The National Endowment for the Arts figures that what the world needs now is a few more critics. The NEA said it will establish three Arts Journalism Institutes that will focus on improving arts…
Pop artist Eamon has emerged at the top of the first ringtones chart to provide accurate data for the U.K. market, with a ringtone from the track "I Don't Want You Back."
O2 Germany, the German arm of mobile operator MMO2, has struck a deal with Sony Music Germany to deliver new singles to mobile customers two weeks before the CDs hit stories.
At first blush, the Great High Mountain Tour would seem like little more than a restaging of the Down From the Mountain Tour that many of these same artists embarked on in the wake of the success of…
Sony Music has signed a deal with antipiracy tech company Audible Magic to register its entire catalog so that it may be blocked for trading on peer-to-peer networks.
This week, in a curious new turn for the music biz, the world's first official top 20 chart for ringtones bows in Blighty. The chart, recognized by the British Phonographic Industry and collated by…
The Jerry Garcia Estate has gone into the tape vaults to launch a series of Jerry Garcia Band concert recordings to be sold on the Internet -- a system similar to the one devised by the Grateful Dead…
The Recording Industry Assn. of America has tapped Michele Ballantyne, a senior counsel for minority leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.), as the trade org's senior veep of federal government and industry…
Online musicstore Napster is continuing its rapid international expansion, opening in Canada just a week after it launched its first international affiliate in the U.K.
Usher's "Confessions" is taking on an air of invincibility as it holds onto the No. 1 slot for the eighth time in the nine weeks since its release. Usher fended off challenges from top five finishers…
Unlike mavericks Madonna and Cher, Dido has so far kept things pretty safe musically. Though her live show tries to reach far beyond the ready-for-radio electronica-ish offerings of her recent "Life…