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  1. Warner Bros. Promotes Niki Sherrod to Senior VP, Music

    July 10, 2014 1:23 PM EDT Warner Bros. Pictures has promoted Niki Sherrod from VP music to senior VP music, the studio announced Thursday. Sherrod, who joined the studio in 2006, will continue to oversee the selection, production and execution of music to Warner Bros. Pict ...

  2. George Clinton Can't Prevent Sound Recordings From Being Sold

    June 23, 2014 7:14 PM EDT George Clinton won't be able to stop a court-appointed receiver from selling "One Nation Under a Groove," "Hardcore Jollies," "Uncle Jam Wants You" and "The Electric Spanking of War Babies." On Monday, ...

  3. Mastodon, 50 Cent First Mainstream Acts to Accept Bitcoin Payments

    June 11, 2014 7:08 PM EDT Heavy metal outfit Mastodon has announced it will accept payments in the form of bitcoin for its upcoming album, “Once More ‘Round the Sun.” Related Articles SXSWi: Venture Capitalist Ben Horowitz on 'Notoriously Difficult' Music Tech In ...

  4. Heads of RCA, Republic, Atlantic, More Talk Regrets, Data vs. Heart, Austin Mahone Syndrome at New Music Seminar

    June 11, 2014 11:10 AM EDT “You would be amazed by how many people at some very high levels who are managing some very good acts who really don’t know shit," said president and COO of RCA Records Tom Corson Monday at a freewheeling New Music Seminar panel entitled “Lab ...

  5. Talenthouse Secures $10 Million Series C Funding, Investors Include Dave Stewart, Gerard Butler

    May 20, 2014 1:13 PM EDT Talenthouse is a company that’s been helping young creatives find high-profile work in the music and fashion industries since 2009, when it was founded by Amos Pizzey, a UK ad agency veteran and early member of Culture Club, and tech entreprene ...

  6. Warner Bros. Records Expands Dance Music Team, Hires Ultra Music's Taryn Haight, Lauren Lipsay (Exclusive) 


    May 14, 2014 4:42 PM EDT “My mom didn't really know half the artists I worked with,” says Taryn Haight, Warner Bros. Records newly hired director of dance marketing & artist relations, Haight says -- before admitting that her “all-time favorite artist” is Neil Yo ...

  7. Backbeat: Arcade Fire, Oscar Music Noms Avoid the Great LA Deluge at Society of Composers Party

    March 02, 2014 12:48 PM EST Related Articles Alexandre Desplat, John Williams, Will Butler and Owen Pallett, More Deliver at First-Ever Oscar Concert Arcade Fire's Will Butler on Co-Writing Best Score Oscar Nominee 'Her,' The 'Intimidating' Sex Scene ...

  8. 'Freeway' Ricky Ross vs. Rick Ross: First Amendment Protects Hip Hop Persona

    December 30, 2013 12:09 PM EST An appeals court rules that Rick Ross partly based his likeness on a famous drug-dealer, but that he isn't an imposter. With a First Amendment bullet, hip hop superstar Rick Ross has shot down a lawsuit from a former drug kingpin who ruled Lo ...

  9. Executive Turntable: Greg Marella Joins Kemosabe as EVP; Laura Bender Promoted at ADA; Mom + Pop Hire Julia Willinger, More

    December 20, 2013 10:57 AM EST Laura Bender Promoted ADA Regional Program Director After promoting Ari Taitz and Kenny Weagly to chief operating officer and SVP of A&R and label services, respectively, back in November, ADA has announced several new appointments. Laura Bend ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. Coldplay, David Guetta Go To Atlantic Records; Radiohead & Pink Floyd Catalogs, Kylie Minogue, Damon Albarn To Warner Bros: WMG’s US Plans for Parlophone (Exclusive)

    December 18, 2013 10:01 AM EST Warner Music Group has finalized the integration of Parlophone’s roster into its U.S. label structure following the acquisition of the record imprint from Universal Music Group for £487 million (about $765 million) earlier this year, Billboard ...

  12. Warner Bros. Records Taps Robert Kraft to Lead Soundtrack Revival

    December 04, 2013 2:18 PM EST Former Fox Music president Robert Kraft will be a consultant on soundtracks for Warner Bros. Records, charged with identifying, developing and executing soundtrack opportunities for the label's artists. He will be looking for film, TV, video ...

  13. Live Nation, Citi, Cornerstone, Warner Bros., Mac Presents, Fishbowl Spirits Execs Discuss Brands at Billboard Touring Conference

    November 15, 2013 1:10 PM EST “Let’s zero in on the best of the best,” said Live Nation president of Alliances Russell Wallach about securing sponsorships for one of his newest, biggest clients, U2. “Let’s understand the artist, let’s understand the universe of potential com ...

