Zomba Group of Companies

  1. David Renzer Named Chairman of Spirit Music Group

    January 21, 2014 1:42 AM EST David Renzer, former Univeral Music Publishing Group chairman/CEO, has been installed as chairman of Spirit Music Group, the indie publisher that owns the Pete Townshend, Alan and Marilyn Bergman and Marc Bolan catalogs, among other notable songwr ...

  2. Ivan Gavin Named COO of Universal Republic, Island Def Jam

    November 07, 2011 11:40 AM EST Ivan Gavin has been appointed to the newly-created position of Chief Operating Officer of Universal Republic & Island Def Jam it was announced today by Barry Weiss, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the company, and to whom Mr. Gavin rep ...

  3. Brian Lambert Named EVP of Film & Television Music for Universal Music Publishing

    November 03, 2011 1:00 PM EDT Evan Lamberg, president of Universal Music Publishing Group , North America announced the promotion of Brian Lambert to Executive Vice President/Head of Film & Television Music. Lambert, who is based in the company's headquarters in Santa ...

  4. Billboard's Women In Music 2011: Nicole George

    October 01, 2011 12:00 AM EDT No. 36 Nicole George VP of membership for rhythm and soul, ASCAP Website: Ascap.com Twitter: @ascap Since joining ASCAP three years ago, Nicole George has been relentless in revitalizing the organization's rhythm and soul department. She has ...

  5. BMG Rights Management to Purchase Bug Music

    September 12, 2011 8:14 AM EDT BMG Rights Management is buying U.S. music publisher Bug Music, Inc., which was Founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Los Angeles. Financial terms of the transaction, which is expected to close by October, were not disclosed, although sources te ...

  6. BMG Rights Management To Launch In Australia

    October 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT BMG Rights Management's rapid expansion continues: the Berlin-based company will launch an Australian operation in early 2011. Tim Prescott, former CEO of Albert Music and a long-time BMG executive, is assisting BMG Rights Management with fur ...

  7. Imagem Music U.K. Ups Minch To CEO

    October 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT John Minch has been promoted to CEO of Imagem Music U.K. Based in London, he will report to André de Raaff, co-founder and CEO of the Imagem Music Group. Minch's new role will incorporate his position as CEO of classical publisher Boosey & ...

  8. Paoliello Relocates To Sydney In Mercury, M.Net Merger

    September 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Australian mobile content and marketing expert Mercury Mobility has struck an agreement to merge with m.Net Corporation to combine what both companies boast will become the market's leading marketing and content business for handsets. M.Net C ...

  9. Former BMG Exec Goldstuck Named TouchTunes CEO

    May 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Former president and COO of the BMG Label Group Charles Goldstuck has taken over as CEO of the interactive jukebox firm TouchTunes. The company operates a network of internet-connected jukeboxes, as well as other games and video entertainment mach ...

  10. Sony BMG Ups Levin

    October 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT David Levin has been named senior VP and business manager of sales at Sony BMG Music Entertainment, overseeing the company digital sales and advertising supported channels. Levin is based in New York and reports to the company's executive VP ...

  11. Calderone Named Admin VP At Ole

    October 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Gary Calderone has joined the Canadian-based music publishing firm ole as VP of administration. Calderone will be responsible for ole's global royalty collection and administration activities, with the company's administration group repo ...

  12. Bertelsmann Exits Sony BMG

    August 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sony Corporation has reached an agreement to acquire Bertelsmann AG's 50% stake in Sony BMG, four years after the joint venture was created. The demerged music company is to be called Sony Music Entertainment Inc and it will become a wholly o ...

  13. Merriweather Promoted To VP At Zomba

    July 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Tice Merriweather has been promoted to VP of publicity for Zomba Label Group. Merriweather began his career at Arista Records in 1999, where he rose to associate director of publicity in 2003. A year later, he moved over to Jive Records and was pr ...

  14. BMG Opens Doors On New Hip-Hop Label

    June 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The BMG Label Group has launched a new hip-hop label, Battery Records. Newly appointed BMG senior VP and GM Neil Levine, formerly EMI Capitol Music Group head of urban music, will head the imprint. Battery will serve as an independent arm for RCA ...

  15. Gavin Named COO Of BMG Label Group

    April 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ivan Gavin has been appointed COO of the BMG Label Group, according to sources. Gavin will be based in New York and report to Barry Weiss, chairman/CEO of the BMG Label Group. Most recently, Gavin was COO of EMI Recorded Music North America and pr ...

  16. Bortnick Joins Kobalt

    April 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Kobalt Music Group has appointed Bob Bortnick to the position of senior VP of creative. Bortnick, based in New York, will be involved with writer relations, catalog acquisitions, creative services and writer/artist development. He will report to S ...

