Arista Records has named Mark Shimmel senior VP of marketing and artist relations, reporting to label head Antonio "L.A." Reid.
After enduring months of costly court battles over its ill-advised digital music "locker" scheme, Netco MP3.com is going to court against its own attorneys, California-based copyright law specialists…
Gallic blockbuster "Asterix and Obelix: Mission Cleopatra" has become embroiled in a legal feud just a week away from its French release.
He doesn't have the magic yet. That comes with time. Yet Tom Wopat, already a Tony-nominated Broadway star and TV veteran, has a pleasant crooning baritone voice with a rusty edge, and he's in…
Nippon Columbia chairman Strauss Zelnick has recruited two of his fellow BMG Entertainment alumni to man senior posts at the Savoy Label Group, a new division built around the Japanese music…
Midem kicked off with more flash than usual Saturday with a touch of Britneymania, a surprise appearance from Virgin mogul Richard Branson and the NRJ awards, France's answer to the Grammys.
Kazaa, the wildly popular free music-swapping service that emerged in the wake of Napster's decline, may finally have shown a chink in its armor.
German music channel Viva is adding Jurgen Grabosch to its executive board, after Viva's acquisition of production company Brainpool.
The words "Afrobeat 2000" wafted from the electronic gizmos overseen by Doctor L as Psycho on Da Bus opened its short set, creating a hypnotic mantra that sifted through the down-tempo, bass-driven…
Army Archerd: Just for Variety
Guitar/pedal steel virtuoso Junior Brown's very apparent efforts to pander to an audience looking for instrumental wizardry over musical substance made for a noisy and frustrating experience. It's…