TVT Records

  1. Polo Grounds Music's Bryan Leach Pleads Guilty To Gun Charge, Faces Two Years In Prison

    September 24, 2012 5:00 PM EDT Bryan Leach, who made his name as VP of A&R at TVT Records over the past decade by signing first Lil Jon and the East Side Boyz, the Ying Yang Twins and Pitbull and, later, signing A$AP Rocky to his own Polo Grounds Music label, has pled guilt ...

  2. Urban Power List: Bryan Leach

    January 12, 2012 4:07 PM EST Bryan Leach CEO, Polo Grounds Music Website: PoloGroundsMusic.com Twitter: @PoloGroundsNYC The Talent Developer During his 11-year stint with indie label TVT Records -- first as director of artist development in 1995 and then as VP of urban A& ...

  3. Exclusive: Frenchkiss Leaves RED, Takes Physical Distribution to Orchard

    December 08, 2011 2:10 PM EST Frenchkiss Records, the independent label founded by Les Savy Fav bassist Syd Butler, told Billboard.biz that they have left Sony distribution arm RED in favor of diving in 100% with digital-leaning outlet the Orchard. The label has worked with bo ...

  4. Reservoir Media Management Acquires TVT Publishing Assets

    April 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT New York-based indie publisher Reservoir Media Management has acquired 100% of the music publishing assets belonging to TVT Music Enterprises LLC, including songs by Scott Storch, Devo Springsteen, Big Reese, Nyceboy, the Cinematics and the Hollow ...

  5. Bicycle Acquires TVT Assets

    April 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Original TVT master recordings by artists such as Nine Inch Nails and Gravity Kills have been acquired by Los Angeles-based music publishing firm Bicycle Music. The deal includes 700 masters - roughly 80 albums worth of material - that were last c ...

  6. Briefs: The Orchard, Verizon Wireless, Google

    October 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Distributor the Orchard has announced a pan-European marketing and physical distribution deal with German CD distributor Intergroove. Under the deal, Intergroove will handle the physical distribution of select Orchard European front line and ca ...

  7. Pitbull: 'Rebel' Songs

    August 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Last year, the once mighty TVT Records filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and eventually shut its doors, leaving a number of artists in limbo. But for Miami rapper Pitbull, who signed to TVT in 2004 and released four albums on the label, the turn of ...

  8. Pitbull Brings Imprint to Polo Grounds/RCA Music Group

    April 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Pitbull has signed with Polo Grounds Music/RCA Music Group through his Mr. 305 Inc. imprint. The move reunites the Miami rapper with Polo Grounds Music president Bryan Leach, who signed Pitbull to TVT Records six years ago. In addition to r ...

  9. The Orchard Within Stones Throw Of Profitability In Q4

    March 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT After getting within sight of profitability, a misstep resulted in a Q4 loss of $306,000 for digital services company The Orchard, the company reported in its Q4 and fiscal 2008 earnings report on Wednesday. Pro-forma revenues for Q4, which accoun ...

  10. Pitbull Plans Summer Release

    February 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST Pitbull will likely release a yet-untitled, mostly Spanish album this summer, according to manager Robert Fernandez. Formerly on TVT Records, which was taken over by The Orchard, the bilingual rapper's next album on his Mr. 305 imprint will b ...

  11. Orchard Taps Caroline Exec Bull

    August 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Orchard has hired Caroline distribution executive Michael Bull as GM, to oversee TVT Distribution. Bull will be based in New York and will report to the Brad Navin, executive VP and GM of the company. He starts Sept. 1. The announcement comes ...

  12. Lil Jon, The Orchard Ink Deal

    August 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Lil Jon and The Orchard have announced a content partnership deal, which includes brand marketing and A&R direction. The Orchard purchased TVT Records, to which Lil Jon was previously signed, in June. "I walked into The Orchard and came a ...

  13. Pitbull Goes 'Crazy' With Lil' Jon

    August 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Cuban American rapper Pitbull is readying to release a new single and video, "Crazy," featuring friend Lil' Jon. The track will be released by The Orchard, which purchased the assets of Pitbulls' original label, TVT Records, wh ...

  14. AmieStreet Links With The Orchard

    June 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Pioneering variable pricing digital music service AmieStreet scored a big win today with the addition of The Orchard as a content provider. The service, which begins selling tracks for no-cost and then raises the price as more users buy it, has be ...

  15. The Orchard Wins TVT Bankruptcy Auction

    June 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Orchard will buy TVT Records as the winning bidder in the Chapter 11 auction, held yesterday (June 19) in New York. Although terms of the deal were not disclosed, sources say that the Orchard will pay $6.05 million, with the acquisition expect ...

