Taking a page from Napster's own self-promotion playbook, the Recording Industry Assn. of America has launched Nofreelunchster.com, a Napster parody site.
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.
Recent financial troubles at MediaTrip.com have forced founders of Adam Sandler's comedy Web site Shnorff.com to shelve the project before it could ever launch on the Internet.
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.
ReelPlay has inked a deal to build an online management tool for 20th Century Fox Television Distribution that will enable the latter to track programming and streamline outbound sales and marketing…
IBM has pacted with NeTune Communications to help enhance the company's ShowRunner system, a $25 million satellite network offering the film production community a way to send and receive script…
Interactive TV venture Mixed Signals Technologies has tapped Christoph Pachler as chief financial officer and senior veep, while Tim Ordaz has been named veep of product marketing.
El-Aurens rides for the first time in DVD -- but despite a generally spiffy transfer and a valuable photo archive, Columbia TriStar's latest outing of the 215-minute Restored Director's Cut fails to…
Kurt Anderson's Powerful Media is about to become a tad less powerful.
Variety has relaunched Variety.com, featuring a cleaner look, easier navigation and continuous news updates throughout the day covering the film, TV, international, business, music, homevid…