Sounding the starting gun for the music biz's make-or-break fourth quarter, Pearl Jam's No. 1 debut "Backspacer" leads five new releases into the top 10 of the U.S. album chart.
Rap mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs has signed a joint venture pact with Universal Music Group's Interscope Geffen A&M division.
Warner Music Group has settled its long-running wrangle with YouTube and will return its musicvideo content to the Internet vid giant. In December, WMG yanked its video content from YouTube…
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Warner Bros. Records thinned its ranks this week, with 10-13 staffers exiting.
In the latest indication of the shrinking market for compact discs, Warner Music Group's catalog arm Rhino Records laid off between 30 and 40 staffers on Thursday.
"This Is It," a two-CD companion to Sony Pictures' like-titled Michael Jackson doc, will be issued by Sony Music's Columbia/Epic Label Group on Oct. 27.
In a show of ongoing chart strength that is rare these days, rap mogul Jay-Z's "The Blueprint 3" repeats in the top spot on the U.S. albums chart this week.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced an eclectic field of 12 nominees for 2010 induction.