New York hip-hop DJ Big Kap, best-known for his 1999 collaboration album The Tunnel with Funkmaster Flex, died of a heart attack. He was 45.
Annie Imamura, Universal Music Group’s director of global communications, and her husband, film critic Elvis Mitchell, welcomed son Benjamin Rikio Mitchell, weighing 6.9 lbs.
4AD named Ben Gaffin director of A&R.
Wiz Khalifa announced a new partnership with Colorado-based company RiverRock Cannabis for an exclusive marijuana line.
Management 360 signed Justin Bieber pastor Judah Smith across all areas.
Laurel Dann, who had held posts at Entertainment One Music, Virgin Records and Jive Records, died after a long illness. She was 69.
Gear Publishing Company (Bob Seger) appointed Mike Boila vice president.
Warner Music Group elevated Stu Bergen to CEO of international and global commercial services.
A Philadelphia judge ordered rapper Meek Mill to serve 90 days of house arrest, effective March 1, for violating the terms of his parole in a 2009 drug and gun case.
Jermaine Dupri signed with Creative Artists Agency in all areas.
Universal picked up an untitled musical comedy starring Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
Dan Hicks, former drummer of The Charlatans and founder of Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks, died at his home in Mill Valley, Calif., after a battle with cancer. He was 74.
Miami attorney Leslie Zigel, whose clients include Pitbull and Wisin, joined Florida firm Greenspoon Marder Law. Zigel will head up the firm’s newly established Entertainment Law Group.
Singer-songwriter Elle King and longtime boyfriend Andrew “Fergie” Ferguson announced their engagement on Twitter.
Natalie Jamieson joined Bauer Media Group as entertainment and lifestyle content director. She previously served as senior entertainment reporter/presenter at BBC Radio 1.
Renata Muniz joined Epic Records as senior director of publicity. She was previously with Def Jam Records.
NBC’s The Voice winner Jordan Smith signed a worldwide management deal with Macklam Feldman Management.
Washington, D.C.’s historic 9:30 Club announced a music variety show set to air in April on PBS Television. Live at 9:30 Hosted by Squarespace will feature performances by Garbage, Tove Lo and Ibeyi.
Concord Bicycle Music announced the opening of Stax of Wax, a vinyl-only store at Malibu’s upscale County Mart.
Good Charlotte inked a worldwide agreement with Kobalt Label Services.