Take-Two Interactive and Rockstar Games’ “Grand Theft Auto V” has passed the $1 billion sales mark in three days, setting a major milestone for not only the videogames biz, but the entire…
Record Store Day
Murray Gershenz, who was most famous for his role as the elderly Felix in “The Hangover,” died of a heart attack August 28 in Hollywood. He was 91. After starting his acting career at the age of 80…
With just three weeks until summer moviegoing peters out after Labor Day weekend, observers already are calling summer 2013 the best ever at the domestic box office. But studios racked up plenty of…
Nobody can blame NBC for finding an excuse to preempt “Siberia” — in this case, to air a special about the birth of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s baby. Naturally, ABC announced plans for its…
Jay-Z is one of pop music's greatest mythmakers, and his most jealously guarded myth is the notion that what he does is effortless. You see this in his insistence on composing rhymes without pen and…
California-based mega-retailer Amoeba Music, the last big record store on the block, has moved into the digital age with both feet.
It wasn't all about the mall on Black Friday, as independent record stores witnessed a continuing sales boom during the third annual Record Store Day post-Thanksgiving sales event.
Reissues, a booming side of the major labels' business during the CD era, have gone into eclipse with the waning of the format, but a new breed of catalog imprint run by veteran execs -- most of them…
It might be hard to beat Ozzy Osbourne's reported comment on being named Record Store Day Ambassador ("I just wish I could find a record store!").
Gamers have enthusiastically answered Activision Blizzard's "Call of Duty," as the publisher celebrated Veterans Day with a victory as its military videogame became the biggest entertainment launch…