  14. Atlantic Records, Doritos Team Up for User-Generated Super Bowl Ad (From the Magazine)

    October 28, 2013 4:35 PM EDT Doritos and Atlantic Records are partnering to put music front and center at the Super Bowl with the latest version of Crash the Super Bowl, the Frito-Lay snack brand's annual user-generated ad contest that invites consumers to submit thei ...

  15. Warner Bros.-Owned Producer of 'The Voice UK' Names New CEO

    October 17, 2013 11:22 AM EDT U.K. TV production and distribution firm Shed Media Group, which is majority owned by Warner Bros., said Thursday that it has appointed Leanne Klein as CEO of its Wall to Wall unit. She most recently served as creative director of Wall to Wall, ...

  16. Morning Fix: Industry Vet Polly Anthony Dies; Max Lousada New Warner UK CEO; Kings of Leon Score U.K. No. 1

    September 30, 2013 8:24 AM EDT Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE FORMER MUSIC INDUSTRY VETERAN POLLY ANTHONY DIES Music industry veteran Polly Anthony, who served in executive roles at such record labels as Epic and Geffen, has reportedly died after a long batt ...

  17. Billboard Roundtable Part 3: Miley Cyrus' Marketability, Music Discovery Platforms (Video)

    September 25, 2013 6:26 PM EDT The Panel Marcie Allen Founder/president, MAC Presents Lori Feldman Senior VP of brand partnerships & music licensing, Warner Bros. Records Marcus Peterzell EVP of entertainment, Ketchum Sports & Entertainment; head of Ketchum Sounds Boz ...

  18. Billboard Roundtable Part 2: Bruno Mars, the Super Bowl, Big Data (Video)

    September 23, 2013 3:30 PM EDT The Panel Marcie Allen Founder/president, MAC Presents Lori Feldman Senior VP of brand partnerships & music licensing, Warner Bros. Records Marcus Peterzell EVP of entertainment, Ketchum Sports & Entertainment; head of Ketchum Sounds Bo ...

  19. Alex Pham's Digital Notes: Madonna Leverages BitTorrent, Linkin Park Streams on Xbox, Brian Frank Exits Beats Music

    September 17, 2013 3:50 PM EDT Madonna Leverages BitTorrent The queen of pop is the latest established artist to use BitTorrent. In Madonna's case, she will be releasing a free BitTorrent Bundle containing a 17-minute film entitled "secretprohectrevolution" tha ...

  20. Randy Ostin, Son of Industry Great Mo Ostin, Dies at 60

    September 01, 2013 11:30 PM EDT Randy Ostin, a former music executive and the son of legendary Warner Bros. Records president Mo Ostin, has died. He was 60. Ostin died July 28 after a four-year battle with cancer, according to a paid obituary published Sunday in the Los Angele ...

  21. Ed's Publishing Briefs: UMPG Re-ups Admin Deal with Warner Bros; Imagem Strikes Deal with Counting Crows, Jimmy Cliff; Coolio's Song Auction

    August 22, 2013 5:28 PM EDT UMPG SIGNS DEALS WITH WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT, BURT BACHARACH Universal Music Publishing Group has renewed its worldwide music publishing administration agreement with Warner Bros. Entertainment, which will cover the music from Warner Bros. P ...

  22. Warner Music U.K. Restructures After Parlophone Buy, Christian Tattersfield & Miles Leonard Promoted

    July 26, 2013 4:20 AM EDT Warner Music U.K. has fine-tuned its management structure following its acquisition of the Parlophone Label Group (PLG) earlier this month. Christian Tattersfield will lead the combined company as CEO, WM U.K. He also will act as co-chairman of ...

  23. Updated: Warner Music Group’s Acquisition of Parlophone Approved by European Commission

    May 15, 2013 7:53 AM EDT The European Commission today approved the acquisition of Parlophone Label Group by Warner Music Group, WMG announced. In February, it purchased PLG from Universal Music Group for £487 million (around $765 million) in an all-cash transaction. Af ...

  24. Warner Music Group Outlines Parlophone Integration Process, Expects $70 Million in Annual Cost Savings

    April 25, 2013 10:26 AM EDT In a memo to the Warner Music Group staff today, CEO Stephen Cooper has laid out the procedure by which the Parlophone Label Group will be integrated into the company. Warner acquired Parlophone from Universal Music Group in February as part of ...

  25. Tim Carr’s Family Addresses Unclear Circumstances Surrounding His Death

    April 13, 2013 6:39 PM EDT The family of Tim Carr, the former Capitol, Warner Bros. and Dreamworks A&R exec who died under unclear circumstances in Thailand earlier this week, has written about his death and granted Billboard.biz permission to publish it here. They ...

