's Startup Launches Social Content Player

    March 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT IMHO, the early-stage company led by Don Ienner, unveiled a new social media-based content player on Wednesday. Ienner is the former chairman and CEO of Sony Music Label Group and Columbia Records. He is also a board member of OurStage. The player ...

  5. Billboard Honors 'Women In Music'

    October 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Billboard honored 20 female executives and three artists at the third annual "Women in Music" breakfast, held this morning (Oct. 24) at the Hotel St. Regis in New York. Blondie frontwoman Debbie Harry was presented with the Icon award, r ...

  6. Cohn Named Senior VP At Nickelodeon/MTVN Kids

    October 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Nickelodeon/MTVN Kids and Family Group has named Doug Cohn senior VP of music marketing and talent. Cohn is based in New York and will report to Pam Kaufman, chief marketing officer and Paula Kaplan, executive VP of talent and West Coast GM. Cohn ...

  7. Block Rises At Sony BMG's Commercial Music Group

    May 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Michael Block has been named executive VP of sales for Sony BMG Music Entertainment's Commercial Music Group. Block is based in New York and reports to John Ingrassia, president of the Commercial Music Group. Block rose through the Sony ranks ...

  8. IDJ To Revive Mercury Imprint

    April 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Island Def Jam is reviving the Mercury imprint in the U.S. and has tapped veteran Sony Music A&R executive David Massey to serve as president of the division. Mercury -- which over the years has served as the U.S. home to acts like Bon Jovi, J ...

  9. Columbia Names Tyler EVP

    December 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Bruce Tyler has been named executive VP at Columbia Records. He moves over from Sony Music Label Group U.S., where he had been serving as executive VP of promotion/market strategy. In his new supervisory role, Tyler will work closely with Columbia ...

  10. Sony Urban Music Restructures

    December 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST In a move that has long been anticipated, Sony Music Label Group revealed today (Dec. 7) that it is restructuring its urban music division, and creating a new role for the unit's top executive, Lisa Ellis. Sony Urban Music, previously a 70-pe ...

  11. AR Vet Caplan Moves To Columbia

    November 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST A&R vet Michael Caplan, who spent the past year as senior VP of A&R for Sony Music Label Group, moves over to Columbia Records in the same capacity. In addition to his new responsibilities, Caplan will also serve as president of One Haven, ...

  12. A&R Vet Caplan Moves To Columbia

    November 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Will also serve as president of a new imprint. A&R vet Michael Caplan, who has spent the past year as senior VP of A&R for Sony Music Label Group, moves over to Columbia Records in the same capacity. In addition to his new responsibilities ...

  13. Doherty Appointed Chief Of Sony BMG U.K.

    June 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Ged Doherty has been promoted to chairman and CEO of Sony BMG Music Entertainment U.K. and Ireland. He will succeed Rob Stringer, who will assume a New York-based role this September as president of S Ged Doherty has been promoted to chairman and ...

  14. Doherty Appointed Chief Of Sony BMG U.K.

    June 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Ged Doherty has been promoted to chairman and CEO of Sony BMG Music Entertainment U.K. and Ireland. He will succeed Rob Stringer, who will assume a New York-based role this September as president of S Ged Doherty has been promoted to chairman and ...

  15. The Beat

    June 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Now what? A week after the sudden departures of Sony Music Label Group's Don Ienner and Michele Anthony, people are wondering what shape the new Sony will take. Read Melinda Newman's column. Now what? A week after the sudden departures o ...

  16. The Beat

    June 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Now what? A week after the sudden departures of Sony Music Label Group's Don Ienner and Michele Anthony, people are wondering what shape the new Sony will take. Read Melinda Newman's column. Now what? A week after the sudden departures o ...

  17. Greenberg To Exit Sony BMG

    June 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Columbia president will depart post June 9. Steve Greenberg will exit Sony BMG Music Entertainment Friday (June 9) according to a high level source. Greenberg was brought into the company as president of Columbia Records in January 2005 by then So ...

  18. Ienner, Anthony Exit Sony BMG

    June 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The apparent power struggle between new Sony BMG Music Entertainment CEO Rolf Schmidt-Holtz and Sony Music’s two highest ranking creative executives has reached its breaking point. Don Ienner, the S The apparent power struggle between new Sony BMG ...

  19. Sony Music Promotes Santaniello

    May 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Assumes newly created position. David Santaniello has been named senior VP of strategic marketing and business development for Sony Music Label Group U.S. He reports to Michele Anthony, president and COO of SMLG, and is based in New York. In this ...

