In a transitional era that's been a difficult one for the record biz, 2011 has been particularly brutal. In three separate weeks, the Billboard 200 album chart has set U.S. marks for the lowest…
Valentine's Day may be more associated with candy and flowers, but for labels and records retailers, nothing says romance like the gift of music.
Rod Stewart already knows what his Valentine's Day present will be: a new son. Wife Penny Lancaster is due with their second child on Feb. 16. However, he's hoping everyone else will receive a copy…
It takes a lot of hard work and sweat to get to Super Bowl XLV, not just for the two teams facing each other but also for this year's halftime headliners.
From the start, director Derek Cianfrance had one band only in mind to score his movie "Blue Valentine": Grizzly Bear.
Originally intended as seasoning sprinkled modestly throughout "Tron: Legacy," Daft Punk's adventurous score quickly grew from a supporting player to a starring role with the finished film featuring…
When director David Fincher considered composers to score "The Social Network," musical talent aside, he needed someone "who understood the horniness of being the dweeb outsider." Enter Trent Reznor.
Eleven years ago NARAS recognized the significance of video game scores by making them eligible for Grammy consideration in the Best Score Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other…
As the adage goes, necessity is the mother of invention. As album sales continue to spiral downward and digital download growth tapers off, MIDEM, the music industry trade fair held annually in…
Sales may have sunk like the Titanic since the success of that 1997 movie's phenomenal, 11-time platinum soundtrack, but film music supervisors and executives have come up with a number of ways to…