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Capitol Records Severs Ties With A.I. Rapper FN Meka, Apologizes to Black Community for “Insensitivity”

Capitol Music Group on Tuesday said it had “severed ties” with the A.I. rapper FN Meka after facing pushback from activist groups and observers that the virtual rapper was a stereotypical caricature of Black artists. “CMG has severed ties with the FN Meka project, effective immediately,” a Capitol Music Group spokesperson told The Hollywood Reporter. “We […]

Ashley Newton Named President of Capitol Music Group

The move reunites the executive with CMG chairman Steve Barnett, with whom he worked at Columbia Records.

Capitol Music Group Names New SVP of Marketing

Mitra Darab arrives at the Universal Music label from Warner Bros.

Ron Fair Exits Virgin Records

The veteran executive and award-winning producer was named chief creative officer and executive vp in February 2013

Neil Diamond Signs to Universal Music Publishing Group

UMPG will rep Diamond's entire catalog including hits written for other artists like The Monkees' "I’m a Believer"

Scott Greer Named EVP at Capitol Music Group

An 18-year veteran of Sony Music, Greer most recently worked as svp marketing for Columbia Records

Bob Dylan’s Lost Lyrics Interpreted by T Bone Burnett and Friends, Set for Release

The forthcoming album and Showtime special features Elvis Costello, My Morning Jacket's Jim James, Marcus Mumford and Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes, among others

Ron Spaulding Out at Capitol Music Group

The exec's exit comes 18 months after being named senior vp sales

Morrissey Signs With Harvest Records

The outspoken singer will release a new album via the Capitol imprint in 2014.

Inside Capitol Records’ Newly Redesigned Digs (Exclusive)

Chairman Steve Barnett has undertaken a dazzling resurrection of the iconic tower, revealed to The Hollywood Reporter for the first time.

Arcade Fire’s ‘Reflektor’: Anatomy of a Rollout

"They're a small band that's punching above their weight," says manager Scott Rodger, who, along with publicist Steve Martin and radio whiz Karen Glauber, set the path for a No. 1 debut.

T Bone Burnett vs. Silicon Valley: ‘We Should Go Up There With Pitchforks and Torches’ (Q&A)

In an extended interview with THR, the outspoken award-winning producer talks about working with Elton John and the Coen brothers, his own time in front of the camera and the magic of analog: "Digital sound has dehumanized us," he says.