1. Revolt Music Conference Announces First Speakers, Including L.A. Reid, Russell Simmons (Exclusive)

    July 16, 2014 12:00 AM EDT Sean Combs' upcoming Revolt Music Conference just got some added star power. ‎CEO of All Def Digital and co-founder of Def Jam Russell Simmons will be making a a keynote speech, with appearances from many more of the industry's most nota ...

  2. Heads of RCA, Republic, Atlantic, More Talk Regrets, Data vs. Heart, Austin Mahone Syndrome at New Music Seminar

    June 11, 2014 11:10 AM EDT “You would be amazed by how many people at some very high levels who are managing some very good acts who really don’t know shit," said president and COO of RCA Records Tom Corson Monday at a freewheeling New Music Seminar panel entitled “Lab ...

  3. How An Unsigned Unknown Won Over Clear Channel

    April 28, 2014 2:05 PM EDT Katy Tiz leapfrogs onto the charts after becoming the first unsigned act named to the radio giant's new-artist initiative. This article was first published in the May 3rd issue of Billboard Magazine . Just one year ago, British pop singer Katy ...

  4. Atlantic Records Group Ups Kevin Weaver To President, Film & TV

    April 28, 2014 8:00 AM EDT Kevin Weaver has been promoted to president of film and television for the Atlantic Records Group. He will also retain his current title of executive VP of Atlantic Records Group, a post he has held since 2009. Weaver oversees the creation and pla ...

  5. Eminem, Dr. Dre, Diddy Headline 'Live Playlist' At Beats Music's Over-Capacity Launch Party

    January 25, 2014 4:42 AM EST 0 0 0 Beats Music welcomed its new streaming service with a splashy launch concert at the Belasco Theatre where guests like Eminem, Diddy, Mase, Busta Rhymes, Nas, Ice Cube, Bone Thugz N Harmony and Beats co-founder Dr. Dre himself all played their hits a ...

  6. Julie Greenwald, Billboard's Women In Music Top Honoree, Interviewed on the Red Carpet (Video)

    December 12, 2013 1:40 PM EST Atlantic Records Group chairman/COO Julie Greenwald took a few minutes to chat with Billboard on the red carpet at Billboard's 2013 Women In Music event, where she was the top honoree. Among the topics discussed here are this year's tren ...

  7. P!nk, Janelle Monae, Julie Greenwald Honored at Billboard Women in Music Event

    December 10, 2013 5:26 PM EST "I remember when I won Female Rock Vocal for Grammys for ‘Trouble,’ I think it was 10 years ago,” P!nk recalled from the stage at Billboard’s Women In Music luncheon Tuesday, accepting the award for Woman of the Year. “And the very next day, ...

  8. P!nk, Janelle Monáe Honored at Billboard's Women in Music Event

    December 10, 2013 4:56 PM EST "I remember when I won the Female Rock Vocal Grammy for 'Trouble,' I think it was 10 years ago," P!nk recalled from the stage at Billboard's Women In Music luncheon Tuesday, accepting the award for Woman of the Year. &q ...

  9. Julie Greenwald, Atlantic Records Chairman, COO, Tops Billboard’s 2013 Women In Music List

    December 06, 2013 10:59 AM EST Billboard announced today that for a fourth consecutive year, Julie Greenwald, Chairman and COO of Atlantic Records Group, has topped its Women in Music list. Kathy Willard, Executive Vice President and CFO of Live Nation Entertainment, and Jody G ...

  10. Q4 Label Special: Atlantic's Julie Greenwald and Craig Kallman on Navigating 'the Xmas Bum-Rush' (Q&A)

    October 23, 2013 1:30 PM EDT TOP RELEASES, YTD Bruno Mars, "Unorthodox Jukebox" 2.1M TEA, 1.2M copies No. 1, 44 weeks fun., "Some Nights" 903,000 TEA, 572,000 copies No. 3, 86 weeks BIG Q4 RELEASES James Blunt, "Moon Landing" Release date: 11/5 ...

  11. David Saslow Named GM of Atlantic Records

    February 20, 2013 11:49 AM EST David Saslow, Atlantic Records' SVP of video content, production and promotion since 2007, has been bumped up to the position of general manager of the label, Billboard.biz has learned. In an email to Atlantic employees, Julie Greenwald (ch ...

  12. Exclusive: Rob Wiesenthal Out at Sony/ATV, Heading to Warner Music

    December 20, 2012 10:38 AM EST Rob Wiesenthal, President of Sony/ATV's international business, is leaving the world's no.1 music publisher to join Len Blavatnik's Warner Music Group as chief operating officer/corporate, WMG said on Thursday. Wiesenthal, a Sony Co ...

