Universal Records

  1. Village People's Victor Willis Speaks Out on Recent Copyright Victory, Trademark Lawsuits

    May 11, 2012 4:54 PM EDT Victor Willis, the songwriter and original lead singer of the Village People, isn't done being a provocative figure in the music business. Fresh off a victory earlier this week in a battle to terminate his share of a copyright to the band ...

  2. Morning Heds: EMI Vs. Ireland, Example Signs to Universal, Is Colbert Running For Prez?

    January 13, 2012 7:30 AM EST EMI launches High Court action against Irish government Music Week EMI has launched a High Court action against the Irish government in a bid to stop the illegal downloading of music. Example signs US deal with Universal Records Music Week Singer- ...

  3. This Week in Billboard History: Van Halen Breaks Up; VH1 Launches; Monte Lipman Named Universal Prez

    January 10, 2012 9:58 AM EST VH1 Logo Launch Tape on Vimeo . 1985: VH-1 'Optimistically Introduced' A page one Billboard story with the headline "MTV'S VH-1 Opens on An Optimistic Note" reports that MTV Networks' second 24-hour cable music servic ...

  4. BACKBEAT: Billboard's Women In Music Luncheon Honors The Industry's Powerful Female Force

    December 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST On Dec. 2, Billboard hosted some of the most powerful people in the industry for its fifth annual Women in Music Awards luncheon. The event, sponsored by Steve Madden and L'Oreal Professionnel, was held at the Pierre Hotel in New York and rec ...

  5. Richards Upped At Universal Republic

    November 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Appointed VP of marketing. Bill Richards has been appointed VP of marketing for Universal Republic Records. Richards reports to Kim Garner, senior VP of marketing for Universal Republic Records. Most previously Richards was senior director of mark ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Universal Motown Splits In Two

    February 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Rhone, Lipman to head two distinct labels. As has been rumored, Universal Motown Records Group is expanding into two distinct labels. Sylvia Rhone will be president of Universal Motown and Monte Lipman will be president of Universal Republic. The ...

  8. Universal Motown Names Marketing VP

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Elise Wright moves to role from video promotion. Elise Wright has been appointed VP of marketing for Universal Motown. Wright is based in New York and reports to Shanti Das, executive VP of marketing for Motown, senior VP of marketing for Universa ...

  9. Nathan Moved Up At Universal Motown

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Promoted to senior VP role. David Nathan has been promoted to senior VP of video promotion for the Universal Motown Records Group. He will be based in New York City and reports jointly to Monte Lipman, president of Universal Records and Sylvia Rho ...

  10. Motown Names Shanti Das As Marketing Exec

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Previous stints include Sony, Arista. Shanti Das has been appointed executive VP of marketing & artist development for Motown Records and senior VP of urban marketing for Universal Records. She reports to Sylvia Rhone, president of Motown Reco ...

  11. Beats & Rhymes

    May 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Pras Michel, one-third of the now-defunct trio the Fugees, has inked a new deal with Universal Records. Read Ivory Jones' column. Pras Michel, one-third of the now-defunct trio the Fugees, has inked a new deal with Universal Records. Read Ivo ...

  12. Indie Promoters Target Universal

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Two independent radio promoters are targeting Universal Music Group, charging the label group, Universal Records and two promotion executives with racketeering, fraud and breach of contract. NEW YORK -- Two independent radio promoters are targetin ...

  13. New Business Launches

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST This Week's Stories: Roc-A-Fella co-founders form new company; Uni South launches management division This Week's Stories: Roc-A-Fella Co-Founders Form New Co. By Carla Hay NEW YORK -- Former Roc-A-Fella Records CEO Damon Dash has formed ...

  14. Uni South Launches Mgmt Division

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Veteran Dottore to head operation. Nashville-based Universal South Entertainment, the parent company of Universal South Records, has formed the artist management division Universal South Artists (USA). Veteran manager Marc Dottore comes aboard to ...

  15. Rhone Motown Prez

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sylvia Rhone has joined Universal Music Group as president of Motown Records and executive VP of Universal Records. Rhone, the former chairman/CEO of Elektra Entertainment Group, will report to Mel Le Sylvia Rhone has joined Universal Music Group ...

  16. Rhone Gets Dual Motown/Universal Post

    October 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/archivesearch/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000630909">As expected</A>, Sylvia Rhone has joined Universal Music Group as president of Motown Records and As expected , Sylvia Rhon ...

  17. Shazam, Mean Fiddler Link On Mobile Downloads

    September 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT London-based music-recognition technology firm Shazam Entertainment has partnered with British concert promoter and live event operator Mean Fiddler Music Group (MFMG) on a new download-to-mobile serv London-based music-recognition technology firm ...

  18. Shazam, Mean Fiddler Link On Mobile Downloads

    September 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT London-based music-recognition technology firm Shazam Entertainment has partnered with British concert promoter and live event operator Mean Fiddler Music Group (MFMG) on a new download-to-mobile serv London-based music-recognition technology firm ...

  19. Koch, New No Limit Renew Ties

    August 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Koch Records has renewed its partnership with Master P and his The New No Limit label, Billboard.biz has learned. Koch will continue to provide promotion, marketing and distribution services for all N Koch Records has renewed its partnership with ...

  20. Koch, New No Limit Renew Ties

    August 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Albums due this year from Silkk, Lil' Romeo, TRU. Koch Records has renewed its partnership with Master P and his The New No Limit label, Billboard.biz has learned. Koch will continue to provide promotion, marketing and distribution services f ...

  21. Mean Fiddler, Uni Ink Deal For Live Content

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT British concert promoter and live-venue operator Mean Fiddler Music Group (MFMG) has signed a deal with Universal Records that will enable users to download live content from artists who are playing a British concert promoter and live-venue operat ...

  22. Mean Fiddler, Uni Ink Deal For Live Content

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT British concert promoter and live-venue operator Mean Fiddler Music Group (MFMG) has signed a deal with Universal Records that will enable users to download live content from artists who are playing a British concert promoter and live-venue operat ...

  23. Mean Fiddler, Uni Ink Deal For Live Content

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT British concert promoter and live-venue operator Mean Fiddler Music Group (MFMG) has signed a deal with Universal Records that will enable users to download live content from artists who are playing a British concert promoter and live-venue operat ...

  24. Kedar Massenburg Exits Motown

    July 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT President/CEO will start new label venture. Kedar Massenburg is exiting his post as president/CEO of Motown. According to inside sources, Massenburg -- who re-signed with the label last December -- will begin a new label venture that will leverage ...

  25. Gary Jules Inks U.S. Deal With Universal

    February 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST U.S. singer/songwriter Gary Jules has signed a licensing deal with Universal Records. Jules and Michael Andrews had the U.K.'s Christmas No. 1 single, a stripped-down rendition of Tears For Fears' "Ma U.S. singer/songwriter Gary Jul ...