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  1. Warner Music Group Realigns Structure; Cameron Strang Gets Big Boost

    November 07, 2012 12:00 PM EST The Warner Music Group has implemented an organizational restructuring that was under discussion when Lyor Cohen still headed up the company's recorded music operation. Lyor Cohen and Warner Music Group: What Are the Next Moves? Insiders Weig ...

  2. EMI Auction: Second-Round Bids Are In, Questions Still Looming

    October 06, 2011 10:06 PM EDT With the second-round bids for EMI now in (as of Oct. 5), it will take a few days for clarity about the situation to emerge, sources say. Of course, Citigroup and EMI know what they have in hand, but bidders and their consultants are unsure of whe ...

  3. Business Matters: Last.fm, Foursquare, Verve Music Group and more

    April 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- Fan-funded platforms aren’t just for independent artists. Atlantic Records has teamed up with Pledge Music to offer an EP and a variety of extras –a signature on the EP, access to a rehearsal via Skype, a personal video message and a handwritte ...

  4. WMG Merges ADA Sales Staff Into WEA

    December 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST While the Warner Music Group is folding the sales staff of the Alternative Distribution Alliance inside that of WEA, the two distribution staffs will be kept separate in their dealings with account and labels. In the new set up, there will be a un ...

  5. Spaulding Named President Of Fontana

    December 01, 2009 12:00 AM EST Ron Spaulding has been promoted to president of Fontana, UMGD's independent distribution arm. Spaulding, who was formerly executive VP and GM of Fontana, will continue to report to Jim Urie, president and CEO of UMGD. Prior to joining Fontana ...

  6. Ryko Distr. Merged With ADA, Staffs Shuffled

    April 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Warner Music Group is folding Ryko Distribution into Alternative Distribution Alliance company. As part of the move, all labels signed to Ryko will be handled by ADA, with the transition expected to occur over the next 45-90 days. Ryko Distrib ...

  7. Reports: Traffic, Sales Up At 2009 Record Store Day

    April 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Thanks to the 82 exclusive releases and limited availability, customers lined up at record stores all around the country on Saturday morning and helped kickoff Record Store Day 2009 with a bang. Reports suggest traffic pick-ups and sales volume th ...

  8. Indie Briefs: Emblem, WEA, Rock Ridge

    April 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT - Emblem Music Group has signed a distribution agreement with WEA. Under the terms of the agreement, Warner Brothers and WEA will provide international distribution for country artists Gloriana, and Warner will work with Emblem to market them. The ...

  9. Allen, Wolk Take New Roles At ADA

    July 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Mitch Wolk has been promoted to president of the Alternative Distribution Alliance. He will report to Andy Allen, who - after coming back from a seven-month leave of absence - has been named chairman of independent music for the Warner Music Group ...

  10. Fontana Names Spaulding Exec VP and GM

    November 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Fontana Distribution, the independent distribution arm of Universal Music Group (UMGD), has appointed Ron Spaulding as executive VP and GM. Spaulding will report to Jim Urie, the President of UMGD, and will be based in Los Angeles. Prior to joinin ...

  11. WEA Realigns

    October 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In a realignment of WEA's organizational structure, executive VP and COO Mike Jbara and GM/CFO Matt Signore will take on additional duties, and veteran sales executive Mitch Imber has joined the company as senior VP of physical sales. Imber, ...

  12. Spaulding Takes Exec Role At Fontana

    October 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Ron Spaulding, formerly executive VP/GM at Warner Music Group's Independent Label Group (ILG), has been named executive VP/GM of Fontana, reporting to Universal Music Group Distribution president Jim Urie. Spaulding has been involved with the ...

  13. WEA Credit VP Baker Dies

    September 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bob Baker, WEA VP of credit, died from a massive coronary Monday night (Sept. 24) at his home in Studio City, Calif. He was 49. Prior to his role at WEA, Baker headed up Warner Home Video's credit department and before that held the same posi ...

