May 25, 1993
Linda Newmark is the new vice president of business affairs at Polygram Music Publishing Group. She will negotiate music publishing agreements, oversee acquisitions and promote overall business development. Newmark previously headed Polygram publishing's international acquisitions. Before that, she was with the law firm Cooper, Epstein and Hurewitz.
September 15, 1998 |
Rob Dickins, chairman of Time Warner's British music division, is expected to exit his post by the time his contract expires in December, sources said. Time Warner has decided not to renew Dickins' deal but has yet to find an executive to replace him, sources said. Time Warner is wooing PolyGram Music Group President Roger Ames to fill a high-level post at Warner's international music division, sources said.
December 14, 2001 |
Jim Caparro, chairman of Universal Music Group's Island Def Jam division, has resigned with about two years remaining on his contract, sources said. Caparro, who became head of the booming division as part of the massive reorganization that followed the former Seagram Co.'s acquisition of PolyGram Music Group, does not have another job lined up, sources said. He has held meetings with executives from Warner Music Group and EMI Group, among others, according to sources.
November 12, 1997 |
Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson met Tuesday in New York with the top brass of PolyGram Music Group to discuss the corporation's position about a racial remark made by a senior executive. Eric Kronfeld, president and chief operating officer of PolyGram's domestic music division, had suggested in an Oct. 17 court deposition that if record companies were prevented from hiring people with criminal records, no blacks would be working in the music industry. PolyGram demoted Kronfeld five days later.
July 9, 1997 |
Hilary Rosen has been promoted to chief executive of the Recording Industry Assn. of America, the Washington-based trade group that represents the nation's largest record conglomerates. Rosen, the first woman to assume such a powerful position at the trade group, is highly regarded among competing record chiefs for her front-line role in the organization's recent anti-drug and anti-censorship efforts.
March 10, 1999 |
Time Warner's Warner Music Group is about to hire former PolyGram Music Group President Roger Ames to fill a high-level post at Warner's international music division, sources said. The deal to bring Ames and his London Records label into the Warner fold is expected to be completed within weeks. As a Warner International executive, Ames would report to Ramon Lopez, longtime chairman of the media giant's international music arm.