1. Todd Glassman Replaces Jacqueline Saturn as Head of Epic Promotions (Source)

    July 22, 2013 6:03 PM EDT Todd Glassman has been named Epic Records' head of promotions replacing Jacqueline Saturn who is leaving the company, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.   Glassman formerly worked as SVP of promotions at Island Def Jam o ...

  2. Morning Fix: Bruno Mars Vs. Taylor Swift on Billboard 200; Clive Davis To Honor L.A. Reid at Pre-Grammy Party; Jenni Rivera Memorial Service

    December 18, 2012 8:35 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free Morning Fix email and other free music-business newsletters BRUNO MARS VS. TAYLOR SWIFT FOR NO. 1 ON BILLBOARD 200 CHART: After a surprisingly strong sales weekend for Bruno Mars' new album Unor ...

  3. L.A. Reid's 'X Factor' Exit: Show Slow to Create Epic Records Stars

    December 13, 2012 9:27 PM EST 0 0 0 With just a week to go until the second season of "The X Factor" wraps, Epic Records chairman and CEO Antonio "L.A." Reid has chosen to focus on his day job rather than do A&R from a seat on a TV show. It's not an imprud ...

  4. Avril Lavigne Covers Nickelback's 'How You Remind Me': Listen

    December 11, 2012 8:36 PM EST 0 0 0 Avril Lavigne is paying tribute to her fiancé with a cover of Nickelback hit "How You Remind Me." The 2001 track, which spent 49 weeks on the Hot 100 and led the album "Silver Side Up" to multi-platinum status, turns from guitar ...

  5. Lynn Hazan

    November 28, 2012 7:11 PM EST GM/CFO, Epic Records Getting Hits to Market Since joining Epic Records in January as GM/CFO, Lynn Hazan has spearheaded efforts at the label to staff up to support some 40 new artist signings, as well as the company's existing roster, under t ...

  6. Future Finds New Life in Old Sounds

    November 19, 2012 12:44 PM EST Future is one of the few artists to get another shot at making a first impression. The Atlanta native spent the past two years releasing a handful of mixtapes ahead of his debut album, "Pluto" (Epic/A1/Free Bandz), that arrived in Apri ...

  7. Avril Lavigne's Kroeger-Assisted Album Coming Late 2012/Early 2013

    September 10, 2012 5:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Avril Lavigne 's forthcoming fifth album, which helped bring together the singer and her new fiancee, Nickelback 's Chad Kroeger, will be hitting stores at the end of this year or in early 2013. In Billboard's latest cover story, &quo ...

  8. The 40-Year Storm, 'Los Huracanes del Norte'

    August 30, 2012 12:55 PM EDT Los Huracanes del Norte mark anniversary with hits compilation. The year was 1972 and a storm was headed their way on the night when the Garcia brothers recorded their first album as Los Huracanes del Norte (the Hurricanes of the North). Forty yea ...

  9. 40 Under 40: Christopher "Tricky" Stewart

    August 02, 2012 3:47 PM EDT Christopher "Tricky" Stewart President of A&R, Epic Records Website: Epicrecords.com Twitter: @Trickystewart Putting Epic In The Zone With a career spanning a remarkable 22 years, Grammy Award-winning songwriter/producer Christopher ...

  10. Ryan Seacrest, LA Reid, Russell Simmons, More Pay Tribute to Dick Clark

    April 18, 2012 5:45 PM EDT Within minutes of news breaking of Dick Clark's passing, the music business began expressing their grieif and admiration for the man who helped invent the business they work in. From Epic Records Chairman/CEO Antonio "LA" Reid, Mado ...

  11. 'X Factor's' Melanie Amaro Working With Tricky Stewart, 'Surprise' Writers

    March 06, 2012 3:30 PM EST 0 0 0 "X Factor" winner Melanie Amaro has completed four or five songs for her debut album, a mixture of ballads and upbeat pop songs. "Before 'X Factor,' I wasn't recording, just singing in church and at small events. So bei ...

