Lyor Cohen, Kevin Liles announce new content company 300, deal with Atlantic

Former Warner Music Group chief Lyor Cohen has announced the official launch of his new “content company,” 300. Cohen, alongside former WMG notables Kevin Liles and Todd Moscowitz are looking to spark a revolution in the way the music industry operates. All three men have long ties in the industry and as colleagues: Moscowitz is the ex-president of Warner Bros, Liles was formerly the executive vice president. All three men also worked together at Def Jam.

Just Blaze: Dame Dash’s ‘Mouth just got in the way’

The hills and valleys of Dame Dash’s career have been well-documented. In the last several years, fans have witnessed Dash’s fall; from amongst the top-tier hip-hop moguls to an industry footnote struggling through financial and legal hardship. In a recent interview with VladTV, superproducer Just Blaze shared his perspective on the Roc-A-Fella co-founder’s decline.

Atlantic’s Kawan Prather on T.I., losing Yelawolf and learning the industry

Kawan “K.P.” Prather has two decades of music industry experience under his belt, and he’s witnessed stars come and go; as well as having seen technology completely revise the way the industry works. But as Head of Urban A&R (East Coast) at Atlantic Records, K.P. acknowledges that while many things have changed over the years—a lot of his approach remains rooted in the same principles on which he’s built his career.