German music web group Viva Media is bucking the downward trend of media companies on the stock market and will move up to the Neuer Markt's Nemax-50 index in September.
The Recording Industry Assn. of America fired off a fresh round of statistics Monday in its campaign to prove that digital piracy is to blame for the huge slump in music sales over the past year.
Distrib and production company Tepuy Intl. has nabbed rights to distribute and co-produce Gestmusic Endemol formats in the U.S. Hispanic market and Latin American and Caribbean countries.
Throughout its career, Sonic Youth has been fascinated by death and decay (albeit in an ironic, art-damaged way), but it took the events of Sept. 11 to rouse the band out of a late-'90s stupor.
The number of surviving 1970s-era, arena-level progressive rock acts still worth seeing and hearing in concert now stands at three: Rush, Jethro Tull and Yes. The latter band has been at it…