1. Alan Parsons Project Finally Release 'Kiss-Off' Album 'The Sicilian Defence': Premiere

    March 27, 2014 12:23 PM EDT 0 0 0 "It was an album made under pressure," Parsons says of "Defence" -- which was recorded and shelved over 30 years ago. Listen to two of the sparse instrumentals here first Back in 1981, the Alan Parsons Project and Arista Records ...

  2. L.A. Reid's NYC Apartment Listed for $18.9 Million

    May 07, 2013 3:58 AM EDT Music executive and former X Factor judge L.A. Reid has put his six-bedroom New York City apartment on the market for $18.9 million. The full-floor 5,000 square-foot Upper East Side condo is on the 10th floor of the prestigious 515 Park Ave. bui ...

  3. L.A. Reid's Manhattan Apartment on the Market for $18.9 Million

    May 07, 2013 3:54 AM EDT Music executive and former X Factor judge L.A. Reid has put his six-bedroom New York City apartment on the market for $18.9 million. The full-floor 5,000 square-foot Upper East Side condo is on the 10th floor of the prestigious 515 Park Ave. build ...

  4. Clive Davis Talks Pre-Grammy Party, Says Whitney Houston ‘Will Be Remembered’

    February 08, 2013 5:44 PM EST A year after her death, Whitney Houston will be remembered at Feb. 9’s Pre-Grammy Gala, her mentor Clive Davis tells billboard.biz. Houston died the afternoon of last year’s Feb. 11 event. “I’m working it out in my own head,” Davis said Thursday ...

  5. Aretha Franklin’s Next LP: ‘Great Diva Songs’ With Danger Mouse, Babyface, Clive Davis Says

    February 08, 2013 2:44 AM EST 1 2.966 k 49 0 The original diva, Aretha Franklin, will tackle music from other divas on her next album, Clive Davis told Billboard.biz on Thursday. “[We’re going] to do an album of great diva signature songs and hear that voice, that incredible national ...

  6. Backbeat: T.I. Brings Together Atlantic Execs, Media For 'Trouble Man' NYC Listening Party

    October 25, 2012 9:00 AM EDT (Back Row L-R): Brian St. John, Dionnee Harper, T.I., Kawn "K.P." Prather, Ashley Kalmanowitz, (Front Row L-R): Clay Evans, Lil Duval, Sydney Margetson (Photo: © Grayson Dantzic) "One thing about my life that is certain is trouble,& ...

  7. New Whitney Houston Hits Album Due This Fall

    August 09, 2012 3:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 The first authoritative greatest hits album from the late singer Whitney Houston is due out this fall in the U.S. on RCA Records. While a tracklist, title and release date has not been announced, sources have suggested it will be the first compilati ...

  8. New Whitney Houston Hits Album Due This Fall

    August 09, 2012 2:00 PM EDT The first authoritative greatest hits album from the late singer Whitney Houston is due out this fall in the U.S. on RCA Records. While a tracklist, title and release date has not been announced, sources have suggested it will be the first compila ...

  9. Myisha Brooks Named VP, Publicity at Universal Republic

    July 11, 2012 10:05 AM EDT Myisha Brooks of Universal Republic Records has been promoted to the position of VP, Publicity. Previously working with Arista Records, Warner Bros. Records and Simone Smalls PR, Brooks had served as Director of Publicity for Universal Republic si ...

  10. Irving Azoff's Front Line Management Hires Ron Fair, Richard Palmese

    April 02, 2012 7:16 PM EDT Front Line Management Group announced it has signed record label executives Ron Fair and Richard Palmese to consultancy jobs. Fair, a music producer, was formerly president of both A&M and Geffen Records chairman, while Palmese was executive V ...

  11. Whitney Houston's Colleagues Remember: Don Ienner, Roy Lott, Sylvia Rhone, Wyclef Jean & More

    February 17, 2012 3:45 PM EST When Whitney Houston passed away on Feb. 11 in Beverly Hills, Calif at the age of 48, she left behind a classic body of work that included seven mullti-platinum albums that showcased her powerhouse vocals. Here, Billboard got in touch with many of ...

  12. Richard Sanders Appointed President of Kobalt Music Group

    January 27, 2012 12:46 PM EST Willard Ahdritz, Founder and CEO of Kobalt Music Group, today announced the appointment of Richard Sanders as President. Sanders, who will be based Kobalt's New York office, will report to Kobalt CEO and founder Willard Ahdritz. In the newly ...

  13. Billboard Power 100: Steve Bartels

    January 26, 2012 10:23 PM EST No. 53 Steve Bartels President/COO Island Def Jam Music Group Twitter: @IslandRecords Taking Care of Business... When Antonio "L.A." Reid (see No. 37) was chairman of Island Def Jam Music Group, Steve Bartels oversaw business operations ...

  14. This Week in Billboard History: Van Halen Breaks Up; VH1 Launches; Monte Lipman Named Universal Prez

    January 10, 2012 9:58 AM EST VH1 Logo Launch Tape on Vimeo . 1985: VH-1 'Optimistically Introduced' A page one Billboard story with the headline "MTV'S VH-1 Opens on An Optimistic Note" reports that MTV Networks' second 24-hour cable music servic ...