  26. Updated: Tim Carr, A&R Exec for Capitol, Warner Bros., Dreamworks, Dead at 57

    April 11, 2013 8:38 AM EDT Tim Carr, an A&R exec who worked with the Beastie Boys, Megadeth, Babes in Toyland, David Byrne, Lush, Ash and others during stints with Capitol, Warner Bros. and Dreamworks, was found dead Wednesday in Thailand, according to the Minneapo ...

  27. Backbeat: Crazy Photos From the Flaming Lips ‘Terror’ Listening Party, Presented by Warner and Billboard

    April 04, 2013 6:29 PM EDT Last night at the General on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, the Warner Sound and Billboard teamed up to present a listening party for the Flaming Lips’ characteristically mind-bending new LP, The Terror, out April 16 on Warner Bros. Records . A pa ...

  28. #SXSW Instagr.am: Check Out the Photos You Sent Us!

    March 17, 2013 5:15 AM EDT HEAD HERE TO SEE ALL OUR INSTAGRAM GALLERIES: Our new audience-generated Instagr.am gallery got a bumper crop of photos from #SXSW this year -- check out pics of Scooter Braun, Kendrick Lamar, Dave Grohl, Raekwon, Usher Pharrell, the Flaming Li ...

  29. Backbeat: The Warner Sound's Third Night at SXSW, No Slow Down in Sight

    March 15, 2013 5:54 PM EDT Wayne Coyne was perhaps even more excited about seeing Justin Timberlake on Saturday than he was playing his own showcase. The lead Flaming Lip sat down for an interview with Billboard before playing 2002’s Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots in it ...

  30. Scooter Braun and Guy Oseary: ‘My First South By Southwest’

    March 11, 2013 2:23 PM EDT They’ve made their names managing two of pop’s biggest stars -- Madonna and Justin Bieber, respectively -- but Guy Oseary and Scooter Braun have spent the better of the last 18 months extending their attention and investment portfolios to tech a ...

  31. OK Go’s Damian Kulash, Warner’s Livia Tortella and Jeff Goodby Talk Monetizing Music via Video at SXSW

    March 11, 2013 12:07 PM EDT Would OK Go be a much bigger band today had Billboard’s YouTube-based Hot 100 methodology existed seven years ago? And how does an old-school label like Warner Bros. make a long-term star out of a guy like Baauer, who didn’t even make an officia ...

  32. The SXSW Social Scoop

    March 08, 2013 3:28 PM EST Billboard brings you a multi-platform compendium of all of the top tweets, pictures, video, and social media postings from SXSW daily -- all in one place, updated throughout the day so you get the latest news on what's happening in Austin. ...

  33. Baauer’s ‘Harlem Shake’: The Global Hit That Started With a One-Off Single Deal

    February 28, 2013 7:00 AM EST The Internet is full of free downloads, but most don’t end up topping the charts like Baauer’s “Harlem Shake.” The single was brought to market through a label as uncommon as the track’s quirky success story.   Jeffrees, a sub-label of Diplo’s Mad ...

  34. Baauer's 'Harlem Shake' Tops Hot 100 For Second Week

    February 27, 2013 3:07 PM EST The viral sensation stays at the summit, fueled heavily by another week of stratospheric YouTube streaming totals. Plus, Lil Wayne reaches the top 10. Baauer leads the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week with "Harlem Shake," the Brooklyn ...

  35. Baauer’s ‘Harlem Shake’: Warner Bros. Strikes Deal With Mad Decent for Distribution, Services

    February 26, 2013 8:48 PM EST Mad Decent, the label helmed by Diplo, has partnered with Warner Bros. Records for a worldwide distribution and services arrangement for Baauer’s “Harlem Shake,” a Warner Bros. rep confirmed to Billboard.biz today. The single was serviced to radio ...

  36. Billboard Afterparty Rocks With Prince, Lumineers, Darren Criss, Neil Patrick Harris, More

    February 11, 2013 11:40 AM EST Above, L-R: Prometheus Global Media SVP Dana Miller, Billboard publisher Tommy Page, Nicole Levinsohn; Guggenheim Digital Media CEO Ross Levinsohn at the Billboard Afterparty at the London Hote l (Photo: Rick Diamond/Getty Images) It was a part ...

  37. Video: Super Bowl Ad Preview With Usher, Fleetwood Mac, Flaming Lips and More

    January 31, 2013 2:16 PM EST Advertisers shelled out new record dollar amounts for 30-second spots at this year's Super Bowl, but as more ads feature current hits and emerging singles as their soundtrack, the Super Bowl has also grown into a top hit-making destination ...

