Sony Pictures Digital has bought the media-creation software assets of Sonic Foundry for $18 million. The Sonic Foundry software was relabeled "Screenblast Movie Studio" and "Screenblast Music…
Thesps Roselyn Sanchez, Carlos Ponce and Miguel Varoni have been tapped hosts of the Billboard Latin Music Awards.
In the digital era, singer-songwriter has become an increasingly hermetic calling. It's now possible to record a professional-sounding album without ever leaving the house. At the Knitting Factory…
Nearly five years ago, Sir George Martin said he was retiring and wanted to spend his time sailing (Variety, Sept. 4, 1998). Well, he's hardly stopped working, but he is hitting the high seas.
Lollapalooza will feature a new kind of playing this year, following an agreement with Games Media Properties to create a central vidgame pavilion at the revived summer music tour.
The Recording Industry Assn. of America has settled all four of its legal complaints against college students that it accused of setting up and running free file-swapping services with thousands of…
An intoxicating throwback to Europe between the wars, Ute Lemper is the darkest diva of contemporary times, a rarity not swept up in the big voices and tempi of modernity. Her new Decca album "But…
The guy with the lampshade on his head and the guy with the furrow in his brow don't normally make beautiful music together -- which makes the mad-scientist miscegenation of the Minus Five and Wilco…
With so many of the current crop of "electroclash" bands using the Eurythmics (among others) as a template, the time is ripe for Annie Lennox to return. As part of an intimate theater tour previewing…
Performing rights org BMI will hold its 10th Latin awards May 5, honoring songwriters and publishers of the most-played Latin songs on U.S. radio and television.