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  1. Dan McCarroll Named President of Warner Bros. Records

    December 20, 2013 9:47 AM EST After spending his first year getting the lay of the land, Warner Bros. Records chairman/CEO Cameron Strang is making moves to put his stamp on the label and building his management team. Dan McCarroll has been named president of the label, as he ...

  2. WMG Launches Warner Music South Africa (Exclusive)

    December 05, 2013 8:42 AM EST Warner Music Group (WMG) has announced the launch of Warner Music South Africa, following a buyout of Gallo Records’ share of the existing joint venture Warner Music Gallo Africa. Warner Music Gallo Africa was established in 2006 as a joint ventur ...

  3. Lyor Cohen and Warner Music Group: What Are the Next Moves? Insiders Weigh In

    September 28, 2012 4:04 PM EDT Below is the story "Lyor Mulls Next Move" -- an in-depth look at the options facing Lyor Cohen who this week stepped down as CEO of WMG's recorded music and how WMG may fill the vacancy -- from this week's edition of Billboard ...

  4. Business Matters: Microsoft's Acquisition of Skype Means Nothing for Us, Rdio Says

    May 11, 2011 8:21 PM EDT Microsoft's Acquisition of Skype Means Nothing for Us, Rdio Says -- What does Microsoft's $8.5 billion acquisition of Skype mean for upstart music service Rdio? Recall the two companies are closely related. Prior to founding Rdio, Niklas ...

  5. Warner Pulls Catalog From French Streaming Service

    February 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST French streaming service Jiwa has withdrawn Warner Music's catalog and asked for its users to make donations to support the service, a disclaimer on its Web site reads. The removal of Warner catalog follows an order by the record company, Jiw ...

  6. Keynote Q&A: Cisco, WMG Discuss Online Strategy

    March 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Contrary to opinions raised in the preceding panel that investors are getting ready to flee the music industry, Cicso Media Solutions Group senior VP/GM Daniel Scheinman said now is the perfect time to invest in the music business. Scheinman' ...

  7. Music & Money: Digitalization And Investing In Indies

    March 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST The digitalization of the music industry plays well in the indie label sector, according to a panelist at the Billboard Music & Money Symposium. Richard Bengloff, president of A2IM trade association for independent labels and distributors, sai ...

  8. DanjaHandz Introduces R&B Singer KC

    January 31, 2008 12:00 AM EST Producer Nate "DanjaHandz" Hills introduced R&B singer KC, the first artist signed to his DanjaHandz Muzik imprint, to a packed crowd at New York's Room Service last night. Clad in a sunglasses, blue jacket and gray jeans with a ...

  9. Hill Honored At New York AIDS Charity

    December 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST LIFEbeat, the urban music industry's AIDS charity, honored BET's executive VP of programming Stephen Hill last night (Dec. 4) at New York City's Highline Ballroom. With special performances by Denise Rich, Sister Sledge's Kathy ...

  10. EU OKs Universal's Buy Of BMG Pub

    May 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group was cleared Tuesday to take over BMG Music Publishing when the European Commission gave the green light after a five-month investigation into the €1.63 billion ($2.05 billion) music publishing merger. The Commission -- the Eu ...

  11. Oprah, Industry Vets Address Imus Controversy

    April 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Oprah Winfrey recently ran a two-part series surrounding the Don Imus controversy entitled, "Now What After Imus." In a town hall style, Common, WMG VP Kevin Liles, Russell Simmons and Dr. Ben Chavis sat on a panel today (April 17), disc ...

  12. Universal To Drop Rondor?

    March 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music has added Rondor Music U.K. to the list of names it is prepared to drop from its catalog in order to secure European Commission approval for its purchase of Bertelsmann's BMG Music Publishing, industry sources have confirmed. ...

  13. Digital Rights Management (DRM) News And Analysis

    August 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT U.K.'s ERA Throws Support Behind MP3 Britain's Entertainment Retailers Assn. has entered into the debate on DRM-free music. Nov 21, 2007 - Billboard.Biz - By Lars Brandle UCJ Strips DRM For Online Trial Universal Music Classics & Jaz ...

  14. Warner Bros. Records Plots Encore For Ostin

    June 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT May be returning to label in consulting role. Former Warner Bros. Records chairman Mo Ostin may be close to returning to the label in a consulting capacity after months of discussions driven by current Warner chairman and CEO Tom Whalley, accordin ...

  15. WEA Reorganizes U.S. Units

    December 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST In the wake of the departure of WEA executive VP of sales and marketing John Madison, WEA Corp. has been reorganized into four distinct units, with some of its top executives promoted and given new re In the wake of the departure of WEA executive ...

  16. Reports: Sony, BMG To Cut 2,000 Staffers

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT About 2,000 staffers worldwide will be let go as a result of the Sony Music-BMG merger, sources said. The combined company is expected to reap cost savings of $300 million-$360 million a year, accordi About 2,000 staffers worldwide will be let go ...

  17. Warner, Maverick Settle Suits, Extend Ties

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT WMG to buy majority stake; Oseary to re-up. Warner Music Group says it has reached an agreement in principle with Maverick Records to settle their litigation and extend the Maverick joint venture. WMG will purchase the separate interests held in M ...

  18. Warner, Maverick Settle Suits, Extend Ties

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT WMG to buy majority stake; Oseary to re-up. WMG to buy majority stake; Oseary to re-up. News ...

  19. Warner, Maverick Settle Suits, Extend Ties

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT WMG to buy majority stake; Oseary to re-up. Warner Music Group says it has reached an agreement in principle with Maverick Records to settle their litigation and extend the Maverick joint venture. WMG will purchase the separate interests held in M ...

  20. Ringtone Buzz Continues

    May 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT WMG senior VP predicts industry's revenue to triple. The mobile ringtone industry will double or triple its revenues over last year, predicted Warner Music Group's senior VP of Internet strategy and business development Michael Nash. Nas ...

  21. Ringtone Buzz Continues

    May 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT WMG senior VP predicts industry's revenue to triple. The mobile ringtone industry will double or triple its revenues over last year, predicted Warner Music Group's senior VP of Internet strategy and business development Michael Nash. Nas ...