Ultra Music

  1. EDMbiz Announces First Wave of Panelists, Speakers Including Hardwell, Tom Windish, More (Exclusive)

    May 29, 2014 1:43 PM EDT EDMbiz Conference & Expo today announced the first wave of speakers and panelists to appear at the annual industry event’s third edition this June. EDMbiz Returns to Vegas in June, Bigger Than Before Hardwell, Dyro & Dannic Talk Upcoming P ...

  2. Morning Fix: David Byrne, Marc Ribot, More Rally for Performance Royalties; 'Frozen' Earns Most Weeks at No. 1 for Soundtrack Since 'Titanic'; Ross on Radio: R&B's Almost-Comeback

    February 27, 2014 8:40 AM EST Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE DAVID BYRNE, MARC RIBOT, CHRIS RUEN LEAD RALLY FOR RADIO TO PAY PERFORMANCE ROYALTIES At the Artists’ Pay for Radio Play Rally at Le Poisson Rouge in New York last night, David Byrne joined hosts mu ...

  3. Sony, Ultra Sign YouTube Launchpad Artist M4SONIC (Exclusive)

    February 26, 2014 2:34 PM EST Things move fast on the social Web, where a bedroom musician in Australia can go from uploading a video on YouTube to signing a contract with a major record label in the space of 18 months. That's what happened to Nick Boundy, a 22-year-old ...

  4. New Signings: Lindsey Stirling Signs to Reach Music, WME Inks Wale, Paradigm Nabs Solange

    November 25, 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@b ...

  5. EDM's Dead, Long Live... EMC? SFX's IPO Looms Large While the Industry Sells Out (From the Magazine)

    August 19, 2013 12:43 PM EDT THIS ARTICLE FIRST APPEARED IN BILLBOARD MAGAZINE – READ MORE HERE AND GET THIS WEEK'S ISSUE OR SUBSCRIBE TO BILLBOARD Disco Donnie Estopinal, the first promoter to sell his business to Robert F.X. Sillerman's newly re-formed SFX E ...

  6. Secretly Canadian, Ultra Music, Robbins Execs Talk Monetization at A2IM Indie Week

    June 20, 2013 5:34 PM EDT Discussion centered on maximizing revenue from streaming platforms and YouTube during day two of Indie Week, hosted by A2IM, the American Association of Independent Music. Representatives from 500 of the group’s member labels and organizations ...

  7. Sony Music Australia Appoints Jon Hanlon as EDM Director

    May 30, 2013 11:55 PM EDT Sony Music is ramping-up its EDM activities Down Under. Jon Hanlon is joining Sony Music Australia and New Zealand in the new position as director, Electronic Dance Music, the company said today. In his new role, Hanlon is responsible for the af ...

  8. Machinima, Ultra Detail Partnership In Upfront Pitch To Advertisers

    April 25, 2013 4:42 PM EDT At its first “upfront” event for advertisers in New York on Wednesday, YouTube multi-channel network Machinima touted the buying power and influence of the 13-to-34-year-old males who view, share and create the network’s highly watched video gam ...

  9. You Done Good, Kid: Patrick Moxey Talks About His Old Boss (Russell Simmons) and New Job Following IMS Engage Panel

    April 18, 2013 6:03 PM EDT The most meaningful pairing at IMS Engage was between two men whose names did not just look good together on a conference agenda; the pair has a long and meaningful history that stretches over two decades. Back in 1989, Russell Simmons plucked ...

  10. IMS Engage: Skrillex, Patrick Moxey, Russell Simmons, Shelly Finkel, Troy Carter and More Discuss EDM at Inaugural Event

    April 18, 2013 10:48 AM EDT A crowd of over 200 international dance music industry-ites turned up for IMS Engage, the first U.S. edition of the Ibiza-based IMS conference, at the swanky W Hollywood on Wednesday. Comprised of L.A. locals, visiting Ibizans and New Yorkers, ...

  11. International Music Summit Announces Inaugural U.S Event With Russell Simmons, Troy Carter, Skrillex, More

    March 28, 2013 12:00 PM EDT After six years spent in Ibiza -- hosting wide-ranging conversations with the likes of David Lynch, Giorgio Morode and others --  the International Music Summit is set to debut to America. IMS Engage, to be held April 17 at the W Hotel in Los An ...

  12. SiriusXM Indie Awards: Japandroids, Carly Rae Jepsen, and Metric Win Big During Canadian Music Week

    March 25, 2013 10:32 AM EDT Canada’s SirusXM Indie Awards, held each year in Toronto as part of Canadian Music Week, honoured some rather big names Friday night (March 22) -- for an awards ceremony that strictly honors independent artists -- including Taylor Swift, Carly R ...

