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YouTube Hires Industry Guru Lyor Cohen As Their Global Head Of Music

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 4:53pm

YouTube Hires Industry Guru Lyor Cohen As Their Global Head Of MusicYouTube has hired 30-year music industry executive Lyor Cohen as its global head of music in an effort to shore up its relationships with record companies and artists. After first helping to develop Def Jam from the label’s infancy as its eventual president, he left to run Warner Music Group before starting his own label, 300 Entertainment. Cohen is leaving 300 Entertainment, home to Young Thug and Fetty Wap, on December 5 to take the position.


New satellite channel to be talk radio for music fans

Thursday, September 29, 2016 9:49am

FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2016 file photo, Lady Gaga arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. Lady Gaga will be featured on Volume, a new SiriusXM talk channel devoted to music, debuting on Oct. 17. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — It seems like a contradiction in terms, but the SiriusXM satellite radio network is launching a talk channel devoted to music.


Lyor Cohen Named YouTube's Global Head of Music

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 11:00pm

Lyor Cohen has been named global head of music at YouTube, the company has announced.  Cohen is the founder and current CEO of 300, which has Fetty Wap, Young Thug and others signed to the label. He had previously headed up Warner Music Group as its chairman/CEO of recorded music until 2012; before that, he ran the consolidated Island Def Jam Music Group after Def Jam, of which he was president, was sold to Universal Music Group in 1998. He got his start as an artist manager at Russell Simmons' Rush Artist Management in the 1980s, working with Run-DMC and the Beastie Boys, among others. According to a YouTube spokesperson, Cohen will continue as CEO of 300 until December 5 of this year, after which that company's management "will transition Lyor's day-to-day responsibilities to the leadership team within the company." Read more: YouTube to Live-Stream 6th Annual Streamy Awards "Lyor is a lion of the music industry," said

Music Review: A legendary singer, into the music once again

Thursday, September 29, 2016 7:20am

This CD cover image released by Caroline Records shows, "Keep Me Singing," by Van Morrison. (Caroline Records via AP)Van Morrison, "Keep Me Singing" (Caroline Records)


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