Noted: July 7 - July 16

June 7

Schoolboy Records/SB Projects CEO Scooter Braun wed Yael Cohen, founder/CEO of F--- Cancer, in Whistler, British Columbia. Guests included Justin Bieber, Carly Rae Jepsen, Ed Sheeran and Tom Hanks.

Former Girls Aloud singer and X Factor UK judge Cheryl Cole married her French boyfriend, restaurant owner Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini, on the Caribbean island of Mustique.

June 8

Kobalt Label Services named Tom Smith vp sales and marketing. He was previously a consultant for the company.

June 9

Clear Channel's Brian Lakamp was promoted to president technology and digital ventures from his previous role as vp digital media overseeing iHeartRadio.

June 10

Two-and-a-half years after Azealia Banks signed to Universal Music, the contentious rapper has split from the label, sharing her joy on Twitter: "IM ABOUT TO GET OUT OF MY DEAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm feeling like miss celie at the end of color purple, free at last."

June 11

Charlie Haden, one of the most influential bassists in the history of jazz, passed away after a prolonged illness in Los Angeles. He was 76.

June 13

Emerging Latin pop singer Katherine Alexander accused SBS executive vp programming Jesus Salas in a lawsuit of sexual assault and withholding compensation. Salas denied any wrongdoing, but Alexander has since filed a restraining order requiring Salas to stay 500 yards away.

Brooklyn-based tween rockers Unlocking the Truth signed a seven-figure album deal with Sony (reportedly worth $1.8 million), following high-profile gigs at Coachella and opening for Guns N' Roses.

June 14

Amy Thurlow was named COO/CFO of Dick Clark Productions, after serving as CFO/executive vp sales strategy at the TV Guide Network. Thurlow will be based in Santa Monica, reporting directly to president Mike Mahan.

Capitol Music Group executive vp Michelle Jubelirer and her fiance, Keith Nelson, guitarist of Buckcherry, announced the arrival of their son, Stone Aidan Nelson. They described the 7-pound baby as "simply beautiful" in a joint statement.

Island Records promoted Eric Wong to executive vp/GM.

Swedish DJ/producer Alesso has signed with Def Jam/EMI UK.

June 15

Evan Lipschutz was named vp A&R for Atlantic Records. He arrives from Mercury/Island, where he worked with The Killers, Fall Out Boy and Neon Trees.

June 16

Joan Elizabeth Harris, the woman who accused Bright Eyes' Conor Oberst of rape in December 2013, admitted that she had made up the incident. Oberst had filed a libel suit claiming $1 million in damages. He issued a statement accepting her admission.

Universal Music Latin Entertainment vet Gustavo López was promoted to executive vp/GM.

Iconic blues guitarist Johnny Winter died in a hotel room in Zurich. He was 70.

Broadway actress-singer Elaine Stritch died at her home in Birmingham, Mich., of causes related to diabetes. She was 89.

Following Midnight Rider director Randall Miller and producer Jody Savin's July 13 surrender to Georgia police after being indicted on criminal charges related to the death of camera assistant Sarah Jones, production manager Jay Sedrish also turned himself in.


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