1. From Spacehog to Spotify: 7 Rockers Turned Music Execs

    June 22, 2015 4:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Long before the T&E reports, mileage upgrades and calendar invites, many a music exec played in bands, made poor hair choices and dreamt of someday making it. Slogging across interstates, camping on floors and finding little in the way of major ...

  2. Capitol Swoops In For Barnett

    October 15, 2012 9:18 AM EDT Columbia executive latest big move as Universal reworks EMI. The pending appointment of Columbia Records president Steve Barnett to run Capitol Records should go a long way in proving Universal Music Group (UMG) chairman/CEO Lucian Grainge is co ...

  3. From This Week's Billboard: Steve Barnett and Capitol: What's Next?

    October 12, 2012 3:39 PM EDT Below is the Up Front story "Capitol Swoops In For Barnett" -- a look at the executive carousel resulting from Universal's purchase of EMI -- from this week's edition of Billboard Magazine, which also contains our cover story o ...

  4. Backbeat: Susan Justice @ Hollywood's Hotel Cafe

    January 17, 2012 10:20 AM EST Capitol introduced singer/songwriter/guitarist Susan Justice to an intimate gathering of media tastemakers at Hollywood's Hotel Café (Jan. 10). Singing several selections from her March 27 Kite Records/Capitol debut, "Eat Dirt," Jus ...

  5. Jane's Addiction Go For 'Something Great' on Long-Awaited New Album

    September 30, 2011 3:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 On Sept. 22, Perry Farrell, the iconic frontman of Los Angeles alt-rock band Jane's Addiction , stood onstage pushing the counterculture before a crowd of Silicon Valley insiders. "I still believe in human communication -- none of this Fac ...

  6. Ryan Adams Mellows Out: 'I'm Not the Guy I Was'

    September 23, 2011 7:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 The prolific singer-songwriter talks "Ashes & Fire," hyped as his best solo album in years. "How does he function? How long have you got?!" Legendary producer Glyn Johns, his Surrey accent flaring, is asking, rhetorically, ab ...

  7. Don Was Named Chief Creative Officer of Blue Note Records

    August 09, 2011 8:00 AM EDT Musician, songwriter and Grammy Award-winning producer Don Was has been named Chief Creative Officer of EMI's Blue Note Records label, the label announced today. Was, who has produced records for artists including Bob Dylan, Iggy Pop, Ziggy M ...

  8. IRS Records to be Relaunched by EMI, Crush Management

    June 15, 2011 2:10 PM EDT EMI, Crush Management Relaunching IRS Records Nearly fifteen years after I.R.S. Records closed its doors, the once-iconic label is being re-launched by EMI Music North America and New York-based company Crush Management. The new arrangement comes ...

  9. Downtown's Michael Howe Takes Senior A&R Post At Capitol-Virgin

    December 06, 2010 12:00 AM EST 0 0 Dan McCarroll, the recently installed President of Capitol & Virgin, announced a key hiring in the company's talent team on Monday. Michael Howe will join the EMI-owned label as Vice President A&R, based out of its west coast headquarters ...

  10. EMI Music Pub Promotes Platt, McCarroll

    October 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Publishing has promoted Big Jon Platt to president, West Coast creative, and Dan McCarroll to executive VP, East Coast creative, Billboard.biz has learned. Chairman/CEO Roger Faxon is expected to make the announcement on Wednesday. Platt ...

  11. EMI Music Pub Ups McCarroll

    April 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Publishing has promoted Dan McCarroll to senior VP and head of the east coast creative department. He was previously VP of the west coast office. McCarroll, who has already relocated from Los Angeles to New York City, will be responsible ...

  12. EMI Music Pub Names Creative VP

    August 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Dan McCarroll promoted from senior director. EMI Music Publishing has promoted Dan McCarroll to VP of creative, West Coast. He was previously senior director of creative. During his three years with EMI, McCarroll has signed such songwriter/artist ...

  13. Old 97s' Miller Looks To Ex-Grays For Solo Debut

    February 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Old 97s frontman Rhett Miller is recording tracks in Los Angeles for his solo debut, with former Grays principal Jon Brion producing and that group's drummer, Dan McCarroll, lending a hand on some tra Old 97s frontman Rhett Miller is recording ...