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Lyor Cohen’s New Label Is Partnering With Twitter
During his keynote speech at Midem in Cannes, France, Lyor Cohen announced that his new label 300 has joined forces with Twitter in order to create A&R tools that will benefit the whole music business.
“In the modern A&R business we are all looking for talent in various places, …
The 9 Biggest Hip-Hop Business Moves Of 2013
When Jay Z declared that there were new rules to this music industry, he wasn't kidding. King Hova's deal with Samsung to release his Magna Carta...Holy Grail album made his project platinum in a day, and forced the RIAA to redefine what constituted a sale in an ever-shifting business…
Lyor Cohen Names New Music Company After Spartan Warriors
Former Def Jam and Warner Music Group chief Lyor Cohen has announced the full details of his new music company, which he's launching with old Def Jam pals Todd Moscowitz and Kevin Liles. Not quite a record label, not quite a marketing company, the new venture is trying to create a template for the f…
Jeezy Named New Multicultural Advisor Of Tequila Avión
Tequila Avión announced today that Jeezy will be the new multicultural adviser to company founder and chairman Ken Austin. Jeezy's primary role will be to advise Austin and Avión on how to understand and respect the environment of the multicultural consumer
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Don Cannon Named Def Jam VP of A&R
Don Cannon has been named as the new VP of A&R at the storied record label, Def Jam. The DJ/producer will keep his Atlanta address while working for the New York based label and be in charge of current and new artist projects as well as discovering new talent for the label, according to a re…
E. Dan Signs On As Director Of A&R At Rostrum Records
Rostrum Records announced today that they have appointed collaborator E. Dan as their in-house producer and director of A&R. Dan was previously—and will continue to be—a founding member and owner of ID Labs, a Pittsburgh-based studio where he handled mixing, producing and enginee…

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