  14. WMI's Dopp Elevated In Europe

    June 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music International has promoted Bernd Dopp to chairman and CEO of Warner Music Central and Eastern Europe. At the same time, Manfred Lappe, president of Warner Music Eastern Europe and COO of Warner Music G/S/A, has retired from the compan ...

  15. Spaulding To Exit Asylum/Independent

    May 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Ron Spaulding, who has served as GM of Asylum/Independent Label Group for the Warner Music Group for the last three years, will leave the company. Spaulding, who will continue working there through a transition phase, previously had been a senior ...

  16. WEA Cuts 70 Staffers

    May 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT WEA is cutting 70 staffers serving the traditional brick-and-mortar marketplace, as part of Warner Music Group's ongoing transition to become more digitally focused . Some of those cuts will eventually be replaced by new hires working in the ...

  17. NARM Coverage: Opening Address

    May 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT While music retailers continues to face what National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers president Jim Donio termed "seismic shifts in our business," the April 30-May 2 convention convened with music merchants and label partners resolved t ...

  18. Reid Rises, Caccia Out At WMI

    February 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST London-based Warner Music International has handed responsibility for all its operations in continental Europe to John Reid, its vice chairman of music, content and marketing, as company veteran Gero Caccia prepares to exit. WMI announced today (F ...

  19. Warner Forms Independent Label Group

    April 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Todd Moscowitz named ILG president. The Warner Music Group has created the Independent Label Group to oversee the company’s indie label endeavors. Todd Moscowitz has been named ILG's president. Moscowitz, who joined WMG in 2004 as president o ...

  20. WEA, LRSmedia Form Pact

    February 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST First release to be 'Legends of Jazz.' WEA has signed a deal to serve as U.S. distributor for LRSmedia’s DVD, CD, digital and wireless music products. LRSmedia, founded by venture investor, Lee Rosenberg, music industry producer/entrepre ...

  21. McCoy Unveils 903 Music

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Country artist Neal McCoy has launched his long-rumored new record label, 903 Music in Nashville. McCoy, who has recorded for Atlantic Records and Warner Bros., is the label's owner and first artist. Country artist Neal McCoy has launched his ...

  22. McCoy Unveils 903 Music

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Country artist Neal McCoy has launched his long-rumored new record label, 903 Music in Nashville. McCoy, who has recorded for Atlantic Records and Warner Bros., is the label's owner and first artist. Country artist Neal McCoy has launched his ...

  23. WMG Confirms Spaulding To 'Incubators'

    September 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Ron Spaulding is moving over to the Warner Music Group's incubator initiatives and will be replaced as WEA senior VP of sales by Rick Froio, who was formerly senior VP of sales at Atlanti As expected, Ron Spaulding is moving over ...

  24. WMG Confirms Spaulding To 'Incubators'

    September 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Ron Spaulding is moving over to the Warner Music Group's incubator initiatives and will be replaced as WEA senior VP of sales by Rick Froio, who was formerly senior VP of sales at Atlanti As expected, Ron Spaulding is moving over ...

  25. Warner Launches Two Baby-Band Labels

    September 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group is starting two incubator operations -- one for hip-hop and one for rock -- to offer label services to baby bands on indies or within the WMG family. Warner Music Group is starting two incubator operations -- one for hip-hop and ...

  26. Razor & Tie Names Three Execs; Promotes One

    April 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Independent entertainment company expands marketing. Independent entertainment company Razor & Tie has expanded its marketing division. Don Spielvogel has joined the company as senior director of video. He oversees marketing and development. W ...

  27. J Records Ups Larry Jackson To VP

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST J Records in New York promotes Larry Jackson to VP of A&R. NEW YORK-- J Records in New York promotes Larry Jackson to VP of A&R. He was director of A&R. RADIO: Radio Disney in Burbank, Calif., names Michael Peterson director of syn ...

  28. E.U. Set To Act On New Rules To Halt Piracy

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST The European Union is expected to agree to new rules this week that will clamp down on movie and music pirates following a long legislative battle, according to the E.U. sources last Friday. <br clea Virgin, Fox Studio Drop Lawsuit, Settle Disp ...