  13. Exclusive: Mixify Signs Red Light Management, Ultra Music, Others for Virtual Music Festival

    January 30, 2013 5:32 PM EST Mixify, a three-month-old New York start-up that streams live audio, has signed up a number of major electronic dance labels and promoters for an upcoming virtual music festival called Rise. Among the presenters of next month's online-onl ...

  14. Ultra Music Fest's Faibisch & Russakoff on Expanding Beyond EDM With Azealia, Weeknd, Sleigh Bells

    January 27, 2013 1:15 PM EST Announced Thursday night, Phase II of Ultra Music Festival’s 2013 lineup showed a conscious expansion beyond the festival’s bread-and-butter of EDM DJs playing the hits. Along with the expected stylings of Tiësto, deadmau5, and Swedish House Mafia ...

  15. Ultra Music and Sony Announce Partnership, Patrick Moxey Named President of Electronic Music

    January 23, 2013 7:13 PM EST Sony Music Entertainment and Ultra Music -- the EDM-focused record label, publishing house, management company and media platform owned and operated by Patrick Moxey --  have announced a globe-spanning strategic partnership between the two compa ...

  16. 2013 Grammy Awards: Dance Recording, Album Nominations

    December 21, 2012 11:16 AM EST it was a banging, banner year for EDM, as the beat of club culture infiltrated the mainstream best dance recording "Le7els" Avicii LABEL: Levels/Atom Empire/Interscope PRODUCERS: Tim Bergling, Ash Pournouri MIXER: Tim Bergling From Super ...

  17. The Year EDM Sold Out: Swedish House Mafia, Skrillex and Deadmau5 Hit the Mainstream

    December 14, 2012 5:25 AM EST When Swedish House Mafia sold out its eight-date arena tour in mere minutes in September, the industry gaped at the feat -- an undeniable demonstration of EDM's growing power in the live space. Check Out All Our Year-End Coverage and Charts R ...

  18. Tiesto, Diplo, Execs From Ultra, Ministry of Sound, EMI, Modular Hit Australia's First Electronic Music Conference

    December 04, 2012 3:08 PM EST Australian artist and Neon Records owner Grant Smillie (left) chats with DJ Tiesto during the day one opening of Australia's EMC keynote Q&A. Adapt or die was the killer theme which spilled from the Nov. 27-28 Electronic Music Conference ...

  19. Ultra Music's YouTube Channel Hits 1 Million Subscribers, Moxey Calls Video Streaming 'Serious Revenue Source'

    November 28, 2012 8:00 AM EST Dance-music powerhouse Ultra Music will announce later today that its YouTube channel has reached 1 million subscribers, making it the No. 1 independent label channel on the site, and No. 11 channel overall. The milestone comes on the heels of the ...

  20. Morning Fix: Rihanna's First No. 1 Album; Adele Hits 10 Million; Today's Congressional Internet-Royalty Hearing

    November 28, 2012 7:40 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix email and other FREE music-business newsletters RIHANNA EARNS FIRST NO. 1 ALBUM WITH 'UNAPOLOGETIC' ON BILLBOARD 200 CHART: One week after Rihanna scored her 12th No. 1 single on the ...

  21. Backbeat: Indies Go To China: A2IM's Trade Mission To Shanghai

    October 01, 2012 1:05 PM EDT World Party: The A2IM trade mission to Shanghai, from left: Randy Chin (VP Records), Jean Hsiao Wernheim (Chief International Executive a-Peer Synergy), Bill Zang (CEO & GM Shanghai Synergy Culture & Entertainment Group), Sam Alpert (Eleve ...

  22. Album Reviews: The xx, Deadmau5, Melissa Etheridge & more

    September 13, 2012 12:35 PM EDT DEADMAU5 >Album Title Goes Here< Producer: Deadmau5 Ultra Music Release Date: Sept. 25 He recently wrote on Tumblr that he plans to "unplug for a wee bit" as a result of being "pretty miserable right now." But bef ...

  23. A2IM Using Federal Grant To Expand Trade Missions, Bolster Indie Music

    August 31, 2012 5:12 PM EDT A2IM went to Washington, D.C.'s U.S. Trade Information Center at the Ronald Reagan Building to pick up the award certificate for the MDCP funding. From left: Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Manufacturing and Services Maureen Smith, who ...

