Tom Silverman

  1. Alligator Records Founder Bruce Iglauer to Receive Lifetime Achievement Honor at Libera Awards

    April 21, 2014 7:00 AM EDT A2IM's Libera Awards, the organization's toast to the year's most successful indies moves and shakes, scheduled for June 19th at New York's Highline Ballroom, has announced that Bruce Iglauer will be receiving its Lifetime Achi ...

  2. Lyor Cohen and Tom Silverman's Midem Keynote in Full (Video)

    February 03, 2014 9:15 AM EST Here is the full conversation between Tommy Boy founder Tom Silverman and Lyor Cohen, who took the opportunity to speak on his beginnings -- including an epic-sounding party with Fear, Social Distortion, Circle Jerks, Fishbone and the Red Hot Chil ...

  3. Lyor Cohen Unveils 300 Partnership With Twitter During Midem Keynote

    February 02, 2014 3:04 PM EST Lyor Cohen used his keynote speech at Midem in Cannes, France, to announce that his new label venture, 300, has partnered with Twitter to develop A&R tools that will benefit the whole music business. (Billboard.biz caught up with Lyor Cohen t ...

  4. Todd Moscowitz Teases 300 Entertainment, First Signees Perform at Pre-Grammys Celebration

    January 25, 2014 2:30 PM EST Per Zoe Silverman's words, Brooklyn's heavy pop duo ASTR's set was what really started the party Friday night at the 300 Entertainment x Encore Sessions party at The Standard in Hollywood. Grammys 2014: Our Wall-to-Wall Coverage of ...

  5. Lyor Cohen To Deliver Keynote Q&A At Midem, Tom Silverman To Conduct Interview

    January 07, 2014 9:00 AM EST Former Warner Music Group recorded music chief Lyor Cohen has been confirmed as a keynote speaker at this year’s Midem trade fair in Cannes, where he will outline his plans for his new Google-backed label venture 300. Lyor Cohen Unveils 300, New & ...

  6. Martin Mills Reappointed Chairman of Merlin As New Board Named

    November 14, 2013 7:00 AM EST Beggars Group founder Martin Mills has been reappointed chairman of the board for Merlin, as the global rights body for independent music companies reports a highest-ever number of candidates for its biennial board election. London-based Mills r ...

  7. Future of Music Summit Tackles Industry Challenges with Google's Tim Quirk, NPR's Bob Boilen, More

    October 25, 2013 4:24 PM EDT The 12th annual Future of Music Summit will commence on Monday, Oct. 28 in Washington, D.C. through a partnership between the Future of Music Coalition (FMC) and Georgetown University. With Washington as the backdrop, the summit uniquely blends ...

  8. Tom Silverman's Libera Acceptance Speech: From Artists Against Counterfeit Tapes To 'The Big Six' To A2IM

    June 24, 2013 2:10 PM EDT One of highlights from last week's second annual Libera Awards was Tom Silverman's Lifetime Achievement Award acceptance speech. Part personal history (he co-founded Artists Against Counterfeit Tapes), thank you note (gave gratitude to ...

  9. Backbeat: A2IM's Libera Awards Bring Out Indie Royalty With Seymour Stein, Martin Mills, Tom Silverman, More

    June 21, 2013 2:02 PM EDT From the podium at the second annual Libera Awards Thursday night, Portia Sabin of Kill Rock Stars toasted a room full of DIY music entrepreneurs who unwound with free booze and finger foods after three days of power meetings, panels and presen ...

  10. A2IM Announces Tom Silverman as Recipient of Libera Lifetime Achievement Award

    May 29, 2013 11:37 AM EDT The American Association of Independent Music (A2IM) has announced that Tom Silverman, founder of TommY BoY Records, the New Music Seminar and founding board member of A2IM, will receive the Lifetime Achievement statue at A2IM's upcoming Li ...

  11. New Music Seminar Announces 2013 Plans, Clear Channel's Sykes, VEVO Chief Caraeff, Atlantic CEO Kallman Among Early Names

    April 29, 2013 3:35 PM EDT "Join us as we set the stage for the most exciting music business era since the 80's," wrote New Music Seminar founder and music business magnate Tom Silverman in a statement today announcing the return, this June, of the New York ...

  12. The Play Box: A Vision for Music Reclaiming the Living Room, by Mark Mulligan

    January 28, 2013 4:15 PM EST The transition of recorded music from a physical object to an intangible one is the core of the challenge that has faced our business since the turn of the millennium. Here, Mark Mulligan -- a long-term music-industry analyst and co-founder of M ...

  13. Rosie Lopez Named Tommy Boy President

    January 24, 2013 3:33 PM EST Rosie Lopez has been promoted to President of Tommy Boy after ten years at the company. She formerly headed international, marketing for Tommy Boy. "I am excited to have Rosie Lopez step up to this role and lead Tommy Boy to a new era of inno ...

