1. Polo Grounds Music, RCA Extend Joint Venture

    July 07, 2014 6:08 PM EDT Polo Grounds Music, home to A$AP Rocky and Pitbull, has signed a long-term extension of its joint venture with RCA Records. Currently in its ninth year, the partnership is the longest hip-hop/urban music joint venture in RCA’s history.   New York- ...

  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. Carlos Vives Joins David Correy, Execs from Coca-Cola, RCA, Sony, and EA Games at Billboard Latin Music Conference

    March 25, 2014 2:32 PM EDT Dream team of industry players unites for “Gooooll!!! The Making and Marketing of the Music for the World Cup. Colombian superstar Carlos Vives will join executives from RCA, Sony Brazil, EA Games, Coca-Cola, and Coca-Cola World Cup campaign recor ...

  4. P!nk Signs Multi-Album Deal With RCA Records

    March 04, 2014 1:45 PM EST P!nk has signed a new worldwide deal that will keep the pop superstar with RCA Records for years to come. The label, which released 2012's "The Truth About Love," announced the multi-album deal on Tuesday. "I am super duper exc ...

  5. RCA's Tom Corson & Peter Edge at Billboard Women In Music 2013

    RCA's Tom Corson & Peter Edge at Billboard Women In Music 2013

    December 17, 2013 4:04 PM EST 0 0 0 RCA Music Group heads Tom Corson & Peter Edge discuss P!nk, Shakira, diversity on the Billboard Women In Music Red Carpet 2013 Videos Tom Corson Peter Edge ...

  6. Q4 Label Special: RCA's Tom Corson and Peter Edge on Miley, Britney & JT, the Adult Xmas Market, 'Focusing on Hip-Hop & Rock' (From the Magazine)

    October 22, 2013 12:21 PM EDT TOP RELEASES, YTD Justin Timberlake,  "The 20/20 Experience" 2.9M TEA, 2.3M copies No. 1, 30 weeks P!nk,  "The Truth About Love" 1.4M TEA, 820,000 copies No. 1, 56 weeks A$AP Rocky,  "Live.Love.A$AP" 670,000 TEA, ...

  7. Johnny Wright, Tom Corson on Making Justin Timberlake the Year's Best-Selling Artist (Q&A)

    October 09, 2013 3:58 PM EDT Johnny Wright estimates he was the first partner of Justin Timberlake to learn that his star management client had finally recorded new music, in mid-2012. Gary Tobey, CEO of Target’s media buying firm Haworth, was “probably the third or fourt ...

  8. Justin Timberlake's Promotional Run-Up to 'The 20/20 Experience': A Timeline

    March 15, 2013 4:53 PM EDT They say hindsight is 20/20, but when it comes to Justin Timberlake's comeback, they're not taking any chances. Next week's release of Timberlake's beyond-highly-anticipated new album The 20/20 Experience is riding on one ...

  9. Billboard.Biz Readers' Survey Results, Part 3: The Biggest Issue Facing the Music Business Is ... ?

    December 21, 2012 7:00 AM EST As part of our year-end special, we asked you, the audience three specific questions about 2012 -- and we got dozens of thoughtful, intelligent, well-considered responses. In the last of three questions we asked the industry "What will the mo ...

  10. Billboard.Biz Readers' Survey Results, Part 2: Mumford, PSY, Adele Among Most Important Artists of 2012

    December 20, 2012 7:00 AM EST As part of our year-end special, we asked you, the audience three specific questions about 2012 - and we got dozens of thoughtful, intelligent, well-considered responses. Rather than dropping all of that knowledge in one big pile, we're publi ...

  11. Billboard.Biz Readers' Survey Results, Part 1: Most Important Event of 2012

    December 19, 2012 7:00 AM EST As part of our year-end special, we asked you, the audience three specific questions about 2012 - and we got dozens of thoughtful, intelligent, well-considered responses. Rather than dropping all of that knowledge in one big pile, we're publi ...

  12. Joe Riccitelli Named EVP/GM of RCA Records

    November 28, 2012 12:08 PM EST Joe Riccitelli has been named executive vice president/GM of RCA Records, the label announced today. He was previously EVP, Promotion, RCA Records. Riccitelli will now oversee the Music Licensing and Brand Partnership departments which will contin ...

  13. Ke$ha's 'Warrior': The Billboard Cover Story

    October 15, 2012 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 When Ke$ha burst onto the scene in 2009 -- rapping through an Auto-Tune filter about brushing her teeth with whiskey and boys trying to "touch [her] junk" -- the then-22-year-old quickly positioned herself as pop's resident troublemak ...

