1. Executive Turntable: Phil Casey Returns to ICM Partners, Vevo Appoints Stacy Moscatelli, BMG Chrysalis US Acquires Vagrant

    November 20, 2014 8:10 PM EST A list of moves and shakes across the music business, including ICM Partners, Republic Records, Dualtone Music Group and many more. -- Phil Casey returned to ICM Partners as a senior agent in the concerts department, where he began his career in 1 ...

  2. NYU's Stream-Tech Music Conference Teaches, Explains & Tries Not to Ruffle Feathers

    November 07, 2014 9:40 PM EST The participants in the Stream-Tech Music Conference at New York University's downtown Brooklyn campus, which addressed various issues in the music streaming space, remained fairly noncontentious -- at least, until the Q&A session followi ...

  3. Fader Appoints New Editor-In-Chief, Preps Global Expansion Plan

    September 19, 2014 1:52 PM EDT In an increasingly challenging period for music media, with SpinMedia and Myspace among the recent outlets making major slashes in editorial staff, The Fader is doubling down on its investments. On Sept. 19, the company announced former editor Nao ...

  4. Live Nation, Citi, Cornerstone, Warner Bros., Mac Presents, Fishbowl Spirits Execs Discuss Brands at Billboard Touring Conference

    November 15, 2013 1:10 PM EST “Let’s zero in on the best of the best,” said Live Nation president of Alliances Russell Wallach about securing sponsorships for one of his newest, biggest clients, U2. “Let’s understand the artist, let’s understand the universe of potential com ...

  5. Biz Video: Cornerstone's Rob Stone and Jon Cohen Say Fader Festival 'Is Coming Really Soon'

    August 06, 2013 4:49 PM EDT Rob Stone and Jon Cohen, founding partners of music branding agency Cornerstone, have been coming to festivals like Lollapalooza over the years as fans as well as official partners via branded pop-up The Fader Fort, which has been coming to So ...

  6. Malcolm Campbell, Former Spin, Blender & Vice Exec, Joins The Fader

    August 06, 2013 2:36 PM EDT The Fader Inc., today announced the hire of media veteran Malcolm Campbell as VP of business development, a new position. President and Publisher Andy Cohn made the announcement. Campbell brings decades of experience having worked for more tha ...

  7. Solange Signs With Sony For New Label, Phoenix Talk R. Kelly, ‘Very Special’ Fall Tour; More News From DC’s Sweetlife Festival

    May 14, 2013 10:53 AM EDT It’s Saturday, May 11, and Jonathan Neman is gazing out across the lawn of Maryland’s Merriweather Post Pavilion as Solange slinks through a funky early-afternoon set.   It’s a venue he attended countless times as a music fan during his years in ...

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  9. '12-12-12' Concert: Our Favorite Tweets

    December 13, 2012 12:58 AM EST Five-plus hours is a long concert, no matter who's playing. But like many others, we watched the entire thing on multiple screens - from Springsteen to Paulvana. Here's an alternate take on the night, containing our favorite Tweets from ...

  10. Backbeat: Frank Ocean, Bon Iver Play Fader/Vitaminwater's Surprise Uncapped Show at NYC Synagogue

    September 26, 2012 10:15 AM EDT Frank Ocean performed at NYC's Angel Orensanz synagogue on Manhattan's Lower East Side Monday night with Bon Iver as part of the Fader and vitaminwater's Uncapped series. (Photo: Andy Gensler) If the Fader and vitaminwater wanted to ...

  11. VH1's Rick Krim, MTV's Amy Doyle Honored at UJA Luncheon by Pink, Rob Thomas, Judy McGrath, Van Toffler, Many More

    July 13, 2012 3:30 PM EDT (L-R): Clear Channel's John Sykes, VH1 EVP Rick Krim, Universal Republic/Island Def Jam's Barry Weiss, MTV EVP Amy Doyle, and Glassnote founder Daniel Glass. (Photo: Michael Priest) The music business has more than its share of industry- ...

  12. Fader Label Appoints Michael Plen EVP, Tacie Van Liew Marketing Director

    June 12, 2012 8:05 AM EDT Fader Label made an executive level hiring and promoted another staff member to a director position in an effort to continue building the growing label arm of the company, which launched in 2002. Michael Plen was hired as executive vice president, ...

