1. David Geffen's 1,500-Sq. Foot Beach Cottage Sells for $8 Million

    July 26, 2017 10:04 AM EDT 0 0 0 After notching a record $85 million sale for his Malibu compound in May, David Geffen took a relatively small hit -- at least by his standards -- on the sale of the final piece of his Malibu real estate portfolio. This week Geffen unloaded a 1,500-s ...

  2. David Geffen Sells Malibu Home for Record $85 Million

    May 01, 2017 6:52 PM EDT 0 0 0 The music mogul had hoped to net $100 million for the property, which has several structures, a swimming pool and spa, a theater, gym & an outdoor living room with fireplace. For the cool price of $85 million, David Geffen has sold his oceanfron ...

  3. Woman Wearing Anti-Trump Sign Barred From Lincoln Center's David Geffen Hall

    February 23, 2017 9:27 AM EST 0 0 3 A woman is claiming she was barred from attending a performance at New York City's Lincoln Center because she wouldn't remove an anti-Trump sign affixed to the back of her jacket. Jenny Heinz, a longtime Metropolitan Opera and New York Phi ...

  4. Industry Vets on How HBO's 'Vinyl' Depicts the Business: 'The Characters Are Dead On'

    February 19, 2016 11:42 AM EST 0 0 0 Industry veterans give the HBO series created by Mick Jagger, Martin Scorsese and Terence Winter high marks for telling it like it was. The Martin Scorsese-directed pilot for Vinyl begins with American Century Records chief Richie Finestra (Bobby Ca ...

  5. David Geffen Gifts UCLA With $100 Million for New Secondary School

    November 12, 2015 8:43 AM EST 0 0 0 David Geffen has gifted UCLA with $100 million, which will go towards the completion of a new university-run secondary school, called the Geffen Academy at UCLA. The academy will provide an innovative college preparatory education for Los Angeles-ar ...

  6. Is Sony Really Trying to Sell Its Publishing Giant? Behind the Scenes of the Sony/ATV Deal

    October 08, 2015 1:06 PM EDT 0 0 0 It appears that Sony Corp. has triggered a clause in its co-ownership agreement of publishing giant Sony/ATV, which it shares with the Michael Jackson estate, that allows for either party to initiate a buyout of the other, signaling that the beleagu ...

  7. Why Getting Older Isn't Slowing Down Music's AARP Set

    May 27, 2015 4:49 PM EDT 0 0 0 If years of thrashing and failed Rogaine attempts have you singing the blues, these alternative healing approaches might do the trick. Hair Loss For rockers looking to thicken their locks, platelet-rich plasma injections, which involve centrifuging ...

  8. Elton John Shopped There and Dave Grohl Worked There: Behind Colin Hanks' New Tower Records Doc

    March 18, 2015 10:03 AM EDT A crucial piece of vintage footage of Elton John shopping at the Tower Records on Sunset Strip ensured that director Colin Hanks could fulfill his vision in All Things Must Pass , the story of Tower and its founder Russ Solomon . John, list in ...

  9. David Geffen Hall Coming to Lincoln Center Following $100 Million Donation

    March 04, 2015 1:50 PM EST Entertainment industry executive David Geffen has donated $100 million to New York's Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. The performing arts building -- long known as Avery Fisher Hall -- will be renamed David Geffen Hall in September, Li ...

  10. David Geffen Hall Coming to Lincoln Center Following $100 Million Donation

    March 04, 2015 1:50 PM EST Entertainment industry executive David Geffen has donated $100 million to New York's Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. The performing arts building -- long known as Avery Fisher Hall -- will be renamed David Geffen Hall in September, L ...

  11. David Geffen's Ex-Boyfriend Admits to Stalking

    February 17, 2015 6:26 PM EST A former North Dakota college football player, who was kicked off his team after kissing a man, has been given probation for stalking billionaire David Geffen . A Los Angeles district attorney's spokeswoman on Tuesday (Feb. 17) said that Jam ...

  12. David Geffen's Ex-Boyfriend to Face Stalking Charge in Court

    December 30, 2014 5:25 PM EST An ex-boyfriend of David Geffen is facing charges of stalking the media mogul, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Jamie Kuntz, 21, was arrested in October for allegedly trespassing on the 71-year-old Geffen's property. He's facing a f ...

