Jay-Z laid out his plans for chart domination this week, snatching the top spot in the album rankings from reigning champion and Universal Music labelmate Eminem.
R&B chanteuse Ashanti racked up the most nominations of the 30th annual American Music Awards this week, receiving a total of five nods, while rappers Eminem and Nelly tied for second place, boasting…
Music major BMG is overhauling the way it accounts for royalty payments for artists, simplifying the process and eliminating many arcane deductions that had become common practice in recording…
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…