January 11, 2002
* Sony Music Entertainment is expected today to promote Will Botwin to president of the Columbia Records Group, the No.1 label in the music business, sources said. Botwin, who joined Columbia in 1996 after managing such acts as Los Lobos and Liz Phair, will report to Columbia Chairman Don Ienner. * Forrester Research Inc., an emerging-technology research firm, said it will eliminate about 126 jobs, or 22% of its work force.
November 16, 1994 |
Columbia Records Starting a West Coast Label: The company said the new label--which is yet to be named--will be headed by the former Virgin Records team of Jeff Ayeroff and Jordan Harris and will be based at Sony Music's Santa Monica complex. Ayeroff and Harris were co-chairmen of Virgin Records America through 1993. They will report to Don Ienner, chairman of Columbia Records Group. The staff of Columbia's Chaos Records will be incorporated into the company.
March 25, 2004 |
Prince has signed a new major-label record contract after years of releasing albums himself and promoting his music primarily through his website. His new album, "Musicology," will be released April 20 on Sony-owned Columbia Records. "Over the course of his extraordinary career he's continually taken on new artistic challenges, and in the process he has repeatedly set new standards of excellence in popular music," Sony Music U.S. President Don Ienner said in a statement.
March 18, 2006 |
The Department of Labor has upheld the election that swept Screen Actors Guild President Alan Rosenberg and his supporters into office last year, the guild announced. Paul Christie, SAG's New York branch chief, and New York Vice President Sam Freed, alleged in a Labor Department complaint that Rosenberg and his backers were trying to "cover up election improprieties," including improperly accessing e-mail addresses and other personal information of more than 17,000 members.
September 12, 2003 |
Polly Anthony, president of Sony Music Entertainment's Epic Records, is leaving the label later this month after more than two decades at the company, sources said Thursday. The exit of Anthony, who joined Sony Music predecessor CBS Records in 1978, comes five months after the Japanese conglomerate made sweeping job cuts and consolidated some operations of its Columbia and Epic labels in a bid to slash $100 million in costs.