  20. More Stripes For Sony's Ienner

    March 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sony Music Label Group U.S. head Don Ienner is adding the title of chairman to his role as CEO. The promotion is one of the first key staffing moves from newly installed Sony BMG Music Entertainment c Sony Music Label Group U.S. head Don Ienner is ...

  21. Songwriter/producer Tozer Inks Deal With Sony Music

    February 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Worked on John Legend's 'Get Lifted.' Songwriter/producer Dave Tozer, who worked on eight tracks on John Legend's Grammy Award nominated "Get Lifted," has inked a production deal with Sony Music Label Group that will ...

  22. Sony Music Label Group Names Senior A&R VP

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Michael Caplan, who left Or Music to rejoin Sony BMG Music Entertainment in a senior A&R capicity (Billboard, Dec. 17), has been named senior VP of A&R for the Sony Music Label Group. Michael Caplan, who left Or Music to rejoin Son ...

  23. Sony To Launch Label Geared Towards LGBT Artists

    January 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST First release expected in June. Sony Music Label Group and Wilderness Media & Entertainment are planning to launch the first major music label dedicated to identifying and developing lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and trans gendered (LGBT) artists. T ...

  24. Sony BMG Lays Off 42 Staffers

    January 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST In a move that Sony BMG officials are calling "the final phase" of integration, the company today (Jan. 6), laid off 42 employees. Additionally, as part of a December reorganization at Sony Music Labe In a move that Sony BMG officials ar ...

  25. Sony BMG Lays Off 42 Staffers

    January 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST In a move that Sony BMG officials are calling “the final phase” of integration, the company today (Jan. 6), laid off 42 employees. Additionally, as part of a December reorganization at Sony Music In a move that Sony BMG officials are calling “the ...

  26. Tyler Appointed EVP At Sony Music

    January 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST Will oversee promotion strategies. Sony BMG Music Entertainment has appointed Bruce Tyler executive VP, promotion/market strategy of Sony Music Label Group. Reporting to SMLG president Michele Anthony and based in New York, Tyler will partner with ...

  27. Sony Music Promotes Block To Head Of Sales

    December 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Succeeds Tom Donnarumma who moved to Columbia. Michael Block, senior VP of sales at the Sony Music Label Group U.S., has been named the head of sales for that shared services operation. Block reports to Sony Music Label Group president and COO Mic ...

  28. Anthony, Barnett, Walk Take New SMLG Roles

    December 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sony Music Label Group U.S. has a new executive structure in place, effective immediately. Michele Anthony has been named president of SMLG, in addition to continuing her role as COO of the group and Sony Music Label Group U.S. has a new executive ...

  29. Sony Music Names Business, Legal Exec VP

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music Label Group has named Jeff Walker executive VP of business and legal affairs in the United States. Walker is based in New York and jointly reports to Sony Music Label Group COO Michele Anth Sony Music Label Group has named Jeff Walker e ...

  30. Sony Music Names Business, Legal Exec VP

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Walker will oversee department. Sony Music Label Group has named Jeff Walker executive VP of business and legal affairs in the United States. Walker is based in New York and jointly reports to Sony Music Label Group COO Michele Anthony and Ron Wil ...

  31. N.Y. Subpoenas Sony BMG Execs In Radio Probe

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music Label Group U.S. president/CEO Don Ienner and at least a dozen other Sony BMG executives received subpoenas in recent weeks in New York's ongoing probe into radio promotion activities, sour NEW YORK -- Sony Music Label Group U.S. p ...

  32. N.Y. Subpoenas Sony BMG Execs In Radio Probe

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music Label Group U.S. president/CEO Don Ienner and at least a dozen other Sony BMG executives received subpoenas in recent weeks in New York's ongoing probe into radio promotion activities, sour Sony Music Label Group U.S. president/CEO ...

  33. N.Y. Subpoenas Sony BMG Execs In Radio Probe

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sources confirm Ienner among those to be questioned. Sony Music Label Group U.S. president/CEO Don Ienner and at least a dozen other Sony BMG executives received subpoenas in recent weeks in New York’s ongoing probe into radio promotion activities ...

  34. Sony BMG Names Business, Legal Senior VP

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Danny Wynn has been named senior VP of business and legal affairs for Sony BMG Music Entertainment. Danny Wynn has been named senior VP of business and legal affairs for Sony BMG Music Entertainment. Wynn, who held a similar position at Sony Music ...

