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  2. Johnny Wright, Timberlake Manager, Outlines His Plan for a Pop Factory

    May 11, 2015 5:21 PM EDT 0 0 0 Yes, the head of WEG has a compound in Florida. No, it has nothing to do with Scientology. Johnny Wright, president/CEO of the Wright Entertainment Group (WEG) and No. 83 on The 2015 Billboard Power 100 , spoke about a new chapter in his music caree ...

  3. Managers for Justin Timberlake, The Wanted Share Career Advice for Zayn Malik and One Direction

    March 27, 2015 6:00 PM EDT In the days since One Direction formally announced that Zayn Malik has left the group, there's been no shortage of experts and fellow performers weighing in with opinions on what might or should be the next moves for the group and for him. ...

  4. Johnny Wright, Tom Corson on Making Justin Timberlake the Year's Best-Selling Artist (Q&A)

    October 09, 2013 3:58 PM EDT Johnny Wright estimates he was the first partner of Justin Timberlake to learn that his star management client had finally recorded new music, in mid-2012. Gary Tobey, CEO of Target’s media buying firm Haworth, was “probably the third or fourt ...

  5. Music Matters 2013 Preview: YouTube and the Online Video Phenomenon; Keynotes By Johnny Wright, Rob Wells, Frances Moore

    May 17, 2013 3:05 PM EDT The focus of the 2013 Digital & Music Matters is unequivocally on YouTube and the online video phenomenon. The Asia Pacific entertainment event, held May 20-25 at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore, will be broadcast live on YouTube, inclu ...

  6. Justin Timberlake's Acting Agency, WME, Locks Down All of the Star's Future Business

    May 07, 2013 6:08 PM EDT Actor and singer Justin Timberlake is taking his music touring business to WME. Although previously signed with talent agency CAA, WME had been repping Timberlake as an actor since 2009. It will now inherit all of his future business, including ...

  7. Justin Timberlake Teams With MasterCard For Two-Year Partnership, NYC Show May 5

    April 29, 2013 12:00 PM EDT Justin Timberlake announced a new long-term partnership with MasterCard on Monday that will kick off Sunday, May 5, with an exclusive cardmember concert at New York’s Roseland Ballroom. Tickets for the show will be available through MasterCar ...

  8. Justin Timberlake Manager Johnny Wright on Secret Plans Around ‘20/20 Experience,’ Touring, Myspace, More

    March 19, 2013 8:00 AM EDT Justin Timberlake has a rare ability to seem to be everywhere without actually being in that many places. In a way, the marketing around his new album,  The 20/20 Experience – out on RCA today – has taken a note from the way he managed to kee ...

  9. Kitty Wells, Country Trailblazer, Dies at 92

    July 16, 2012 4:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Before Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Shania Twain or Taylor Swift, there was Kitty Wells , the original "Queen of Country Music." Wells, who died at her Nashville-area home Monday morning at the age of 92, enjoyed a career that ran the gamut ...

  10. Kitty Wells, Legendary Country Singer, Dead at 92

    July 16, 2012 4:16 PM EDT Before Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Shania Twain or Taylor Swift, there was Kitty Wells, better known as the "Queen of Country Music." Wells, who died at her Nashville-area home Monday morning at the age of 92, enjoyed a career that ran t ...

  11. MySpace Relaunch Will Revive Company's Status in Online Music, Sources Say

    June 08, 2012 12:30 PM EDT MySpace has some big plans in store for its forthcoming relaunch. Multiple sources have told Billboard.biz they have been very impressed with the new MySpace platform and say the company wants once again to be music fans' favored place on the ...

  12. The Making of Baby Bieber: How Austin Mahone Is Riding Social Media to Superstardom

    June 07, 2012 9:06 AM EDT If it weren't for the walls covered in handmade signs drawn in bold, glittery letters by hundreds of obsessed teenage fans declaring love and devotion to him, the San Antonio bedroom of Austin Mahone wouldn't be much to look at. Barely 8 ...

  13. Johnny Wright, Rodney Jerkins Talk New MySpace Competition Series 'Take The Stage'

    June 05, 2012 3:40 PM EDT MySpace is going back to its roots. A new music competition series, " Take The Stage " debuts this week with a concept that harkens back to MySpace's origins as a music-discovery platform that helped artists like Katy Perry, Adele a ...

  14. Jonas Brothers Leave Disney's Hollywood Records, Buy Back Masters, Publishing, Merchandising Rights

    May 01, 2012 2:08 PM EDT The Jonas Brothers have parted ways with Hollywood Records after releasing three albums on the Disney-owned label. The sibling trio of Nick, Kevin and Joe Jonas, which has sold 17 million albums worldwide, also bought back the rights to their mast ...

  15. Jonas Brothers Leave Disney's Hollywood Records

    May 01, 2012 1:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Jonas Brothers have parted ways with Hollywood Records after releasing three albums on the Disney-owned label. The sibling trio of Nick , Kevin and Joe Jonas , which has sold 17 million albums worldwide, also bought back the rights to their mast ...

