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…
Do not adjust your set: The music of Elton John is popping up all over primetime these days -- and it's not a coincidence.
MTV Networks Asia is flying in the face of the downbeat advertising climate by upping ad revs more than 20% on last year.
After weeks of furious negotiations, Capitol Hill has directed the music biz to offer discounted royalty rates to small Webcasters trying to compete with the big guns in streaming music over the…
The long and tortured Napster saga took a big step toward closure Friday, as music-software maker Roxio bid to acquire the peer-to-peer pioneer's remaining assets for a mere $5.3 million in Delaware…
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