It's not your daddy's NARM.
When Andy Lack was a teenager living in New York, he would sneak into Harlem with his older brother to catch concerts by Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley or Muddy Waters at the Apollo Theater.
MusicBox is trying to build a better mousetrap. As the number of outlets needing inexpensive production music -- such as the Internet, cable reality shows and TV commercials -- continues to grow…
When Kenny Ortega got his first look at the script for "High School Musical," there was only one song -- a karaoke bit -- and the cafeteria scene was five pages of dialogue. Ortega then poured…
When "American Idol" contestant Eliott Yamin released his eponymous debut disc last March, it sold more than 92,000 copies in its first week. It also was the third-bestselling album in the U.S. that…
When the filmmakers behind Disney's "National Treasure: Book of Secrets" were looking for a song to play during the film's end credits, they commissioned an original song from rocker Daughtry. But…
When NBC Universal music chief Kathy Nelson wanted to tout "Do You Feel Me," the Diane Warren-penned track in "American Gangster," she combined homevideo footage of crooner Anthony Hamilton singing…
When Sondre Lerche wrote the song "To Be Surprised," he was sitting on the set of "Dan in Real Life," waiting to give guitar lessons to Steve Carell, the film's star.
It's hard out there for a studio music chief. Budgets for music in films are shrinking, and execs are being forced to get creative by using unknown artists, eschewing soundtrack deals and eliminating…
For Jeff Frasco, it's all about timing. As the roadshow ringleader at Creative Artists Agency of such highly successful tours as the Cheetah Girls, "High School Musical," American Idol and the Hannah…