  13. Stephen Colbert Mocks David Geffen's Fake Garage Doors in Malibu

    October 03, 2014 9:09 AM EDT Stephen Colbert is calling David Geffen out.  On Thursday's Colbert Report , the talk show host aired footage from an NBC News story about Geffen having constructed four fake garage doors in front of his beachside Malibu home. No cars are act ...

  14. Stephen Colbert Mocks David Geffen's Fake Garage Doors in Malibu

    October 03, 2014 9:09 AM EDT Stephen Colbert is calling David Geffen out.  On Thursday's Colbert Report , the talk show host aired footage from an NBC News story about Geffen having constructed four fake garage doors in front of his beachside Malibu home. No cars are a ...

  15. Jeffrey Ressner, Journalist Who Worked for The Hollywood Reporter, Dies at 56

    July 01, 2014 2:42 PM EDT Veteran writer worked for L.A.Weekly, Cash Box, Hollywood Reporter, Rolling Stone, Time Magazine and Politico in distinguished career. Jeffrey Ressner, a familiar figure on the local entertainment journalism scene who wrote for Cash Box, The Holly ...

  16. Jimmy Iovine, Oprah Winfrey, Others Beat by Steve Ballmer's $2B Clippers Bid

    May 30, 2014 9:44 AM EDT Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has agreed to buy the Los Angeles Clippers for a record-breaking $2 billion, beating out a set of bidders that included Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine, GuggenheimPartners* principals, co-founder Mark Walter and pr ...

  17. Scooter Braun on Relaunching British Knights Sneakers: 'Artists Are the New Athletes' (Exclusive)

    February 14, 2014 10:00 AM EST Music mogul Scooter Braun is reviving sneaker brand British Knights, popularized by its association with hip-hop culture in the late ’80s and early ’90s, for a new generation. Related Articles Billboard Power 100 2014: No. 33 - Scooter Braun, ...

  18. Scooter Braun: 10 Things You Didn't Know

    November 20, 2013 11:17 AM EST As Bieber’s manager and business partner, Braun's story has also become legend: from college dropout to So So Def Records marketing exec to Asher Roth manager, at which point, he stumbled upon a YouTube clip of a talented kid from Canada with ...

  19. Celebrating 10 Years of NYU’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music with 'Enormous Pride' (Backbeat)

    October 02, 2013 12:53 PM EDT Jeff Rabhan , chair of the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at New York University, was understandably proud as he spoke at a celebration of the 10th anniversary of the program, held Sept 26 at Gallow Green, the rooftop garden bar of Ma ...

  20. Gallo's Film/TV Briefs: Emmys Dominate Ratings with Much Music; Danny Elfman Preps Tim Burton Concerts; Tupac Biopic Gets Financing

    September 23, 2013 5:01 PM EDT Register today for Billboard's 2013 Film & TV Music conference in Los Angeles Oct. 29-20 at the W Hollywood Use promo code 'BIZ13' to get a special discount. The most musical Emmy Awards telecast in recent history attracted 17 ...

  21. Music Biz Veteran Jerry Sharell Hospitalized After Machete Attack

    September 16, 2013 6:01 AM EDT The executive-turned-DJ, who has worked with The Carpenters and Joe Cocker, was held hostage in his new girlfriend's home early Sunday. Jerry Sharell, a music industry veteran who played a role in the careers of The Carpenters and Joe Cocke ...

  22. Backbeat: Berry Gordy, Doug Morris, David Geffen, More Attend Broadway Premiere of Motown Musical

    April 15, 2013 12:03 PM EDT Stars and executives alike turned out en masse to the opening night of "Motown: The Musical" at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in Manhattan Sunday night, catching the premiere of the legendary record label's story as it hit the Broadw ...

  23. 2013 Grammy Week Parties: All The Sights, Sounds, Hotspots

    February 05, 2013 2:50 PM EST Pre-parties, afterparties, brunches, dinners, galas galore -- it's the music industry's week to shine. Here's a roundup of everything we know about that's going on (that we're allowed to write about, anyway). Caveat empt ...

  24. L.A. Reid to Be Honored at Pre-Grammy Gala; Quincy Jones and Al Schmitt at P&E Wing Event

    December 18, 2012 11:30 AM EST Clive Davis and the Recording Academy will present the annual Pre-Grammy Gala on Saturday, Feb. 9, at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif., the evening before the 55th Annual Grammy Awards, the Academy announced this morning. As part of the ...

