We are pleased to announce the new November/December 2008 A&R Registry issue is being released next week. Order your copy now (see below for ordering information) and we’ll ship it as soon as it arrives from the printers.
There have been massive changes in the Music Industry over the last 8 weeks! Creating a big change, Irving Azoff has sold a majority of his company, Front Line Management to Ticketmaster. Azoff will be the new CEO of Ticketmaster Entertainment. Manager Benny Medina is closing his management company, Handprint Entertainment. Geffen has opened a UK division of the label to be run by Colin Barlow that will also develop a Publishing and Artist Management Division as well as a Television Production arm. On the A&R front, head of A&R Andy Karp along with Brian Berger and Damon Eden have left Atlantic Records. Taking Andy’s place as the new head of Atlantic’s A&R Department is Pete Ganbarg. Also joining Atlantic in California is Raj Jedeja. Jason Flom joins Universal Republic and Carole Ann Mobley joins Warner Bros. in Nashville. Back in the UK, both Korda Marshall and Rose Noone exit Warner Bros. UK while Martin Dodd exits Sony/BMG, Chris Sharp exits 4AD and Lincoln Elias exits Virgin. Back in the U.S. on the West Coast, Colin Stanback leaves Concord.
And those are just some of the Music Industry personnel changes we’re tracking and have listed in the new issue. And, of course, we’ve also included a completely updated Music Conference and Convention Calendar for 2009 so you can plan all of your travel plans for the coming year as well as Manager Vicky Hamilton’s great interview with Manager turned Warner Bros. A&R Exec Perry Watts-Russell.
If you have not yet purchased your copy you can order online by clicking on the A&R Registry cover above or by going to www.musicregistry.com — or you can call our offices at 800-377-7411 or 818-995-7458. As you can see from above, there have been some significant changes in the A&R world recently – departures, new labels, location moves – so please make sure you don’t miss them! And if you need to monitor the changes on a daily basis as they happen, our online version of our directories — recordXpress – – is just what you need. The A&R listings in recordXpress are updated everyday throughout the day so you will always have the contact information you need right when you need it! Just look for the banner links to recordXpress from our website or go directly to www.recordXpress.net .
Best wishes and we look forward to hearing from you — Ritch Esra and Stephen Trumbull, Publishers
The Music Business Registry, Inc.
Ritch Esra and Stephen Trumbull, Publishers
7510 Sunset Boulevard #1041 Los Angeles, CA 90046-3400 USA
Phone: 800-377-7411 / 818-995-7458 Email: email@example.com
Website: www.musicregistry.com and www.recordXpress.net