George Lucas' Skywalker Sound has partnered with Beatnik Inc., a provider of soundtracks for Web sites, in the creation of new Internet business venture Beatnik Prod. Music, which will launch a sound…
BBC Worldwide confirms a rumored $2-million programming sale to U.S. Webcaster Riffage.com. Riffage picked up North American rights to the Beeb's "BBC Music Live" extravaganza, five days of concerts…
Sony Communications Network will team with 10 major Japanese record labels to form a company that will start distributing music over the Internet later this month.
Having shifted direction to focus more heavily on its business-to-business offerings, Creative Planet has acquired Columbus Entertainment in an undisclosed cash and stock deal.
Michael Ovitz's Lynx Technology Group has made a strategic multimillion-dollar investment in Play Industries through which it indirectly has entered the Internet content-creation arena.
In a move designed to counteract rampant Web piracy, Sony Music Entertainment announced plans to make secure commercial downloads of singles available in the U.S. via various e-tail operations by the…
For the first time, a substantial number of dot-coms dot the Croisette at Cannes this week during the 37th annual Mip trade show, the oldest and still most varied of the proliferating TV marts on the…
Actor Richard Dreyfuss will provide content for Goosehead.com, a teen-oriented Web site run by 14-year-old Los Angeles resident Ashley Power. Dreyfuss will create at least two Webisodes for the site…
Classicmovies.com said Wednesday that it has partnered with Global Media in a deal that will enable the site to charge for the online distribution of classic pics and related merchandise.
Never mind DVD and scary movies about dead people. Consumers forked over an estimated $100 million in just two days for VHS copies of "Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace." Sales are easily…