Quantcast
AMATO OUT AT BIBLE

John Amato is stepping down as CEO of Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter, the publications' parent company has announced. 

Valence Media co-CEOs Asif Satchu and Modi Wiczyk broke the news by memo to staff, and said that an "interim leadership plan" would be forthcoming. They added that editorial leadership of BB and THR would remain.

No reason for Amato's exit was given, though the announcement underscores a realignment of media properties under the Valence umbrella that began on 2/1. An internal investigation into claims that Amato had suppressed sexual-harassment stories about Charlie Walk reportedly followed a Daily Beast story in April.

Stay tuned.

LUKE WHO'S BACK
Will he turn off the Lost Highway onto the I-40? (2/22a)
SONG REVENUE CHART: THE NEXT BIG THING
Hot dang, girl, you're loaded. (2/22a)
YOUR TOP 20: EVER MORE GRANDE
Next! (2/21a)
OSCARS: WILL GAGA JOIN BABS AND EMINEM?
Sunday! (2/22a)
THE BRITS: A VIEW FROM THE INSIDE
Who cleaned up? (2/21a)
THE WINNERS
What the Grammys tell us about a changing landscape.
COMMITTED TO ROCK
The biz players who are determined to get the volume back up.
MANAGEMENT DO-SI-DO
Big changes among big acts.
THE NEW SUPERSTARS
The old pop rules just don't apply.
 Email

 First Name

 Last Name

 Company

 Country
CAPTCHA code
Captcha: (type the characters above)