  14. Ke$ha: Warrior Princess

    October 15, 2012 8:43 AM EDT With a hit single once again heating up the charts and a new album set for a December release, Ke$ha is back, stripped down and ready to rumble. When Ke$ha burst onto the scene in 2009-rapping through an Auto-Tune filter about brushing her teeth ...

  15. Kelly Clarkson Talks Next Album, 'Good Changes' at RCA, Downside to 'Duets'

    September 05, 2012 4:20 PM EDT Kelly Clarkson (center) flanked by National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell (left) and fellow NFL Anthems Artist Travie McCoy at the Pepsi NFL Anthems Kickoff Eve event in New York. (Photo by Mark Von Holden/Invision for Hard Rock Inter ...

  16. DMB Are Bringing It All Back Home

    August 24, 2012 8:00 AM EDT To make its new album, Dave Matthews Band reunited with Steve Lillywhite, who produced its 90's breakthroughs. t might be another million-seller, but Dave has some else in his sight: bliss. In describing "Away From the World", the s ...

  17. Kidz Bop, RCA, Vevo Team Up For Under-15 Talent Search With Gavin DeGraw

    June 28, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Kidz Bop has teamed up with RCA Records, Vevo and Electus multimedia to launch under-15 web talent show Kidz Star USA 2012 Talent Search, with celebrity mentor Gavin DeGraw on board to help coach the young artists and select a winner. Whoever come ...

  18. Usher's 'Looking 4 Myself': Track-By-Track Review

    June 08, 2012 1:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Within the ever-evolving musical landscape, Usher has found a way to evolve himself, and stay two steps ahead of the game. With "Climax," the first taste from his seventh studio album "Looking 4 Myself," Usher proved he belonged ...

  19. RCA Records Promotes Adrian Moreira to Senior Vice President, Promotion

    May 09, 2012 3:40 PM EDT 0 0 RCA Records today announced that they would be promoting Adrian Moreira to SVP, promotions, moving him from his previous post of SVP, adult music at the label. His position is expanded to include the label's Top 40 artists, as well as label-wide ...

  20. Usher: The Billboard Cover Story

    May 07, 2012 10:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 The R&B Superstar Aims to Blend Genres on 'Looking 4 Myself' While Keeping Core Audience Kale salad. Steamed spinach. Lean protein-organic, no hormones or antibiotics. No sugar. No carbs. It may sound like the latest celebrity torture ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. RCA Records Promotes Jennifer Fowler To SVP, Digital Marketing

    March 06, 2012 3:37 PM EST 0 0 RCA Records today announced the promotion of Jennifer Fowler to senior vice president, digital marketing from her previous post of vice president, digital marketing. She will remain in the New York office and continue to report to RCA president and CO ...

  23. Photos: Adele's Post-Grammy Party, With Pitbull, Alicia Keys, Kelly Clarkson, Howard Stringer, Doug Morris, More

    February 13, 2012 6:45 PM EST From Left: Steve Barnett, Chairman/COO, Columbia Records; Adele; Rob Stringer, Chairman/CEO Columbia Records; Doug Morris, CEO, Sony Music Entertainment. (Photos: Sony) After winning six Grammys at the ceremony, Adele celebrated with her Sony Musi ...

  24. Backbeat: Paul McCartney Honored at MusiCares Grammy Event, Performs for a Galaxy of Stars and Execs

    February 11, 2012 7:35 PM EST Sir Paul McCartney performing onstage during the 22nd Annual MusiCares Benefit Gala Honoring Paul McCartney at the Los Angeles Convention Center. (Photo: WireImage) Few events bring out more music industry executives than the annual MusiCares Pers ...

  25. Billboard Power 100: Peter Edge & Tom Corson

    January 27, 2012 12:10 AM EST No. 41 Peter Edge & Tom Corson CEO & President/COO RCA Music Group Twitter: @RCAMusic The Sounding Board... "I haven't been in promotion or management; I'm coming at it from the music side," Peter Edge (pictured) told B ...

  26. Urban Power List: Mark Pitts

    January 03, 2012 5:37 PM EST Mark Pitts President, RCA Urban Music CEO, Bystorm Entertainmnet Website: RCARecords.com Twitter: @BystormPitts The A&R Guru In an interview last August after being appointed CEO of RCA Music Group, Peter Edge told Billboard there is "a d ...

