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2014-08-18 16:23:35

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Vince Szydlowski has been appointed Senior Vice President of Label Sales for Capitol Music Group (CMG), it was announced today by Greg Thompson, Executive Vice President of the company. In his new position, Szydlowski will implement and execute the Group's sales and retail marketing strategies, incorporating those plans into the efforts of Universal Music Group Distribution (UMGD) and managing Capitol's vital interaction with that company....

2014-08-05 08:29:24

Lady Antebellum & Scotty McCreery Invite Fans to Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana for an All Access Experience Getaway! DETROIT, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With their fifth studio album release, 747, just around the corner, Lady Antebellum will be celebrating with their fans at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic! Alliance Connection Productions and Universal Music Group Nashville are throwing the ultimate fan party with an All Access Experience...

2014-08-01 12:24:50

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Music Group (UMG), the world's leading music company, announced today that it has appointed Jody Gerson as Chairman and CEO of the company's music publishing division, Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG), effective January 1, 2015. Gerson, who currently serves as Co-President of Sony/ATV Publishing, will be based at UMPG's headquarters in Santa Monica, CA and will report to UMG Chairman and CEO, Lucian Grainge. She...

2014-07-26 23:02:58

Grammy Award Winning, G.O.O.D. Music Artist Drops New Mixtape After Guest Appearance on Common’s “Nobody’s Smiling”. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 26, 2014 Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes announces the release of the “G.O.O.D Morning, G.O.O.D Night Deconstructed” Mixtape by Malik Yusef. The 20 track project is currently available for download. The mixtape features appearances from Big Sean, Cyhi da Prynce, KRS-One, Kanye West, Common, John Legend, and many more. After appearing on fellow...

2014-06-25 16:25:04

SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Congratulations to Lana Del Rey whose new album ULTRAVIOLENCE (Interscope/Polydor UK) debuted this week at #1 on the Billboard 200 selling 182,000 copies, her best sales week yet, and more than double the first week sales of her 2012 album Born To Die (Interscope/Polydor UK). ULTRAVIOLENCE debuted at #1 in 12 countries so far, including the U.K., and in the Top 5 of 8 other countries, selling over 880,000 copies worldwide. Born To...

2014-06-21 23:00:27

Ticket Down announces that Motown the Musical will be playing long term through August 9th in Chicago, IL at the Oriental Theatre. This popular secondary ticket exchange is offering the exclusive customer promo/coupon code MOTOWN-2014 for added savings. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 21, 2014 Ticket Down is a reliable source for cheap Motown the Musical tickets in Chicago at the Oriental Theatre. Motown the Musical is one of the biggest shows on Broadway and has turned into something that...

2014-06-18 12:31:34

Pepsi and Vevo Celebrate The Longest Day of the Year With Four Coast-to-Coast Live Stream Concert Events Featuring Prince Royce, Cher Lloyd, Kid Ink and Timeflies NEW YORK, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: Transforming everyday summer into epic experiences in unexpected places, Pepsi and Vevo are partnering for an unprecedented event marking the longest day...

2014-06-18 08:25:51

Album Due Out on Verve Records on September 9th and Includes Songs by Bob Dylan, The Eagles, Elton John, The Mamas and the Papas and a New Composition by Paul McCartney LOS ANGELES, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Five-time Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist and singer Diana Krall will release her new studio album on Verve Records on September 9. The new release is entitled "Wallflower" and is a collection of songs from the late 60's to present day that inspired Krall in her early...

2014-05-28 16:25:29

SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- "History teaches us that great entrepreneurs are few and far between. Jimmy Iovine is one of that small number of entrepreneurs who, by doing so much so well in so many different arenas, have left their indelible mark. He founded, and for more than 20 years has led Interscope, a label that has consistently been in the forefront of the music business, both artistically and commercially. He has put in place, developed and mentored...

2014-05-28 16:25:24

SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Music Group (UMG), the world's leading music company, announced today that John Janick, COO and President of Interscope Geffen A&M (IGA), will succeed Jimmy Iovine as Chairman and CEO of IGA later this year. As separately announced today, Iovine, who founded the Interscope label in 1989 and later co-founded Beats Electronics in 2008, will join Apple® when it closes its acquisition of Beats. The transaction is expected...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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