1. Morrissey Laments 'Zero Label Interest,' Despite 'Fantastic' MSG Show

    July 03, 2015 1:49 AM EDT 0 0 0 Stop me if you think that you've heard this one before. Morrissey has had (another) crack at Harvest Records and Steve Barnett and lamented the state of the label biz.  The former Smiths frontman shared a brief post on his online mouthpiece, Tr ...

  2. Michelle Jubelirer Promoted to Chief Operating Officer of Capitol

    May 26, 2015 1:39 PM EDT 0 0 0 Capitol Music Group's chief creative dealmaker and second-in-command has been promoted, the label group announced today. The elevation comes a little over two years since Jubelirer joined Capitol as an executive vice president. Jubelirer will c ...

  3. Corner Office: Capitol Music Group Chairman/CEO Steve Barnett on Sam Smith and Beck's Grammy Sweep and Why Kanye West 'Needs a Therapist'

    February 20, 2015 1:00 PM EST You won't find any corner offices in Capitol Music Group's Los angeles headquarters, but at the top of the iconic circular tower sits a sharp chief executive. Chairman/CEO Steve Barnett , 62, has only logged two years on the job, followi ...

  4. Corner Office: Capitol Music Group Chairman/CEO Steve Barnett on Sam Smith and Beck's Grammy Sweep and Why Kanye West 'Needs a Therapist'

    February 20, 2015 1:00 PM EST You won't find any corner offices in Capitol Music Group's Los angeles headquarters, but at the top of the iconic circular tower sits a sharp chief executive. Chairman/CEO Steve Barnett , 62, has only logged two years on the job, followi ...

  5. Grammy Breakdown By Label: Majors Sweep Major Awards, Indies Have Strong Collective Showing

    February 09, 2015 4:08 PM EST 0 1 0 At the Grammys on Sunday evening, major labels won big across the most popular genres, and Universal Music Group nudged out Sony Music for the most wins -- 13 to 12 -- across 50 recorded music categories. Major label-associated companies brought in ...

  6. Capitol Chairman Steve Barnett Congratulates Staff on Record-Breaking Grammy Night

    February 09, 2015 2:22 PM EST Label group head Steve Barnett ( No. 16 on this year's Power 100 ) sent a congratulatory letter to his staff at Capitol Music Group in the wake of the company's 12 awards, which include Sam Smith 's career-making run of four (Record ...

  7. Inside Grammy U Competition Winner Kirkland Lynch's Incredible Day at the Capitol Records Tower

    October 22, 2014 1:59 PM EDT After winning Grammy U's music business plan competition, Kirkland Lynch found himself in Los Angeles, getting picked up by the chairman of Capitol Records. October 9, 2014 marked the best day of my life thus far. That was the day that Grammy ...

  8. How Morrissey and Harvest Records Unraveled

    October 20, 2014 12:02 PM EDT When Capitol Music Group chairman/CEO Steve Barnett announced on Jan. 15 that Morrissey had signed with CMG's Harvest Records, he praised the artist for staying "consistently true to his artistic vision and ethical principles since he fi ...

  9. Ambrosia Healy Picked to Head Up Capitol Music Group Publicity

    October 14, 2014 5:08 PM EDT Public relations executive Ambrosia Healy will be joining Capitol Music Group as its senior vice president and head of media strategy and relations, the company has announced. Healy will be responsible for overseeing all publicity for Capitol Musi ...

  10. Scott Greer Named EVP at Capitol Music Group

    October 06, 2014 4:24 PM EDT Scott Greer , an 18-year constant at Sony Music who most recently worked as svp of marketing for Sony's Columbia Records, has been named executive vice president of Capitol Music Group, the company announced today. Greer began his music indus ...

  11. Exclusive: Capitol Forms In-House Ad Agency seventeenfifty, Preps New York Upfront

    September 05, 2014 2:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 When Capitol Music Group chief Steve Barnett relocated 31 of EMI’s former East Coast staff to the Capitol’s iconic Hollywood headquarters on Vine Street, he set out to create a new corporate culture in which “confidence is contagious.” That strategy ...