  27. Exclusive: Peter Edge and Tom Corson Talk RCA Music Group's Future

    August 10, 2011 8:00 AM EDT With the appointment of veteran A&R executive Peter Edge as CEO of RCA Music Group , Sony Music Entertainment's leadership team under new chairman/CEO Doug Morris is coming into greater focus. Edge, who was previously president of A&R ...

  28. Peter Edge Appointed CEO of RCA Music Group

    August 08, 2011 9:58 AM EDT Peter Edge, CEO (left) and Tom Corson, President & COO of RCA Music Group Peter Edge has been appointed Chief Executive Officer, RCA Music Group, it was announced today (August 8) by Sony Music Entertainment CEO Doug Morris. Edge will report t ...

  29. L.A. Reid to Run Restructured Epic Records

    June 15, 2011 8:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 In what is perhaps the music industry's worst kept secret, THR has learned definitively that "X Factor" judge and former Island Def Jam chairman Antonio "L.A." Reid is headed to Sony Music. He will take on the chairman title ...

  30. RCA Music Group Promotes El-Baz To Exec VP Of Publicity

    July 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 Mika El-Baz has been promoted to executive VP of publicity for the RCA Music Group. El-Baz, who was previously senior VP of publicity at the label group, will continue to report to Tom Corson, executive VP/GM, of RCA Music Group and will continue to b ...

  31. Kings of Leon Announce Fall Tour, Go Platinum

    July 22, 2009 1:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 Nashville rock band the Kings of Leon today announced dates for a 30-plus-date North American arena trek this fall. The announcement comes just as their 2008 album "Only By the Night" has been certified platinum by the RIAA -- the first U. ...

  32. RCA Promotes Williams To Senior VP

    February 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST 0 0 Carolyn Williams, formerly RCA Music Group's VP of urban marketing, has recently been named senior VP of the department. Williams will continue to report to Tom Corson, executive VP and GM of RCA Music Group. Williams will oversee the label' ...

  33. Fit For Kings: Kings Of Leon

    September 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kings of Leon may be from Tennessee, but so far, the band's music has resonated in a bigger way overseas than it has in its own backyard. Kings of Leon may be from Tennessee, but so far, the band's music has resonated in a bigger way overs ...

  34. Flaherty Upped At RCA

    July 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Mark Flaherty has been named senior VP of marketing for RCA Music Group. He will be based in New York and report to executive VP and GM Tom Corson. Flaherty - who previously was VP of marketing for the company - will develop and manage marketing c ...

  35. Alicia's Keys To Success

    November 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Given an industry beset by downloading and diminished sales, tight radio playlists and one-hit ringtone wonders, a career artist is becoming a rare commodity. But ever since Alicia Keys hit the ground Given an industry beset by downloading and dimin ...

  36. Fowler Upped At RCA Music Group

    June 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Jennifer Fowler has been promoted to VP of digital marketing for RCA Music Group. Fowler continues to report to Tom Corson, executive VP/GM of RCA Music Group and is based in New York. In her new position, Fowler will oversee digital marketing for ...

  37. Corson Upped At RCA Music Group

    May 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Tom Corson has been promoted to executive VP/GM of the entire RCA Music Group. He's upped from executive VP/GM of J/Arista Records, a job he's had for the past three years, and he adds oversight of RCA Records, replacing Richard Sanders, ...

  38. Winners' Circle

    March 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT For five seasons, "Idol" has packed the charts with pop tarts, soulful singers and even a country princess. Idol: Kelly Clarkson (Season 1) Winning Song: "Before Your Love" Career Thus Far: Clarkson is the first and easily the ...

  39. A New 'Morning' For Deborah Cox

    November 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Deborah Cox's new J Records debut, "The Morning After," could have easily been titled "New Places, Familiar Faces," as it marks a reunion of the singer with her former label bos ...

  40. Old Soul Alicia Keys Sets Off R&B Buzz

    June 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The buzz of an industry crowd in Los Angles for a new artist showcase is a scene that first occurred in New York and has since been repeated in Atlanta, Detroit, Chicago, and other major markets, as An industry crowd gathers outside the Roxy Theatre ...

  41. Newcomer Alicia Keys Chooses 'Songs In A Minor'

    May 31, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 On her ambitious debut "Songs in A Minor" (J Records, June 12), Alicia Keys approaches her music with the heart of a classical pianist and the soul of a hip-hop diva. On her ambitious debut "Songs in A Minor" (J Records, June 12) ...