Music News | WRHL http://www.wrhl.net/pages/index.cfm?id=492 Music News 2016-09-30T06:46:11Z Music News YouTube Hires Industry Guru Lyor Cohen As Their Global Head Of Music YouTube 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 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 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 Van Morrison, "Keep Me Singing" (Caroline Records) Music Review: John Prine performs covers on duets album John Prine, "For Better, or Worse" (Oh Boy) Music Review: Winslow-King appreciates charms of the blues Luke Winslow-King, "I'm Glad Trouble Don't Last Always" (Bloodshot) The Weeknd unleashes music video for fresh single 'Starboy', featuring Daft Punk Canadian artist The Weeknd (real name Abel Tesfaye) has released the music video to accompany his new single "Starboy", featuring French electronic music duo Daft Punk. The singer/songwriter has also earmarked November 25 as the drop date for his next album -- also titled "Starboy" -- which is the follow-up to his acclaimed second studio album, "Beauty Behind The Madness". The clip for "Starboy" is a nod to the birth of his new persona via the record, and sees the artist noticeably change his physical appearance, with the video depicting the transition via a shot of a masked Tesfaye killing his former persona while he is gagged and tied to a dining chair (via NME). Hailee Steinfeld unleashes music video for new song: 'Starving' US singer and actress Hailee Steinfeld has unveiled her latest music video, for her new song "Starving," with the clip expected to become even more popular than her previous hit "Love Myself" (via The Hollywood Reporter). Rapper gets 15-year sentence in child porn, music video case COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio rapper who federal authorities say recorded sexually explicit footage of teen girls and edited the footage into music videos has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. Street named after late country music star Marty Robbins GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — City officials in Glendale have named a street after late country music star Marty Robbins, who was born in the Phoenix suburb in 1925. WRHL 2016-09-30T11:46:11Z http://www.wrhl.net/pages/index.cfm?id=492