  17. Warner/Chappell Names Roberts Senior VP

    February 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST Warner/Chappell Music named Brian Roberts senior VP/CFO. Based in New York, Roberts will report to the company’s CEO Dave Johnson. For the past five years Roberts served as senior VP of finance and administration of North and South America at BMG ...

  18. EMI Christian Music, PassAlong Team For Service

    January 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST EMI Christian Music Group has teamed with PassAlong Networks on the launch of a new digital music service focused on Christian music, called ChristianDigitalStore.com. The store also features content from Warner Music Group's Word Entertainme ...

  19. MBO at U.K. Distributor Pinnacle

    January 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST Senior management at leading U.K. independent distributor/exporter Windsong/Pinnacle has completed a buyout from its parent company Arvato Services, a subsidiary of German media giant Bertelsmann. The management buyout (MBO) of the company -- base ...

  20. Khan Upped To Zomba EVP

    December 04, 2007 12:00 AM EST Jive/Zomba Label Group senior VP of urban promotion and marketing Larry Khan has been elevated to executive VP of urban promotion for the company. Khan began working at Jive Records as national director of R&B promotion in 1991 and was promote ...

  21. 'Viva La Diva' Dates Scale Up For Arenas

    November 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST An upcoming 17-date U.K. touring production featuring opera star Katherine Jenkins and ballet great Darcey Bussell has sold out, and will be extended to visit a string of U.K. arena dates in the new year. The "Viva La Diva" show is the b ...

  22. Britney Spearheads Hot Euro Chart Return

    November 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Britney Spears' comeback album "Blackout" (Jive/Zomba) has lit up the European Top 100 Albums Chart, holding off new sets from the returning Eagles and Eros Ramazzotti to soar to the No. 1 slot. "Blackout" benefits from a ...

  23. Publishing Vet Howard Launches New Firm

    October 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Former Zomba Music Publishing U.K. managing director Steven Howard is returning to the sector with a new company, TCB Music Publishing. The publishing business, part of the TCB Group, has a global administration pact with Kobalt Music Publishing a ...

  24. Zomba Sues Blogger Over Britney Leaks

    October 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Zomba sued PerezHilton.com for copyright infringement on Thursday, saying the gossip Web site illegally posted recordings by pop singer Britney Spears. The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles Thursday, accused the Web site and its pr ...

  25. UMPG Integrates BMG Publishing Execs

    August 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Publishing Group's integration of BMG Music Publishing, purchased last September, with Universal Music Publishing continues. The company has revealed some key staff appointments as well as a few departures. "UMPG already ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. EverGreen Acquires Full Force Rights

    April 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT EverGreen Copyrights has acquired rights in the back catalog of the songwriting team known as Full Force. Full Force -- Paul Anthony, Bowlegged Lou, B-Fine, Baby Gerry, Shy Shy, and Curt-t-t) -- penned many top 1980s and 1990s pop and R&B song ...

  28. 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. ...

  29. Sources: BMG May Spin-Off Zomba Pub, 19 Songs

    March 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In a move to assuage the European Commission's merger concerns, a raft of assets could be offloaded as part of Universal Music's acquisition of Bertelsmann's BMG Music Publishing, industry sources have revealed. BMG Music Publishing ...

  30. UMPG Forges Pact For Joy Division Catalog

    February 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Publishing Group has struck a long-term, worldwide deal to administer the catalog of Joy Division, the legendary post-punk group which later evolved into New Order. The exclusive agreement represents the band's works, includin ...

  31. EMI Pub U.K. Creates Producer Management Division

    February 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST EMI Music Publishing U.K. has launched a new producer management division. Anna Carpenter, currently of Native Management, will head-up the London-based unit in the post of GM, producer management for EMI Music Publishing U.K., with effect from Ma ...

  32. BMG Pub Enters Indian Biz

    January 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST BMG Music Publishing has formed a joint venture with New Delhi-based Deep Emotions Publishing, a publisher that has licensed BMG's catalog for several years. Under the deal, the two publishers will jointly sign local lyricists and composers t ...

  33. Riccitelli Upped At Zomba Label Group

    January 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Joe Riccitelli has been named executive VP of pop promotion for the Zomba Label Group. Riccitelli is based in New York and reports to Zomba chairman Barry Weiss. Riccitelli joined Jive Records in January 1999 as senior VP of pop promotion. At Zomb ...

  34. Blackstone Takes New Role Under Bronfman

    December 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST A seismic shift is taking place in the top ranks of Warner/Chappell Music. Richard Blackstone is to move from his post as chairman and CEO of Warner/Chappell Music to assume a new role as senior advisor to Edgar Bronfman, Jr., chairman and CEO of ...