  35. Sony BMG Names Business, Legal Senior VP

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Wynn will be based in New York. Danny Wynn has been named senior VP of business and legal affairs for Sony BMG Music Entertainment. Wynn, who held a similar position at Sony Music, is based in New York and reports to Ron Wilcox, Sony BMG's ex ...

  36. Columbia Adds Exec Power

    February 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Columbia Records aims to build upon its A&R might with the addition of Steve Greenberg, who has been named president of the label. He started Jan. 26. LOS ANGELES -- Columbia Records aims to build upon its A&R might with the addition o ...

  37. Sony BMG Unveils Global Marketing Team

    January 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG Music Entertainment has named its new global marketing team, which will work the company's repertoire around the world. Sony BMG Music Entertainment has named its new global marketing team, which will work the company's repertoi ...

  38. EMI Pub, Sony BMG Forge Digital Licensing Pact

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST In a bold move to pave the way for more widespread licensing of publishing rights, EMI Music Publishing and Sony BMG Music Entertainment have entered an umbrella agreement that sets working guidelines NEW YORK -- In a bold move to pave the way for ...

  39. Cherry Lane Signs Legend

    December 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Cherry Lane Music Group has signed Sony artist John Legend to an exclusive, worldwide co-publishing/administration deal. Cherry Lane Music Group has signed Sony artist John Legend to an exclusive, worldwide co-publishing/administration deal. The a ...

  40. EMI Pub, Sony BMG Forge Digital Licensing Pact

    December 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST In a bold move to pave the way for more widespread licensing of publishing rights, EMI Music Publishing and Sony BMG Music Entertainment have entered an umbrella agreement that sets working guidelines In a bold move to pave the way for more widesp ...

  41. EMI Pub, Sony BMG Forge Digital Licensing Pact

    December 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST In a bold move to pave the way for more widespread licensing of publishing rights, EMI Music Publishing and Sony BMG Music Entertainment have entered an umbrella agreement that sets working guidelines In a bold move to pave the way for more widesp ...

  42. Naftaly Joins Sony As Senior VP

    December 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Keith Naftaly has been named senior VP of A&R for Sony Music Label Group U.S. He will maintain offices in New York and Los Angeles and will report to Sony Music president/CEO Don Ienner. Keith Naftaly has been named senior VP of A&R fo ...

  43. David Massey Takes New Sony Role

    November 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST David Massey has been named executive VP of A&R for Sony Music Label Group U.S. and president of the Daylight Records imprint. David Massey has been named executive VP of A&R for Sony Music Label Group U.S. and president of the Dayligh ...

  44. Kanye West Starts Label With Sony

    October 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West is establishing a label, Getting Out Our Dreams, in association with Sony Music Label Group U.S. The artist/producer, who remains signed to Roc-a-Fella/Def Jam, has also entered into a prod Kanye West is establishing a label, Getting Ou ...

  45. Sources: Barnett To Be Epic Prez

    October 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Look for Steve Barnett to be named president of Epic Records Group. Sources say Barnett -- currently Epic executive VP/GM -- will report to Sony Music Label Group U.S. president/CEO Don Ienner. Look for Steve Barnett to be named president of Epic ...

  46. Nurse Named To Sony SVP Post

    October 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Tracy Nurse has been named senior VP, international marketing, for Sony Music Label Group. Tracy Nurse has been named senior VP, international marketing, for Sony Music Label Group. Nurse is based in New York and reports jointly to president/CEO D ...

  47. Integrity Extends Epic Distribution Deal

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Integrity Music Group has extended its worldwide, mainstream distribution/marketing agreement with Epic Records and signed a new deal with Sony BMG-owned Provident Music Group for distribution to the NASHVILLE -- Integrity Music Group has extended ...

  48. Integrity Extends Epic Distribution Deal

    September 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Integrity Music Group has extended its worldwide, mainstream distribution/marketing agreement with Epic Records and signed a new deal with Sony BMG-owned Provident Music Group for distribution to the Integrity Music Group has extended its worldwid ...

  49. Integrity Extends Epic Distribution Deal

    September 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Integrity Music Group has extended its worldwide, mainstream distribution/marketing agreement with Epic Records and signed a new deal with Sony BMG-owned Provident Music Group for distribution to the Integrity Music Group has extended its worldwid ...

  50. Anthony COO Of Sony Music Label Group U.S.

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Michele Anthony has added the new title of COO, Sony Music Label Group U.S., to her existing role as executive VP of Sony BMG Music Entertainment. Michele Anthony has added the new title of COO, Sony Music Label Group U.S., to her existing role as ...

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