Universal Music Group is close to launching its own satellite TV music channel in an innovative marketing bid designed to highlight its position as the globe's largest music conglom.
The Recording Academy will honor Brian Wilson as the MusiCares 2005 person of the year. Founder of the Beach Boys and architect of their sound will be feted Feb. 11 at the Hollywood Palladium.
Bill Charlap is one of the few players making sure jazz isn't a four-letter word in today's musical climate. He's a friendly player -- a throwback with a modern edge, a pianist with a love of…
U2 sold 839,000 copies of "How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb" (Interscope) in its first week, and Eminem's latest disc crossed the 2 million sold mark last week, but hopes of a significant bounce from…
STIRLING, Scotland -- Police seized £10 million ($19.1 million) worth of counterfeit CDs, videos, DVDs, computer games and software after raids in central Scotland on Wednesday, the most successful…
February's Grammycast will be the last Pierre Cossette actively produces. After having produced 35 Grammy Awards kudocasts, Cossette will hand the reins to Ken Ehrlich and John Cossette, who will…
Singer-thesp Usher will take on his first dramatic vehicle with Lions Gate Films' "Dying for Dolly," while MGM is trying to line up another Usher project with "Step in the Name of Love."
Monday is the entry deadline for the South by Southwest Film Festival. Submitted films and videos will be considered for both competitive and noncompetitive categories, which will be determined by…
Norman Lear's Concord Records has completed its purchase of Saul Zaentz's Fantasy Records and changed the entity's name to the Concord Music Group.
Omni Broadcasting Network has completed production of "Music on Demand," a half-hour series featuring rising musical stars from around the world.
This holiday season, thousands of local fans of SoCal natives Social Distortion have plenty to be thankful for. The venerable punk band is back after eight years with a new album, "Sex, Love, and…