300 Entertainment has appointed Mark Robinson as Head of Business and Legal Affairs.
Robinson previously served as Senior Vice President & General Counsel at BMG, where he played a central role in overseeing all legal and business affairs for Bertelsmann’s recorded music and publishing divisions.
He was a key player in BMG’s acquisition of Broken Bow Records, Vagrant, Rise and S-Curve Records.
Recently, he was named one of Billboard Magazine’s “2016 Digital Power Players” due in part to his involvement with BMG’s legal case against internet service provider Cox Communications.
Robinson led the legal team that won the precedent-setting case, resulting in a $25M jury verdict and breaking through the ‘safe harbor’ defense of internet service providers.
Robinson stated: “300 is a company that is on the cutting edge, that is adept at breaking new artists and is at the forefront of what is happening in the digital world – a true modern day entertainment company. I came up through the industry alongside many of the senior executives at 300 and worked closely with co- founders Kevin Liles, [Lyor Cohen, Todd Moscowitz] and Roger Gold while I was at Warner Music Group. This move feels like I’m coming home to family.”
“We are proud to bring aboard Mark Robinson as Head of Business and Legal Affairs. He is an exemplary colleague and partner and is the best in the business.”
Kevin Liles, 300 Entertainment
Prior to BMG, Robinson held head positions at Warner Music Group including running the legal department for Asylum Records and the Independent Label Group, EOne (formerly Koch) and Walter Yetnikoff’s Velvel Music Group.
Said 300 Entertainment CEO Kevin Liles: “As we continue to create the next great American record label, we keep in mind that you are only as good as your people. We are proud to bring aboard Mark Robinson as Head of Business and Legal Affairs. He is an exemplary colleague and partner and is the best in the business. Welcome home, Mark.”
Liles has been left to run 300 solo after his fellow company founders, Todd Moscowitz and Lyor Cohen, both left the business over the past year.
Cohen is now YouTube’s global Head of Music, while Moscowitz is running a label JV in tandem with Universal Music Group.Music Business Worldwide