  16. Qtrax Inks Deals, But No Majors Signed

    March 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST In an effort to regain momentum after its disastrous launch-that-wasn't, Qtrax has unveiled licensing deals with a number of music entities, but none of which is a major label. The company has extended existing licensing deals with EMI Music ...

  17. Update: TVT Records Sinking

    February 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST TVT Records, once hailed as Billboard's top independent label and home to artists such as Lil Jon, Pitbull and Ying Yang Twins, will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy this week, company head Steve Gottlieb tells Billboard.biz. "This is not ...

  18. TVT Slapped With $9.1M Verdict

    March 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A federal jury in Miami slapped TVT Records with a $9.1 million verdict this week (March 14) for interfering with Slip-N-Slide's (SNS) release of "Pitbull Welcome to the 305." TVT released the debut album of Pitbull, "M.I.A.M.I ...

  19. Leach Jumps To RCA From TVT

    August 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Deal includes own label. Bryan Leach has been appointed senior VP of urban for the RCA Music Group & president of Polo Grounds Music. Leach, who joins the company immediately, will report directly to BMG U.S. chairman, Clive Davis (seen in pho ...

  20. TVT Enters Ringtone Pact With Moderati

    August 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Deal covers distribution in U.S. TVT Records has partnered with Moderati Inc. for distribution of the label's ringtones and ringbacks to all major carriers in the United States. In the upcoming months, TVT Records will release master mobile p ...

  21. TVT Pacts With Legal P2P

    April 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Licenses catalog to Qtrax service. TVT Records and Advanced Technology Industries, Inc, entered an agreement which will bring the indie's entire catalog to Qtrax, ATI's legal—but not yet launched—Peer-2-Peer service. Qtrax, which uses th ...

  22. TVT Music Pub Signs Morales

    January 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Has worked with Jessica Simpson, Ricky Martin, Thalia. TVT Music Publishing has signed songwriter/producer Steve Morales, who has worked with artists including Jessica Simpson, Ricky Martin, Thalia and Keke Wyatt. "It's clear to me that ...

  23. Beats & Rhymes

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Others may have invented the remix, but TVT Records rapper Pitbull hopes to perfect it Nov. 15 when he releases his remix compilation "Money Is Still a Major Issue (M.I.A.M.I.STILL)." Read Ivory Jones Others may have invented the remix, ...

  24. MSN Music Poised To Boost Indies Download Rate

    July 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT MSN Music has pledged to "level the playing field" for indies when it comes to paying the labels for digital downloads. That was the good news that American Assn. of Independent Music acting president MSN Music has pledged to "level ...

  25. MSN Music Poised To Boost Indies Download Rate

    July 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT MSN Music has pledged to "level the playing field" for indies when it comes to paying the labels for digital downloads. That was the good news that American Assn. of Independent Music acting president MSN Music has pledged to "level ...

  26. Some Early TVT Titles On Auction Block

    July 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The music catalog assets used as collateral to secure a $23.5 million loan to TVT Catalog Enterprises LLC and subsidiaries are being put up for auction by the lender, Prudential Securities Credit Corp NEW YORK -- The music catalog assets used as c ...

  27. Independent Trade Body Sets L.A. Meeting

    July 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rose, Silverman, Gottlieb slated to attend. The American Assn. of Independent Music (A2IM) has firmed up details for its first West Coast meeting, to be held Monday, July 25, at the Knitting Factory in Los Angeles. Acting president Don Rose will b ...

  28. Case Summary: Tortious Interference & Fraudulent Inducement (TVT vs. Lyor Cohen & Island Def Jam)

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on June 14 reversed a 2003 District Court judgment, which ordered Lyor Cohen and the Island Def Jam Music Group to pay about $54 million to Steve Gottl The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circu ...

  29. Court Reverses TVT's $54M Award In IDJ Suit

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Lyor Cohen and Island Def Jam Music Group will not be writing multimillion-dollar checks to Steve Gottlieb's TVT companies, now that an appeals court reversed a $54 million judgment over Ja Rule recor NEW YORK -- Lyor Cohen and Island Def Jam ...

  30. New York Court Overturns TVT Decision

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Multi-million dollar award now just thousands. New York's Second Circuit Court of Appeals today (June 14) overturned an earlier court's decision in favor of TVT, in the indie label's suit against the Island Def Jam Music Group, Univ ...

