1. New Music Seminar Returns for Annual Conference in New York June 8-10

    May 15, 2014 6:14 PM EDT Nile Rodgers and Atlantic head Craig Kallman will conduct the Producer’s Movement session. Long before SXSW, there was the New Music Seminar, a hotbed of activity co-founded by Tommy Boy head Tommy Silverman in 1980 for the then-emerging independe ...

  2. Midem 2014: Takeaways & Survival Tips



    February 06, 2014 8:15 PM EST While its impossible to take in the entirety of Midem, the international music conference, over the course of its four bustling days several recurring themes became readily apparent, including, Google bashing, going all-in on streaming and major n ...

  3. U2 Manager Paul McGuinness Receives Billboard's Industry Icon Award at Midem with Wide-Ranging Keynote

    February 03, 2014 11:53 AM EST At a very early (9:30 a.m.) breakfast on Sunday morning, after a night of dancing on tables at Cannes' boîtes and bars like La Chunga, a gaggle of music execs gathered at a ceremony to pay tribute to U2's greatly esteemed manager Paul ...

  4. Backbeat: Seymour Stein Honored by Gottehrer, Silverman, Lyor, Other NYC Music Machers (and Madonna) at CBGBs Fest

    October 09, 2013 10:02 PM EDT Walking into the elegant, dimly lit Bowery Hotel last night (Oct 8) for the CBGB Fest’s tribute to Seymour Stein , the recipient of the event’s inaugural Icon Award , one was immediately struck by several sharp contrasts that at times bordered o ...

  5. Backbeat: Seymour Stein, Martin Mills, Cathy Bauer, Darius Van Arman Bathe In the Warm Indie Glow of A2IM's Inaugural Libera Awards

    June 22, 2012 7:00 PM EDT Group Rate: Some of A2IM's members: Front row (L to R): Cathy Bauer (Daptone), Glenn Morrow (Bar/None), Pat Berry (Six Degrees), Emmy Black (Bar/None), Molly Neuman (eMusic), Nydia Ines Davila (Daptone), Lori Condon (Acony). 2nd row, L to R: ...

  6. Sean Parker: Universal-EMI Merger Is 'Good Thing for an Industry That Needs Leadership Willing to Drive Change'

    June 20, 2012 8:30 AM EDT New Music Seminar executive director Tommy Silverman (left) interviewing Spotify board member Sean Parker. (Photo: Todd Owyoung) New Music Seminar founder and executive director Tommy Silverman's interview with Sean Parker, tech titan, execut ...

  7. NARM Day 2 Video: Execs Discuss Retail Outlook, Catalog Mgmt

    June 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT As representatives from 350 different music companies jammed the halls at this year's National Assn. Of Recording Merchandisers convention, which wraps today (June 10) in San Diego, Billboard spoke with three top executives about the major is ...

  8. NARM Q&A: Tommy Silverman

    NARM Q&A: Tommy Silverman

    June 09, 2009 9:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Tommy Boy Records founder/owner Tommy Silverman talks to Billboard at the 2009 NARM conference. Record Labels , interview , Tommy Boy Records , exclusive , Retail , National Association of Recording Merchandisers , Tommy Silverman , NARM , Tommy Sil ...

  9. Independent Trade Body Sets L.A. Meeting

    July 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rose, Silverman, Gottlieb slated to attend. The American Assn. of Independent Music (A2IM) has firmed up details for its first West Coast meeting, to be held Monday, July 25, at the Knitting Factory in Los Angeles. Acting president Don Rose will b ...