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  1. Ron Fair Exits Virgin Records

    October 20, 2014 9:01 PM EDT Veteran music executive Ron Fair has left Capitol Music Group, Billboard has learned. Fair was hired in Feb. 2013 as chief creative officer and executive vice president of Virgin Records and charged with rebuilding the label. The imprint saw sig ...

  2. Jared Leto On Leaving Virgin, Thirty Seconds To Mars Doc 'Artifact'

    April 25, 2014 8:59 PM EDT Jared Leto is a free agent. Fresh off his Oscar win for Best Supporting Actor last month, the singer/actor is feeling freshly confident about his day job as frontman of rock band Thirty Seconds To Mars. 30STM has recently parted ways for good with ...

  3. Digital Notes: Spotify's Spoof, SourceAudio's Clear Channel Deal and Music Mastermind's Zya Launch

    December 05, 2013 1:56 PM EST Spotify's Artist Site Gets Spoofed It was bound to happen. Two days after Spotify announced its Spotify Artists website, a parody site popped up, called Spotify For Artists .  Spotify on Tuesday launched its hyper-earnest site, designed to ex ...

  4. Norman Winter, Music Publicist for Michael Jackson, Bob Dylan, Dr. Dre and MCA/Universal Records, Dies

    August 22, 2013 9:16 PM EDT Norman Winter, who in his long Hollywood career as a music publicist represented Michael Jackson, Bob Dylan,  Janet Jackson, Garth Brooks, Paul Anka and many  others, died Thursday in Las Vegas due to complications from Lewy Body disease, accord ...

  5. Evan Peters Named Virgin Records Director of A&R

    July 10, 2013 11:09 AM EDT Evan Peters has been appointed as the Director of A&R for Virgin Records, according to an announcement made today by Ron Fair, the company's chief creative officer and EVP. “I told Evan to take the ball and run with it," Fair said ...

  6. Universal Music UK Announces Launch of Virgin EMI Records

    March 18, 2013 11:15 AM EDT Universal Music UK's chairman and CEO David Joseph has announced the launch of Virgin EMI, an amalgamation of Universal Music subsidiary Mercury Records and Virgin Records, one of the many labels acquired by Universal in its takeover of E ...

  7. It's Official: Ron Fair Named Chief Creative Officer / EVP of Virgin Records

    January 23, 2013 4:44 PM EST As expected, Ron Fair has been named Chief Creative Officer / Executive Vice President of Virgin Records, it was announced today by Capitol Music Group chairman/CEO Steve Barnett. According to a statement, Fair is "charged with rebuilding Vir ...

  8. Insomniac Names John Boyle Chief Growth Officer, Interim CFO

    September 13, 2012 11:50 AM EDT Pasquale Rotella, founder and CEO of Insomniac, has named John Boyle the new post of Chief Growth Officer (CGO), effective immediately. In this capacity, Boyle will oversee the new business and organic growth efforts of the company as well as acti ...

  9. Return of the Matchbox Men

    August 24, 2012 8:00 AM EDT It's been a decade since Matchbox 20's last studio album and five years since its last tour. "It's almost like Rip Van Winkle," Rob Thomas says. "But we just want to do what comes naturally." To understand Matchb ...

  10. Alison Donald, Mark Terry Appointed Co-Presidents of Columbia Records U.K.

    April 26, 2012 11:06 AM EDT Alison Donald and Mark Terry are to replace outgoing Columbia Records U.K. managing director Mike Smith. Effective May 1, Donald and Terry will assume joint responsibility for the running of the label, reporting to Nick Gatfield, Chairman and CEO ...

  11. Backbeat: Zya Music Creation Service Launch Makes A Big Splash At SXSWi

    March 13, 2012 11:41 AM EDT (L-R): Matt Serletic (CEO and Co-founder, Music Mastermind), Bo Bazylevsky (President and Co-founder, Music Mastermind), Dean Serletic (SVP Marketing, Music Mastermind). (Photo: Glenn Peoples) The launch party for music creation product Zya was ha ...

  12. Exclusive: Music Mastermind Launches Zya, Which Bridges Gap Between Gaming and Music Creation

    November 17, 2011 6:18 PM EST Music Mastermind is hoping Zya , its cloud-based music creation and sharing platform, revolutionizes the way music is created, experienced and monetized. Officially announced Thursday, the service combines the look and feel of video games with the ...

