1. Tommy Mottola Sued By Publishing Company for Not Delivering a Book on Business

    February 24, 2016 3:26 PM EST 0 0 0 Tommy Mottola is a legendary name in the music business. The Bronx native played a key role in the careers of Hall & Oates, Carly Simon and John Mellencamp , married and mentored and divorced Mariah Carey, and ascended to the Chief Executive cha ...

  2. Polly Anthony, Former Epic and Geffen Executive, Dead at 59

    September 30, 2013 8:00 PM EDT Polly Anthony, the Epic Records president who helped break and/or worked with such artists as Macy Gray, Shakira, Celine Dion, Rage Against the Machine, Michael Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Pearl Jam, passed away at her home in Beverly Hills, ...

  3. Dick Clark Remembered by Ken Ehrlich, Alice Cooper, Tommy Mottola, DCP CEO, More

    April 19, 2012 5:41 PM EDT Dick Clark's death yesterday sent waves through the music community, as countless took to social networks and websites to express their condolences, stories, memories, and thoughts on the longtime television and radio personality. We've ...

  4. Nas Pens Angry Letter To Def Jam Execs?

    October 07, 2010 12:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 Rapper Nas allegedly wrote an email to executives at his label, Def Jam, demanding the release of his "Lost Tapes Vol. 2" album. The set, the sequel to 2002's "Lost Tapes," has apparently been shelved for a while and, if rel ...

  5. Web Trends: Tommy Mottola, Eminem, Shakira, Rihanna, Obama and More

    April 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT FOR THE RECORD On April 27, Billboard published in its “Web Trends” section a report that certain allegations about Tommy Mottola had been made on Twitter, then withdrawn and attributed to an “impostor” who had hacked into the Twitter account. Bil ...

  6. Lady Gaga, Adam Lambert Lead Star-Studded Vevo Launch Party

    December 09, 2009 12:39 PM EST 0 0 0 Vevo, the music video streaming service that the major music labels hope will rival the influence of MTV, launched on Tuesday night with a star-studded party in New York City. Big-name performers included Lady Gaga and Adam Lambert , while music sta ...

  7. Photo Gallery: Vevo Launch Party

    December 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST The switch flipped on the much-hyped online music video service Vevo last night at a grand party in New York. Big-name performers included Lady Gaga and Adam Lambert, while music stars like Bono, 50 Cent, Ciara, John Mayer, Taylor Swift, Rihanna a ...

  8. Michael Jackson Left 'Endless' Supply Of Unreleased Music

    July 02, 2009 11:39 AM EDT 0 0 0 Michael Jackson had a mountain of unreleased recordings in the vault when he died — music that is almost certain to be packaged and repackaged for his fans in the years to come. The material includes unused tracks from studio sessions of some of Jac ...

  9. Michael Jackson Left 'Endless' Supply Of Unreleased Music

    July 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson had a mountain of unreleased recordings in the vault when he died — music that is almost certain to be packaged and repackaged for his fans in the years to come. The material includes unused tracks from studio sessions of some of J ...

  10. 19OnTV

    May 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for May 8 - 14, 2006. MONDAY, MAY 8 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist(s): Nick Lachey (also scheduled: Mary Cheney, Josh Lucas, Charles Gibson, Diane Sawyer). "TRL," MTV Featured artist(s): A.F ...

  11. Michael Jackson Sails With Two Seas

    April 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Michael Jackson has taken a step towards a return to his musical career by signing an exclusive recording agreement with Bahrain-based Two Seas Records. The label is a joint venture between the embatt Michael Jackson has taken a step towards a retur ...

  12. Mottola Co. To Produce Hip Hop TV Movie

    January 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST Based on Brown’s 'Queens Reigns Supreme.' The Mottola Company, founded by former Sony Music chairman and chief executive Tommy Mottola, has optioned film and TV rights to New York Magazine Contributing Writer Ethan Brown’s "Queens R ...

  13. Speak

    December 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Lindsay Lohan comes out swinging on her debut album, "Speak." The first few cuts and bonus track ("Rumors") place her on the right path for pop success, but she ultimately veers off-course because she Lindsay Lohan comes out swin ...

  14. Lohan Signs With Casablanca Records

    July 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Actress Lindsay Lohan has signed a record deal with Tommy Mottola's Casablanca Records. Actress Lindsay Lohan has signed a record deal with Tommy Mottola's Casablanca Records. "It's a long-term recording contract," says Univ ...

  15. J.Lo Denies Reports Of Mottola Talks

    June 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jennifer Lopez is denying press reports that she is in talks to be managed by former Sony Music boss Tommy Mottola. Jennifer Lopez is denying press reports that she is in talks to be managed by former Sony Music boss Tommy Mottola. "The infor ...

  16. Mottola, UMG Reviving Casablanca Label

    July 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Tommy Mottola and Universal Music Group are teaming on a new label venture that will revive the Casablanca name, Billboard Bulletin has learned. UMG -- which controls the Casablanca name and catalog - Tommy Mottola and Universal Music Group are team ...

  17. Thalia Readies English-Language Debut

    May 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Latin singer Thalia will release her English-language debut July 7 through Virgin. The first single from "Thalia" is "I Want You" with Fat Joe. The duet debuted this week at No. 27 on the Rhythmic Top Latin singer Thalia will rel ...

