1. Irving Azoff on Leaving Live Nation, What's Next, and Why He Regrets Ticketmaster Merger

    December 31, 2012 8:15 PM EST Just hours after Irving Azoff's departure from Live Nation was confirmed, Billboard's Ray Waddell caught up with him over the phone from Mexico, where Azoff's family is vacationing with Don Henley's family. In this conversation ...

  2. Calvin Harris and Rihanna's Power Players: What's Next From Three Six Zero/Roc Nation's EDM-Pop Partnership

    April 17, 2012 4:12 PM EDT As Calvin Harris' career has taken off, so have the fortunes of electronic dance music management company Three Six Zero Group. Founded in 2007 by Mark Gillespie, a talent booker for dance festival firm Global Gathering, and Dean Wilson and A ...

  3. Calvin Harris Is Done Singing Lead, Despite Solo Hits

    April 13, 2012 2:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Meet the Man Behind Rihanna's Smash Single, 'We Found Love' Calvin Harris may never sing lead again. "It's a shame, in a way," the Scottish-born producer/singer/songwriter says, calling in after DJ'ing to a jam-pac ...

  4. Exclusive: Front Line's Irving Azoff Talks Fair, Palmese Hires; Insists 'We're Not a Record Label'

    April 03, 2012 3:29 PM EDT Once more, with feeling, from Front Line CEO Irving Azoff: "We're not a record label." The company is, however, more well-stocked with label-executive resources, since it announced on Monday the hiring of producer/exec Ron Fair and ...

  5. Ron Fair on Front Line Management, 'The Voice,' Darren Criss, Being His Own 'Mini-Label'

    April 03, 2012 9:13 AM EDT On Monday, it was announced that longtime music producer and executive Ron Fair, along with marketing and promotions veteran Richard Palmese, will join Irving Azoff's Front LIne Management as consultants. Home to such clients as The Eagles, C ...

  6. Irving Azoff's Front Line Management Hires Ron Fair, Richard Palmese

    April 02, 2012 7:16 PM EDT Front Line Management Group announced it has signed record label executives Ron Fair and Richard Palmese to consultancy jobs. Fair, a music producer, was formerly president of both A&M and Geffen Records chairman, while Palmese was executive V ...

  7. Updated: Whitney Houston Tributes From Artists, Executives, Including Beyonce, Berry Gordy, Quincy Jones, Aretha Franklin, Dozens More

    February 12, 2012 2:47 PM EST As news of Whitney Houston's death rapidly spread around the globe, Twitter, the Internet and our inboxes filled with tributes, and Billboard.biz has spoken with dozens of people at many pre-Grammy events. Any attempt at a definitive list of ...

  8. RCA Promotes Gray To Senior VP

    May 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 The RCA Music Group promoted Peter Gray to senior VP of pop promotion. Based in the company's New York office, Gray will continue to report to Richard Palmese, executive VP of promotion for the company. Gray was previously the VP of pop promotion ...

  9. RCA Ups Bergin To Senior VP

    September 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Top 40 promo exec based in New York. Mike Bergin has been promoted to senior VP of top 40 promotion for RCA Music Group. Based in New York, he will report to executive VP of promotion Richard Palmese. Bergin was most recently VP of the department, ...