  15. Usher Accused of Stealing 'Burn' From Songwriter

    September 21, 2011 4:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Usher is on the verge of facing a song theft dispute over allegations of stealing material for his Hot 100 No. 1, "Burn," from a songwriter named Ernest Lee Straughter. Last month, a California federal judge found there to be sufficient po ...

  16. Outkast, Ciara Headed for L.A. Reid's Epic Records, Sources Say

    September 15, 2011 6:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Since taking over Sony Music's Epic Records in July, label chairman and X Factor judge L.A. Reid has been busy rebuilding the company's image and roster, which will soon include Outkast and Ciara , sources say. Reid has a long history with ...

  17. Outkast, Ciara Headed for L.A. Reid's Epic Records, Sources Say

    September 15, 2011 12:16 PM EDT Since taking over Sony Music's Epic Records in July, label chairman and X Factor judge L.A. Reid has been busy rebuilding the company's image and roster, which will soon include Outkast and Ciara, sources say. Reid has a long history wit ...

  18. Peter Edge Appointed CEO of RCA Music Group

    August 08, 2011 9:58 AM EDT Peter Edge, CEO (left) and Tom Corson, President & COO of RCA Music Group Peter Edge has been appointed Chief Executive Officer, RCA Music Group, it was announced today (August 8) by Sony Music Entertainment CEO Doug Morris. Edge will report t ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. 29 Black Music Milestones: Diddy Launches Bad Boy Records

    February 15, 2011 10:42 AM EST 0 0 0 After attending Howard University, music mogul Sean " Diddy " Combs, then known as Puffy, landed an internship at Uptown Records, eventually becoming Vice President of the company. But after getting fired a couple of years later, he founde ...

  21. Jennifer Hudson to Drop 'Remember Me' Album Mar. 22

    January 20, 2011 12:57 PM EST 0 0 0 J ennifer Hudson will released her long-awaited sophomore album, "I Remember Me," Mar. 22 through Arista Records, the singer and actress announced Thursday (Jan. 20). The album's first single "Where You At," written and prod ...

  22. 11 Rock No. 11s For '11

    January 18, 2011 1:05 PM EST 0 0 0 The number eleven has long been associated with positive facts, feats and emotions. Apollo 11 was the first manned spacecraft to land on the Moon. "Ben-Hur," "Titanic" and "The Lord of the Rings: the Return of the King" ...

  23. 11 Country No. 11s For '11

    January 11, 2011 2:05 PM EST 0 0 0 "No one wants to wind up at No. 2, 6 or 11. But, of those, No. 11 is probably the worst." Adrian Moreira, RCA/J/Arista Records senior vice president/adult music notes the frustration associated with a No. 11 peak on a Billboard survey. &qu ...

  24. 11 R&B/Hip-Hop No. 11s For '11

    January 04, 2011 1:05 PM EST 0 0 0 May 2011 bring you health, happiness and prosperity. On Billboard charts, however, the number 11 is often synonymous with frustration. "No one wants to wind up at No. 2, 6 or 11, but of those, No. 11 is probably the worst," says Adrian Mor ...

  25. Astronaut Sues Dido Over Image

    October 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Bruce McCandless, the NASA astronaut pictured small and floating in space above the Earth on Dido's album cover for "Safe Trip Home" is now suing Dido, Sony Music, Arista Records and Getty Images for using his picture. The ex-spacem ...

  26. Billboard Bits: T.I., The Jam, Whitney Houston, Beck, Kandi Burruss And More

    January 19, 2010 5:24 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. Atlanta raper T.I ., who was released to a halfway house less than a month ago after serving seven months in prison on a gun charge, is back in the studio ...

  27. Video: Clive Davis On Hits, Jay-Z, Alicia Keys and More

    November 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST Clive Davis sat with Billboard editorial director Bill Werde on Wednesday (Nov. 4) for an exclusive one-on-one conversation as part of an event commemorating the 35th anniversary of Davis’ Arista Records imprint. At the invitation-only event, whic ...

  28. Alan Jackson Celebrates 20 Years With Free Show

    June 09, 2009 2:39 PM EDT 0 0 0 You'd think Alan Jackson might want to celebrate two decades in the music business by taking a day off. Instead, the laid-back singer will mark the occasion by performing a free concert. "It's just something we wanted to do," Jac ...

  29. March 17, 2009

    March 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – A judge in London orders Paul McCartney to pay Heather Mills $48.6 million to settle their divorce. The court also orders McCartney to pay $70,000 annually in child support for the couple’s 4-year-old daughter, Beatrice. 2006 – Rapper Lumumba ...

  30. Cox Returns To R&B With 'The Promise'

    September 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After last year's foray into jazz with the Dinah Washington tribute album "Destination Moon," Deborah Cox shifts into R&B mode with "The Promise." After last year's foray into jazz with the Dinah Washington tribute ...

  31. Santana, The Doors Reach Tentative Settlement With Wolfgang's Vault

    August 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A tentative settlement has been reached in a two-year-old case involving some classic rock acts against Wolfgang's Vault, which sells memorabilia and streams concert footage online. Sony BMG Music Entertainment, BMG Music, Arista Records, San ...

