LONDON — Net profit at Bertelsmann, Europe's biggest media company, rose 11% to €306 million ($405 million) in the first six months of this year. Revenue dropped 1.9% to €7.43 billion ($9.8 billion)…
Singer Jennifer Lopez is not the first entertainer to apologize for performing for a political leader with a checkered human rights history, but her appearance singing “Happy Birthday” to the leader…
After reports that will.i.am was taking legal action against Pharrell Williams over the latter’s effort to trademark a brand called “i am OTHER,” will.i.am’s attorney is denying that a lawsuit is…
Mick Jagger and Keith Richards have pacted with BMG for representation of their interests in the Rolling Stones' publishing catalog. As of July 1, the music unit of German media giant Bertelsmann…
Jay-Z’s got 99 problems but a cell phone partnership apparently ain’t one. During Sunday’s NBA Finals match-up on ABC, the veteran hip-hop mogul, one of the most active marketers in the business…
Universal Music Group has entered a multi-year, worldwide partnership with Jay-Z's company Roc Nation, under which the firm's eponymous label will operate as a standalone unit within UMG.
Wood Creek Capital Management has purchased the Concord Music Group from Village Roadshow Entertainment Group. Sources close to the transaction expect it officially close on Friday. Wood Creek made…
Magnolia Pictures has acquired U.S. rights to Greg “Freddy” Camalier’s documentary “Muscle Shoals.” The movie, centered on the Muscle Shoals recording studio in Alabama, debuted at Sundance and is…
Peter Whitehead's never-released 1965 film renders a sharply focused black-and-white snapshot of the Rolling Stones rapidly approaching superstardom after the release of "Satisfaction."
This tribute to the Rolling Stones offers a blizzard of archive material nimbly sutured together with interviews with the Stones themselves.