Billboard Promotes Key Editors

Billboard Promotes Key Editors

The Billboard Information Group announced four executive editorial promotions today (Jan. 13). Effective immediately, Scott McKenzie, Tamara Conniff, Ken Schlager and Paul Heine take on new roles.
Latin Notas

Latin Notas

As we take one last look at 2005, we review trends in the Latin music world we hope will continue to be hot in 2006 and will keep making our hearts beat faster, as well as the ones we hope are left behind. Read Leila Cobo's column.
Grainge Elevates Universal U.K. MDs

Grainge Elevates Universal U.K. MDs

Universal Music Group International chairman/CEO Lucian Grainge has elevated the managing directors of its three front-line U.K. labels to become presidents. Separately, the company's Island Universal Records division has been split into separate functioning labels.
Strong Showing For Locals On Italy's 2005 Chart

Strong Showing For Locals On Italy's 2005 Chart

Homegrown artists accounted for seven of the top ten places on Italy's year-end annual albums chart for 2005, according to figures prepared by ACNielsen, the official compiler of the weekly national sales charts for labels body FIMI.
Spitzer Spawns Scrutiny

Spitzer Spawns Scrutiny

The major labels' use of "most favored nation" clauses in deals with download and subscription retailers are receiving increased industry scrutiny in the wake of New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer's probe into digital music pricing.
Madonna Dethrones Robbie In Europe

Madonna Dethrones Robbie In Europe

Madonna's "Confessions on a Dance Floor" (Warner Bros.) takes over from Robbie Williams' "Intensive Care" (Chrysalis) at the European Top 100 Albums summit for a second time. The album displaced Williams at No. 1 by debuting there in November, before itself ceding the top spot to Williams late in the year.

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