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Lindsey Byrnes – Photographer (Rolling Stone, Billboard, Atlantic Records)

Lyndsey Byrnes has had an amazing career as commercial photographer and creative director of a plethora of campaigns and editorials including Rolling Stone, Atlantic Records, Chanel, The Hollywood Reporter, Billboard, Wildfang, Good Dye Young and many others. She chats with us about her career and the hurdles she faced along the way as well as how she got her big breaks!


Atlantic Records' digital sales surpass CDs

Since MP3s first became popular a decade ago, music industry executives have obsessed over this question: when would digital music revenue finally surpass compact disc sales? For Atlantic Records, the label that in years past has delivered artists like Ray Charles, John Coltrane and Led Zeppelin, that time, apparently, is now. Atlantic, a unit of Warner Music Group, says it has reached a milestone that no other major record label has hit: more than half of its music sales in the United States are now from digital products, like downloads on iTunes and ring tones for cellphones. “We’re like a… Read more »


Atlantic Records Team up to Release 'Sessions@AOL' Compilation CD

Collection of Exclusive, In-studio Sessions@AOL Recordings to Hit Streets October 14th America Online, Inc., the world’s leading interactive services company, and Atlantic Records have announced the forthcoming release of Sessions@AOL, a compilation CD featuring some of the best performances from AOL(R) Music’s groundbreaking program, Sessions@AOL. Due in stores on October 14th, the album will feature tracks from a diverse array of talent, performed in small studios or rehearsal spaces where the artists had complete creative control over the delivery of their songs. As a result of the unique settings in which these artists performed for AOL, the album includes rare… Read more »


Atlantic Records names co-presidents

Atlantic Records has named longtime label executives Craig Kallman and Ron Shapiro as the first co-presidents of the Warner Music Group imprint, filling a post that has been vacant since co-chairman and CEO Val Azzoli Azzoli held it six years ago. Both execs will report to Azzoli, who shares his own post with venerable label co-founder Ahmet Ertegun. The teamwork aspect is something that sets Atlantic apart from many other labels, where the focus on one CEO can lead to missed opportunities, Shapiro said. “At some other companies it’s clearly always about one person,” the former publicist told Daily Variety.… Read more »


Maverick, Atlantic Records cut jobs

Maverick Records and Atlantic Records, two labels owned by AOL Time Warner Inc., said Monday they have cut more than 30 jobs combined over the past week. A spokesman for Warner Music said there had been 16 job cuts at Maverick Records over the last week, while Atlantic has also cut about 15 jobs. These latest job cuts come as industry watchers speculate that AOL Time Warner is looking to cut deeper in the music division after a massive cost-cutting campaign following the merger of AOL and Time Warner, which resulted in the elimination of over 600 jobs over the… Read more »

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