Interscope Records’ John Janick Named Variety’s Hitmakers Exec of the Year

Two of the biggest film soundtracks of the past several years. Massive chart successes from acts well into their second decade of stardom. One of the last rock bands still ruling the pop charts. An inescapable radio smash pairing a Russian-born DJ and …

Two of the biggest film soundtracks of the past several years. Massive chart successes from acts well into their second decade of stardom. One of the last rock bands still ruling the pop charts. An inescapable radio smash pairing a Russian-born DJ and a Nashville singer-songwriter. And a flurry of fast-breaking young acts, including two […]

Kris Wu’s iTunes U.S. Sales Acquired ‘Fraudulently’ and Won’t Count Toward Charts

A strange thing happened on the iTunes U.S. store on Monday (Nov. 5) when Kris Wu, a Chinese-Canadian actor and artist, practically swept the Top 10 songs chart. For much of the day and into the night, the only non-Wu track in the top five was Ariana G…

A strange thing happened on the iTunes U.S. store on Monday (Nov. 5) when Kris Wu, a Chinese-Canadian actor and artist, practically swept the Top 10 songs chart. For much of the day and into the night, the only non-Wu track in the top five was Ariana Grande’s “Thank U, Next,” which had premiered amid […]

Pulse Music’s Jason Bernard to Launch New Entertainment Venture (EXCLUSIVE)

Veteran music industry executive Jason Bernard, one of the early architects of Pulse Music Group, is leaving the company to start his own entertainment venture, bringing with him several of his current songwriter/producer and mixer management clients. …

Veteran music industry executive Jason Bernard, one of the early architects of Pulse Music Group, is leaving the company to start his own entertainment venture, bringing with him several of his current songwriter/producer and mixer management clients. Bernard, who was COO and head of Pulse’s management arm, will continue to represent songwriter/producer Tim Pagnotta (Walk […]

‘The Middle’ Is a Hit for Maren Morris, After Demi, Camila, Bebe Don’t Make the Cut

The hit single “The Middle,” by Zedd and featuring Maren Morris, is currently on its third week at No. 1 on pop radio – a giant feat for any song but especially so for one that was written well over a year prior and had been recorded by no fewer than 1…

The hit single “The Middle,” by Zedd and featuring Maren Morris, is currently on its third week at No. 1 on pop radio – a giant feat for any song but especially so for one that was written well over a year prior and had been recorded by no fewer than 12 top female singers. […]

Geffen Records’ Neil Jacobson on the Power of Avicii and Plans for Unreleased Music (EXCLUSIVE)

News of Avicii’s death on April 20 has hit the music industry hard — not just because he was one of the most successful dance music producers of the last decade, but also because Tim Bergling, the man behind the EDM moniker, was beloved as …

News of Avicii’s death on April 20 has hit the music industry hard — not just because he was one of the most successful dance music producers of the last decade, but also because Tim Bergling, the man behind the EDM moniker, was beloved as a human being. Among those closest to Avicii were the […]

Music From ‘Black Panther,’ ‘Greatest Showman’ Spurs Movie Soundtrack Renaissance

If you were to plot the successes and declines of film soundtracks on a stock chart, one might think that there was a movie-music drought or depression for much of the aughts. Indeed, there kind of was. Since the late 1990s when “Space Jam” and “Titanic” moved millions of albums, 2006’s “High School Musical,” a hit […]

If you were to plot the successes and declines of film soundtracks on a stock chart, one might think that there was a movie-music drought or depression for much of the aughts. Indeed, there kind of was. Since the late 1990s when “Space Jam” and “Titanic” moved millions of albums, 2006’s “High School Musical,” a hit […]

Jimmy Iovine, UTA’s Blair Kohan, WME’s Rick Rosen Endorse Book by Rabbi Mark

Rabbi Mark Borovitz, who has advised the likes of Apple’s Jimmy Iovine, UTA partner Blair Kohan, WME’s Rick Rosen and Lava Records founder Jason Flom, will release a new book on March 20. “You Matter,” written by the former addict and con man who had a spiritual awakening while serving time in prison, is Borovitz’s third […]

Rabbi Mark Borovitz, who has advised the likes of Apple’s Jimmy Iovine, UTA partner Blair Kohan, WME’s Rick Rosen and Lava Records founder Jason Flom, will release a new book on March 20. “You Matter,” written by the former addict and con man who had a spiritual awakening while serving time in prison, is Borovitz’s third […]

Nicole Wyskoarko Joins Interscope as EVP of Urban Operations

Interscope Geffen A&M has hired veteran music industry attorney Nicole Wyskoarko to join the company as EVP of Urban Operations. In this newly created position, Wyskoarko will be tasked with implementing processes to streamline communication, workflow, and coordinated efforts across the urban roster of the company, according to a press release. She will report directly […]

Interscope Geffen A&M has hired veteran music industry attorney Nicole Wyskoarko to join the company as EVP of Urban Operations. In this newly created position, Wyskoarko will be tasked with implementing processes to streamline communication, workflow, and coordinated efforts across the urban roster of the company, according to a press release. She will report directly […]

Niall Horan, Chainsmokers, Rae Sremmurd Bring the AMAs Afterparty to Beverly Hills

With the 2017 American Music Awards in the rear view, artists, executives, creators, and friends gathered at the Beverly Hills home of songwriter-producer Andrew Watt for a post-show blowout. Billed “Friends Keep Secrets” and co-hosted by Interscope Records, among those in attendance were the Chainsmokers, Niall Horan, Hailee Steinfeld, Tyler Hubbard from Florida Georgia Line, […]

With the 2017 American Music Awards in the rear view, artists, executives, creators, and friends gathered at the Beverly Hills home of songwriter-producer Andrew Watt for a post-show blowout. Billed “Friends Keep Secrets” and co-hosted by Interscope Records, among those in attendance were the Chainsmokers, Niall Horan, Hailee Steinfeld, Tyler Hubbard from Florida Georgia Line, […]

Aaron Bay-Schuck to Warner Bros. Records: It’s (Almost) Official, But What Happens Next?

