1. Neil Portnow Honored By Clive Davis, Randy Philips, Martin Bandier, Kevin Lyman, Others

    December 10, 2012 9:10 AM EST The following video interview with Neil Portnow, CEO and president of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, is from the latest edition of Billboard magazine. In addition to a special feature package on Portnow, who is celebrating ...

  2. Exclusive: Billy Joel Signs Global Publishing Deal With Rondor and Universal

    August 30, 2012 7:00 AM EDT Front row (L-R): Zach Horowitz, Chairman & CEO, UMPG Worldwide; Billy Joel; Lance Freed, President of Rondor Music. Back row (L-R): Michael J. Sammis, EVP Operations and CFO Worldwide, UMPG; Don Ienner, Consultant; Todd Kamelhar, Gelfand, Renn ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Former Sony Chief's Startup Launches Social Content Player

    March 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT IMHO, the early-stage company led by Don Ienner, unveiled a new social media-based content player on Wednesday. Ienner is the former chairman and CEO of Sony Music Label Group and Columbia Records. He is also a board member of OurStage. The player ...

  5. Billboard Extended Q&A, Part 2: Don Ienner

    January 15, 2009 12:00 AM EST Don Ienner, IMO president/owner and the former Sony Music chief, recently sat down with Billboard for his first extensive, on-the-record talk in more than a decade. In this second part of the two-part interview ( first part is here ), Ienner and b ...

  6. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Celine Dion, Taylor Hicks, ageism and more! IT'S ALL COMING BACK TO US NOW Hello Fred, You must get quite frustrated with so many questions about the divas: Janet [Jackson], Whitney [Houston], Mariah [Carey] and Mad ...

  7. Star-Packed Jerry Lee Lewis CD Back On Track

    August 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After five years and four different record labels, Jerry Lee Lewis' "Last Man Standing" will arrive Sept. 26 on Jeff Ayeroff's Artists First label. After five years and four different record labels, Jerry Lee Lewis' "La ...

  8. The Beat

    June 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Now what? A week after the sudden departures of Sony Music Label Group's Don Ienner and Michele Anthony, people are wondering what shape the new Sony will take. Read Melinda Newman's column. Now what? A week after the sudden departures o ...

  9. The Beat

    June 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Now what? A week after the sudden departures of Sony Music Label Group's Don Ienner and Michele Anthony, people are wondering what shape the new Sony will take. Read Melinda Newman's column. Now what? A week after the sudden departures o ...

  10. Ienner, Anthony Exit Sony BMG

    June 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The apparent power struggle between new Sony BMG Music Entertainment CEO Rolf Schmidt-Holtz and Sony Music’s two highest ranking creative executives has reached its breaking point. Don Ienner, the S The apparent power struggle between new Sony BMG ...

  11. More Stripes For Sony's Ienner

    March 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sony Music Label Group U.S. head Don Ienner is adding the title of chairman to his role as CEO. The promotion is one of the first key staffing moves from newly installed Sony BMG Music Entertainment c Sony Music Label Group U.S. head Don Ienner is ...

  12. Solo Stars Dream On

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 A golden dream shines on for the three solo stars of Destiny's Child, with film and music plans on the horizon. A gold record. That was the one goal a young female group from Houston hoped to achieve after signing with Columbia Records in 1997. ...

  13. Anthony, Barnett, Walk Take New SMLG Roles

    December 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sony Music Label Group U.S. has a new executive structure in place, effective immediately. Michele Anthony has been named president of SMLG, in addition to continuing her role as COO of the group and Sony Music Label Group U.S. has a new executive ...

  14. N.Y. Subpoenas Sony BMG Execs In Radio Probe

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music Label Group U.S. president/CEO Don Ienner and at least a dozen other Sony BMG executives received subpoenas in recent weeks in New York's ongoing probe into radio promotion activities, sour NEW YORK -- Sony Music Label Group U.S. p ...

  15. N.Y. Subpoenas Sony BMG Execs In Radio Probe

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music Label Group U.S. president/CEO Don Ienner and at least a dozen other Sony BMG executives received subpoenas in recent weeks in New York's ongoing probe into radio promotion activities, sour Sony Music Label Group U.S. president/CEO ...

  16. N.Y. Subpoenas Sony BMG Execs In Radio Probe

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sources confirm Ienner among those to be questioned. Sony Music Label Group U.S. president/CEO Don Ienner and at least a dozen other Sony BMG executives received subpoenas in recent weeks in New York’s ongoing probe into radio promotion activities ...

  17. Columbia Adds Exec Power

    February 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Columbia Records aims to build upon its A&R might with the addition of Steve Greenberg, who has been named president of the label. He started Jan. 26. LOS ANGELES -- Columbia Records aims to build upon its A&R might with the addition o ...