  13. Summer Music Preview: Selling Summer

    May 24, 2012 6:50 PM EDT 0 0 In the film industry, summertime is blockbuster season, with popcorn movies arriving on schedule and raking in millions. But things are less simple in the music industry. Tent-pole albums are usually saved for the fourth quarter. Only three albums rel ...

  14. L.A. Reid, Martin Bandier, Doug Morris, More Honor Cornerstone's Jon Cohen at Syracuse University Event

    May 04, 2012 6:17 AM EDT (L-R): Cornerstone/Fader's Jon Cohen, Martin Bandier, L.A. Reid, and Doug Morris. (Photo: Ben Gabbe) ( Disclosure: The author of this article, Billboard.biz editor Jem Aswad, graduated from Syracuse University and has appeared as a lecturer a ...

  15. Backbeat: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros Perform New Album For Vagrant, KCRW-Filled Crowd

    April 09, 2012 1:22 PM EDT KCRW DJ Liza Richardson, center, was host of a concert performance by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. The newly expanded band comprises, from left, Josh Collazo, Stewart Cole, Aaron Arnz, Seth Ford Young, Mark Noseworthy, Richardson, Alex Eb ...

  16. The Rise of Indie Bands in Advertising

    March 20, 2012 7:00 AM EDT This is going to be big," Todd Porter recalls thinking last September, when the music supervisor at Goodby Silverstein & Partners in San Francisco first heard "We Are Young" by indie pop outfit Fun. "It just had the quality ...

  17. Exclusive: Converse Is New Fader Fort Sponsor at SXSW; Santigold, Zola Jesus to Perform

    February 28, 2012 12:22 PM EST After eleven years as one of the biggest unofficial events at South by Southwest, the Fader Fort is going legit. This year's Fort will be an official SXSW showcase for the first time, and will be named The Fader Fort Presented by Converse to ...

  18. Gorillaz/Andre 3000/LCD's James Murphy's Converse Track: The Story Behind The Song

    February 21, 2012 1:53 PM EST In the most high-profile offering of its "3 Artists. 1 Song" campaign to date, Converse Inc. announced on Feb. 9 that Gorillaz, LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy and OutKast rapper Andre 300 had teamed up to record an original song f ...

  19. Gorillaz/James Murphy/Andre 3000's Converse Track: The Story Behind The Song

    February 21, 2012 1:30 PM EST 0 0 0 In the most high-profile offering of its "3 Artists. 1 Song" campaign to date, Converse Inc. announced on Feb. 9 that Gorillaz , LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy and OutKast rapper Andre 3000 had teamed up to record an original song f ...

  20. Matt & Kim Crowd-Surf Toward Stardom

    October 22, 2010 2:59 PM EDT 0 0 0 The strategy that the Fader label is using with Brooklyn indie-pop duo Matt & Kim can almost be summed up by glancing at two pictures in label president Jon Cohen's office. The first is of Bruce Springsteen , obviously now considered one of ...

  21. Hold Steady Seeks To Break Out Of The Brooklyn Rock Box

    April 30, 2010 3:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 Craig Finn of the Hold Steady says that one way he knows his Brooklyn-based band has reached a certain level of success is that when it plays smaller markets - as it did during an early-April trek that included stops in Rochester and Syracuse, N.Y., ...

  22. Touring Confab Spotlights Artist Development Challenges

    November 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST The opening panel at the 6th annual Billboard Touring Conference and Awards, which runs Nov. 4-5 in New York, spotlighted one of the music industry's largest challenges: artist development. Panelists noted that concert ticket discounting, and ...

  23. Vagrant To Shift From TVT To Universal

    August 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Distribution of L.A.-based Vagrant Records will move to Universal in January 2005 after its current P&D deal with TVT Records runs out, Vagrant partners Rich Egan and Jon Cohen tell Billboard.biz. Distribution of L.A.-based Vagrant Records ...

  24. Vagrant To Shift From TVT To Universal

    August 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Distribution of L.A.-based Vagrant Records will move to Universal in January 2005 after its current P&D deal with TVT Records runs out, Vagrant partners Rich Egan and Jon Cohen tell Billboard.biz. Distribution of L.A.-based Vagrant Records ...