1. Backbeat: City Of Hope Honors CAA’s Rob Light

    September 20, 2013 11:24 AM EDT “A giant cocktail party.” That’s how some folks described the City of Hope’s Spirit of Life Gala honoring Creative Artists Agency’s head of music and managing partner Rob Light. (L-R) TV personality Randy Jackson, attorney Lee Phillips, and musi ...

  2. Universal Music-EMI Merger: UMG Struck Gold With PolyGram in the 1990s, Can They Do It Again?

    September 21, 2012 5:45 PM EDT Now that the Universal Music Group has approval to complete its acquisition of EMI's recorded music operation , it will hit the ground running to integrate the two companies, insiders say. The Universal Music Group already presided over a hig ...

  3. Exclusive: Universal Opens Door for Robert Plant and Artists Den

    May 30, 2012 6:40 PM EDT Universal Music Group has signed a worldwide distribution deal with Artists Den to release the public television show's episode featuring Robert Plant and the Band of Joy. It is the first time UMG and the show have worked together and Univers ...

  4. Alice Cooper Sticks With the Hits at 'Nightmare' Release Bash

    September 16, 2011 1:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 "We're a bar band tonight," Alice Cooper declared from the small stage of the Whisky A Go-Go Thursday where the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer was celebrating the release this week of his "Welcome 2 My Nightmare." Flanked by gu ...

  5. Jerry Lee Lewis Enlists Legendary Friends for New Album

    August 31, 2010 4:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 J erry Lee Lewis wants to make one thing clear: The title of his new album, "Mean Old Man," isn't a reference to the Killer himself. "No, it has nothing to do with me whatsoever," the 74-year-old rock'n'roll legend ...

  6. Katharine McPhee Signs With Verve

    January 27, 2009 10:44 AM EST 0 0 0 Former "American Idol" star Katharine McPhee has signed a new deal with Verve, Billboard.com can reveal. The artist is recording her label debut, due before the end of the year. McPhee released a lone self-titled album for RCA in late 2006 ...

  7. Billboard Q&A: UME/Verve Music Group President/CEO Bruce Resnikoff

    March 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT His Verve group boasts four albums on the Billboard 200, and is fresh off Herbie Hancock's Grammy win. It's not been a bad run for Bruce Resnikoff. Last month, Herbie Hancock's "The Joni Letters," released in fall 2007 on ...

  8. Goldstein Exits Verve

    December 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Verve Music Group president/CEO Ron Goldstein exited the company Dec. 6. He is being replaced by Bruce Resnikoff, president of Universal Music Enterprises, who will now oversee both companies. Although managed by Resnikoff, the Verve Music Group w ...

  9. UME Names Davis Exec VP/GM

    April 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Most recently held exec position at UMVD. Mike Davis has been named executive VP/GM of Universal Music Enterprises (UME) by UME president Bruce Resnikoff. Based at the company’s Los Angeles headquarters, Davis reports directly to Resnikoff. Most r ...

  10. UMG Delves Deeper Into Direct Response Mktg

    September 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group is launching a joint venture with music direct-response pioneer Ira Pittelman that will bring the major into the infomercial business. The initial project from the new venture, d Universal Music Group is launching a joint ven ...

  11. Universal Forms Digital-Only Label

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Enterprises, the catalog and special-products division of Universal Music Group, this week is launching a label venture that exclusively distributes its product through digital distrib Universal Music Enterprises, the catalog and s ...

  12. Hot Product

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Tears For Fears 'Happy' Together The return of British new wave duo Tears for Fears also marks the launch of Universal Music Enterprises imprint New Door Records. The label will this week release the act's first album in 15 years, &qu ...

  13. Universal Bows Label For Catalog Acts

    September 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Enterprises has launched New Door Records, an imprint that will serve to cross-promote new material by artists with existing UME catalog. Universal Music Enterprises has launched New Door Records, an imprint that will serve to cros ...

  14. UMG, eBay Link For Online Store

    October 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Signed guitars and handwritten lyrics by Bon Jovi, front-row tickets to Jay-Z's upcoming Madison Square Garden show and a personal drum lesson with Nickelback drummer Ryan Vikedal are among the items Signed guitars and handwritten lyrics by Bon ...