  35. Richards Upped At Universal Republic

    November 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Appointed VP of marketing. Bill Richards has been appointed VP of marketing for Universal Republic Records. Richards reports to Kim Garner, senior VP of marketing for Universal Republic Records. Most previously Richards was senior director of mark ...

  36. Zomba Promotes Wright To A&R VP

    October 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Signed T-Pain to the label. Mickey "MeMpHiTz" Wright has been appointed to VP of A&R for the Zomba Label Group (ZLG). Wright reports to Peter Thea, senior VP of ZLG and is based in New York. Most recently Wright was director of A& ...

  37. Pallister To Head Sony BMG Oz's TV/Film Division

    July 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Appointment will boost music TV programming. Sony BMG Music Entertainment Australia has tapped television veteran Glenn Pallister as GM of its TV and film production division. The appointment, revealed today (July 25), takes effect Aug. 21. He wil ...

  38. Carrabba Upped At Zomba

    July 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Named executive VP/GM. Tom Carrabba has been named executive VP/GM for the Zomba Label Group. He has served as senior VP/GM for Zomba since 1997. Carrabba will continue to report to Zomba president/CEO Barry Weiss and work closely with Weiss on al ...

  39. Zomba Publishing Buys Strongsongs

    July 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Zomba Music Publishing has acquired the catalog of U.K.-based Strongsongs Music Publishing from the Telstar Music Group and Strongsongs' founders Anna and Mark Jolley. Zomba Music Publishing has acquired the catalog of U.K.-based Strongsongs ...

  40. Zomba Publishing Buys Strongsongs

    July 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Zomba Music Publishing has acquired the catalog of U.K.-based Strongsongs Music Publishing from the Telstar Music Group and Strongsongs' founders Anna and Mark Jolley. Zomba Music Publishing has acquired the catalog of U.K.-based Strongsongs ...

  41. BMG Publishing Names Kling Film & TV VP

    June 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Most recently with FirstCom, a BMG library. BMG Music Publishing North America has named Sam Kling VP Film & TV. He will oversee the film/TV synchronization departments of BMG Songs/Zomba Music Publishing and FirstCom, one of BMG's produc ...

  42. Bertelsmann To Sell BMG Music Publishing

    May 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Bertelsmann has decided to sell its BMG Music Publishing division to help prevent a minority shareholder from taking its shares public. Bertelsmann has decided to sell its BMG Music Publishing division to help prevent a minority shareholder from t ...

  43. Bertelsmann To Sell BMG Music Publishing

    May 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Bertelsmann has decided to sell its BMG Music Publishing division to help prevent a minority shareholder from taking its shares public. Bertelsmann has decided to sell its BMG Music Publishing division to help prevent a minority shareholder from t ...

  44. Zomba Pub Signs Gospel Legend

    May 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Catalog includes more than 50 copyrights. Zomba Music Publishing signed a co-publishing agreement with Andrae Crouch’s Vaughn Street Music, reportedly the first publishing deal in Crouch’s legendary Gospel career. Fourteen tracks from Crouch’s for ...

  45. Sony BMG Creates Biz Development Unit

    May 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG is creating a new European business development unit. Ulrich Jaerkel has been elevated to the new role as senior VP strategic marketing and business development for continental Europe, Sony B Sony BMG is creating a new European business d ...

  46. Rascal Flatts Earns Third Week At No. 1

    April 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sales of set were down 58% over last week. Rascal Flatts earns a third week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and Billboard's Top Country Albums chart with "Me and My Gang" (Lyric Street/Hollywood). Sales of the set were down 58% over l ...

  47. Warner/Chappell Taps Bortnick For Senior A&R Role

    April 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Most recently with Zomba Music Publishing. Warner/Chappell Music has appointed Bob Bortnick senior VP of A&R. He reports to Richard Blackstone, chairman/CEO of W/C and will be based in New York. Most recently, Bortnick was senior VP of A&R ...

  48. Warner/Chappell Launches Incubator Label

    April 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Former A&R exec to head initiative as GM. Warner/Chappell Music is branching out into the record business. The publisher has formed Perfect Game Recording Co., a new incubator designed to promote and develop emerging songwriter/artists. Pe ...

  49. Finland's Apocalyptica Signs With 20-20

    March 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Finnish "cello rock" group Apocalyptica has signed a worldwide, multi-album recording deal with 20-20 Entertainment, Martin Dodd's New York-based joint venture with Sony BMG International. Finnish "cello rock" group Apocal ...

  50. Finland's Apocalyptica Signs With 20-20

    March 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Finnish "cello rock" group Apocalyptica has signed a worldwide, multi-album recording deal with 20-20 Entertainment, Martin Dodd's New York-based joint venture with Sony BMG International. Finnish "cello rock" group Apocal ...

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