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2017 Is “The Year of Sire” As Label Marks 50th Anniversary

on January 31, 2017 - 4:18pm

Grammy Week Event With Seymour Stein Kicks Off Year-Long Celebration

Label Begins Sixth Decade with Slate Of New Artist Signings

 

2017 is shaping up to be “The Year of Sire” as the legendary label marks its 50th anniversary with a string of events in the upcoming months. Founded by Seymour Stein – who remains at the helm today – and Richard Gotterher, Sire was launched as a full-fledged independent label in 1967. By the mid-‘70s, the company had become a champion of the emerging punk and New Wave scene with such groundbreaking signings as the Ramones and Talking Heads.

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Gregg Nadel Named President of Elektra Records

on January 18, 2017 - 12:00am

Veteran Atlantic/Elektra A&R & Marketing Exec Rises to Top Spot at Iconic Label

Gregg Nadel has been named President of Elektra Records, a division of the Atlantic Records Group. The announcement was made today by Atlantic Chairman & CEO Craig Kallman and Chairman & COO Julie Greenwald. Nadel, who has been General Manager of Elektra for the past two years, is a twenty-year veteran of the Atlantic family. Prior to becoming Elektra’s GM in early 2015, he was Senior VP, A&R and Marketing, for Atlantic. Nadel will continue to be based at Atlantic’s headquarters in New York City.

Nadel joined

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Miles Beard & Jeff Vaughn Upped To Vice Presidents of A&R At APG

on January 12, 2017 - 12:00am

Miles Beard and Jeff Vaughn have been promoted to Vice Presidents of A&R at Artist Partner Group/Artist Publishing Group (APG), based in Los Angeles. The announcement was made today by APG founder and CEO Mike Caren, to whom they both report. Artist Partner Group was launched in 2013 as a sister company to Artist Publishing Group. Since then, Beard and Vaughn have signed and/or worked closely with artists such as Charlie Puth, Kevin Gates, Young Thug, Kehlani, David Guetta, Flo Rida, Jason Derulo, and others.

“Miles and Jeff have developed into musical experts with an incredible work ethic,”

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Philippe Jaroussky Performs at Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie Opening

on January 12, 2017 - 12:00am

Warner Music artist Philippe Jaroussky captivated the audience at the Grand Opening Ceremony for the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg this week.

Jaroussky performed alongside others including the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester during which the facade of the Elbphilharmonie became a canvas for a one-of-a-kind light display transforming the music into colors and shapes on the building’s facade.

The ceremony in the Grand Hall marked the beginning of the opening festivities.

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Ed Sheeran Confirms New Album '÷' (Pronounced “Divide”)

on January 12, 2017 - 12:00am

Out On March 3rd 2017 Through Asylum/Atlantic Records 


(Available To Pre-Order Tomorrow, Friday 13th January @ 12am GMT)


“Shape Of You” Has Broken The Spotify Record For Biggest-Ever ‘One Day’ Streams With Over 7.9 Million, Surpassing Adele’s “Hello”!


Watch the Accompanying Lyric Videos For “Shape Of You” & “Castle On The Hill”

3.6 Billion Official YouTube Hits
23 Million Albums Sold Worldwide
9.4 Billion Streams to Date Across His Repertoire

Continuing to make history this week with his TWO record-breaking comeback singles - “Shape Of You” and “Castle On The Hill” – worldwide superstar Ed

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