  12. 'X Factor' Weeks Away From New Judges

    February 22, 2012 5:55 PM EST 0 0 0 Don't expect the two new "X Factor" judges to be in place by the time open auditions begin March 14 in Kansas City, Mo. Meetings will be taking pace over the next several weeks with potential judges, at which time executive producer a ...

  13. 'X Factor' Judge Announcements Not Expected For Weeks, Says Simon Cowell

    February 22, 2012 5:36 PM EST Don't expect the "X Factors" two new judges to be in place by the time open auditions begin March 14 in Kansas City, Mo. Meetings will be taking pace over the next several weeks with potential judges at which time executive producer ...

  14. Billboard Power 100: Doug Morris

    January 27, 2012 10:00 AM EST No. 5 Doug Morris CEO Sony Music Entertainment Renaissance Man... Critics cackled last year about Sony Corp.'s choice of septuagenarian Doug Morris as CEO of the second-largest major-label group. But what those naysayers failed to realize is ...

  15. L.A. Reid's First Week at Epic Has Some Staffers Feeling 'Energized'

    July 12, 2011 12:10 PM EDT Doug Morris has yet to actually occupy his newly minted seat as CEO of Sony Music Entertainment (word is he's in Europe until the 15th), but he's made his presence known via an introductory memo sent to staff on July 6 promising to " ...

  16. L.A. Reid to Run Restructured Epic Records

    June 15, 2011 8:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 In what is perhaps the music industry's worst kept secret, THR has learned definitively that "X Factor" judge and former Island Def Jam chairman Antonio "L.A." Reid is headed to Sony Music. He will take on the chairman title ...

  17. L.A. Reid to Run Restructured Epic Records

    June 15, 2011 8:05 PM EDT In what is perhaps the music industry's worst kept secret, the Hollywood Reporter has learned definitively that X Factor judge and former Island Def Jam chairman Antonio "L.A." Reid is headed to Sony Music. He will take on the chair ...

  18. Paula Abdul Confirmed as 'X Factor' Judge

    May 08, 2011 1:28 PM EDT 0 0 0 P aula Abdul will reunite with Simon Cowell on "The X Factor." Sources tell THR that Abdul's deal is finally done for her to join Cowell and previously announced judges Cheryl Cole and Antonio "L.A." Reid on the highly-antic ...

  19. Cheryl Cole Officially Named 'X Factor' Judge

    May 05, 2011 10:11 AM EDT 0 0 0 British singer Cheryl Cole will appear as a judge on TV talent show "The X Factor" in the United States, her spokeswoman said on Thursday, ending months of speculation in the domestic press. Cole, 27, has been a judge alongside Simon Cowel ...

  20. Fergie Joins 'X Factor' Judge Contenders

    April 08, 2011 10:27 AM EDT 0 0 0 B lack Eyed Peas singer Fergie is in the running for a judge's spot on the upcoming U.S. version of "The X Factor," but creator Simon Cowell said on Thursday that producers were still juggling dozens of names for the TV talent show. L ...

  21. Justin Bieber's 'One Less Lonely Girl' Causes Royalty Dispute

    March 28, 2011 6:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 A pair of artist managers have filed a lawsuit seeking royalties from the hit Justin Bieber song "One Less Lonely Girl." Vance Tate and Thomas Oliveria claim in a lawsuit filed last week that they represent songwriters Sean Hamilton and Hy ...

  22. R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice: Marsha Ambrosius Debuts on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    March 10, 2011 4:46 PM EST 0 0 0 We're doing things a little different this week, scrapping the 1-10 rundown for only the most interesting developments on the R&B/Hip-Hop charts. As always, you can view the top 50 R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and the top 40 R&B/Hip-Hop Albums ...

  23. Ne-Yo: Release of the Week

    November 17, 2010 11:45 AM EST 0 0 0 Chart Article Ne-Yo's fourth album, "Libra Scale," due Nov. 22 on Compound/Def Jam in the United States, is a high-concept departure for the R&B singer. With a storyline that's expanded upon in long-form music videos and a ne ...