  13. Ed Sheeran: The Breakout Star of 2013?

    December 18, 2012 1:40 PM EST 0 0 0 How the singer-songwriter positioned himself to have a massive year. Justin Bieber may have been the headliner at the annual Z100 Jingle Ball at Madison Square Garden Dec. 7, but the night secretly belonged to Ed Sheeran . Not only did the English f ...

  14. Video: Julie Greenwald, Jody Gerson, Kathy Willard at Billboard's Women In Music

    December 07, 2012 8:00 AM EST The top three of Billboard's 2012 Women in Music honorees stopped to talk to Billboard on the red carpet at last week's Women in Music event in Manhattan. Atlantic Records co-chairman/COO Julie Greenwald, Sony/ATV co-president Jody Gerso ...

  15. Hunter Hayes 'Blown Away' By Best New Artist Grammy Nod

    December 06, 2012 6:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Hunter Hayes was just hoping to nail his duties as a performing presenter at the Grammy Nominations Concert on Wednesday. The 21-year-old Atlantic Nashville singer couldn't have expected to end the night a three-time nominee on top of singing t ...

  16. Backbeat: Julie Greenwald, Kathy Willard, Julie Swidler, Many More at Billboard's Women in Music Ceremony

    December 03, 2012 4:28 PM EST All Together Now: Billboard's 2012 Women In Music honorees, present at the ceremony on Friday (Photo: Arnold Turner) Billboard's annual Women in Music ceremony draws an incredible crowd every year, and as you can see from the photos belo ...

  17. Backbeat: Marsha Vlasic, Marcie Allen, Jody Gerson, Julie Pilat, Many More at Billboard's Women in Music Ceremony

    November 30, 2012 10:39 PM EST Nearly all of Billboard's Women in Music honorees take the stage during Friday's ceremony with editorial director Bill Werde kneeling, center (Photo: Michael Seto) Billboard's annual Women in Music ceremony draws an incredible crowd ...

  18. Katy Perry, Carly Rae Jepsen Speak About Success, Empowerment at Billboard Women in Music Ceremony

    November 30, 2012 6:30 PM EST Katy Perry being interviewed by Jon Stewart at Billboard's Women in Music ceremony (photo: Michael Seto) "I am not a feminist, but I do believe in the strength of women," Katy Perry said Friday during her "Woman of the Year&quo ...

  19. Katy Perry, Carly Rae Jepsen Honored at Billboard's Women in Music Event

    November 30, 2012 6:25 PM EST 0 0 0 "I am not a feminist, but I do believe in the strength of women," Katy Perry said Friday during her "Woman of the Year" acceptance speech at Billboard's Women In Music 2012 luncheon. "I don't really like to call my ...

  20. 2012 Billboard Women In Music Index

    November 30, 2012 7:39 AM EST . Julie Greenwald Atlantic Records 2. Jody Gerson Sony/ATV Music Publishing 3. Kathy Willard Live Nation Entertainment 4. Julie Swidler Sony Music Entertainment 5. Debra Rathwell AEG Live 6. Lia Vollack Sony Pictures Entertainment 7. Melissa Lonn ...

  21. Exclusive: Mike Easterlin Named GM of Roadrunner

    November 15, 2012 1:20 PM EST Mike Easterlin, head of promotion at Roadrunner Records, has ascended to GM, filling the void created by the departure of label president Jonas Nachsin , which was announced yesterday. Earlier this month, Easterlin received another promotion when ...

  22. Updated: Jonas Nachsin Stepping Down as Roadrunner President

    November 14, 2012 11:57 AM EST In a surprise move, after more than 20 years at Roadrunner and 12 as president, Jonas Nachsin is stepping down from that post. At press time, there was no word on who will replace him, but a source told Billboard.biz that new leadership will be an ...

  23. Kid Rock: The Billboard Cover Story

    November 12, 2012 12:25 PM EST 0 0 0 Long a holdout from iTunes, the Cowboy is finally taking a bite of the Apple with his new album, "Rebel Soul." "I've always said that there was going to be a day that we were on iTunes." It's Halloween, and Kid Rock is ...

  24. Backbeat: Jay-Z, Lyor Cohen, Julie Greenwald, Island Def Jam Execs at Barclays Center's 40/40 Club Launch

    September 28, 2012 2:29 PM EDT Jay-Z arrives at the grand opening of the 40/40 Club inside the brand new Barclays Center in Brooklyn Thursday night. (Photo: Dan Rys) Walking up to the calm, subdued exterior of the Barclays Center last night (Sept. 27), it was hard not to imagin ...