  25. Music Biz 2012: A Look Back at a Tumultuous Year

    December 14, 2012 8:13 AM EST In what has to be the most memorable quote about our industry in recent memory, David Geffen -- during an event for the recent documentary about his towering career -- said "I'd kill myself" rather than get into the music business t ...

  26. David Geffen Donates $100 Million to UCLA Medical School

    December 13, 2012 11:00 AM EST David Geffen, who was recently the subject of an extended profile by PBS for its "American Masters" series , will donate $100 million to UCLA's David Geffen School of Medicine, to fund 33 full-ride scholarships a year to the school ...

  27. 'Inventing David Geffen' Draws Springsteen, Iovine, Gordy, Dr. Dre To L.A. Premiere

    November 14, 2012 2:26 PM EST Jimmy Iovine, chairman, Interscope Geffen A&M Records and co-founder, Beats by Dre, arriving to the premiere of 'Inventing David Geffen' held at Writer's Guild Theater in Los Angeles, California. (Michael Tran/FilmMagic) The Wri ...

  28. Alex Wilhelm, Crazed Hits Blogger, Named Warner Bros. Director Of A&R

    November 13, 2012 11:05 AM EST In an update to the story below, which was published on Billboard.biz in September, Alex Wilhelm finally revealed the company he's joined: "I've joined Warner Bros. Records as Director of A&R. A big thank you to Mike Caren, Jeff ...

  29. David Geffen on New PBS 'American Masters' Film: 'Wow, Did I Do That?'

    September 27, 2012 3:40 PM EDT David Geffen (right) with Joni Mitchel (left) and Mama Cass (background) from the PBS American Masters program "Inventing David Geffen," which will air in November. (Photo: Henry Diltz) American Masters creator and executive producer Sus ...

  30. 'Inventing David Geffen' Documentary Premieres at Toronto Film Festival

    September 11, 2012 4:35 PM EDT A lively account of one of the most influential careers in modern showbiz, Susan Lacy's "Inventing David Geffen" works within a familiar format to sing the praises of a man who never did. An upcoming airing on PBS's American Ma ...

  31. Twitter 140: Page 13

    July 26, 2012 7:54 PM EDT « PREVIOUS | NEXT » RETURN TO INDEX Toy Selectah DJ/Producer/A&R @ToySelectah Selectah is known industry-wide for his creative savvy and is most recently credited for discovering one of Latin music's biggest DJ acts, 3BallMTY. But the pro ...

  32. David Geffen: 'I'd Kill Myself' Rather Than Get Into Music Business Today

    July 23, 2012 11:19 AM EDT When David Geffen allows the camera to be turned on him Nov. 20 for an American Masters documentary titled Inventing David Geffen , he will be described by friends, peers and adversaries as "passionate," "neurotic" and "gi ...

  33. Updated: Sony-Led Group Closes Purchase of EMI Music Publishing

    June 29, 2012 10:54 AM EDT The Sony Corp. of America led investor consortium completed its acquisition of EMI Music Publishing today, just hours after the Federal Trade Commission issued a statement saying it closed its antitrust investigation of the $2.2 billion deal -- wh ...

  34. Scooter Braun Talks Schoolboy-Universal Deal: 'Lucian Grainge Doesn't Want to Embrace the Old Business'

    May 16, 2012 3:28 PM EDT On the same day that his Schoolboy Records imprint announced a label and distribution deal with Universal Music Group, Justin Bieber's manager Scooter Braun was honored with the SoundWAV Award at the Third Annual FlashFWD Awards, which toaste ...

  35. It's Official: Sony-Led Acquisition of EMI Music Publishing Approved by EU

    April 19, 2012 12:06 PM EDT Despite vigorous protests from independent label groups , the Warner Music Group and digerati organizations, the Sony Corporation of America-led consortium's acquisition of EMI Music Publishing sailed through the European regulatory process, ...

  36. Sony's Acquisition of EMI to Be Approved Today, Sources Say

    April 19, 2012 12:05 AM EDT According to multiple sources, the European Commission is expected to announce Thursday its approval of the purchase of EMI Music Publishing by the Sony Corp. of America-led consortium. The news was first reported in the Financial Times. That acqu ...

