RealNetworks is replacing the label-backed online music service MusicNet with its own just-acquired Rhapsody service, and cutting the cost of copying tracks by a fifth, to 79¢ apiece.
European Union culture ministers want to ax the rule that requires a unanimous vote on cultural issues, in a sign that policies on TV, movies and music could be about to change.
The Coral is that rare current British band that holds no debt to either Radiohead or the Strokes. The Coral is in fact incomparable to any of its fellow Brit bands. Instead it has forged its own…
When Norah Jones walked away from the Grammys with five trophies in February, the thrush's success ostensibly signaled a return to prominence -- and bankability -- for singer-songwriters.
It wasn't MTV's Video Music Awards, but that was precisely the idea behind creating the Music Video Producers Assn.'s own show in the first place, to honor those overlooked in the cabler's splashier…
British rock group Coldplay took top kudos Thursday at the Ivor Novello Awards, Blighty's prestigious songwriting competish presented by the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters in…
The still-teenage Michelle Branch writes her own songs and plays catchy, mostly generic sounding pop-rock songs just emotional enough for adolescent girls to relate to. At this small show, Branch…
Roxio, the software maker that is planning to relaunch Napster, has promoted veteran multimedia-software exec Tom Shea to president and chief operating officer and tapped the head of recently…
Just one day after beating out the competition on the latest season of Fox's pop-star elimination show "American Idol," singer Ruben Studdard has inked a recording contract with Clive Davis' J…
The two most successful artists at the Academy of Country Music Awards continued their winning ways Wednesday as Alan Jackson captured album of the year for "Drive" as well as a video honor and…
The Big Easy will go Big Media this fall with a planned MediaFest that combines film, music, vidgames and advertising.