Virgin Produced, the entertainment production arm of Richard Branson’s vast Virgin empire, has landed a distribution deal with ClearVision to offer up programming to the company’s broadcast network…
Clear Channel Outdoor
After weeks of haggling and mud-slinging, CBS and Time Warner Cable remained deadlocked over retransmission fees — resulting in blackouts Friday afternoon of CBS stations in New York, L.A., Dallas…
Insiders believe that there's no revolution in terrestrial radio because the owners know it's headed into the dumper. They're just milking it for all they can before it falls off a cliff.
Just the title "Naked & Afraid" already sounds like a ratings winner for Discovery Channel, if one that will no doubt be easily confused with latenight fare available on Cinemax. Putting the budget…
When the middle of June comes a-knocking in Los Angeles, you know that it's time for the Playboy Jazz Festival, the annual 15 1/2-hour outdoor music party for multiple acts and more than 17,000…
Claramae Turner, an operatic contralto best remembered for her celebrated rendition of "You'll Never Walk Alone" in the 1956 film "Carousel," died May 18 in Santa Rosa, Calif. She was 92. The Rodgers…
In another deal aimed at developing the digital radio marketplace – and the first of its kind with an act – Clear Channel Media & Entertainment has signed a revenue-sharing agreement with Fleetwood…
French electronic duo Daft Punk hung onto the top of the U.S. chart for a second consecutive week as "Random Access Memories" enjoyed rare sales legs. The pair's Columbia album tracked sales of…
As the embattled music industry continued to morph in 2012, a few trends were clear: Players at the top of heap continued to consolidate, digital distribution and streaming became the rule, not the…
Variety's Q&A with songwriter Gerry Goffin
Clear Channel Media and Entertainment is retooling its marketing and sales group, upping one exec and adding several others to pursue multiplatform marketing initiatives.
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