  37. Sony Plans To Cut 326 EMI Music Publishing Jobs Over Two Years

    April 18, 2012 1:03 PM EDT If the consortium led by Sony Corp. of America gets approval to acquire EMI Music Publishing, it would cut 326 positions over two years to achieve $70 million in net cost savings, according to a story by Ben Sisario published in the New York Times ...

  38. Martin Bandier Signs Long-Term Contract To Remain Chairman/CEO of Sony/ATV

    March 19, 2012 8:29 AM EDT Martin Bandier has signed a long-term contact extension to remain as chairman and CEO of Sony/ATV Music, according to the company. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. In the five years since joining Sony/ATV, the company said Bandier had grown t ...

  39. Business Matters: 850,000 Androids Activated Every Day -- What Does That Mean to You?

    February 27, 2012 8:12 PM EST ,000 Android Devices are Activated Every Day -- What Does That Mean to You? -- More than 850,000 Android phones are now activated each day, according to a tweet on Monday by Google senior VP Andy Rubin, who heads the company's mobile divis ...

  40. This Week in Billboard History: Neil Bogart's Bubblegum Sound, 12" Singles' Early Days, 'Newcomer' Coldplay Streams Song

    October 27, 2011 4:42 PM EDT : WILL THIS BE PART OF JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE'S SCRIPT? Neil Bogart was named marketing coordinator of Cameo Parkway Records, moving over from the MGM label, where he had been a regional promotion manager. Bogart's Cameo duties were to in ...

  41. Cee Lo, R. Kelly, Mumford & Sons, F-Bombs Rock Clive Davis' Grammy Party, David Geffen Tribute: Photo Gallery

    February 13, 2011 2:18 PM EST It's My Party: Clive Davis on stage at his 2011 Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute To Industry Icons Honoring David Geffen. (Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) @font-face { font-family: "Cambria"; }p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNorm ...

  42. Un-Featured Featured Artists, Part 1

    August 11, 2010 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 "Love the Way You Lie," by Eminem featuring Rihanna , is the 46th Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 since 2000 specifically sporting a "featuring" artist credit. Between 1958 and 1999, just 18 such titles reigned. Still, high-profile acts ...

  43. Stooges, Genesis, ABBA Enter Rock Hall of Fame in NYC Ceremony

    March 15, 2010 11:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 An English band steeped in harmony, a reggae pioneer, progressive rockers who thrived despite a defection, four Swedes who combined their nation's traditions with their rock heroes and a man who prowled a ballroom floor singing "I Wanna Be ...

  44. Trey Anastasio, Wyclef Among Rock Hall Presenters

    February 25, 2010 11:09 AM EST 0 0 0 Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio is inducting rock group Genesis into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next month. The presenters were announced Tuesday by the hall, which is based in Cleveland. Wyclef Jean will honor Jimmy Cliff . Barry and Robin Gibb ...

  45. Stooges, Genesis, ABBA Get Rock Hall Of Fame Nods

    December 15, 2009 10:01 AM EST 0 0 0 T he Stooges , Genesis , ABBA , the Hollies and Jimmy Cliff will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the shrine's 25th annual ceremony on March 15 at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York City. They'll be joined by David Gef ...

  46. U.K. Govt Rebuffs File-Sharing Reports

    August 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The U.K. government has rebuffed reports that it is set to impose tougher penalties on illegal file-sharers than the measures already proposed. Various media outlets reported that Lord Mandelson, secretary of state for Business, Innovation and Ski ...

  47. Barlow Takes Charge Of Geffen U.K.

    October 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group is rolling out the Geffen Records label in the U.K. for the first time. Polydor co-president Colin Barlow has been appointed Geffen U.K. president. Geffen U.K. will be a standalone label in a London HQ separate from Universal ...

  48. This Day in Music

    June 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - It is announced by his family that Ricardo Cane, singer of Afro-Cuban rumba band Los Munequitos de Matanzas, died earlier in the month of a heart condition in his hometown of Matanzas, Cuba. He 2003 - It is announced by his family that Ricard ...

  49. This Day in Music

    February 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Folk music singer/songwriter Tom Glazer dies in Philadelphia. Glazer, 88, is best known for the 1963 novelty song "On Top of Spaghetti." 2003 - Folk music singer/songwriter Tom Glazer dies in Philadelphia. Glazer, 88, is best known ...

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