Pressplay, the digital music venture owned by media giants Vivendi Universal and Sony, is expanding its reach, offering its new subscription service through VU subsid MP3.com.
Atlantic Records' newly tapped co-prexys, Craig Kallman and Ron Shapiro, have begun to assemble their team at the Warner Music imprint, promoting two West Coast A&R execs.
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Boy-band king Lou Pearlman has hit upon his newest teen-pop sensation: a group of fun-loving kids from Riverdale High that burst onto the scene in December -- of 1941.
The number of U.S. companies at this year's Midem has dropped 28% after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the U.S. But the market is bustling, and those who have come to Cannes are determined to make…
It took more than two decades for Lincoln Center to host its first full-scale hip-hop show, but the Roots did their best to telescope the genre's entire history -- and a tantalizing taste of the…
The big buzz at Midem on Monday was all about "Cindy" (Cendrillon 2002), a new musical from the creators of "Notre Dame de Paris."
Epic Records has trimmed its staff by roughly 15 employees, or about 5% of its U.S. workforce, in what sources close to the situation termed a minor retooling of the Sony Music division's domestic…
Diversity among singer-songwriters, 2002 style, was on display at Largo Saturday night, with solo sets by Freedy Johnston, Ken Stringfellow and M. Ward.
Prominent Los Angeles disc jockey Liza Richardson will take a spin as head of newly created music-supervision and research division for Stimmung, a Santa Monica creative shop specializing in music…
With five nominations, singer and pianist Marcia Ball leads the way for the 23rd annual W.C. Handy Blues Awards, given out by the Blues Foundation.