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  1. R&B/Hip-Hop Briefs: Louder Than Life Inks Collie Buddz, Sheila E. Releasing New Digital Album, and More

    March 06, 2014 9:07 PM EST Collie Buddz Signs With Louder Than Life Reggae artist Collie Buddz (“Come Around”) has signed with Sony Music imprint Louder Than Life, headed by producer and Sony executive VP of A&R Salaam Remi. Buddz is currently in the studio recording hi ...

  2. Spotify Drove Universal Music’s 75% Jump in Streaming Revenue Last Year

    February 25, 2014 8:15 PM EST Spotify drove a large part of the 75% jump Universal Music Group achieved in 2013 in subscription and streaming revenue, according to a source familiar with the music group’s financial statements. During the conference call, Vivendi reported that ...

  3. Sony Music, Sony/ATV Could Be Under Pressure As Sony Hires Bain for $100M Cost Cuts

    November 18, 2013 9:50 PM EST Sony Entertainment has hired Bain & Company to look for at least $100 million in cost-savings, the New York Times reported . But early speculation about the move is that it will impact Sony Pictures more than Sony Music Entertainment or Sony ...

  4. New Signings: BMG Chrysalis Inks Rascal Flatts' Jay DeMarcus, Slash to Warner/Chappell, Primary Wave Nabs Melissa Etheridge

    November 08, 2013 11:00 AM EST Here’s a look at the latest artist signings across the music industry, which include label, management, publishing and booking agency deals. Billboard.biz is interested in your company’s new signings. Please send announcements to mitchell.peters ...

  5. Sony Music Sues United Airlines Over In-Flight Music

    October 23, 2013 5:25 PM EDT Record labels have searched left and right for copyright infringers. Now, they are looking up too. On Tuesday, Sony Music and various subsidiary labels brought a lawsuit against United Airlines, Inflight Productions and Rightscom over copyrighte ...

  6. RED Associated Labels Names Tom Carrabba EVP/GM

    October 08, 2013 3:17 PM EDT Tom Carrabba has been appointed executive VP/GM of RED Associated Labels. Carrabba will oversee RED’s newly created label services division, which will provide marketing and radio radio promotion for select Sony Music venture partner releases di ...

  7. Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai Says Daniel Loeb Helped Put Spotlight on Entertainment Assets (Report)

    September 19, 2013 10:38 AM EDT In one of his first public comments since r ejecting a proposal by activist shareholder Dan Loeb to spin off part of Sony Corp.'s entertainment business, CEO Kazuo Hirai said Thursday that the initiative was "actually a good thing.&quo ...

  8. Business Matters: ABI's Optimistic Forecast Says Music Subscriptions Will Exceed $46 Billion by 2018 (Corrected)

    August 02, 2013 10:44 PM EDT Update: ABI Research reached out to Billboard to explain that its revenue forecast for 2018 was cumulative. In other words, ABI believes subscription services will generate $46 billion of consumer spending and about $32 billion of trade value ...

  9. Former MTV Networks CEO Judy McGrath Joins Sony Music

    June 25, 2013 8:41 PM EDT Former MTV Networks CEO Judy McGrath has joined Sony Music to develop multimedia content targeted to millennials. The New York Post first reported details of the new gig. McGrath's venture is named Astronauts Wanted: No Experience Necessa ...

  10. Billboard Unveils Power 100 List at L.A. Event, Honors UMG’s Lucian Grainge, Sony Music’s Clive Davis

    February 08, 2013 12:03 AM EST Above:  Universal Music Group chairman Lucian Grainge (left) and Sony Music chief creative officer Clive Davis (Photo credit: Phil McCarten) Billboard honored Universal Music Group chairman Lucian Grainge and Sony Music chief creative officer Cl ...