  16. Johnny Wright Teams With Yobi.tv For Unscripted Online Singing Competition

    January 18, 2012 12:00 PM EST Johnny Wright, the music manager who has helped shape the careers of pop icons Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears and the Jonas Brothers, will be teaming up with talent competition web site Yobi.tv to create a non-scripted singing competition, to b ...

  17. Johnny Wright, Country Music Pioneer, Kitty Wells' Husband, Dead at 97

    September 28, 2011 7:15 AM EDT NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Johnny Wright, a country music pioneer who had hits as a singer in the duo Johnnie and Jack and guided the career of his wife, Kitty Wells, died early Tuesday. He was 97. Close family friend Eddie Stubbs said Wright died of ...

  18. Justin Timberlake Mulling Myspace Talent Competition, Says Manager

    July 05, 2011 9:58 AM EDT 0 0 0 Justin Timberlake 's longtime manager Johnny Wright said on Friday (July 2) that a talent show or some other way of developing new artists will be core to the revamp of Myspace. The kernel of an idea is what has emerged from a frenzied two week ...

  19. Justin Timberlake's Manager Says They're Mulling Talent Competition For Revamped Myspace

    July 03, 2011 10:17 PM EDT Justin Timberlake's longtime manager Johnny Wright said Friday (July 2) that a talent show or some other way of developing new artists will be core to the revamp of Myspace. The kernel of an idea is what has emerged from a frenzied two weeks ...

  20. Aaron Carter Enters Rehab for 'Emotional and Spiritual Issues'

    January 24, 2011 12:17 PM EST 0 0 0 Former teen pop heartthrob Aaron Carter has entered a Southern California treatment facility for what manager Johnny Wright calls "emotional and spiritual issues." "He has chosen to enter a facility where he feels he will get the guid ...

  21. Manager Johnny Wright Sounds Off On The State Of The Music Industry

    December 14, 2010 12:00 AM EST If the name Johnny Wright has been synonymous with one thing, it's screaming girls. The Orlando-based music manager has played a key role in the careers of Britney Spears, Jonas Brothers, Justin Timberlake (and previously 'NSync), Backst ...

  22. Justin Timberlake, Live Nation Make 901 Tequila Deal

    October 28, 2009 8:24 AM EDT 0 0 0 Live Nation announces today a new multi-year sponsorship deal with 901 Silver Tequila, the new premium tequila brand launched earlier this year by Justin Timberlake and Diab Importers. The deal makes 901 (the area code of Timberlake's hometown ...

  23. This Day in Music

    December 31, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Cutting Crew guitarist Kevin Macmichael dies after a battle with lung cancer. He is 51. Macmichael formed Cutting Crew in 1985 with English vocalist Nick Van Eede, and the new group quickly sco 2002 - Cutting Crew guitarist Kevin Macmichael d ...

  24. Hot 100: Menudo

    Hot 100: Menudo

    September 10, 2008 10:48 AM EDT 0 0 0 Emma Pagan , Johnny Wright , Chris Moy , Justin Timberlake , shining star , Menudo , Bye Bye Bye , Elvis Presley , Love Me Tender , Britney Spears Videos Backstreet Boys Britney Spears Elvis Presley Johnny Wright Justin Timberlake Menudo ...

  25. Billboard Presents Menudo

    Billboard Presents Menudo

    July 03, 2008 12:02 PM EDT 0 0 0 Resurrected boy band Menudo put the moves on Billboard with a live performance and interview, including legendary manager Johnny Wright. Their new single “Lost” has already found its way to top 40, while the guys just wrapped the Bandemonium tour. J ...

  26. Timberlake Signs With IMG For Endorsements

    April 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Justin Timberlake on Thursday signed with IMG for worldwide endorsement representation, the company said. Timberlake will remain with CAA, which handles his tour booking, among other things, and Johnny Wright will continue to be his manager. IMG w ...

  27. Menudo Plots 'Bandemonium'

    April 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After wrapping a series of opening gigs for the Jonas Brothers, Epic act Menudo will tour 16 cities as part of the "Bandemonium" boy-band tour. The tour, produced by manager Johnny Wright, includes NLT (Geffen), V-Factory (Warner Bros.) ...

  28. Jonas Brothers Ink Tour Deal With Live Nation

    January 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Live Nation has inked a two-year, multi-million dollar worldwide touring deal with the Hollywood Records pop act Jonas Brothers. The deal, billed as the first of its kind for an up-and-coming act, is Live Nation has inked a two-year, multi-million d ...

  29. Jonas Brothers Ink Tour Deal With Live Nation

    January 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Live Nation has inked a two-year, multi-million dollar worldwide touring deal with the Hollywood Records pop act Jonas Brothers. The deal, billed as the first of its kind for an up-and-coming act, is expected to result in more than 140 theater and ...

