It may have been Cinco de Mayo, but Los Lobos was celebrating the release of new Hollywood/Mammoth album "The Ride." Like the album, the show is a chance for the band members to catch their breath…
The European Union has warned 16 collecting societies that amass royalties on behalf of music authors that a cross-licensing arrangement they agreed to in 2001 may break European competition rules.
Steve Bartels has been named president of Universal Music's Island Def Jam Music Group, replacing Julie Greenwald, who ankled the position in March.
The three brothers who compose Texas group Los Lonely Boys grew up playing bars before they could legally drink, so it makes sense that they play with both the aw-shucks enthusiasm of dive dwellers…
Just for Variety: Vegas, Atlantic City? Forget it -- the place for performers is showrooms of Indian tribes' casinos. Here's a sample of the hefty wampum being dealt: For his "Let's Make a Deal"…
"D-12 World," the sophomore disc from Eminem's D-12 rap sextet, posted the highest one-week sales for a hip-hop act this year, according to SoundScan.
The fifth annual Latin Grammy Awards will take place Sept. 1 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. It will air live on CBS from 8-10 p.m. and be broadcast in about another 100 countries.
The online music market got a little more crowded Tuesday as Sony launched its Connect musicstore, offering a model that's similar to its competitors' but has greater compatibility with Sony hardware.
Warner Music Group, purchased in March by a private equity investor group including Edgar Bronfman Jr., has named Thierry Chassagne head of its French unit.
Recording artists and songwriters deemed "unreachable" by major record labels will be paid from a fund set up by the New York State Attorney General's Office and the majors.
Stephen Williams will direct a hip-hop remake of 1973 pic "The Harder They Come" for New Line Cinema, with production set for this fall. Sara Risher will produce the film.