  12. Morrissey Slams Harvest Records As ‘Cheap’, Details ‘Mutual Mistrust’

    August 21, 2014 10:03 AM EDT 0 0 0 Updated, 10:02 a.m., Aug. 21 : The Mancunian bard's newest record appears to have been removed from several digital services including Spotify, Amazon Prime and iTunes. The drama surrounding Morrissey’s U.S. label deal has taken another twist. ...

  13. Morrissey Wasn't Dropped By His Record Label

    August 15, 2014 9:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Despite a rumor that picked up steam as it crisscrossed the world, Morrissey still has a record label. The incorrect assertion was first put forth by Morrissey fan site True to You . The bard himself has written for the site previously, giving its a ...

  14. Capitol Music Group and Producer Rodney Jerkins Enter Label Partnership

    July 21, 2014 2:13 PM EDT Grammy winner's Evolve Music Group roster includes Diana Ross’ son Evan Ross. Capitol Music Group (CMG) and Grammy Award-winning songwriter/producer Rodney Jerkins have signed a multi-year, worldwide agreement on behalf of the latter’s Evolve ...

  15. Drai’s Entertainment, Turn First Artists & Capitol Records Unveil After Hours Label (Exclusive)

    June 26, 2014 11:13 AM EDT Three major EDM industry players have joined forces to provide a new all-in-one record label on the Las Vegas Strip. Formed in a partnership between Drai’s Entertainment, Turn First Artists and Capitol Records, the new After Hours label will draw ...

  16. Counting Crows Sign with Capitol Records for New Studio Album

    May 19, 2014 8:40 PM EDT Counting Crows have signed a recording deal with Capitol Records for the fall release of their forthcoming studio album, "Somewhere Under Wonderland", it was announced today by Capitol Music Group chairman/ceo Steve Barnett.   It will be ...

  17. How Universal Music Group's New Top-Level Troika Brings Peace (For Now)

    April 04, 2014 2:02 PM EDT Island Def Jam Motown is no more. Instead, three free-standing fiefdoms will curry market share favor in a friendly firefight. Universal Music Group’s April 1 announcement that it was splitting Island Def Jam and Motown into three standalone la ...

  18. Capitol Music Group Names Geoff Harris as New CFO

    February 10, 2014 11:30 AM EST Geoff Harris, a financial executive previously at the head of Universal Music's UK label division, has been named Capitol Music Group's new CFO. Harris will be relocating from London to Los Angeles for the position and will report to CMG ...

  19. Neil Diamond Signs With Capitol Records (Exclusive)

    January 20, 2014 2:01 PM EST Billboard has learned Capitol Music Group will announce it has signed legendary singer/songwriter Neil Diamond to its Capitol Records label. The deal will mark the first time Diamond’s entire catalog has been under one label. The new deal is Diamo ...

  20. Q4 Label Special: Capitol's Steve Barnett, Greg Thompson Reflect on First Year Under Universal, Returning to 'the Tower'

    October 29, 2013 2:47 PM EDT TOP RELEASES, YTD "NOW That’s What I Call Music Vol. 45" 475,000 copies, 0 TEA "NOW That’s What I Call Music Vol. 42" 254,000 copies, 163,000 TEA 2013 Grammy Nominees 335,000 copies BIG Q4 RELEASES Katy Perry, "Prism&quo ...

  21. Katy Perry’s Executive Team On 'PRISM' Roll-Out: Steve Barnett, Martin Kirkup, Greg Thompson In Their Own Words

    October 18, 2013 8:00 AM EDT The unprecedented success of Katy Perry’s 2010 album "Teenage Dream" set the bar for a follow-up extremely high. How, in this day and age, does anyone sell 2.8 million albums? Or surpass a milestone like being the first woman in the ...

  22. Priority Records Relaunches Through Capitol, Insurgency; Michael Cohen Named President (Exclusive)

    July 22, 2013 8:00 AM EDT Capitol Music Group and Insurgency Music have formed a joint venture to re-launch iconic imprint Priority Records. A pioneering independent force in rap music during its initial heyday whose roster included such West Coast hip-hop legends as ...