  25. Lyor Cohen, Post Warner Music: Who Will Replace Him, and What's His Next Move?

    September 24, 2012 9:57 PM EDT Lyor Cohen's imminent departure from Warner Music Group sent a tremor through the music industry on Monday and sparked speculation on the inevitable management shuffle around the industry to replace the colorful hard-nosed executive. Cohen, r ...

  26. Return of the Matchbox Men

    August 24, 2012 8:00 AM EDT It's been a decade since Matchbox 20's last studio album and five years since its last tour. "It's almost like Rip Van Winkle," Rob Thomas says. "But we just want to do what comes naturally." To understand Matchb ...

  27. Backbeat: Matchbox Twenty's 'North' Draws Martin Bandier, Julie Greenwald, Kiefer Sutherland To Penthouse Listening Party

    July 17, 2012 9:00 AM EDT From left: Atlantic Chairman/COO Julie Greenwald, Matchbox Twenty's Rob Thomas, producer Matt Serletic, Matchbox Twenty's Paul Doucette, half of Billboard Senior Correspondent Andrew Hampp's face. (Photo: Meghan Benson) Clearly, the ...

  28. 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- ...

  29. Meet EDM's Power Trio: Atlantic's Craig Kallman, Astralwerks' Glenn Mendlinger, Interscope's Dave Rene

    May 15, 2012 7:25 AM EDT For more than a decade, electronic dance music has been an indie label's business. In the mid- to late '90s, when acts like Fatboy Slim, the Chemical Brothers and Prodigy surged, the majors launched or acquired imprints: Warner had F-111 ...

  30. Jason Mraz Is Focusing on Green Issues With New Album

    April 14, 2012 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 How do you follow up the longest-running Billboard Hot 100 hit ever? For Jason Mraz , the answer is try and save the world. After "I'm Yours" lit up the Hot 100 with its easygoing ukulele licks and unapologetic optimism for a record 7 ...

  31. UJA-Federation of New York To Honor Amy Doyle of MTV, Rick Krim of VH1

    March 07, 2012 6:37 PM EST Amy Doyle and Rick Krim at the UJA-Federation breakfast (Photo: Michael Priest Photography) The UJA-Federation of New York gathered together some of the music industry's top executives earlier today (March 7) for a breakfast to celebrate the ...

  32. Backbeat: Estelle Celebrates New Album With John Legend, Jadakiss at Irving Plaza

    March 01, 2012 2:11 PM EST "Sorry, my album came out today and I'm really fucking happy!" Estelle proclaimed Tuesday night at Irving Plaza , the release date of her long-delayed third album All Of Me . The gig was a scheduled stop on the BET Music Matters Tou ...

  33. Photos: Warner Music's Grammy Party, With Bruno Mars, Neil Young, Skrillex, Lyor Cohen, Julie Greenwald, More

    February 14, 2012 2:19 PM EST Singer Bruno Mars performs for guests attending the Warner Music Group Grammy Celebration hosted by InStyle at the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood, CA. (Photo: Vince Bucci/PictureGroup) Warner Music threw an exclusive party after the Grammys at ...

  34. Benjy Grinberg, John Branca Honored at Primary Violator Grammy Brunch

    February 12, 2012 12:04 AM EST John Branca (left) with Benjy Grinberg who were honored at the second annual Primary Violator's Manager Brunch (Phil McCarten/PictureGroup) It wasn't just eggs, French toast, fruit and potent cocktails being served at the second annual P ...

  35. Billboard Power 100: Julie Greenwald & Craig Kallman

    January 27, 2012 12:20 AM EST No. 28 Julie Greenwald & Craig Kallman Chairman/COO; chairman/CEO Atlantic Records Group Twitter: @AtlanticRecords Record-Breaking Dynamic Duo... Under the leadership of Craig Kallman and Julie Greenwald, Atlantic Records supplanted sibling la ...

  36. Photos: Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, Katie Couric, Julie Greenwald, More at Billboard's Women in Music Ceremony

    December 02, 2011 6:21 PM EST At Billboard's Woman of the Year Ceremony in New York on Friday, Taylor Swift was honored as Woman of the Year and Nicki Minaj as Rising Star, and the list of executives honored was topped by Atlantic Records Group Chairman/CEO Julie Greenwal ...

  37. Julie Greenwald, Atlantic Records Group Chairman/COO, Named 2011's No. 1 Woman In Music (Video Q&A)

    December 02, 2011 1:15 PM EST Billboard Editorial Director Bill Werde ( @bwerde ) spoke to Atlantic Records Group Chairman/COO Julie Greenwald, Billboard's 2011 No. 1 Woman In Music about her beginnings in the record industry, her rise through the executive ranks, and how ...

