Universal Music Group Nashville

  1. Keith, Jennings, Nelson: Second-Generation Performers Making Their Own Way In Country Music

    October 11, 2013 3:00 PM EDT If you consider Jon Bon Jovi to be an uncle, you fell asleep every night to the sounds of live music being played in your living room or performed onstage with a parent when you were barely out of training pants, you may have all the makings of ...

  2. Six Senior-Level Execs' Thoughts on the Fourth-Quarter Album Release (From the Magazine)

    September 04, 2013 11:39 AM EDT "Seasonality is important for us with our Latin artists. Yes, end-of-year sales are important. Yes, Valentine's Day sales are important. Yes, Mother's Day sales are important. But do you know what is more important? That you have ...

  3. Songwriter to Songwriter: Jamey Johnson to Hank Cochran

    October 08, 2012 2:14 PM EDT Jamey Johnson fetes country legend on new tribute album. At the very end of the spare, evocative "That's Why I Write Songs," the last track on Jamey Johnson's 2010 double-album "The Guitar Song", Johnson offers, bar ...

  4. Nashville Knowledge: Billboard Country Music Summit To Examine Genre's Wild Success

    May 29, 2012 4:45 PM EDT Willie Nelson will do a live Q&A at the Billboard Country Music Summit. (Photo: David McClister) Nashville may be known as Music City, but it's also "music business city," and that is singularly true for the country genre. Sophi ...

  5. Backbeat: Lionel Richie, George Strait, Play Surprise Sets At UMG Nashville CRS Showcase

    February 23, 2012 2:32 PM EST Lionel Richie (left) and George Strait who bookended performances at the Universal Music Group Nashville's third annual artist showcase at the Country Music Seminar. (Photo: Dirk Vanoucek) In what has become a recent highlight of Country Radi ...

  6. Country Radio Seminar 'Show Me The Money' Panel Paints Tough Financial Picture For New Artists

    March 03, 2011 10:09 AM EST If anyone attending the Country Radio Seminar still doubted the troubles facing the recording business, a presentation of case-study profit-and-loss statements by artist and label representatives cemented the position March 2 during "Show Me ...

  7. Business Matters: BMG Wants EMI's Back Catalog More Than Its Publishing

    December 20, 2010 12:00 AM EST BMG Covets EMI Group's Back Catalog More Than Its Publishing -- BMG Rights Management is interested in EMI Group's recorded music back catalog rather than its publishing division, BMG Rights CEO Hartwig Masuch told MusicWeek . "Inte ...

  8. Business Matters: Court Votes Down 'Three Strikes,' AEG, Metallica and more

    October 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. Court Rules 'Three Strikes' Law Not Enforceable -- UPC, the Irish ISP, won a legal victory when an Irish court ruled that laws to identify and punish users suspected of copyright infring ...

  9. Simon Segues To Stroudavarious

    August 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Music industry veteran Derek Simon, who as previously reported is exiting Equity Music Group after serving as GM and interim president, joins recently launched Stroudavarious Records as VP of marketing and artist development. After working in New ...

  10. Shindler Takes Mercury Nashville Promotion Post

    October 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Promotion veteran Bruce Shindler has been named VP of national promotion for Mercury Nashville. He replaces John Ettinger, who exits the company. Concurrently, Universal Music Group Nashville director of radio marketing Katie Dean rises to the new ...

  11. Four More Exit UMGN

    January 17, 2007 12:00 AM EST On the heels of Universal Music Group Nashville co-chairman James Stroud's recent departure , four more staff members have exited, including three from the A&R department. No longer with the label group are VP of A&R Allison Jones, ma ...

  12. UMGN Shuffles Execs

    January 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group Nashville co-chairman James Stroud has exited the company while co-chairman Luke Lewis has signed a contract extension. According to a Universal Music Group spokesman, Stroud decided not to renew his contract and will focus o ...

  13. UMGN Ups Wright To VP

    January 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group Nashville senior director of A&R Brian Wright rises to the position of VP of A&R for the label group. He will report to chairman Luke Lewis. Wright has been with the company for over six years and has worked with Suga ...

  14. Rich To Grease Big Machine's Sales Efforts

    November 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST She joins as VP of sales and marketing. Universal Music Group Nashville VP of sales Kelly Keiber Rich joins Big Machine Records in the newly created position of VP of sales and marketing. She will be based in the company's Nashville office. P ...

  15. Kline Rises At UMGN

    October 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Assumes newly created position. Universal Music Group Nashville senior VP of sales and marketing Ben Kline rises to the newly created position of executive VP of sales, marketing and new media for the company. Based in Nashville, Kline will contin ...

  16. Simon Moves To Senior VP Role At Equity

    March 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Most recently worked as indie mktg consultant. Derek Simon has been named senior VP of marketing and artist development at Nashville-based independent label Equity Music Group. He has been working as an independent marketing consultant for the lab ...

  17. Universal Shuts Down DreamWorks Nashville

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT On the heels of losing its only superstar, DreamWorks Records Nashville is being shuttered by its parent company, Universal Music Group. NASHVILLE -- On the heels of losing its only superstar, DreamWorks Records Nashville is being shuttered by its ...

  18. Universal Shuts Down DreamWorks Nashville

    September 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT On the heels of losing its only superstar, DreamWorks Records Nashville is being shuttered by its parent company, Universal Music Group. On the heels of losing its only superstar, DreamWorks Records Nashville is being shuttered by its parent compa ...

  19. Exclusive: Toby Keith Reveals Label, Film Plans

    August 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Using the slogan "The only thing we take seriously is the music," country superstar Toby Keith and veteran Nashville record executive Scott Borchetta will kick off their new joint label venture on Sep Using the slogan "The only thin ...

  20. ACM Names Off-Camera Winners

    May 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Live show to be telecast May 17 on CBS. James Stroud has been named producer of the year by the Academy of Country Music. Stroud, who is co-chairman of Universal Music Group Nashville, is among the winners in the non-artist categories that will be ...

  21. Rose Splits Universal Nashville

    January 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Exec was VP of marketing. Johnny Rose has exited as VP of marketing at Universal Music Group Nashville. No replacement has been named. Rose was head of marketing at DreamWorks Records in Nashville until that label merged with UMGN in May 2003. New ...

  22. Lost Highway Ups DiPietro To VP

    July 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Nashville-based Lost Highway Records has promoted Ray DiPietro to VP of promotion and artist development. He was national senior director of adult alternative promotion. Nashville-based Lost Highway Records has promoted Ray DiPietro to VP of promo ...