  14. Building the $100 Billion Music Business: Guest Post by Tom Silverman

    January 23, 2013 3:31 PM EST In this guest post, New Music Seminar/Tommy Boy Entertainment founder Tom Silverman describes how we can grow the music business into one that reaches $100 billion in annual retail revenue in the next decade. Going through last year's U.S. sa ...

  15. Backbeat: Seymour Stein, Martin Mills, Cathy Bauer, Darius Van Arman Bathe In the Warm Indie Glow of A2IM's Inaugural Libera Awards

    June 22, 2012 7:00 PM EDT Group Rate: Some of A2IM's members: Front row (L to R): Cathy Bauer (Daptone), Glenn Morrow (Bar/None), Pat Berry (Six Degrees), Emmy Black (Bar/None), Molly Neuman (eMusic), Nydia Ines Davila (Daptone), Lori Condon (Acony). 2nd row, L to R: ...

  16. Seymour Stein Pays Tribute to Beggars Groups' Martin Mills at A2IM's Libera Awards

    June 22, 2012 1:08 PM EDT Seymour Stein (right) presenting Martin Mills with his Libera Lifetime Achievement award in New York City. (photo: Kyle Dean Reinford) At last night's inaugural A2IM Libera awards, legendary record exec Seymour Stein presented Beggars Group&# ...

  17. Lyor Cohen on Music's Future: 'I Hate When A&R Guys Tell Me Rock Is Dead'

    June 19, 2012 8:54 AM EDT The New Music Seminar's Panel "Crystal Ball Movement: Music Business Visionaries Predict the Future" ( From left): Tyler Gray, Editorial Director, Fast Company; John Sykes, President, Clear Channel Entertainment; NMS Founder/Executi ...

  18. Business Matters: Google Shines a Light on Huge Effort to Fight Piracy at Google Search

    May 25, 2012 1:59 PM EDT Google Shines a Light on Huge Effort to Tackle Piracy at Google Search -- Google has lifted the veil on its anti-piracy efforts by launching an online Transparency Report that offers details on the issuers and targets of removal requests for Googl ...

  19. Business Matters: Optimistic About the Record Business? You're Not Alone

    January 27, 2012 8:42 PM EST Optimistic About the Record Business? You're Not Alone -- "I am optimistic," Tom Silverman wrote in the email that included a link to his latest fact-filled blog post. "What do you think?" Silverman, of Tommy Boy Entertain ...

  20. Retail Briefs: Essential Launches in North America, Iggy Pop On Record Store Day, NARM Honors Brett Gurewitz

    January 25, 2012 10:20 AM EST Essential Music & Marketing Expands to North America Essential Music & Marketing, a U.K. and European indie distribution company, has launched a North American division, which will be headed by Erik Gilbert, who previously was VP of client ...

  21. Rethink Music Panels Look at the Future of Record Labels, Monetization

    April 27, 2011 2:48 PM EDT BOSTON - Exactly what the record companies of the future might look like was the topic of conversation at the "Next Generation Record Label" panel at the Rethink Music conference here, and the panelists found themselves grappling with th ...

  22. @MIDEM 2011: Check Out All Of Our Coverage Here!

    January 24, 2011 2:48 PM EST The MIDEM 2011 conference concluded today, and as usual, it was overflowing with news, products, parties and opinions. Obviously no one can catch all of the action but Billboard.biz's team certainly lost a lot of sleep trying: Check out all o ...

  23. MIDEM 2011 Weekend Recap: Tom Silverman on the Collapse of Digital Catalog Sales

    January 24, 2011 12:00 AM EST MIDEM is businesslike during the day and playful at night. But it never stops being about business. While the crowd at the Station Tavern watched the AFC and NFC championship games, networking was alive and well. And as the evening wore on and oth ...

  24. MySpace Music President Kicks Off New Music Seminar

    July 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Courtney Holt, president of MySpace Music, kicked off the New Music Seminar Tuesday at NYU's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts with a keynote interview conducted by New Music Seminar Founder Tom Silverman. The address focused on the cyc ...

  25. The New Music Seminar To Return This July

    April 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The New Music Seminar is returning as a one-day event this summer. It was an event that created the template for music conferences by combining business and shows. The New Music Seminar, to be held July 21 at the New York University Steinhardt’s S ...

  26. U.K.'s ITC Conference Kicks Off

    October 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Yvette Livesey, co-founder and director of In The City, used her opening address on day one of Britain's largest music convention to herald the "beginning of a new era." Opening the Oct. 20-22 Manchester event with a moving speech, ...

  27. Execs, Artists Testify On Webcaster Rates

    June 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The debate over the royalty rates set by the Copyright Royalty Board for Internet radio continued on Capitol Hill today as business executives and artists testified before the House Small Business Committee. But as the July 15 deadline fast approa ...