Wayne Halper has exited DreamWorks Records in Nashville, where he has been GM and head of label operations since the division's launch five years ago. A spokesperson for the label says Halper resigned for personal reasons.
Stockholm-based label Anderson Records has inked a Scandinavian sales and distribution deal with Universal Music Sweden. Anderson founder and managing director Marie Ledin says the deal will run for at least three years.
Live-entertainment veteran Dana Warg has joined Nederlander Concerts as executive vice president of programming and development. In his new role, Warg will oversee Nederlander's day-to-day programming and operations of the West Coast division, including acquisitions, booking and development.
Manager Michael J. Matthews has sued the members of the R&B act Silk for breach of contract. Also named in the action, filed Dec. 2 in District Court in Harris County, Texas, are the group's label, Liquid 8 Records, and distributor Navarre Corp.
Veteran Australian promoters Michael and Kevin Jacobsen have partnered with U.S. promoter Jack Utsick Presents to form Jacobsen-Jack Utsick Presents. The 50-50 partnership will promote shows and theatrical and special events in Australia and New Zealand.
Van Morrison is to headline the opening night of the inaugural Blenheim Palace Music Festival, set for July 1-3 in the Great Court at English stately home Blenheim Palace in Woodstock, northwest of Oxford.