Van Toffler

  1. MTV’s Van Toffler Talks Miley Cyrus, the FCC, Why Diddy’s Revolt Won’t Work

    August 18, 2014 10:54 AM EDT When Van Toffler first went to work at 1515 Broadway in the mid-1980s, starting in business development for Nickelodeon and eventually rising to GM, then president of MTV, the company’s Times Square location was the polar opposite of the Disney-fi ...

  2. CBGB Fest Announces Seymour Stein as Icon Award Winner, Van Toffler To Give Keynote (Exclusive)

    August 05, 2013 8:00 AM EDT This year's  CBGB Music & Film Festival has announced that Seymour Stein will be honored with the inaugural CBGB Icon Award and Van Toffler , former President of MTV Networks and current President of Viacom's Music and Logo Netw ...

  3. Backbeat: MTV’s Artists To Watch With Jessie Ware, Zedd, Twenty One Pilots, Robert DeLong

    January 26, 2013 7:15 AM EST To kick off its biggest artist-discovery campaign in years, MTV held a special showcase at New York's Highline Ballroom on Jan. 17 featuring four of the program's 13 spotlight artists —  Glassnote's EDM singer Robert Delong, Atlanti ...

  4. VH1's Rick Krim, MTV's Amy Doyle Honored at UJA Luncheon by Pink, Rob Thomas, Judy McGrath, Van Toffler, Many More

    July 13, 2012 3:30 PM EDT (L-R): Clear Channel's John Sykes, VH1 EVP Rick Krim, Universal Republic/Island Def Jam's Barry Weiss, MTV EVP Amy Doyle, and Glassnote founder Daniel Glass. (Photo: Michael Priest) The music business has more than its share of industry- ...

  5. MTV's Van Toffler on How the Beastie Boys Revolutionized Music Videos

    May 09, 2012 12:49 PM EDT Much was said and written about Adam Yauch last week. The Beastie Boys member's death came as a huge shock to fans and even music industry veterans, who've seen more than their share of premature exits in the last 20 years, among them Ku ...

  6. More Adam 'MCA' Yauch Tributes: CeeLo Green, Roger Faxon, Chris Lighty, Michael Stipe, More

    May 04, 2012 3:08 PM EDT More artists, executives, and celebrities have taken to social media to express sadness or pay tribute to Adam "MCA" Yauch of the Beastie Boys, who died today at the age of 47 . We've compiled some below, and more can be found here ...

  7. O Music Awards Return June 27, Take Aim at Guinness World Record

    May 04, 2012 2:00 PM EDT Viacom Music Group's O Music Awards are returning for their third installment this June 27th, and in addition to handing out awards to the biggest digital innovators in music today, they'll be taking aim at a Guinness World Record. This ...

  8. Topspin's New Partnership With MTV's Artists.MTV Music Hub Will Expand Company's Footprint

    March 15, 2012 6:31 PM EDT A company built in the 00's to help artists sell and market direct to their fans stands to get a big boost from a 30-plus-year-old company looking to bring artists and fans together: New artists pages to launch at MTV.com will feature direct- ...

  9. Viacom Launches New Blog

    March 12, 2012 8:34 PM EDT Viacom, the corporate parent of MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, Nickelodeon and Comedy Central, to name a few of their networks, launches a new blog Tuesday (March 12). Blog.Viacom.com will feature contributions from employees in every sector of the company, ...

  10. Billboard Power 100: Van Toffler

    January 27, 2012 10:00 AM EST No. 35 Van Toffler President Viacom Music & Logo Group Reinventing Music TV For Every Generation... Van Toffler oversees MTV, MTV2, VH1, VH1 Classic, CMT, CMT Pure Country and the affiliated digital services as well as the Logo channel. The co ...

  11. Stephen K. Friedman Promoted to President of MTV

    April 06, 2011 12:10 PM EDT Stephen K. Friedman has been promoted to president of MTV, Van Toffler, the president of MTV Networks Music & Logo group, announced Wednesday. Friedman has been general manager since fall of 2008. He'll oversee MTV, MTV2, mtvU, MTV.com, M ...

  12. MTV Launches Hive Website, Latest Effort to Refocus on Music

    March 16, 2011 12:07 PM EDT While reality TV dominates MTV's network programming, the network is hoping to make music the focus for its Web presence, and is doubling down on music discovery as its means for doing so. Today, it launched Hive , a new website designed as a ...

  13. MTV Planning Online Digital Awards Show For Spring

    January 19, 2011 12:00 AM EST To suit an altered music landscape, MTV is planning an untraditional award show celebrating digital music. The network says it's prepping an as-yet unnamed, multiplatform award show for April or May that will exult digital music and its many ...

  14. Full Transcript: MTV President Van Toffler @Music&Money

    March 07, 2010 12:00 AM EST Van Toffler, president of MTV Networks Music and Logo Group, sat for a keynote interview at the Billboard Music & Money Symposium March 4. During the session, Toffler touched on everything from MySpace and Rhapsody, to the Beatles and Green Da ...

  15. @Music&Money: Quick Bits From MTV Chief's Keynote Address

    March 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST Although MTV makes extensive use of online social networking tools, it's not likely to be an acquirer of them, according to Van Toffler (pictured), president of MTV Networks Music and Logo Group. During a keynote interview Thursday at the Bil ...

  16. Quick Shots: 2010 Music & Money Symposium

    March 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Billboard 2010 Music & Money Symposium at the St. Regis in New York has wrapped. The event brought together the music, legal, financial and Wall Street communities and featured keynote addresses with Vevo CEO Rio Caraeff and MTV's Van ...

  17. MTV Goes Hi-Def

    September 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT HDTV channel to debut January 2006. MTV Networks Music Group president Van Toffler revealed plans to launch an HDTV music video channel in January 2006. Dubbed MHD (or MTV-High Definition), the channel will feature programming from MTV, VH1 and CM ...

  18. MTV Adds Broadband Coverage for VMAs

    August 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT MTV's Video Music Awards are going broadband, expanding beyond television for a new take on the typically raucous ceremony along with "bonus" performances and other original online coverage, the chann MTV's Video Music Awards a ...

  19. MTV Networks Shuffles Top Execs Posts

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks is establishing new leadership on the channel level at MTV and VH1. VH1 president Christina Norman has been named president of MTV, while MTV executive VP of programming and talent Tom Ca NEW YORK -- MTV Networks is establishing new l ...

  20. MTV Networks Shuffles Top Execs Posts

    May 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Norman, Calderone take on new responsibilities. MTV Networks is establishing new leadership on the channel level at MTV and VH1. VH1 president Christina Norman has been named president of MTV, while MTV executive VP of programming and talent Tom C ...

  21. MTV Goes Broadband With Overdrive

    April 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks is launching a broadband service featuring programming from MTV and exclusive content. MTV Networks is launching a broadband service featuring programming from MTV and exclusive content. The service, MTV Overdrive, will kick off April ...

  22. MTV Networks Ups Toffler, Graden

    October 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks has made several changes to its New York-based management, including promoting Van Toffler to president of MTV Networks Group. MTV Networks has made several changes to its New York-based management, including promoting Van Toffler to ...

  23. Van Toffler To Receive Spirit Of Life Honor

    April 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST City of Hope to fete MTV exec in October. Van Toffler, president of MTV, MTV2 and MTV Films, has been named as the City of Hope's 2004 Spirit of Life honoree. Toffler is being recognized for raising awareness of social and health issues throu ...