Mick Green, the gutsy, influential lead guitarist for the English rock band the Pirates, died Jan. 11. He was 65.
In the first fresh release under its new pact with Sony Music's Legacy division, Experience Hendrix will issue a new collection of previously unreleased music by Jimi Hendrix.
New York-based Spirit Catalogue Holdings has acquired Threesome Music, the song catalog of songwriters Alan and Marilyn Bergman.
Bruce Lundvall, veteran executive at EMI Music's Blue Note Records, has been elevated to chairman emeritus of the label, and Ian Ralfini, as Blue Note president.
Taylor Swift's teen-friendly brand of country-pop made her the most played artist on U.S. radio in 2009, according to figures from Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems.
The music biz may be undergoing drastic shifts, but music still sells.
The Recording Academy is partnering with EMI Music for this year's star-studded benefit compilation, "2010 Grammy Nominees," out Jan. 19.
Cheap Trick has been announced as the first headlining attraction at the 2010 South by Southwest Music Festival.
Producer-arranger Willie Mitchell, the architect of a string of R&B hits by Al Green, Ann Peebles, and other Hi Records stars, died Tuesday in a Memphis hospital. He was 81.
U2 predictably led the field as the top-grossing North American touring act of 2009, according to figures released by concert tracker Pollstar.