Marking the biggest foray yet into the world of a la carte downloads by a major label, Universal Music Group has inked a deal to offer more than 43,000 songs on the Net for downloading, burning and…
Clive Davis is back in the saddle at BMG. Ending weeks of feverish speculation in the record biz, the major-label group is fully absorbing J Records, its 50/50 venture with Davis, into the newly…
The American Federation of Musicians' Local 802 has won the right to rep 130 faculty members at the Elaine Kaufman Cultural Center in Gotham.
With the success of a reunion gig fresh in their memory, Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger of the Doors are teaming with singer Ian Astbury of the Cult and former Police drummer Stewart Copeland to…
BMI has expanded the roles of execs Del Bryant and John Cody to fill a pair of newly created top operating posts at the music-publishing org.
Sales fell but profits rose at EMI Group in the six months ended Sept. 30, as the company drastically restructured its recorded music division.
V2 Records has tapped former EMI Music Publishing executive Steve Backer as exec VP and general manager. Backer will divide his time between V2's Gotham headquarters and his BevHills office.
On his new Columbia album, "Mundo," Ruben Blades envisions a cosmos in which "world music" is not so much a United Nations-style assemblage of disparate sounds as a tight-knit sonic mosaic -- with…
When told in advance that Pat Metheny would be playing a three-hour show without intermission at Royce Hall Saturday night, and we wondered whether it would be wise to step out to the lobby now and…
"Sim" versions of performers Avril Lavigne, LL Cool J, Ludicris and Beyonce Knowles will be offered exclusively to AOL members in coming weeks as part of an extensive promotional deal between the…
MusicNet has assembled a raft of new licensing deals that will give the music-subscription service comprehensive access to the digitized catalogs of all five major labels, putting it on equal footing…