1. Kobalt Expanding To Latin America, Hires Nestor Casonu Ex-EMI Latin CEO (Exclusive)

    April 08, 2014 9:20 AM EDT Independent music publisher and music services company Kobalt Music Group is expanding into Latin America with the help of veteran music executive Nestor Casonu, former CEO of EMI Latin America.  Casonu, who was also the regional managing director ...

  2. Diarmuid Quinn, Former Top Exec at Warner Bros & Reprise, Joins Kobalt Label Services

    September 18, 2013 5:44 AM EDT Veteran music biz executive Diarmuid Quinn has joined Kobalt Label Services (KLS) in the role as president, North America. Quinn’s tasks include leading and staffing-up Kobalt’s expanding label services operations in the U.S., signing artists fo ...

  3. Maroon 5, Kobalt Sign Exclusive Global Administration Deal

    September 16, 2013 6:00 AM EDT Maroon 5 has struck an exclusive, global administration deal with Kobalt Music Group, Billboard can reveal. Through the arrangement, Kobalt will represent the band for all of their new works, including their next album. The independent music com ...

  4. Sas Metcalfe Promoted at Kobalt Music Group

    August 28, 2013 5:00 AM EDT Kobalt Music Group stalwart Sas Metcalfe has been promoted from executive VP creative to the newly-created role of president, global creative. In a statement, Kobalt founder and CEO Willard Ahdritz explains that Metcalfe’s elevation is reward no ...

  5. Kobalt Signs Global Admin Deal For Frank Zappa’s Catalog

    August 01, 2013 7:00 AM EDT Kobalt Music Group has forged a worldwide deal to administer the catalog of the late alternative rock legend Frank Zappa. With immediate effect, Kobalt begins global representation of all Zappa’s songs, including his early works with the Mothers ...

  6. Kobalt Music Group's Label Services Division Announces Two New Senior-Level Hires

    February 26, 2013 11:56 AM EST Kobalt Music Group's Label Services division, a full-service alternative to labels for rights-retaining artists, has announced the appointment of two senior-level executives, it was announced today. Karen Lieberman has transitioned from her f ...

  7. Exclusive: Kobalt Launches Label Services Division, Preps New Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Release

    January 22, 2013 6:35 PM EST Not only did Kobalt sign a deal with Dave Grohl this week, the company is also formally introducing a new Label Services division that will handle digital and physical releases for independent artists as well as Kobalt clients. Though the division ...

  8. Richard Sanders Appointed President of Kobalt Music Group

    January 27, 2012 12:46 PM EST Willard Ahdritz, Founder and CEO of Kobalt Music Group, today announced the appointment of Richard Sanders as President. Sanders, who will be based Kobalt's New York office, will report to Kobalt CEO and founder Willard Ahdritz. In the newly ...

  9. Sony Music Entertainment Re-shuffles Execs

    August 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 Sony Music Entertainment has re-shuffled a number of executives across several divisions within the company. Kevin Lawrie has been named president of Europe for Sony Music Entertainment, effective Sept. 1. In this new role, Lawrie will oversee Europea ...

  10. Daniel DiCicco Named President, Sony Asia

    February 22, 2009 12:00 AM EST 0 0 Daniel DiCicco has been named president of Sony Music Entertainment Asia. DiCicco will be based in Hong Kong and will report to Richard Sanders, president of international for Sony Music Entertainment. The position is effective April 1. Most recently, ...

  11. Sanders To Head Sony BMG Global Marketing

    May 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Richard Sanders is the new head of global marketing for Sony BMG Music Entertainment, overseeing the department's staff and working to create and implement marketing and release strategies for the label group's projects and artists. He&# ...

  12. 'Idol' Contestants Record Greenwood Songs For Charity

    April 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The song choice for the first "American Idol" charity single has been changed to a pair of cover versions of Lee Greenwood's "I'm Proud To Be an American" and "God Bless the U.S.A." Performed by the s The song ...

  13. 'Idol' Finalist Tamyra Gray Signs With RCA

    October 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Following in the footsteps of "American Idol" runner-up Justin Guarini, finalist Tamyra Gray has also inked a record deal with "Idol" producer Simon Fuller's 19 Recordings Limited. Following in the footsteps of "America ...

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    October 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Keith Caufield answers readers' questions on "American Idol" contestant Tamyra Gray, Tori Amos, and Christina Aguilera. OTHER 'IDOLS' Hi, I really loved "American Idol" and thought that Kelly Clarkson is a wonderfu ...

  15. Black Crowes Find Themselves On 'Lions'

    April 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Black Crowes front man Chris Robinson says the Atlanta-based rock veterans feel revitalized by their forthcoming "Lions," their sixth album and first fruit of a new deal with V2. Due May 8, the set Black Crowes front man Chris Robinson say ...

  16. Black Crowes Find Themselves On 'Lions'

    April 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Black Crowes front man Chris Robinson says the Atlanta-based rock veterans feel revitalized by their forthcoming "Lions," their sixth album and first fruit of a new deal with V2. Due May 8, the set fo Black Crowes front man Chris Robinson ...

  17. Exclusive: Black Crowes To Release Live Shows Online

    March 13, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 In the spirit of Pearl Jam's release of authorized "bootlegs" from its 2000 tour, the Black Crowes will make every show from its upcoming summer trek available via a secure online site, Billboard.com In the spirit of Pearl Jam's ...