  38. Backbeat: fun.'s NYC Gig Packed With Execs From Atlantic Records, Fueled By Ramen, Spotify

    November 15, 2011 1:26 PM EST fun.'s power-pop set at NYC's Bowery Ballroom. L-R: Ashley Mateo, News Editor at Seventeen Magazine and Jordan Frazes, Regional/Online Publicist at Atlantic Records. With their sophomore album "Some Nights" arriving on February ...

  39. Billboard's Women In Music 2011: Julie Greenwald

    October 01, 2011 12:00 AM EDT No. 1 Julie Greenwald Chairman/COO, Atlantic Records Website: atlanticrecords.com Twitter: @atlanticrecords It was the year of the new artist at Atlantic Records, and chairman/COO Julie Greenwald spearheaded the innovative, creative and aggressive ...

  40. Lenny Kravitz Returns With 'Black and White America,' Countless Partnerships

    August 12, 2011 4:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Last year, Lenny Kravitz gave fans a taste of new music by tweeting a short clip of he and trumpeter Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews in the studio performing "Life Ain't Ever Been Better Than It Is Now." Video: Sneak peek of ...

  41. Def Jam: The First 25 Years of the Last Great Record Label (Excerpt)

    August 08, 2011 6:44 AM EDT In an excerpt from a new book, early Def Jam Recordings Execs Lyor Cohen, Russel Simmons, Rick Rubin, Chris Lighty, Kevin Liles, Julie Greenwald and Todd Moscowitz tell it like it was--at the founding of perhaps "The Last Great Record Label ...

  42. Michael Kyser Named Atlantic's First-Ever President Of Black Music

    February 03, 2011 6:20 PM EST Michael Kyser has been named the first-ever President of Black Music for the Atlantic Records Group. The announcement was made today by Atlantic Chairman/COO Julie Greenwald and Chairman/CEO Craig Kallman. Kyser, who began his music career two dec ...

  43. BACKBEAT: Billboard's Women In Music Luncheon Honors The Industry's Powerful Female Force

    December 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST On Dec. 2, Billboard hosted some of the most powerful people in the industry for its fifth annual Women in Music Awards luncheon. The event, sponsored by Steve Madden and L'Oreal Professionnel, was held at the Pierre Hotel in New York and rec ...

  44. Fergie, Jazmine Sullivan, Lea Michele Honored At Billboard's Women In Music

    December 02, 2010 4:42 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard's Women In Music luncheon took place today (Dec. 2) at New York's The Pierre Hotel, and Fergie , who was honored as the 2010 Woman of The Year , said it best when describing all the powerful women in the room. "Congratulatio ...

  45. THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: Songwriters HOF, Taylor Swift, UJA Visionary Award, Julie Greenwald, Kid Rock and more

    June 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony in New York on Thurs. (June 17) featured Billy Joel, John Mayer, Judy Collins and more while honoring legends including Leonard Cohen as well as wunderkind Taylor Swift. A full wrap is here. Taylor Swift speak ...

  46. B.o.B.: Artists To Watch 2010

    January 15, 2010 1:14 PM EST 0 0 0 Two months ago, rapper/singer B.o.B.-who also goes by his real name Bobby Ray (Simmons), Bobby or just plain Bob-made a viral video with Atlantic Records president Julie Greenwald in an effort to quiet rumors of tension between the artist and his la ...

  47. Drake's Major Label Bidding War Heats Up, Universal Signing Likely

    June 03, 2009 9:24 AM EDT 0 0 0 While there are as many as three major labels battling it out to sign Drake, the Toronto-born MC affiliated to Lil Wayne's Young Money label is close to signing a deal with Universal Motown, a source close to the negotiations confirms. Sources ...

  48. Cee-Lo, Justice, Little Boots Signed To Reborn Elektra Label

    June 01, 2009 4:26 PM EDT 0 0 0 Atlantic has announced that it will relaunch the Elektra Records imprint, which has been dormant since 2004. The label will be run by Fueled By Ramen founder John Janick and Atlantic EVP of A&R Mike Caren. While the new presidents say they are p ...

  49. Rapper Drake, Lil Wayne Protege, Draws Heavy Hitters To New York Gig

    May 28, 2009 7:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rapper/singer Drake, who became an affiliate of Lil Wayne's Young Money label a year ago, has the biggest buzz in hip-hop right now. The presence of Bun B, Kanye West, Talib Kweli, Ryan Leslie, DJ Green Lantern, The Alchemist, MC Lyte, BET' ...

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