Fran Warren, the singer and thesp who appeared in 1952's "Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd" and whose 1947 recording of "A Sunday Kind of Love" became one of the biggest hits of the Big Band…
A federal appellate court ruled that the use of a seven-second clip of Ed Sullivan introducing the Four Seasons in the musical “Jersey Boys” did not violate copyright. In fact, the 9th Circuit Court…
CBS Radio, the country's third-largest radio broadcast group, is launching Amplify, an artist-targeted label partnership that will spotlight individual artists across its stations, with Justin…
Roundabout Theater Company a.d. Todd Haimes will receive a lifetime achievement kudo as part of the Lucille Lortel Awards ceremony, a May event to be hosted by Assif Mandvi and Maura Tierney.
Behind-the-scenes changes are now under way to the Olivier Awards' judging system, Variety has learned, with the revisions prompting sources to worry that they threaten the credibility of the kudos…
At 2:38 a.m. on Tuesday, after just leaving an afterhours party in the East Room of the Executive Mansion, Katy Perry tweeted, "All other parties from here on out will be judged unless they take…
Ray Collins, the original lead singer for the L.A. avant-rock band the Mothers of Invention, died Dec. 24 in Pomona, Calif. He was 73.
In the wake of former Columbia Records co-chairman-COO Steve Barnett's exit, former Universal Republic Records exec Joel Klaiman has joined Columbia as executive vp-GM.
Broadening its palette of services for its independent and artist-operated labels, indie distributor INgrooves Fontana has established an in-house marketing and promotion division, INresidence Artist…
Continuing to bring top creative talent into the executive suite, Universal Music Group's lsland Records has named producer-writer Dallas Austin as senior vp of A&R.
Patti Smith is experiencing a period of vigorous reexamination by the general public.