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BMG's Weiss brings in business savvy
BMG's Weiss brings in business savvy

One week after taking over as chairman and chief executive of BMG Label Group, Barry Weiss appears to be toiling away behind the scenes, unconcerned about the long shadow cast by his predecessor, Clive Davis. Living with Davis' outsize legacy is perhaps an unavoidable conundrum for Weiss, 49, who is respected and well liked by his peers but doesn't have the same larger-than-life profile as the industry icon. With Davis transitioning to the newly created role of chief creative officer worldwide for Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Weiss will have the opportunity to demonstrate his own skills at the suite of labels he now oversees: Jive, Volcano, Verity, GospoCentric and Fo Yo Soul,...