  23. Mike Flynn Named SVP of A&R and Staff Producer for Capitol Music Group

    May 28, 2013 11:30 AM EDT Capitol Records President Dan McCarroll announced today that Mike Flynn has been named Senior Vice President of A&R and Staff Producer for the Capitol Music Group.  In his new position, Flynn will sign, develop, and produce artists for the C ...

  24. Kirdis Postelle Named SVP of Marketing at Capitol Music Group

    May 22, 2013 4:53 PM EDT Kirdis Postelle, the former general manager and 17 year veteran of Dr. Dre's label Aftermath Entertainment, has been named Capitol Music Group's new SVP of marketing, it was announced today. “Kirdis is an extremely talented and well-ro ...

  25. RedOne’s 2101 Records, Capitol Sign Worldwide Partnership Deal

    May 01, 2013 2:46 PM EDT RedOne’s 2101 Records will be distributed by Universal Music Group’s Capitol Records and its operations based at the Capitol Records Tower in Hollywood. Capitol Music Group chairman and CEO Steve Barnett made the announcement May 1.   Barnett sa ...

  26. Capitol Music Raises Dennis Reese to Head of Promotion

    February 28, 2013 12:59 PM EST Capitol Music Group announced yet another executive hire today, elevating Dennis Reese from SVP of promotion to head of promotion. “Dennis is a passionate music executive who possesses an unmatched knowledge of the ever-changing landscape of radio ...

  27. Piero Giramonti Named GM of Harvest Records

    February 25, 2013 11:48 AM EST Piero Giramonti joins the growing list of recent executive appointees at Capitol Music Group and its subsidiaries; the music industry veteran has been named general manager of the long-standing Harvest Records. Harvest's extensive catalog of ...

  28. Mike Harris, Veteran EMI Exec, Named EVP and General Manager of Caroline

    February 21, 2013 11:51 AM EST Mike Harris, an executive with and within EMI, most recently CFO at Blue Note, has been named executive vice president and general manager of Capitol Music Group's independent services division Caroline. Harris will be working closely with Ca ...

  29. Grammys 2013: Parties, Galleries and Backbeats

    February 12, 2013 8:06 AM EST Grainge, Weiss, Bartels, Lipmans, More at UMG/IDJ/Republic Grammy Parties Doug Morris, Rob Stringer, L.A. Reid, Adele, Kelly Clarkson, More at Sony's Post-Grammy Party GRAMMYS 2013: ALL OUR COVERAGE Katy Perry, Len Blavatnik, Fun., Cameron ...

  30. Backbeat: Lucian Grainge, Irving Azoff, Steve Barnett, Katy Perry, Florence Welch, More at Universal Grammy Showcase

    February 10, 2013 3:32 PM EST Above, David Joseph (Chairman & CEO, UMG UK) and Lucian Grainge (Chairman & CEO, Universal Music Group) The enormity of Universal Music Group, with EMI now completely folded into its operation, was on full display Saturday at a midday sh ...

  31. Todd von Mende Named Capitol Music Group's CFO

    January 29, 2013 12:25 PM EST Capitol Music Group Chairman & CEO Steve Barnett today announced the appointment of longtime Universal Music Group financial executive Todd von Mende as its chief financial officer.  “Todd’s financial acumen and leadership skills have been hig ...

  32. It's Official: Ron Fair Named Chief Creative Officer / EVP of Virgin Records

    January 23, 2013 4:44 PM EST As expected, Ron Fair has been named Chief Creative Officer / Executive Vice President of Virgin Records, it was announced today by Capitol Music Group chairman/CEO Steve Barnett. According to a statement, Fair is "charged with rebuilding Vir ...

  33. Greg Thompson Appointed EVP of Capitol Music Group

    January 22, 2013 6:00 PM EST Greg Thompson has been promoted to Executive Vice President of Capitol Music Group, chairman/CEO Steve Barnett announced today. According to a statement, Thompson will serve as a senior member of Barnett's executive team, overseeing Sales, Pr ...