  31. Snocap Reaches Deal With Indies

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Snocap, the latest venture of Napster creator Shawn Fanning, on March 17 said it had reached deals with various independent labels to facilitate the distribution of their music on peer-to-peer service (Reuters) -- Snocap, the latest venture of Nap ...

  32. BMI To Present Music, Money Panel

    March 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Event will take place March 22. Add Joy to Learning -- a non-profit educational program to prepare inner-city youth for music careers -- has linked with BMI to present industry panel and artist showcase, "Music, Money & Success." The ...

  33. Snocap Reaches Deal With Indies

    March 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Snocap, the latest venture of Napster creator Shawn Fanning, today (March 17) said it had reached deals with various independent labels to facilitate the distribution of their music on peer-to-peer se Snocap, the latest venture of Napster creator ...

  34. Snocap Reaches Deal With Indies

    March 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Artemis, TVT others sign up. Snocap, the latest venture of Napster creator Shawn Fanning, today (March 17) said it had reached deals with various independent labels to facilitate the distribution of their music on peer-to-peer services. Earlier th ...

  35. TVT Opens In U.K., Inks Vital Deal

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST TVT Records is setting up shop in the United Kingdom. NEW YORK -- TVT Records is setting up shop in the United Kingdom. The New York-based independent label will announce next week the formation of TVT Records U.K., to be helmed by managing direct ...

  36. TVT Opens In U.K., Inks Vital Deal

    January 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST TVT Records is setting up shop in the United Kingdom. The New York-based independent label will announce next week the formation of TVT Records U.K., to be helmed by managing director Jonathan Green. TVT Records is setting up shop in the United Ki ...

  37. TVT Opens In U.K., Inks Vital Deal

    January 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST TVT Records is setting up shop in the United Kingdom. The New York-based independent label will announce next week the formation of TVT Records U.K., to be helmed by managing director Jonathan Green. TVT Records is setting up shop in the United Ki ...

  38. TVT To Sell Downloads Direct To Consumers

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST TVT Records plans to begin selling downloads, ringtones and mobile wallpaper directly to consumers through its Web site, Billboard.biz has learned. An announcement is expected today (Nov. 16). TVT Records plans to begin selling downloads, ringtone ...

  39. TVT To Sell Downloads Direct To Consumers

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST TVT Records plans to begin selling downloads, ringtones and mobile wallpaper directly to consumers through its Web site, Billboard.biz has learned. An announcement is expected today (Nov. 16). TVT Records plans to begin selling downloads, ringtone ...

  40. Reality-Show Survivor Beats The Band

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Frank Sullivan, a founding member of rock band Survivor, has lost his trademark-infringement battle against TVT Records and producers of the television show "Survivor." NEW YORK -- Frank Sullivan, a founding member of rock band Survivor, ...

  41. Vagrant To Shift From TVT To Universal

    August 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Distribution of L.A.-based Vagrant Records will move to Universal in January 2005 after its current P&D deal with TVT Records runs out, Vagrant partners Rich Egan and Jon Cohen tell Billboard.biz. Distribution of L.A.-based Vagrant Records ...

  42. Vagrant To Shift From TVT To Universal

    August 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Distribution of L.A.-based Vagrant Records will move to Universal in January 2005 after its current P&D deal with TVT Records runs out, Vagrant partners Rich Egan and Jon Cohen tell Billboard.biz. Distribution of L.A.-based Vagrant Records ...

  43. UMG Sues Insurers Over Costs From TVT Case

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group (UMG) has filed suit against three insurance companies, alleging that they breached contracts indemnifying UMG against certain damages incurred in an ongoing suit brought by TVT LOS ANGELES -- Universal Music Group (UMG) has ...

  44. TVT Inks New U.K. Distribution Deal

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New York-based label links with Vital. TVT Records has signed a U.K. distribution deal with Vital. The New York-based label, which will announce the deal tomorrow (June 8), plans to open offices in London in July, and will announce a head of U.K. ...

  45. TVT Inks New U.K. Distribution Deal

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT TVT Records has signed a U.K. distribution deal with Vital. The New York-based label, which will announce the deal tomorrow (June 8), plans to open offices in London in July, and will announce a head TVT Records has signed a U.K. distribution deal ...

  46. TVT Signs Rapper Jacki-O

    April 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jacki-O has inked a long-term deal with Poe Boy Entertainment/TVT Records. The Miami native, who first made a mark on the charts last year with her single "Nookie," had been signed to Poe Boy/SoBe Ent Jacki-O has inked a long-term deal w ...