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Veteran music executive Michele Anthony is joining Universal Music Group in a newly-created role. Effective Nov. 1, Anthony will become UMGs executive vice president, U.S. recorded music, reporting to the groups chairman/CEO Lucian Grainge. our editor recommends Sign O’ the Times: Prince Embraces Twitter In her new position, Anthony will work closely with UMG executive vice president and CFO Boyd Muir, and with the U.S. recorded music management teams. She’s tasked with maximizing commercial and strategic opportunities across labels, establishing new revenue streams, forming alliances with third parties and overseeing a variety of the companys special projects, according to a statement issued on Sept. 26. There are scarce executives in music with the depth of Micheles experience on both the label and artist sides of the industry, said Grainge in the statement. Anthonys versatility and creative approach to business will make her a valuable addition to our management team.” PHOTOS: Power Lunch Portraits: Where the Industry Meets and Eats Anthony returns to the major-label space having run the 7H Entertainment consulting and management firm for the past seven years. The company, which she launched in 2006, has counted Pearl Jam, Black Sabbath & Ozzy Osbourne, Prince, Bjork and Soundgarden among its clients. Over the past several years, Lucian Grainge has transformed Universal Music into the industrys most progressive music company,” Anthony said in a statement. “Im excited to be a part of the forward-thinking executive team Lucian has put into place, and I look forward to helping UMG lead the music industrys reinvention, working along side the extraordinary artists, employees and entrepreneurs that make up todays UMG. Anthony formerly worked at Sony Music where in 2004 she was named COO, Sony Music Label Group U.S. after having worked as executive VP of Sony BMG Music Entertainment.

Now the focus is on TomorrowWorld, one of Europe’s largest music festivals to cross over into the United States. The festival, which started in 2005, marks its debut in America with Friday’s kickoff. More than 180,000 turned out for Tomorrowland in Boom, Belgium, in July. Organizers said they are estimating 50,000 per day for each of the three days in Georgia and plan to welcome people from 75 different countries. There will be 3-D elements on stages with exotic decorations all around. Top EDM acts including Avicii, David Guetta and Diplo are among 300 internationally renowned DJs and performers that will take to eight different stages. The festival will be held on 500 acres of sprawling farmland along the Chattahoochee River in an unincorporated area of Fulton County, Ga. PHOTOS: Electric Zoo Festival Canceled Following Two Deaths Kent said patrons must be 21 to enter the festival. He also said there will be standard body checks, spot checks for cars on arrival, ID checks and undercover security guards patrolling the grounds, especially the areas where 30,000 campers will stay. Kent said the event organizers are also working with DanceSafe, an organization that provides information on alcohol consumption, drugs and safe sex. With nearly 10 years under their belt, he said they are prepared and understand the difficulty of policing an enormous amount of concert-goers in one place. “We’ve worked closely with the local hospital,” he said. “We’re set up for anything that happens. In any major event, there could be issues.” Initially, South Fulton Commissioner William Edwards was skeptical when organizers from TomorrowWorld gave their pitch to bring the popular festival to his small district.

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No problem. He opens a small sliding door, and as if by magic, reveals several beer bottles packed in ice. Looking for things to do? Select one or more criteria to search Kid-friendly Get ideas Hovering over six feet tall, Kelley, 28, sits down, leans back and props his legs up on a small counter across the aisle as his duo partner, Tyler Hubbard, appears. Hubbard, 26, grabs a granola bar out of a makeshift kitchen cabinet and takes a seat. Just a couple of everyday guys, hanging out before taking the stage in Richmond in front of 6,000 screaming fans. Fifteen months ago, these dudes didnt have a record deal. Now theyre shattering music records while taking Nashville by storm . On Sunday, the 20,000-plus expected to gather at Merriweather Post Pavilion for the annual Sunday in the Country festival will see Kelley and Hubbard right before they graduate to the next level of stardom: their first national headlining tour, which kicks off Thursday. Fans will pack in to hear feel-good party songs from the duos platinum-selling debut album, Heres to the Good Times , and especially the inescapable crossover smash Cruise, which recently spent 22 weeks at No. 1, making Billboard country chart history.