Noted: May 31-June 12, 2014

May 31

Gawker Media publisher/founder Nick Denton wed actor Derrence Washington in the Powerhouse event space at the American Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. Guests included South Park co-creator Matt Stone and CNN anchor Don Lemon.

June 3

Paul Conroy was appointed to the newly created post of chief strategy and revenue officer at The Agency Group, based in Los Angeles. He most recently was CEO of Dyrdek Enterprises.

June 4

John Ehmann was promoted to vp A&R for Interscope Geffen A&M by president/COO John Janick. Ehmann came to the label in February 2011, developing such acts as Lana Del Rey, Aloe Blacc, Cedric Gervais and Carly Rae Jepsen.

Adam Wolf has been named vp synchronization for the newly formed Riptide Music Group, where he will oversee key clients in advertising and film, while identifying catalogs and talent for acquisition.

June 5

Mike Gitter was upped to senior director of A&R for Razor & Tie Records, where he has signed Starset, HIM, Finch and Chiodos.

June 6

"Chandelier" singer Sia Furler announced her engagement to filmmaker Erik Anders Lang, confirmed by her mother Leone to an Australian newspaper after Sia sported a small diamond ring at a New York gala. Her fiance also posted an Instagram on June 3 of a woman's hand wearing the same ring, captioned, "That's an engagement ring folks."

June 7 

Monte Lipman, chairman/CEO of Universal Music Group, and wife Angelina welcomed son Cameron Scott Lipman at 7:11 a.m.

June 9

United Talent Agency announced that music agent Jbeau Lewis has joined, following 11 years at Creative Artists Agency, where he represented Katy Perry, Ariana Grande, Empire of the Sun and Ludacris, among others.

June 10

Singer Kelly Rowland announced her first pregnancy with husband and manager Tim Witherspoon by posting a coy Instagram snap of her husband's Air Jordans next to baby-sized matching kicks, with the comment, "I'll be stuntin like my daddy."

Rapper Eminem became the first artist to receive two RIAA Digital Single Diamond Awards, marking sales and streams of more than 10 million. Slim Shady picked up the honor for "Not Afraid," from his 2010 album "Recovery," to go along with the 11-times-platinum single "Love the Way You Lie," from the same release.

Morrissey canceled the remainder of his U.S. tour, after contracting a respiratory infection in Miami. In a bizarre twist, a post on the singer's fan site blamed tour opener Kristeen Young for the cause of the respiratory problems, after Young confessed to a "horrendous cold." Young has denied all allegations, saying that she only had an allergy attack.

Fairfax Recordings founder/CEO Kevin Augunas and Disney Music Group senior vp A&R/head of creative Mio Vukovic announced that Fairfax signed a label deal with DMG.

June 11

Paola Antonelli, senior curator of MoMA's department of architecture and design, announced that Bjork's Biophilia app, created in collaboration with interactive artist Scott Snibbe and released in 2011 alongside her eighth studio album of the same name, will become the first app to be officially inducted into the museum's collection.

Live Nation Entertainment confirmed Lady Gaga and her manager Bobby Campbell have joined Artist Nation, the company's artist management division, following her split from manager Troy Carter and his Atom Factory firm last November.

June 12

Pete Wentz announced he will relaunch his label Decaydance in June as DCD2 and has signed New Politics and LOLO.

Singer Kylie Minogue has joined the crew of New Line's upcoming earthquake film San Andreas, co-starring Dwayne Johnson.


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