  30. This Day in Music

    December 31, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Cutting Crew guitarist Kevin Macmichael dies after a battle with lung cancer. He is 51. Macmichael formed Cutting Crew in 1985 with English vocalist Nick Van Eede, and the new group quickly sco 2002 - Cutting Crew guitarist Kevin Macmichael d ...

  31. Timberlake To Wrap World Tour In Abu Dhabi

    December 04, 2007 12:00 AM EST Justin Timberlake will put the lid on his FutureSex/LoveShow World tour Thursday night with a performance at the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi, capitol of United Arab Emirates. The tour has been one of the top-grossing tours of 2007, taking i ...

  32. New Janet Jackson Album Due In February

    November 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Janet Jackson's as-yet-untitled debut album for Island Def Jam will be released in February. The artist is also prepping a worldwide tour to promote the follow-up to 2006's "20 Y.O." In addition, Jack Janet Jackson's as-yet- ...

  33. Wright Sues Spears For Breach Of Contract

    November 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Britney Spears' former manager has sued the singer for more than $15,000, alleging the pop star has failed to pay for work he helped produce. Britney Spears' former manager has sued the singer for more than $15,000, alleging the pop star h ...

  34. This Day in Music

    December 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Country Music Hall of Fame member Kitty Wells, 81, and her husband, Johnny Wright, 86, perform their farewell show in Nashville. Appearing at the Nashville Night Life Club, they entertai 2002 - Cutting Crew guitarist Kevin ...

  35. Epic To Sign Menudo; MTV Plans Reality Show

    October 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In its heyday, Menudo caused stampedes, played stadiums around the world and sold millions of records. In its heyday, Menudo caused stampedes, played stadiums around the world and sold millions of records. In the process, the Puerto Rican boy band, ...

  36. Chart Beat

    January 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Solo Beyoncé bests her Destiny's Child No. 1 quota, plus inside the stats of Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood, Johnny Cash, Dion DiMucci and Mary J. Blige. PICKING UP THE 'CHECK': With "Check On It" (Columbia) advancing to ...

  37. Back To Backstreet

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Is there life beyond the boy band phenomenon? The Backstreet Boys, and Zomba Label Group president/CEO Barry Weiss are on a mission to prove there is. "Never Gone," due June 14, is the first s ...

  38. Higher Ground

    April 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Trinity Broadcasting Network and Johnny Wright are creating such TV programs as game and reality shows for the Christian network. Trinity Broadcasting Network and Johnny Wright are creating such TV programs as game and reality shows for the Chri ...

  39. Higher Ground

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Trinity Broadcasting Network and Johnny Wright are creating such TV programs as game and reality shows for the Christian network. Trinity Broadcasting Network and Johnny Wright are creating such TV programs as game and reality shows for the Chri ...

  40. Wright, Trinity Link For Christian Programming

    March 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Wright Entertainment Group CEO Johnny Wright is partnering with Trinity Broadcasting Network's (TBN) Matthew Crouch to produce programming for the Christian cable network. Plans call for the creation Wright Entertainment Group CEO Johnny Wrig ...

  41. Wright, Trinity Link For Christian Programming

    March 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Wright Entertainment Group CEO Johnny Wright is partnering with Trinity Broadcasting Network's (TBN) Matthew Crouch to produce programming for the Christian cable network. Plans call for the creation Wright Entertainment Group CEO Johnny Wrig ...

  42. This Day in Music

    December 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Cutting Crew guitarist Kevin Macmichael dies after a battle with lung cancer. He is 51. Macmichael formed Cutting Crew in 1985 with English vocalist Nick Van Eede, and the new group quic 2002 - Cutting Crew guitarist Kevin ...

  43. Harlemm Lee Wins 'Fame'

    July 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 NBC's reality series/talent contest "Fame" came to an end last night (July 23) with the selection of Michigan native Harlemm Lee as the winner. NBC's reality series/talent contest "Fame" came to an end last night (July ...

  44. This Day in Music

    December 31, 2002 12:00 AM EST - Eddy Shaver, a talented guitarist and son of Texas singer/songwriter Billy Joe Shaver, dies in his sleep while at home in Waco, Texas. Shaver, 38, played guitar with his father in the roots roc 2000 - Eddy Shaver, a talented guitarist and son ...

  45. P. Diddy Gets New Manager, Plans Tour

    December 13, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Influential pop artist manager Johnny Wright ('N Sync, Britney Spears) has inked a co-management deal for Sean "P. Diddy" Combs with Phil Robinson, Billboard Bulletin reports. Combs is planning to tou Influential pop artist manager Jo ...

  46. Robyn Signs Worldwide Deal With Jive

    July 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Swedish singer/songwriter Robyn has signed a worldwide deal with Jive, Billboard can exclusively reveal. The 22-year-old artist scored in 1997 with the top-10 hits "Do You Know (What It Takes)" and "S Swedish singer/songwriter Robyn h ...