1. New Music Seminar 2013: Beggars Group, Dualtone and More on the State of the Indie

    June 12, 2013 1:59 PM EDT Heads of prominent independent record labels, including Mom+Pop, Downtown, Dualtone and the Beggars Group, met to discuss the future of the indie sector Tuesday at the New Music Seminar in New York.   The discussion began with prospects for digi ...

  2. Downtown Music Taking 2013 Music Fest National With Earl Sweatshirt, Black Hippy, Purity Ring

    March 28, 2013 1:34 PM EDT Downtown Events, the live arm of the Downtown Music family of companies -- which include Downtown Records, RCRDLBL.com, Downtown Music Services and Downtown Music Publishing (which recently acquired the catalogs of Yoko Ono and John Lennon) -- t ...

  3. Downtown Music’s Josh Deutsch Talks ‘Harlem Shake’ Success, Future Business Plans at SXSW

    March 13, 2013 9:00 PM EDT Earlier this year, Downtown Music -- which comprises Downtown Records, Downtown Publishing and other businesses -- announced that it was selling its records division to founders Josh Deutsch and Terence Lam, who would run the business independen ...

  4. Downtown Sells Label to Cofounders, Focuses on Publishing

    January 24, 2013 5:34 PM EST Downtown Music LLC, the privately held parent company of Downtown Records and Downtown Music Publishing, today announced the sale of its recorded music business to cofounders Josh Deutsch and Terence Lam. According to a statement, the move, effect ...

  5. 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- ...

  6. Andrew Bergman Named COO, Downtown Music

    July 09, 2012 3:36 PM EDT Downtown Music LLC has named Andrew Bergman to the role of chief operating officer, chairman/CEO Josh Deutsch announced Monday (July 9). Bergman was promoted from his position as executive vice president and general counsel. Bergman had served as ...

  7. The Changing Role of A&R and 'The Dark Arts of Record Making' at New Music Seminar

    June 21, 2012 6:30 AM EDT (L-R): Moderator Ron Fair; Avery Lipman (Universal Republic); Steve Greenberg (S-Curve); Darius Van Arman (Jagjaguwar/Dead Oceans/Secretly Canadian); Josh Deutsch (Downtown); Peter Edge (RCA); Craig Kallman (Atlantic); and Monte Lipman (Universal ...

  8. Scissor Sisters Stay Cutting Edge on 'Night Work'

    June 04, 2010 3:49 PM EDT 0 0 0 In Europe, the Scissor Sisters are full-fledged pop stars, with No. 1 albums and sold-out tours. But in the United States, the brassy and bold five-piece hasn't managed to break through. The Sisters' 2004 self-titled debut album spent 113 ...

  9. Major Lazer

    July 14, 2009 6:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Super-groups come in many shapes and sizes, but Major Lazer -- the all-star duo comprised of Grammy-nominated producers Diplo and Switch -- has taken it to a new dimension. More precisely, the second dimension. The face of Major Lazer is a cartoon c ...

  10. Brett Dennen Anxious For 'More' On New Album

    September 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Having already established himself as a touring artist to watch, Brett Dennen is hoping to take his recorded-music career to the next level with the Oct. 21 release of "Hope for the Hopeless" (Dualton Having already established himself as ...

  11. Downtown Links With Fontana, Interscope

    September 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Downtown Records has inked an exclusive distribution deal with Fontana and has also entered a strategic relationship with Interscope Records, Billboard has learned. Downtown Records has inked an exclusive distribution deal with Fontana and has also ...

  12. Downtown Links With Fontana, Interscope

    September 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Downtown Records has inked an exclusive distribution deal with Fontana and has also entered a strategic relationship with Interscope Records, Billboard has learned. Under the agreement, Interscope will provide strategic marketing and promotion for ...

  13. Mos Def Working With Kanye On Downtown Debut

    November 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Freshly signed to Downtown Recordings, rapper Mos Def is in the studio working on a new album. Freshly signed to Downtown Recordings, rapper Mos Def is in the studio working on a new album. According to Downtown head Josh Deutsch, Kanye West will pr ...

  14. Downtown Records, Engadget Cofounder Launch Digital Label

    November 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST As expected , RCRD LBL, a joint venture between indie label Downtown Records and Gizmodo and Endgadget founder Peter Rojas, launched November 15. The site, which gives away mp3s by artists affiliated with RCRD LBL, is supported by advertiser dolla ...

  15. Valentine Mixes It Up For Her Debut

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. In an industry saturated with young, beautiful, talented female artists, Brooke Valentine knows that she has to come out swinging. This makes the 19-year-old's first single, "Girlfight," ...

  16. Alana Davis Looks Inside For 'Fortune'

    October 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 On the eve of the release of her sophomore album, "Fortune Cookies" (Elektra, due Oct. 30), singer/songwriter and native New Yorker Alana Davis can't hide her anxiety. In the four years since the rele On the eve of the release of her ...