A songwriter himself, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) used sweet words to sugarcoat a warning delivered Tuesday to major record labels: He'll croon for a congressional remedy if artists and creators are…
Motion Picture Assn. of America prexy-CEO Jack Valenti was a man of few words at Tuesday's congressional hearing on copyright and the Internet.
Aussies will get their first opportunity to buy cinema tickets online this summer via Movieline, the telephone booking/info service owned jointly by the major circuits Greater Union, Hoyts and…
Gordon Drake, one of the chief backers of Screen Actors Guild prexy William Daniels, announced he will take his controversial four-year-old actor.org site off the Internet with the goal of promoting…
Ted Field, co-founder of Universal Music label Interscope Records, has signed a five-year contract to become chief exec of ArtistDirect. He also will start a new record label as a 50/50 joint venture…
Vivendi Universal is reportedly close to announcing a U.S. deal to distribute its music over the Internet.
Sci-fi, fantasy and horror entertainment venture Fandom said Monday that it will shut down its online operations and concentrate on its magazine Cinescape and fan convention organizer Creation…
Taking a page from Napster's own self-promotion playbook, the Recording Industry Assn. of America has launched Nofreelunchster.com, a Napster parody site.
A group of congloms that together own three of the five major label groups has teamed with online media company RealNetworks to create a backbone for music subscription services on the Net.
Brill Media Holdings and Powerful Media confirmed their merger Monday, a complex deal designed to lend Brill and partner Primedia a new brand, Inside.com, and a handful of new editors and reporters…
Having amassed $230 million at the box office, Fox will cast its net in the video waters to see how much revenue "Cast Away" can generate in that market beginning June 12.