  18. Jackson Sues Universal Over Motown Royalties

    May 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Michael Jackson has filed suit against Motown Records and parent Universal Music Group (UMG) in an attempt to obtain rights to all masters of material he recorded for the label from 1969-76. The artis Michael Jackson has filed suit against Motown Re ...

  19. Ozzy, Kelly Osbourne Splitting Sony

    May 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ozzy and Kelly Osbourne are in the midst of leaving Sony Music, with whom the hard rock family has been associated since 1980. "We've had 23 great years together," family matriarch/manager Sharon Osbo Ozzy and Kelly Osbourne are in th ...

  20. Thalia Thanks Public For Support

    October 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Mexican pop singer Thalia thanked members of the public for their "support and prayers" after her two sisters were kidnapped in Mexico City. The statement released by her publicist was the first publi Mexican pop singer Thalia thanked memb ...

  21. Second Kidnapped Thalia Sister Released

    October 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Kidnappers have released Ernestina Sodi, a sister of Latin superstar Thalia (wife of Sony Music Chairman Tommy Mottola), after more than a month in captivity, officials said yesterday (Oct. 28). Kidnappers have released Ernestina Sodi, a sister of L ...

  22. Thalia's Kidnapped Sister Released

    October 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Laura Zapata, sister-in-law to Sony Music Chairman Tommy Mottola, has been released after kidnappers held her for 18 days, Mexico City's attorney general said today (Oct. 11). Bernardo Batiz said auth Laura Zapata, sister-in-law to Sony Music C ...

  23. Report: $1M Ransom For Thalia's Sisters

    September 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kidnappers want $1 million for the safe release of Laura Zapata and Ernestina Sodi, sisters of Mexican recording star Thalia, one victim's friend said yesterday (Sept. 26). Thalia is married to Sony M Kidnappers want $1 million for the safe rel ...

  24. Thalia's Sisters Missing In Mexico

    September 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The sisters of Mexican singer/actress Thalia were followed and ambushed after leaving a play in Mexico City, unidentified witnesses told local media. In newspaper reports, witnesses reported seeing tw The sisters of Mexican singer/actress Thalia wer ...

  25. Michael Jackson Brands Recording Industry As Racist

    July 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Michael Jackson, already feuding with his record company, charged Saturday that the recording industry was a racist conspiracy that turns profits at the expense of performers -- particularly minority Michael Jackson, already feuding with his record ...

  26. Dixie Chicks Return 'Home' On Own Label

    June 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Dixie Chicks have solidified an Aug. 27 release date for their next album, "Home." The set will be released on Open Wide Records, an imprint newly created by the country trio and Sony Music Entert The Dixie Chicks have solidified an Au ...

  27. Jackson Joins New Artists Rights Coalition

    June 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Michael Jackson, considered to be among the best-compensated artists in the recording business, has become the latest star to call for "justice" in the way music labels treat their artists. Michael Jackson, considered to be among the best- ...

  28. John Mellencamp Exits Columbia Records

    May 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 John Mellencamp has amicably parted company with Columbia Records, with whom he issued his past two studio albums. "It was a good arrangement at a good time," Mellencamp says in a statement, "because John Mellencamp has amicably parte ...

  29. Sabotage Alleged In Jay-Z Apartment Suit

    May 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rap star Jay-Z (real name: Shawn Carter) has pulled out of buying a $6.5 million penthouse in New York's TriBeCa neighborhood, and now the owner is suing two neighbors for sabotaging the deal. Rap star Jay-Z (real name: Shawn Carter) has pulled ...

  30. 'Thalia' Reveals Her Gutsier Side

    April 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Thalia, barefoot and without makeup, is fiddling with the remote control of her newly installed stereo system in her almost equally new home in Miami Beach. So here we are, listening to what even a ho Thalia, barefoot and without makeup, is fiddling ...

  31. Update: Grammys Returning To New York

    April 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 As tipped here last week, the Grammy Awards will return next year to New York for the first time since 1998. This morning (April 3), Recording Academy president/CEO Michael Greene confirmed that the 4 As tipped here last week, the Grammy Awards will ...

  32. Man Indicted For Impersonating Ginuwine, DeVante

    January 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 A Minnesota man has been indicted on mail and wire fraud charges for allegedly impersonating two singers so he could get models' phone numbers and pay his bills. Ronrico Madison of St. Paul, Minn., wa A Minnesota man has been indicted on mail a ...

  33. Carey Postpones Walters Interview

    September 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Mariah Carey, still recovering from her emotional breakdown, has postponed a Sept. 12 interview with ABC News' Barbara Walters, the television show "Entertainment Tonight" reported. The singer put off Mariah Carey, still recovering fr ...

  34. Mariah Plans Television Interview

    August 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Mariah Carey will sit for her first interview since suffering an emotional breakdown with ABC News' Barbara Walters. The interview is scheduled to air Sept. 12 on "20/20" at 10 p.m. ET. Carey was last Mariah Carey will sit for her fir ...

  35. Mariah Carey 'Under Psychiatric Care'

    August 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Mariah Carey is under psychiatric care following last week's hospitalization, which her publicist now says was the result of an "emotional and physical breakdown." As previously reported, the 31-year- Mariah Carey is under psychiatric ...

  36. Mariah Carey Jumps To Virgin From Columbia

    April 03, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Mariah Carey had exited Columbia Records and signed with Virgin Records, Billboard Bulletin reports. The pop superstar and Columbia issued a joint statement yesterday (April 2) confirming Carey has le Mariah Carey had exited Columbia Records and sig ...