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Scott Greer Named EVP Marketing & Commerce At Def Jam

In a continuing shakeup of its executive suite, Def Jam Recordings announced the hiring of Scott Greer to serve as Executive Vice President of Marketing & Commerce.  In his new. Continue reading

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Eminem Manager Paul Rosenberg Named CEO Def Jam Records

Universal Music Group announced that veteran manager and label exec Paul Rosenberg will take over as Chief Executive Officer of Def Jam Recordings, effective January 1, 2018.

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Chance The Rapper Takes His Disdain For Record Labels On Tour [VIDEO]

Chance The Rapper built his hugely successful career outside of the major label system.  And while a few critics see his lucrative one-off deal with Apple Music as a sellout,. Continue reading

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Are UMG, Labels Encouraging Spotify’s 50 Million Free Users To Become Pirates? [UPDATED]

[UPDATED] With today's news of a Spotify, Universal Music Group deal that includes two week windows that make some album releases available only to paid subscribers, this article which we. Continue reading

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TOP POSTS: This Week’s Most Read Posts On Hypebot

Our most popular posts on Hypebot this week included a look at Spotify's recent incident with its malware infested Ads, the reason behind the drop in download revenue as streaming. Continue reading

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YouTube Is Likely To Drive Lyor Cohen Crazy [Chris Castle]

Although Lyor Cohen may be one of the best in the music business, YouTube's consistent undervaluation of music, and its position as a subsidiary of Google, make it unlikely that. Continue reading

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Music Industry Uncharacteristically Silent On Lyor Cohen’s YouTube Hire

Lyor Cohen ran Def Jam and then all of Warner Music Group. He's mentored several generations of hip hop stars. So when he was named as YouTube's Global Head of Music,. Continue reading

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REWIND: The New Music Industry’s Week In Review

In this weekly review of major music industry events, we look back at A$AP Rocky's new role at MTV, the truth behind paid promotion at SoundCloud, Shazam's newfound profitability, and. Continue reading

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TOP POSTS: This Week’s Most Read Posts On Hypebot

The most popular articles on Hypebot this week included a look at Spotify's loss of two top execs, live music's potential 'Napster moment', the joining of the three major labels. Continue reading

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