  32. This Day in Music

    June 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Beyonce launches a nationwide search for an all-female band to accompany her on an upcoming tour in support of her sophomore solo effort, "B'Day." 2006 - Beyonce launches a nationwide search for an all-female band to accompany ...

  33. This Day in Music

    March 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Rapper Lumumba Carson aka Professor X dies in New York at the age of 49. 2006 - Rapper Lumumba Carson aka Professor X dies in New York at the age of 49. 2005 - Prolific singer/songwriter/guitarist Lalo Guerrero, known as the "Father of C ...

  34. Warner Bros. Enlists Wilson In Urban Role

    November 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST Ken Wilson starts today (Nov. 26) as senior VP of urban promotion for Warner Bros. Records. The music industry veteran succeeds Cynthia Johnson, who exited the post earlier this year. Wilson most recently served in a similar position at J Records. ...

  35. Beisler Promoted To Senior VP

    October 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Kevin Beisler has been promoted to senior VP of special programming and publicity for RCA Music Group. Beisler continues to report to Mika El-Baz, senior VP of publicity, on press matters, and Tom Corson, executive VP/GM of RCA Music Group, on spe ...

  36. Hudson Set For 'Sex In The City' Film

    September 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson has joined the cast of "Sex and the City: The Movie," which begins filming next week in New York. Hudson will play the assistant to Sarah Jessica Parker's character, Carri Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson has ...

  37. Paisley, Strait Lead CMA Nominations

    August 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Brad Paisley and George Strait lead the field with five nominations each for the Country Music Association Awards, which take place in November in Nashville. Paisley is up for entertainer, male vocalist, album (for “5th Gear”), single (for "T ...

  38. This Day in Music

    June 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Beyonce launches a nationwide search for an all-female band to accompany her on an upcoming tour in support of her sophomore solo effort, "B'Day." 2006 - Beyonce launches a nationwide search for an all-female band to accompany ...

  39. Corson Upped At RCA Music Group

    May 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Tom Corson has been promoted to executive VP/GM of the entire RCA Music Group. He's upped from executive VP/GM of J/Arista Records, a job he's had for the past three years, and he adds oversight of RCA Records, replacing Richard Sanders, ...

  40. Bay City Rollers Sue Over Unpaid Royalties

    March 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Bay City Rollers, the Scottish pop group that rode the enthusiasm of teenagers to the top of the charts in the 1970s, accused Arista Records in a lawsuit yesterday (March 20) of failing to pay mil The Bay City Rollers, the Scottish pop group tha ...

  41. This Day in Music

    March 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Rapper Lumumba Carson aka Professor X dies in New York at the age of 49. 2006 - Rapper Lumumba Carson aka Professor X dies in New York at the age of 49. 2005 - Prolific singer/songwriter/guitarist Lalo Guerrero, known as the "Father of C ...

  42. Winners' Circle

    March 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT For five seasons, "Idol" has packed the charts with pop tarts, soulful singers and even a country princess. Idol: Kelly Clarkson (Season 1) Winning Song: "Before Your Love" Career Thus Far: Clarkson is the first and easily the ...

  43. Braxton Settles Lawsuit Against Ex-Manager

    February 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Toni Braxton has settled her multimillion-dollar lawsuit against her former personal manager, representatives of both parties said. Toni Braxton has settled her multimillion-dollar lawsuit against her former personal manager, representatives of both ...

  44. Braxton Settles Lawsuit Against Ex-Manager

    February 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Toni Braxton has settled her multimillion-dollar lawsuit against her former personal manager, representatives of both parties said. Under the settlement, the 39-year-old R&B singer is free to pursue new projects following her return of a $375, ...

  45. Motorola's iRadio 'Leaks' Monica Album

    October 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 'The Makings of Me' hits stores Oct. 3. J/Arista Records has begun re-releasing new music exclusively to Motorola's iRadio service, making songs from upcoming albums available before the album drops and before it is serviced to trad ...

  46. The Firm Hires Risher For Label Venture

    July 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Most recently with Arista Records. Most recently with Arista Records. News Arista Records ...

  47. The Firm Hires Rischer For Label Venture

    July 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Most recently with Arista Records. Two weeks after forming its new music company, the Firm has begun adding staffers for the venture. First up is radio promotion and marketing vet Lori Rischer, most recently with Arista Records. Rischer, who repor ...

  48. RCA Music Group Promotes Shay

    July 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Continues with dual A&R/marketing role. Matt Shay has been named VP of A&R/marketing for the RCA Music Group. Shay will report directly to Ashley Newton, executive VP of A&R for RCA Records on A&R matters and Tom Corson executi ...

  49. Biz Vet Charles Levison Dies

    July 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Exec drove Arista Records expansion. Exec drove Arista Records expansion. News Arista Records ...

  50. This Day in Music

    June 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>R&B singer Bobby Brown is sentenced to 75 days in a Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., jail for probation violation stemming from a 1998 drunken driving sentence.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none 2001 - Georg ...

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