  24. Shyne: L.A. Reid 'Doesn't Believe In Hip-Hop'

    October 12, 2010 5:12 PM EDT 0 0 0 Following his prison release last October after spending nearly a decade behind bars, former Bad Boy rapper Shyne is prepping his comeback with two new albums, "Messiah" and "Gangland." Although the latter album is set for releas ...

  25. Big Boi: Summer Album Preview 2010

    May 26, 2010 2:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 "Sir Luscious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty" (Def Jam, July 6) Big Boi 's long-delayed stand-alone solo album is finally on the runway. Helping the project take flight is funky lead single "Shutterbug," produced by Scott ...

  26. IDJ Names McHugh Senior VP

    April 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 Island Def Jam Music Group has named Jonathan McHugh senior VP of film, TV and soundtracks. He will be based in Los Angeles and report to IDJ president/COO Steve Bartels and IDJ chairman Antonio "LA" Reid. In his new role, McHugh will seek m ...

  27. Ellen DeGeneres Is Firm, Funny On 'American Idol' Debut

    February 10, 2010 12:50 AM EST 0 0 0 Ellen DeGeneres kicked off her debut as the new "American Idol" judge in impressive fashion on Tuesday night (Feb. 9), bringing a healthy dose of honest critiques and well-timed punchlines to the first night of Hollywood auditions. Before ...

  28. Soul Train Awards Return After 2-Year Hiatus

    October 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Soul Train Awards plan to return to the air after a two-year hiatus to recognize those who helped shape R&B music. Record executive Antonio "L.A." Reid, singers Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, Chaka Khan and Charlie Wilson wi ...

  29. Justin Bieber's 'Time' Is Now

    July 20, 2009 10:37 AM EDT 0 0 0 It's a familiar narrative: wunderkind with a gift for music takes it seriously, and lands a major-label deal before he gets his driver's license. Usher , Chris Brown and Britney Spears all fit the formula. Now, Justin Bieber can add his na ...

  30. Justin Bieber's 'Time' Is Now

    July 20, 2009 9:03 AM EDT 0 0 0 It's a familiar narrative: wunderkind with a gift for music takes it seriously, and lands a major-label deal before he gets his driver's license. Usher, Chris Brown and Britney Spears all fit the formula. Now, Justin Bieber can add his nam ...

  31. Jessie James

    June 15, 2009 11:51 AM EDT 0 0 0 Growing up a military brat and moving around the country for most of her childhood and adolescent years, Jessie James took harbor in music -- and its paid off. Now, James, born Jessica James, has gone from being the new girl in town to the new " ...

  32. Usher Introduces Teen Singer Justin Bieber

    April 28, 2009 8:34 AM EDT 0 0 0 Singer/songwriter/producer Usher introduced his teen protégé, Justin Bieber, to Los Angeles tastemakers yesterday (April 27) during a sit-down lunch at The Sunset Tower Hotel. Currently recording his Island Records debut in Atlanta, the 15-year-old ...

  33. Jeremih

    April 15, 2009 3:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 <sub_headline>Jeremih Lights Up Hot Debut With 'Birthday Sex'</sub_headline> Jeremih knows all about getting his cake and eating it too—just read the lyrics to his lead single, "Birthday Sex." Over a dawdling, piano-b ...

  34. Reports: Jermaine Dupri Exits Island

    January 09, 2009 1:29 PM EST 0 0 0 Less than two years after becoming president of Island Records Urban Music, Jermaine Dupri exited the post this week, according to reports. The Island Records Urban division was created within the Island Def Jam Music Group a short time prior to Dup ...

  35. Usher

    May 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Outside the windows of a 36th-floor conference-room suite at New York's Mandarin Oriental Hotel, the morning is gray and befit for April showers. Always the trendsetter, Usher has plucked from his war Outside the windows of a 36th-floor confere ...

  36. Mariah Closing In On Record For No. 1 Hits

    March 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Mariah Carey is on track to collect her 18th No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart next week. "Touch My Body," the first single from her upcoming album, dipped one place to No. 15 on the latest Mariah Carey is on track to collect he ...