  18. Botwin Signs On As Columbia Chairman

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Greenberg appointment imminent. As expected, Will Botwin has been named chairman of Columbia Records Group. He had served as president since 2002. In his new capacity, he will determine the overall direction of the group and will continue to repor ...

  19. Naftaly Joins Sony As Senior VP

    December 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Keith Naftaly has been named senior VP of A&R for Sony Music Label Group U.S. He will maintain offices in New York and Los Angeles and will report to Sony Music president/CEO Don Ienner. Keith Naftaly has been named senior VP of A&R fo ...

  20. Sources: Barnett To Be Epic Prez

    October 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Look for Steve Barnett to be named president of Epic Records Group. Sources say Barnett -- currently Epic executive VP/GM -- will report to Sony Music Label Group U.S. president/CEO Don Ienner. Look for Steve Barnett to be named president of Epic ...

  21. Case Analysis: Compulsory Mechanical License And Distribution Contract Terms

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT An indie label's lawsuit against its distributor, Artemis Records, and competitor Sony Music Entertainment was thrown out of federal court Sept. 20 because the label didn't follow the Copyright Act's An indie label's lawsuit ag ...

  22. Ienner CEO, Sony Music Label Group, U.S.

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Add CEO to Don Ienner's list of titles as the boss of recorded music at Sony Music in the United States. Ienner has assumed the chief executive designation in addition to his existing title of preside Ienner CEO, Sony Music Label Group, U.S. ...

  23. Michele Anthony Adds COO Stripes

    September 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Michele Anthony has added the new title of COO, Sony Music Label Group U.S., to her existing role as executive VP of Sony BMG Music Entertainment. Michele Anthony has added the new title of COO, Sony Music Label Group U.S., to her existing role as ...

  24. Don Ienner Earns CEO Stripes

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Add CEO to Don Ienner's list of titles as the boss of recorded music at Sony Music in the United States. Ienner has assumed the chief executive designation in addition to his existing title of preside Add CEO to Don Ienner's list of titl ...

  25. Billboard Bits: Marx, Fela Kuti, Wainwright

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Richard Marx, Fela Kuti, Wainwright In addition to a new album due Aug. 10 on Manhattan/EMI and continuing to write and produce for a number of artists, Richard Marx is now working with Sony to develop acts. First up is new Columbia act Vall ...

  26. Richard Griffiths Setting Up Sony Imprint In U.K.

    March 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Industry veteran Richard Griffiths is preparing to launch an imprint through Sony in the United Kingdom. He is also consulting on an A&R basis for Sony Music U.S. president Don Ienner. Industry veteran Richard Griffiths is preparing to lau ...

  27. Sony Ups Ellis To Urban GM

    March 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony Music's Lisa Ellis has been promoted to the new position of GM of Sony Urban Music. Based in New York, Ellis reports to Sony Music U.S. president Don Ienner. Sony Music's Lisa Ellis has been promoted to the new position of GM of Son ...

  28. Raveonettes Relish Major Label Jump

    March 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Denmark's the Raveonettes record all their songs in one key, limit themselves to three chords, and impose a strict time limit on each song of less than 180 seconds. The end result is a campy monste ...

  29. Online Leaks Force System Of A Down's Hand

    December 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. System of a Down had not planned on releasing an album this winter. As far as the group is concerned, there is only one reason for the release of "Steal This Album." "If these songs were ...

  30. Friends, Family Mourn Layne Staley

    April 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The surviving members of Alice In Chains have broken their silence on the passing of lead singer Layne Staley, who was found dead in his Seattle apartment this weekend with heroin-injection parapherna The surviving members of Alice In Chains have br ...

  31. Still Rock'n'Roll To Billy Joel?

    September 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Billy Joel hesitates to describe his first post-pop recording, "Fantasies & Delusions: Music for Solo Piano" (due Oct. 2 from Columbia/Sony Classical), as a traditional classical music effort. Whi Billy Joel hesitates to describe his f ...

  32. Maxwell Tries Living In The 'Now'

    August 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Maxwell is living in the moment. The self-described "perfectionist" reveals that he is learning to stop worrying about the future and trying to enjoy more of the present. That attitude is reflected in Maxwell is living in the moment. The s ...

  33. Fans Find Jessica Simpson 'Irresistible'

    June 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 When Jessica Simpson recorded her first album, 1999's "Sweet Kisses," she was just 17 years old. Now, knocking on the door of 21, the singer explains that there have been a few changes. "When you're When Jessica Simpson reco ...

  34. Destiny's Child Cast As 'Survivor'

    May 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With a red-hot lead single climbing the charts stateside as well as topping them abroad, the women of Destiny's Child are ready to drop their third Columbia effort, "Survivor," worldwide today (May 1) With a red-hot lead single climbi ...