The recent Bertelsmann-Napster marriage is the latest confusion-laden deal to pop up in the entertainment industry. Why would a giant take a stake in an embattled service that might shut down?
Auntie BBC may have a reputation for propriety but she is accused of being a very naughty girl when it comes to new media.
With a 56k modem, downloading something as small as a movie trailer can try a person's patience. With that in mind, producer Cary Woods' ("Scream", "Swingers") Independent Pictures is taking an a…
I want my MTV2! Call me strange, but I'm the kind of guy who actually likes music with my music television.
Does anybody remember interactive television? You know, the convergent technology that was supposed to turn the TV into the most effective two-way entertainment and information device in the house…
Robert Friedman, a former Columbia Pictures distribution prexy, was named CEO of Stereo Vision, a new, publicly traded entertainment company.
John Hiatt has been a curious member of the major label community for a good 25 years. He has recorded for MCA, Geffen, A&M and Capitol, turning in occasionally respectable sales numbers and…
Urban Entertainment has inked deals to produce five original animated series with helmers John Singleton ("Shaft"), George Tillman Jr. ("Soul Food"), Malcolm Lee ("The Best Man") and writers Chris…
If you didn't know that Tobey Maguire had landed the much-coveted role of Spider-Man or what the title to the fourth Harry Potter novel was weeks before the official news hit the streets, you're not…
RIAA prexy Hilary Rosen on Tuesday said her org's lawsuit against Napster will continue even though the file swapping service reached an agreement with Bertlesmann last month. Speaking on a panel…
Musicians have long included hidden tracks on their CDs as an extra goodie for fans, but rocker David Bowie is taking that one step further.