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.
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.
For a fifth week, Scottish thrush Susan Boyle holds the musical competition at bay.
Attempting to head scalpers off at the pass, Ticketmaster sold more than 1 million paperless tickets in 2009, the company said Tuesday.