COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Heavy metal guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott and three other people were gunned down at a nightclub Wednesday before a police officer shot the gunman to death.
An employee of the South African Broadcasting Corp. has been arrested on charges of piracy following investigations by the Recording Industry of South Africa and an internal audit by the SABC.
Sony BMG Strategic Marketing has tapped Paula Erickson to oversee all master licensing within the television, film, commercial and merchandise areas.
The rap-rock "mash-up" -- in which tracks from two artists are mixed together to create new songs -- between Jay-Z and Linkin Park sold 368,000 copies in its debut as the previous week's rookies saw…
MTV has picked up another season of reality series "Laguna Beach -- The Real Orange County" and ordered a slate of "MTV Ultimate Mash-Up" specs.
Shawn Carter, known to most as the superstar rapper Jay-Z, has been appointed president and CEO of Def Jam Recordings. He will continue to run Roc-A-Fella, the label he started with Damon Dash and…
Technology has so altered the animation landscape that it would be unrecognizable to anyone who worked in the classic Disney era. But as opposed to the classic animator, whose tools include pen and…
Three giants of 20th century film music -- Jerry Goldsmith, Elmer Bernstein and David Raksin -- died this year, leading some observers to suggest that their passing is the end of an era.
When music lovers hear that Howard Shore's "Lord of the Rings Symphony" will be performed by or that Yo-Yo Ma has released an album of arrangements from film scores by Ennio Morricone, they may not…
With the depth and diversity of the music, penned by some of the music industry's most successful creative talents, there's likely to be much hand-wringing by Oscar voters this season as they decide…
Vangelis, whose compelling synthesizer themes propelled "Chariots of Fire" to 1981 Oscar wins for picture and score and whose "Blade Runner" music became a cult phenomenon, created his first movie…