Starbucks Entertainment

  1. Starbucks Shuffles Hear Music, Lombard Exits

    April 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Starbucks has handed over day-to-day management of the Hear Music record label to the Concord Music Group. As part of the move, Ken Lombard, president of Starbucks Entertainment, has left the company to pursue other business interests. Chris Bruzz ...

  2. Kenny G Goes Latin For Starbucks Debut

    December 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST Veteran instrumentalist Kenny G has signed a new deal with Starbucks Entertainment and Concord Records, which will be inaugurated with the album "Rhythm and Romance" early next year. The set of Latin love songs will be available Feb. 5 a ...

  3. Hear Music Signs Hilary McRae

    October 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Hear Music, the label started by Concord Music Group and Starbucks, has signed Hilary McRae as the company's first developing artist. While the full album will not be available until spring 2008, Starbucks customers will be able to download M ...

  4. Razor & Tie, Starbucks Team For Festival Release

    April 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Razor & Tie is partnering with Starbucks Entertainment to co-release a two CD version of the Monterey International Pop Festival on June 7. In addition to Starbucks stores, the 26-song, two CD set, will be available simultaneously at other ret ...

  5. Starbucks, Concord Music Group Form Label

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Starbucks and Concord Music Group have formed a new label, Hear Music, which will sign established and emerging artists directly for distribution inside and outside the coffee chain. Under the collaborative venture, Starbucks will take primary res ...

  6. CeU To Be Featured On Starbucks' Hear Music

    January 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST Brazilian newcomer CeU, who scored a Latin Grammy nomination last fall for her self-titled debut, will be the first international act to be featured on Starbucks' Hear Music Debut CD series. CeU's album, previously released in Brazil, wi ...

  7. Starbucks To Feature Low Stars On Upcoming CD

    December 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Starbucks Entertainment revealed plans today (Dec. 7) to include Low Stars as the third music act featured on its "Hear Music Debut" CD series. Low Stars' self-titled album will be available exclusively at the more than 6,000 Starbu ...

  8. iTunes Teams With Starbucks

    October 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Marketing plans not revealed. Apple Computer Inc. has partnered with Starbucks Entertainment and launched today (Oct. 5) a Starbucks-branded area in the iTunes Music Store. The area features the coffee retailer's entire Hear Music catalog, wh ...

  9. Starbucks Picks Mintz For VP Role

    June 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Coffee seller nabs exclusive Berry CD/DVD Starbucks Entertainment has named Alan Mintz VP of content development, Mintz, who starts June 5, replaces Don MacKinnon, who left the company earlier this year. Mintz will be based in Starbucks' new ...

  10. Starbucks To Offer Diana Ross Exclusively

    May 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Search continues for VP of music and ent. Starbucks' new deal with the William Morris Agency should bring the coffeehouse greater access to music, film and book projects at an earlier stage. But the company stresses they will also continue to ...

  11. Starbucks To Offer Diana Ross Exclusively

    May 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Starbucks' new deal with the William Morris Agency should bring the coffeehouse greater access to music, film and book projects at an earlier stage. But the company stresses they will also continue to Starbucks' new deal with the William ...

  12. Starbucks Links With William Morris Agency

    May 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Starbucks Corp. has hired the William Morris Agency to seek music, film and book projects for the coffee retailer to consider for marketing and distribution in its 11,000 locations worldwide. The Starbucks Corp. has hired the William Morris Ag ...

  13. Lombard: Key Exec Losses Won't Hurt Starbucks

    March 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Despite two high-profile departures from its music division, Starbucks Entertainment president Ken Lombard says business will not be affected. However, some in the industry aren't so sure. Despite two high-profile departures from its music di ...

  14. Starbucks To Unveil New Hear Music Coffeehouses

    December 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST While some traditional record retailers continue to shutter stores, Starbucks is unveiling two new Hear Music Coffeehouses. The stores integrate a coffee shop with a traditional record store and digit While some traditional record retailers contin ...

  15. Rolling Stones Roll Out 'Rarities'

    October 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Rolling Stones will release an album of rare tracks next month in partnership with coffee retailer Starbucks Corp. and the group's Virgin Records label, the partners said yesterday (Oct. 25). The Rolling Stones will release an album of ra ...

  16. Rolling Stones Roll Out 'Rarities'

    October 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Rolling Stones will release an album of rare tracks next month in partnership with coffee retailer Starbucks Corp. and the group's Virgin Records label, the partners said yesterday (Oct. 25). The Rolling Stones will release an album of ra ...

  17. Nicoli To Keynote MidemNet

    October 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New media event takes place in Cannes Jan. 21-22. Eric Nicoli, chairman of EMI Group, is one of the keynote speakers at the two-day MidemNet Forum, the new media event which takes place during the 40th edition of MIDEM, the international music ind ...

  18. Starbucks Nabs Dylan Exclusive

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Starbucks' next exclusive will be "Bob Dylan: Live at the Gaslight 1962," an album of newly restored, live recordings culled from Dylan's performances at the New York cafe. Starbucks' next exclusive will be "Bob Dylan ...

  19. Starbucks, Concord Plan Summer Releases

    May 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Carole King, Zucchero albums due July 12. Carole King and Italy's Zucchero are the latest artists with releases due from the partnership between Starbucks Hear Music and Los Angeles-based Concord Records. Beginning July 12, King's " ...

  20. Starbucks, Concord Plan Summer Releases

    May 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Carole King, Zucchero albums due July 12. Carole King and Italy's Zucchero are the latest artists with releases due from the partnership between Starbucks Hear Music and Los Angeles-based Concord Records. Beginning July 12, King's " ...

  21. Starbucks Puts Lid On Springsteen CD

    May 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Starbucks Corp., a growing force in the music scene, said yesterday (May 5) that it chose to keep Bruce Springsteen's new chart-topping album, "Devils & Dust," off the menu at its coffee shops, pa Starbucks Corp., a growing ...

  22. Starbucks Puts Lid On Springsteen CD

    May 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Starbucks Corp., a growing force in the music scene, said yesterday (May 5) that it chose to keep Bruce Springsteen's new chart-topping album, "Devils & Dust," off the menu at its coffee shops, pa Starbucks Corp., a growing ...

  23. Starbucks Launching 'Hear Music' Series

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Retailer aims to break new artists. In its latest move into the music business, Starbucks is launching the "Hear Music Debut" CD series, a program to help labels break new artists. Lava Records' Antigone Rising is the first act to t ...

  24. Alanis Re-Recording 'Jagged Little Pill'

    March 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST To commemorate the 10th anniversary of "Jagged Little Pill," Alanis Morissette and the album's producer/co-writer Glen Ballard are recording an acoustic version of the landmark set, Billboard.biz has To commemorate the 10th annivers ...

  25. Starbucks Expanding Hear Music Concept

    October 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Media bars rolling out to Seattle, Austin stores. Starbucks will push its Hear Music digital music offering into Seattle and Austin in the next month. The Hear Music media bar is an in-store kiosk that allows consumers to purchase customizable CDs ...

  26. Starbucks Expanding Hear Music Concept

    October 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Media bars rolling out to Seattle, Austin stores. Starbucks will push its Hear Music digital music offering into Seattle and Austin in the next month. The Hear Music media bar is an in-store kiosk that allows consumers to purchase customizable CDs ...

  27. Starbucks Names President Of Entertainment

    May 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Starbucks Corp has named Kenneth Lombard as senior VP and president of Starbucks Entertainment, to lead the coffee house chain's growing involvement in music and entertainment. Starbucks Corp has named Kenneth Lombard as senior VP and preside ...