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…
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…
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…
Vivendi Universal is reportedly close to announcing a U.S. deal to distribute its music over the Internet.
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…
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.
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…
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.