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Dec 15, 2014, 10:39 ET

Sam Smith's Debut Album, In The Lonely Hour, Certified Platinum By RIAA

 Sam Smith's debut album In The Lonely Hour has been certified Platinum by the RIAA, following Multi-Platinum (4X) certification for his debut...

Dec 08, 2014, 12:30 ET

Jennie Boddy And Erin Cooney Join Capitol Music Group As Vice Presidents Of Publicity

 Jennie Boddy and Erin Cooney have joined Capitol Music Group (CMG) as Vice Presidents of Publicity, it was announced today by Ambrosia...

Dec 05, 2014, 12:00 ET

Universal Music Group Names Mike Tunnicliffe, Executive Vice President, Business Development & Partnerships, U.S.

 Universal Music Group (UMG), the world's leading music company, has named Mike Tunnicliffe, the former Chief Growth & Marketing Officer...

Nov 07, 2014, 07:00 ET

Universal Music Publishing Group Names Former BMI Senior Executive Richard Conlon Special Advisor on Performing Rights

 Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) today announced it has entered into an agreement with Richard Conlon, former...

Oct 27, 2014, 14:00 ET

Universal Music Group Names Michael Frey, President, Supply Chain & Media Services

Universal Music Group (UMG), the world's leading music company, has named Michael Frey, President, Supply Chain & Media Services, effective...

Oct 13, 2014, 11:00 ET

Ambrosia Healy Named Senior Vice President, Head Of Media Strategy & Relations, Capitol Music Group

Ambrosia Healy has been named Senior Vice President, Head of Media Strategy & Relations, Capitol Music Group (CMG), it was announced today by...

Oct 06, 2014, 11:51 ET

Scott Greer Named Executive Vice President Of Capitol Music Group

 Scott Greer has been named Executive Vice President of Capitol Music Group, it was announced today by CMG Chairman and CEO Steve Barnett, to...

Oct 05, 2014, 21:48 ET
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Lady Antebellum Caps 7FOR7 Project With A Nashville Red-Carpet Surprise

WHO: Lady Antebellum launched 7FOR7 this week, a week-long campaign where the band travels across the country to surprise and...

Oct 05, 2014, 02:31 ET
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Lady Antebellum Surprises Newly Engaged Couple At Their Perry, GA Show

WHO: Lady Antebellum launched 7FOR7 this week, a week-long campaign where the band travels across the country to surprise and...

Oct 04, 2014, 00:39 ET
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Lady Antebellum Brings Their 7FOR7 Project To Music City Today

WHO: Lady Antebellum launched 7FOR7 this week, a week-long campaign where the band travels across the country to surprise and...

Oct 03, 2014, 01:33 ET
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Lady Antebellum's Fourth 7FOR7 Surprise Lands In Fort Meade, MD Today

WHO: Lady Antebellum launched 7FOR7 this week, a week-long campaign where the band travels across the country to surprise and...

Oct 01, 2014, 17:00 ET
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Lady Antebellum Surprises 9-Year-Old New Jersey Fan Today For Third 7FOR7 Installment

WHO: Lady Antebellum launched 7FOR7 this week, a week-long campaign where the band travels across the country to surprise and...

Sep 30, 2014, 19:13 ET
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Lady Antebellum Reveals Second 7FOR7 Surprise Live On Today

WHO: Lady Antebellum launched 7FOR7 this week, a week-long campaign where the band travels across the country to surprise and...

Sep 29, 2014, 21:55 ET
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Lady Antebellum's 7FOR7 Project Touches Down For First Surprise Today In Miami, FL

WHO:  Lady Antebellum launched 7FOR7 today, a week-long campaign where the band travels across the country to surprise and...

Sep 09, 2014, 10:31 ET

Capitol Records Is Proud To Announce The Release Of Neil Diamond's "Melody Road" On October 21

 Neil Diamond, one of the world's premier recording artists, internationally renowned and record-breaking concert performer and revered...

Aug 18, 2014, 13:58 ET

Vince Szydlowski Named Senior Vice President, Label Sales For Capitol Music Group

 Vince Szydlowski has been appointed Senior Vice President of Label Sales for Capitol Music Group (CMG), it was announced today by Greg...

Aug 05, 2014, 11:00 ET

Bobby Bazini To Release Debut U.S. Album "Where I Belong" On August 12

 Highly acclaimed Canadian singer-songwriter Bobby Bazini is set to release his debut U.S. album, "Where I Belong," on August 12 through...

Aug 01, 2014, 12:00 ET

Jody Gerson, One Of Industry's Most Accomplished Music Publishers, To Become Chairman And CEO Of Universal Music Publishing Group

 Universal Music Group (UMG), the world's leading music company, announced today that it has appointed Jody Gerson as Chairman and CEO of the...

Jul 21, 2014, 10:30 ET

Evolve Music Group Announces Company Formation

Capitol Music Group (CMG) has signed a multi-year, worldwide agreement with the newly-formed Evolve Music Group (EMG) that establishes a...

Jun 30, 2014, 10:45 ET

Republic Records Promotes Joseph Carozza To Senior Vice President, Media Relations

Republic Records is proud to announce the promotion of Joseph Carozza to Senior Vice President, Media Relations. This announcement...