Violator Management

  1. Akinah Rahmaan Named Island Def Jam VP of Marketing

    October 17, 2012 5:00 PM EDT The Island Def Jam Music Group announced today (Oct. 17) that Akinah Rahmaan will step up and fill the role of Vice President of Marketing. Senior Vice President of Marketing Chris Atlas, to whom Rahmaan will report directly, stated that she will ...

  2. Chris Lighty 1968-2012: From The Bronx to Native Tongues to Top Hip-Hop Exec

    August 30, 2012 8:09 PM EDT At press time, industry colleagues and artists were trying to come to grips with the unexpected death of Chris Lighty. The savvy entrepreneur and hip-hop visionary, who founded the game-changing company Violator Management, died this morning of an ...

  3. Chris Lighty: 1968-2012

    August 30, 2012 7:35 PM EDT At press time, industry colleagues and artists were trying to come to grips with the unexpected death of Chris Lighty. The savvy entrepreneur and hip-hop visionary, who founded the game-changing company Violator Management, died the morning of Aug ...

  4. Chris Lighty, Founder of Violator Management and One of Hip-Hop's All Time Great Execs, Has Died

    August 30, 2012 2:34 PM EDT Chris Lighty, the savvy entrepreneur who founded Violator Management and one of the key executives in hip-hop history, has died. The news was confirmed to Billboard today by a source at Primary Violator Management. He was 44. A spokeman for the Ne ...

  5. Publishing Briefs: 'Sleigh Ride' Most-Played Holiday Song In 2011, ASCAP Says

    December 06, 2011 5:05 PM EST ASCAP: 2011's 'Sleigh Ride' Most-Played Holiday Song -- For the second year in a row, "Sleigh Ride" is ASCAP's No. 1 most-played holiday song, the organization says. Since Oct. 1, "Sleigh Ride" has aired 64, ...

  6. Billboard's Twitter 140: Music-Industry Characters You Need To Follow

    March 18, 2011 10:30 AM EDT Billboard's Twitter 140: It's not about how many followers. It's not about the quantity of tweets/retweets. It's about quality. Personality. Excellent linkage. These people are followed by those who work the smartest. Whether i ...

  7. 50 Cent, UMG Sued By 14 Year-Old

    April 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Hip hop mogul 50 Cent, Universal Music Group and several of its record labels were sued on Wednesday for promoting a "gangsta lifestyle" by a 14-year-old boy who says friends of the rapper assaulted him. The lawsuit filed by James Rosemo ...

  8. Former Violator Exec Launches Monami Entertainment

    February 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Mona Scott-Young, the former president of Violator Management, is set to launch a new multimedia entertainment company, Monami Entertainment. The company will offer services like brand and product development, talent management, television and fil ...

  9. Exclusive: Missy Elliott, Doritos Team For Multi-Platform Campaign

    August 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Missy Elliott is partnering with Doritos Collisions for a multi-platform campaign including TV spots, an online interactive experience and an exclusive track, which will not be commercially available. The Grammy Award-winning artist is filming the ...

  10. Branded Entertainment Hot Topic At 'Marketing To Men'

    August 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The third annual Marketing to Men 18-34 conference was held today at the Altman Building in New York. Presented by Ripe TV, in association with Massive Inc., Playboy and Snippies -- and hosted by Billboard, Adweek, Brandweek, Mediaweek and the Hol ...

  11. WMG, Violator Co-Founder Form Branding Group

    June 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group and Violator Management co-founder/CEO Chris Lighty have formed the Brand Asset Group. Lighty will serve as CEO of the joint venture, which aims to manage and strengthen artist brands via corporate sponsorships, strategic market ...

  12. Lighty Joins Intent Mediaworks Board

    February 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST Violator Management CEO Chris Lighty has joined the board of legal P2P music service Intent Mediaworks. The appointment is part of a broader deal between Violator and Intent Mediaworks for both paid and ad-supported distribution, marketing and pro ...

  13. Rap Agent Launches 'A List' Agency

    March 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST 'Ice' Younossi recently left Emmel Comm. Rap agent Jeremiah “Ice” Younossi has formed A List Talent Agency, a hip-hop booking agency based in New York, Billboard.biz has learned. He will be working closely with 50 Cent’s G-Unit Records a ...

  14. Uni Motown Names Key A&R Exec

    April 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Eric Nicks has joined Universal Motown Records Group as senior VP of A&R. Eric Nicks has joined Universal Motown Records Group as senior VP of A&R. Nicks was most recently senior VP of A&R at Columbia Records. He began his career a ...