SXSW entered into the full fore of its music festival on Thursday, with a keynote speech from Bruce Springsteen and the announcement of a new MTV artist platform. But the confab had already seen a…
Electronic dance music promoter Insomniac Events has hired Simon Rust Lamb as the company's first COO, Insomniac founder and CEO Pasquale Rotella announced on Tuesday.
U.K.-based music startup Songkick has received $10 million in funding from VC firm Sequoia Capital.
Performing rights org ASCAP released its final tallies for 2011 today, with revenues up, and operating expenses down.
Helmer Nimrod Antal has been tapped to direct a 3D film featuring thrash metal mainstays Metallica. The as yet untitled project will be produced by Charlotte Huggins.
Jennifer Fowler has been promoted to senior vp of digital marketing for RCA Records, the Sony Music Entertainment label announced today.
Search giant Google is streamlining its various media applications, uniting its Android Market, Google Music and Google eBookstore into Google Play.
Performing rights org ASCAP has unveiled the first batch of guests for its seventh annual I Create Music expo, set to span three days in April.
Jazz pianist, composer, arranger, former Recording Academy president and prolific studio musician Mike Melvoin died on Feb. 23 in Burbank. He was 74.
"Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance" reps a marginal improvement on the series' first installment and contains enough idiosyncrasies to launch it ahead of the moribund "Season of the Witch."
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) has announced Carly Simon as the recipient of its 2012 Founders Award, to be presented at its 29th Pop Music Awards on April 18.