  38. Warner/Chappell's Cameron Strang: Six Questions

    January 27, 2013 2:30 PM EST "Questions Answered" is a regular feature in the new and improved Billboard magazine. This article is from the premiere edition, which also features Gail Mitchell's cover story on Prince, Ray Waddell's examination of the earni ...

  39. Exclusive: Flaming Lips-Hyundai Super Bowl Commercial

    January 27, 2013 1:00 PM EST When the Flaming Lips formed nearly 30 years ago, the notion that the group would be performing a song called "Sun Blows Up Today" in a Super Bowl ad would have been as surreal as some of their lyrics.   But that's exactly what wi ...

  40. Pop Leads U.K. Album Sales for Second Year Running

    January 14, 2013 2:30 PM EST Big-selling albums from Emeli Sandé, Adele, Ed Sheeran and One Direction ensured that pop remained the most-popular genre in the United Kingdom in 2012, according to new figures released by the Official Charts Company (OCC) and British labels trad ...

  41. Emeli Sande's 'Our Version of Events' Tops UK Charts, Is Year's Best-Seller

    December 31, 2012 6:10 AM EST The final U.K. charts of 2012, published Sunday (Dec. 30), showed Emeli Sandé's "Our Version Of Events" (Virgin/EMI) maintaining its place at No. 1 and as the bestselling artist album of the year. "X Factor" winner James A ...

  42. Warner Music's Cameron Strang Gets Pay Raise to $2.25 Million; Lyor Cohen Highest-Paid WMG Employee in 2012

    December 28, 2012 3:32 PM EST Warner Music Group announced in an SEC filing Friday that Cameron Strang, Chairman and CEO of Warner/Chappell Music, and Brian Roberts, Chief Financial Officer, have signed new employment agreements with the company. Billboard Power 100: Cameron S ...

  43. Justice Collective Wins UK's Xmas Single Title; Emeli Sande Has Top Album, 2012's Best Seller

    December 24, 2012 7:58 AM EST The U.K.'s much sought-after Christmas No. 1 crown was won yesterday (Sunday) by the Justice Collective's cover of the Hollies' 1969 hit "He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother" (Metropolis). Emeli Sandé's "Our ...

  44. 2013 Grammy Awards: Rock, Alternative & Metal Nominations

    December 21, 2012 11:18 AM EST icons and upstarts get loud, ambitious, and experimental BEST ROCK ALBUM El Camino The Black Keys Label: Nonesuch Producers: Danger Mouse, the Black Keys Engineer: Kennie Takahashi Mixers: Tchad Blake, Tom Elmhirst The Black Keys took home the bes ...

  45. Music Exec Bill Schrank Dies at 60

    December 19, 2012 8:00 PM EST Bill Schrank, a music executive who coordinated soundtracks at such studios as Warner Bros., Paramount, Disney and Columbia Pictures, died of complications from a stroke Dec. 12 in Los Angeles. He was 60. During his 30 years in the music business, ...

  46. Label And Publishing Execs to Watch in 2013

    December 14, 2012 7:09 AM EST Suddenly, the music industry is teeming with executives on the rise, the potential leaders of the music industry over the next decade. For full details on this story, see the Billboard Year-End issue. Check Out All Out Year-End Coverage Right Here ...

  47. Rick Ross' Maybach Music Group Moves to Atlantic Records; Warner Urban Not Shutting Down

    December 11, 2012 7:25 PM EST gRick Ross is moving his label, Maybach Music Group, to from Warner Bros. to Atlantic Records. Shortly after rumors of the move hit, Rick Ross spoke with through Miami's 99 Jamz to speak about his recent tour cancellation , and to confirm wha ...

  48. Backbeat: Lisa Worden On KROQ's 'Almost Acoustic Xmas' 'We Spend The Entire Year Curating the Lineup'

    December 11, 2012 2:57 PM EST From left: Gwen Stefani, Gavin Rossdale and Ryan Ries of The Whosoevers (Photo courtesy of Ryan Ries) The moment when Gwen Stefani joined her husband Gavin Rossdale onstage for a moving rendition of Bush's staple "Glyercine" served ...

  49. Olly Murs Tops UK Album Chart, Gabrielle Aplin Has Top Single With Frankie Goes To Hollywood Cover

    December 10, 2012 7:16 AM EST Olly Murs has the U.K.'s No. 1 artist album for a second week, after "Right Place Right Time" (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment) was confirmed at the summit again by the Official Charts Company on Sunday (12/9). On the singles chart, P ...

  50. Todd Moscowitz Steps Down From Warner Bros., Cameron Strang New Label Head

    December 06, 2012 4:59 PM EST One month after adding Rhino Records to his portfolio of responsibilities, Warner/Chappell Music chairman and CEO Cameron Strang is now adding the Warner Bros. Records label. Strang is replacing president/CEO Todd Moscowitz, who has resigned, the ...

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