  13. Van Fletcher Launches Hybrid Label, App Developer

    May 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music industry veteran Van Fletcher is launching a hybrid record label and mobile application development firm called Chasin Music Group . The company is still working out its message, it seems, but the press release announcing the move points mor ...

  14. Irish Music Managers' Forum To Launch April 29

    April 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Music Managers' Forum Ireland is to officially launch on April 29 at the Dublin headquarters of the Irish Music Rights Organization (IMRO). The launch event will comprise two discussion panels, the first featuring Brian Message, co-manage ...

  15. Unger-Hamilton Heads Up Polydor

    November 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST Former Virgin U.K. boss Ferdy Unger-Hamilton has been appointed president of Polydor Records. He will report to Universal Music U.K. chairman and CEO David Joseph. Unger-Hamilton is returning to Universal Music, where he spent a decade up until 20 ...

  16. Capitol Names Senior Digital VP

    July 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Syd Schwartz has been named senior VP of digital strategy at Capitol Music Group. He will be based in New York and report to COO Jeff Kempler and president Lee Trink. In his new role, Schwartz will be responsible for identifying and managing emerg ...

  17. Virgin Records, USA Network Enter Exclusive Deal

    June 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Label will provide music for all network's promotions. In a first for television, USA Network has entered into an exclusive agreement with Virgin Records to provide music for all the network's promotions. Virgin music will be front and c ...

  18. EMI Adminstering Cobain Catalog

    April 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Pub giant handling Primary Wave's interest. EMI Music Publishing will be handling worldwide administration of Primary Wave Music Publishing's recently acquired interest in the Kurt Cobain catalog. EMI has been the exclusive administrator ...

  19. Report: Love Sells 25% Of Nirvana Songs

    March 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Acquired by former COO of Virgin Records. Acquired by former COO of Virgin Records. News ...

  20. Report: Love Sells 25% Of Nirvana Songs

    March 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Acquired by former Virgin Records COO. The rumors that Courtney Love was going to sell the rights to the Nirvana songs have come true. Rolling Stone reports Love has sold 25 percent of the publishing catalog to Larry Mestel of Primary Wave Music P ...

  21. Flom Helms Virgin Record America

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Jason Flom, former co-chairman/CEO of Atlantic Records Group, replaces Matt Serletic as chairman/CEO of Virgin Records in America effective immediately. Jason Flom, former co-chairman/CEO of Atlantic Records Group, replaces Matt Serletic as chairm ...

  22. Flom In At Virgin

    October 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Jason Flom, former co-chairman/CEO of Atlantic Records Group, will replace Matt Serletic as chairman/CEO of Virgin Records in America, Billboard has learned. According to sources close to the deal, Fl Jason Flom, former co-chairman/CEO of Atlantic ...

  23. ASCAP To Honor Young, Dupri

    March 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Pop awards will take place May 16. ASCAP will honor Neil Young and Jermaine Dupri at its 22nd annual Pop Music Awards on May 16 in Los Angeles. Young will receive the Founders Award, which honors pioneering songwriters. Past recipients include Elv ...

  24. Ex-Napster Prez Joins Neurotic Media Board

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Former Napster president/COO Michael Bebel has joined the advisory board of B2B digital service provider Neurotic Media. The board has also added technology sales and marketing veteran Steve Bachman. Former Napster president/COO Michael Bebel has ...

  25. Ex-Napster Prez Joins Neurotic Media Board

    January 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Former Napster president/COO Michael Bebel has joined the advisory board of B2B digital service provider Neurotic Media. The board has also added technology sales and marketing veteran Steve Bachman. Former Napster president/COO Michael Bebel has ...

  26. Sales Veteran Mark Kohler Dies

    July 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Mark Kohler, a 30-year music sales and retail veteran, died July 10 of cancer. He was 53. Mark Kohler, a 30-year music sales and retail veteran, died July 10 of cancer. He was 53. Kohler most recently worked as West Coast regional sales director f ...

  27. Sales Veteran Mark Kohler Dies

    July 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Mark Kohler, a 30-year music sales and retail veteran, died July 10 of cancer. He was 53. Mark Kohler, a 30-year music sales and retail veteran, died July 10 of cancer. He was 53. Kohler most recently worked as West Coast regional sales director f ...

  28. Jim Swindel Heads To Gibson

    July 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Instrument maker hires vet as exec VP. Veteran music industry and entertainment executive Jim Swindel has joined Gibson Guitar Corp. as executive VP, entertainment relations. For Gibson, which manufactures musical instruments bearing the Gibson, E ...