In a drama that has been playing out for most of the past week, Interscope president of A&R Aaron Bay-Schuck will be leaving the company for a top post at Warner Bros. Records. While sources close to the situation insist that his deal with WBR had not been signed as of Friday evening, there’s little […]

In a drama that has been playing out for most of the past week, Interscope president of A&R Aaron Bay-Schuck will be leaving the company for a top post at Warner Bros. Records. While sources close to the situation insist that his deal with WBR had not been signed as of Friday evening, there’s little […]

Hitmaker Benny Blanco Extends Deal With Interscope

Interscope Geffen A&M announced today that the company has extended its deal with producer/ songwriter/ musician/ label head Benny Blanco, which will keep his imprints Mad Love Records and Friends Keep Secrets at the label group “well into the next decade,” according to a press release. “Benny Blanco is without a doubt one of the […]

Interscope Geffen A&M announced today that the company has extended its deal with producer/ songwriter/ musician/ label head Benny Blanco, which will keep his imprints Mad Love Records and Friends Keep Secrets at the label group “well into the next decade,” according to a press release. “Benny Blanco is without a doubt one of the […]

With ‘American Idol’ Lawsuit Behind Him, Season 11 Winner Phillip Phillips Releases New Song (Listen)

“American Idol” season 11 winner Phillip Phillips has released a new single, his first since settling a contentious lawsuit against the show’s parent company, 19 Entertainment. “Miles,” co-written by Kevin Griffin (Better Than Ezra) and Lindsay Rimes, is a soft ballad, with light guitar flourishes leaving space for Phillips’ soulful vocal as he sings, “It’s getting harder to breathe in this atmosphere, from these… Read more »

“American Idol” season 11 winner Phillip Phillips has released a new single, his first since settling a contentious lawsuit against the show’s parent company, 19 Entertainment. “Miles,” co-written by Kevin Griffin (Better Than Ezra) and Lindsay Rimes, is a soft ballad, with light guitar flourishes leaving space for Phillips’ soulful vocal as he sings, “It’s getting harder to breathe in this atmosphere, from these... Read more »

Ice Cube Talks His New Deal With Interscope Records

Nearly 27 years after leaving N.W.A to pursue a solo career in music — and more recently in films — Ice Cube has signed his first deal with a major label: Interscope Records announced its pact with the rapper Thursday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. “It makes sense for a lot of reasons,”… Read more »

Nearly 27 years after leaving N.W.A to pursue a solo career in music — and more recently in films — Ice Cube has signed his first deal with a major label: Interscope Records announced its pact with the rapper Thursday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. “It makes sense for a lot of reasons,”... Read more »

Fergie Exits Interscope After 10 Years at the Label (EXCLUSIVE)

Fergie, the Black Eyed Peas star who embarked on a successful solo career with 2006’s “The Dutchess,” is no longer on Interscope Records, Variety has learned. Says a label source: “The decision was made to part ways. We were all in concert and want what’s best for Fergie.” The singer is planning her next release… Read more »

Fergie, the Black Eyed Peas star who embarked on a successful solo career with 2006’s “The Dutchess,” is no longer on Interscope Records, Variety has learned. Says a label source: “The decision was made to part ways. We were all in concert and want what’s best for Fergie.” The singer is planning her next release... Read more »

The Peppermint Club: The h.wood Group, Interscope Records Open New Live Music Concept Venue

The h.wood Group and Interscope Records have opened a new live music concept venue called The Peppermint Club. The ’60s-inspired space — which caters to music artists and aficionados — takes over the former Henry’s in West Hollywood. It’s the second h.wood Group opening in three months; the group is behind the wildly successful Delilah,… Read more »

The h.wood Group and Interscope Records have opened a new live music concept venue called The Peppermint Club. The ’60s-inspired space — which caters to music artists and aficionados — takes over the former Henry’s in West Hollywood. It’s the second h.wood Group opening in three months; the group is behind the wildly successful Delilah,... Read more »

Interscope, h.wood Group Team Up to Create New Live Music Space (EXCLUSIVE)

The h.wood Group and Interscope Records have teamed up to create an innovative new live music space dubbed The Peppermint Club. The club will take over the old Henry’s space at 8713 Beverly Boulevard in West Hollywood, Calif. and is slated to open on October 29. Intended to be an alternative to the large, impersonal venues in Hollywood and… Read more »

The h.wood Group and Interscope Records have teamed up to create an innovative new live music space dubbed The Peppermint Club. The club will take over the old Henry’s space at 8713 Beverly Boulevard in West Hollywood, Calif. and is slated to open on October 29. Intended to be an alternative to the large, impersonal venues in Hollywood and... Read more »