  34. One Direction's Right Direction: The Billboard Cover Story

    December 14, 2012 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 As 2012 dawned, few American adults outside the most dedicated of Anglophiles knew much, if anything, about One Direction . In part, that's because the kind of boy-band pop One Direction had already turned into 2011's fastest-selling debut ...

  35. Label And Publishing Execs to Watch in 2013

    December 14, 2012 7:09 AM EST Suddenly, the music industry is teeming with executives on the rise, the potential leaders of the music industry over the next decade. For full details on this story, see the Billboard Year-End issue. Check Out All Out Year-End Coverage Right Here ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. 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 ...

  39. It's Official: Universal Names Steve Barnett Chairman/CEO of Capitol Music Group

    November 26, 2012 12:05 PM EST Universal Music Group this morning made official a move that's been common knowledge in the music business for many weeks: The company "has begun the revitalization of EMI Recorded Music" with the appointment of former Columbia Reco ...

  40. Columbia COO Steve Barnett in Line to Head Up Universal's New Capitol Label Group: Source

    October 05, 2012 4:20 PM EDT Columbia Records co-chairman/COO Steve Barnett is potentially days away from taking the helm of a new Capitol Label Group at Universal Music, a source close to the situation told Billboard.biz Friday afternoon (October 5). The source stressed that ...

  41. Exclusive: Rick Rubin Brings American Recordings to Universal Republic

    August 22, 2012 7:00 AM EDT Rick Rubin has signed a deal to put the next incarnation of American Recordings through Republic Records. According to sources, Universal Republic president/CEO Monte Lipman and co-president/COO Avery Lipman recently completed a P&D deal with ...

  42. Barbra Streisand Re-Signs With Columbia, Her Label of 50 Years

    February 22, 2012 5:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Barbra Streisand will remain on Columbia Records, the Sony Music-owned label has announced today . The Grammy- and Oscar-winning singer and actress has been with the label for 50 years, having originally signed in the early 1960s. She released her f ...

  43. Barbra Streisand Re-Signs With Columbia Records, Will Celebrate 50 Years

    February 22, 2012 3:45 PM EST Barbra Streisand will remain on Columbia Records, the Sony Music-owned label has announced today. The Grammy- and Oscar-winning singer and actress has been with the label for 50 years, having originally signed in the early 1960s. She released her ...

  44. Exclusive: Adele's Manager Jonathan Dickins Talks Grammys, 2012 Tour Plans, and When to Say No

    February 14, 2012 12:30 PM EST With Adele from left: Doug Morris (Sony Music Entertainment CEO), Steve Barnett (Columbia Records Chairman/COO), Rob Stringer (Columbia Chairman/CEO) and manager Jonathan Dickins. (Photo: Sony Music) Adele was the obvious frontrunner for virtually ...

  45. Billboard Power 100: Rob Stringer & Steve Barnett

    January 27, 2012 10:00 AM EST No. 19 Rob Stringer & Steve Barnett Chairman/CEO, Chairman/COO Columbia Records Millions And Millions Sold... Columbia Records chairman/CEO Rob Stringer knows a good thing when he hears it. "When we signed this artist, we said this would ...

  46. DiDia Joins Columbia

    June 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Mark DiDia is joining Columbia Records to oversee daily operations of the label. A Columbia spokesperson tells Billboard.biz that DiDia does not have a title, but will be part of the management triumvirate, working closely with president Steve Bar ...

  47. Rick Rubin Finalizes Columbia Position

    May 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The label released a statement this afternoon (May 14) confirming the Rubin hire and stating that he would "form a dynamic and creative executive partnership" with Columbia chairman Steve Barnett, und Rick Rubin's move to Columbia Rec ...

  48. Sources: Rick Rubin Headed To Columbia

    February 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Columbia Records is in talks with producer Rick Rubin to take the role of co-chairman of the label, sources confirm. Columbia Records is in talks with producer Rick Rubin to take the role of co-chairman of the label, sources confirm. Rubin, nominate ...

  49. Columbia Names Tyler EVP

    December 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Bruce Tyler has been named executive VP at Columbia Records. He moves over from Sony Music Label Group U.S., where he had been serving as executive VP of promotion/market strategy. In his new supervisory role, Tyler will work closely with Columbia ...

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