1. Moodswing Management & Crush Music Announce Joint Venture

    November 05, 2014 6:46 PM EST Moodswing Management and Crush Music, two New York City management and booking companies, have joined forces to build the next generation of electronic music artists. Johnny Maroney , 36, who founded Moodswing in 2008 as an independent booking a ...

  2. Are Brands Music’s New Bank? Lars Ulrich and Top Execs on the $1.3 Billion Up for Grabs

    September 26, 2014 11:00 AM EDT Six visionaries talk about what's working, what's not, why a Coke Zero concert in Antarctica makes sense and how the industry can catch up to sports' $12 billion gold mine. The day after he joins Billboard in New York for a discussi ...

  3. Changing Roles of Managers & Labels Explored At Billboard Touring Conference

    November 14, 2013 12:26 AM EST While over the last decade power may have shifted from the record labels to artist managers, who are also being forced to assume more of the label tasks, the record labels still have an important role to play in developing new talent. That was o ...

  4. Train Tries To Follow A Massive Hit - Again - on 'California 37'

    April 06, 2012 3:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 In 2009, the members of Train thought the band might have run out of road. Its third album, "For Me, It's You," released by Columbia in 2006, had failed to live up to expectations. Its breakout, multiplatinum debut, "Drops of Jup ...

  5. Sia Explodes on Hot 100, While Stepping Back From Fame

    March 17, 2012 6:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 When Crush Management's Jonathan Daniel first met Sia Furler in 2010, the Australian singer/songwriter was not in a good place. Recently diagnosed with Graves' disease (an autoimmune disorder stemming from a hyperactive thyroid that leads ...

  6. Radio Executive Brett Greenberg Joins Crush Management

    October 17, 2011 8:10 PM EDT Longtime label radio executive Brett Greenberg has joined Crush Management as vice president, radio promotions, the company has announced. Greenberg previously held positions at Capitol, Epic and Victory Records and was brought in by founders Jona ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 'American Idol' Judge Job Poses Risks and Opportunities

    August 06, 2010 3:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 G oodbye , Simon Cowell. Goodbye , Ellen DeGeneres. Hello, Judge to Be Named Later. Amid the past week's flurry of rumors about who would fill the two vacant judge slots on "American Idol" -- Jennifer Lopez , Steven Tyler , Harry Conn ...

  9. Inside Coca-Cola's Music-Powered Campaign

    June 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT "From our perspective, it was a logical choice to inspire people through music," said Coca-Cola Global Music Marketing Manager Umut Özaydinli in the beginning of a case study on Coca-Cola's "Open Happiness" campaign at the ...