  37. IDJ Extends Deal With Disturbing Tha Peace

    March 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Contrary to online rumors that Island Def Jam cut Disturbing Tha Peace artists Bobby Valentino, Shareefa and newcomer Steph Jones from its roster, Island Def Jam Music Group Chairman Antonio "L.A." Reid instead extended the independent l ...

  38. Best Bets: 2008 Album Preview (Continued)

    February 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Our coverage of twenty of 2008's most highly-anticipated albums continues with sets due in March through the end of the year. Our coverage of twenty of 2008's most highly-anticipated albums continues with sets due in March through the end ...

  39. Best Bets: 2008 Album Preview

    February 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 There's a wealth of highly anticipated albums heading into stores in 2008 and Billboard has the lowdown of 20 you should check out, from the Mars Volta and Mariah Carey to Nas. What's the biz to do when the top-selling album of 2007 was a ...

  40. Together Again: Janet Jackson

    February 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Breezing past a table of talking suits, Janet Jackson makes her way to the not-entirely-private backroom of New York's Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar, with her chef, Cheo, in tow. Breezing past a table of talking suits, Janet Jackson makes her way to th ...

  41. Jay-Z To Step Down As Def Jam President

    December 24, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter will step down as Def Jam Records president when his contract expires this year, he and Universal Music Group announced today (Dec. 24). The rapper will continue to record for Roc Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter will st ...

  42. Jay-Z Steps Down As Def Jam President

    December 24, 2007 12:00 AM EST Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter will step down as Def Jam Records president when his contract expires this year, he and Universal Music Group announced today (Dec. 24). The rapper will continue to record for Roc-A-Fella, the label he co-founded in ...

  43. New Janet Jackson Album Due In February

    November 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Janet Jackson's as-yet-untitled debut album for Island Def Jam will be released in February. The artist is also prepping a worldwide tour to promote the follow-up to 2006's "20 Y.O." In addition, Jack Janet Jackson's as-yet- ...

  44. The Akon Empire

    October 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 When Senegalese singer Akon first emerged on The Billboard Hot 100 three years ago, fresh from a jail sentence for car theft that he documented in the top 10 single "Locked Up," listeners weren't sure When Senegalese singer Akon first ...

  45. Bartels Promoted To IDJMG President/COO

    September 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Island Records president and Island Def Jam Music Group (IDJMG) COO Steve Bartels has been promoted to president/COO of IDJMG. In this newly created role, Bartels will oversee all day-to-day operations of the company and its labels and will report ...

  46. Dupri: Janet Jackson Inks With Island Urban

    July 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Janet Jackson has followed her boyfriend Jermaine Dupri from Virgin to Island Def Jam, Billboard has learned. "She's on Island, but it's more or less [Def Jam CEO Antonio "L.A." Reid's] project," Dupr Janet Jackson ...

  47. Jay-Z Sets Date For 'Kingdom' As Single Blows Up

    October 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jay-Z's comeback album, "Kingdom Come," has been confirmed for a Nov. 21 release date via Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam. The video for the single "Show Me What You Got" debuts Oct. 16; the track's official radi Jay-Z's comeb ...

  48. The Killers Debut 'Sam's Town' In New York

    July 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Killers unveiled their sophomore Island Def Jam album, "Sam's Town," at a media gathering last night (July 24) in New York that drew label chairman Antonio "L.A." Reid and Def Jam head honcho Jay- The Killers unveiled th ...

  49. Teairra Mari Off To 'Good' Start

    August 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. "This is just the beginning." Singer Teairra Mari closes the liner-note thank-you list on her Def Jam Recordings debut, "Roc-a-Fella Records Presents Teairra Mari" (released Aug. 2) ...

  50. Russell Simmons Starts Label With IDJ

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Island Def Jam Music Group chairman Antonio "L.A." Reid announced April 13 that the company has formed a 50/50 joint-venture deal with Russell Simmons' latest venture, the Russell Simmons Music Group NEW YORK -- Island Def Jam Music ...

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