  24. The Takeover of EDM

    August 30, 2012 5:55 PM EDT A look at the newest (and possibly next) big buys for Sillerman's growing EDM empire. There's no shortage of independent companies in EDM: For the self-sufficient industry, they're the rule, not the exception. Now, Robert F.X. Sille ...

  25. Robert F.X. Sillerman's Empire State of Mind

    August 30, 2012 5:55 PM EDT After conquering both radio and live music, Robert F.X. Sillerman now has $1 billion to spend and his sights set on electronic dance music's explosive live space. Bob Sillerman is laying on a black marble countertop, against a black brocade w ...

  26. Casinos Betting Big On Music

    August 30, 2012 5:10 PM EDT As gambling revenue declines, casinos are looking to superstar artists (and DJs) to usher in a new era. The view from above is equal parts privileged and treacherous: A singular perspective, but dizzying in its height, and occasional obstacles-lad ...

  27. Exclusive: Ultra Music, Ultra Music Festival Announce 'Global Alliance'

    August 10, 2012 9:00 AM EDT Ultra Music and Ultra Music Festival (UMF) will announce today that they are joining forces in what is being called a "global alliance," Billboard.biz has learned. The two companies will form one of the most powerful independent entities ...

  28. Rebecca & Fiona, Swedish House Extraordinaires, Light Up US Market

    July 12, 2012 12:15 PM EDT The first EDMBiz conference in Las Vegas closed its second and final day with that cornerstone of every music industry confab: the artist panel. Rebecca & Fiona were the youngest panelists onstage, in terms of age and career span. They were al ...

  29. Backbeat: Ultra Music Hosts Happy Hour With the Crystal Method, Dim Mak Records, Red Light Execs

    June 25, 2012 3:54 PM EDT Ken Jordan, The Crystal Method hanging with his manager, Richard Bishop of Red Light Management. (Photo: Nicole Pajer) Hollywood was buzzing with EDM chatter Friday night as Ultra Music hosted an official kickstart to summer happy hour. The courty ...

  30. Label Execs Talk 'Decline of Record Business, Rise of Music Business' at New Music Seminar

    June 18, 2012 6:29 PM EDT (L-R): Official.fm's Amaechi Uzoigwe, WMG's Stephen Bryan, Merlin's Charles Caldas, Beggars Group's Martin Mills, Epitaph/Anti's Brett Gurewitz, Ultra Music's Patrick Moxey, Sony Music's Dennis Kooker, and UMG� ...

  31. Ultra Music Teams With Wynn Las Vegas For New Label, Releases Featuring Afrojack, Avicii, deadmau5, More

    June 12, 2012 1:31 PM EDT Ultra Music is collaborating with upscale hotel Wynn Las Vegas to create a new label dedicated to releasing a series of EDM compilation albums and new releases. The label will be called Ultra/Wynn, and the compilation releases on tap will be direc ...

  32. Michael Rapino, Perry Farrell Added to Insomniac's EDMBiz Conference in Las Vegas

    May 23, 2012 5:25 PM EDT Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino and Lollapalooza founder/Jane's Addiction frontman Perry Farrell are among the latest big names to be added to Insomniac's EDMBiz Conference, set for June 5-7 in Las Vegas in the buildup to the city's ...

  33. How Madonna's Second 'MDNA' Single 'Girls Gone Wild' Came Together

    February 21, 2012 5:56 PM EST "Girls Gone Wild," the second single from Madonna's MDNA , was born from the remote union of two Italian producers and a Canadian writer, all signed to Patrick Moxey's Ultra Music. "Obviously it's huge for us," ...

  34. Backbeat: Deadmau5 Kicks Off Record-Setting Six-Night Run At NYC's Roseland Ballroom

    October 06, 2011 12:05 PM EDT (L-R) deadmau5 (Joel Zimmerman) Ultra Music President Patrick Moxey, Ultra General Manager David Waxman and Ultra Senior Director Jessica Risling-Sholl (Photo by Wendell Teodoro/WireImage) Tuesday, Oct. 4 was a momentous evening for the masked man ...

  35. Two Questions at a Bar With Ultra Music's Patrick Moxey @ MIDEM

    January 25, 2011 12:00 AM EST Ultra Music founder Patrick Moxey is a perfect representation of the music industry evolution being showcased at this year's MIDEM. His career has run the gamut, from managing DJ Premier and Guru to being SVP of A&R at Virgin Records. Bil ...

  36. @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 ...

  37. Beyonce Links With Samsung

    March 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Beyonce has agreed to be the face of the new Samsung Ultra Music phone. The singer will play a featured role in Samsung's advertising, including TV, print and other spots. Additionally her latest single "Irreplaceable" will be embed ...