After a significant downturn in its fortunes last summer, the live music touring business is hoping for a shot in the arm with a healthy roster of acts hitting the road this summer.
Offering a fitfully funny sitcom plot clumsily stretched to 90 minutes, then goosed with increasingly tiresome doses of smuttiness and political incorrectness, "The Best and the Brightest" is neither.
New-model film music services provider the Cutting Edge Group has inked a 10-picture deal with Emmett Furla Films for projects to be distributed domestically by Lionsgate.
Given the ever immersive battles waged by musicians to to keep their fare share of profits in today's Wild West digital music landscape, a performing rights orgs often has its hands full.
"I sometimes feel like a hungry rat on a sinking ship, who's climbed to the top of the mast and is standing there on its toes."
Folk singer-songwriter, actor and club manager Gil Robbins died on Tuesday in Esteban Cantu, Mexico. He was 80.
Neither fish nor fowl, documentary yoga satire "Kumare" raises a host of questions it can't answer.
A heartbreakingly lived-in portrait of three Afghanistan-bound soldiers from the same tiny Michigan town.
Country singer Mel McDaniel, who had a string of hits in the 1980s, died on Thursday after a fight with cancer. He was 68.
A relentlessly manic high-school horror-comedy that will leave most viewers winded after the first reel.
Performing rights org ASCAP released its final 2010 financial results at its annual general membership meeting in New York on Wednesday.