The British music market grew 5.3% in value to £1.23 billion ($1.75 billion) in 2001, defying the global downturn.
Universal Pictures and Misher Films will turn the life story of hip-hop impresario Russell Simmons into a feature. Companies have optioned "Life and Def," the autobiography Simmons wrote with Nelson…
Mosaic Music Publishing, in a joint venture with CDP Capital Communications, has purchased Hamstein Music, owner of the entire ZZ Top catalog.
Brand new band led by former Hole and Smashing Pumpkins bass player Melissa Auf der Maur and featuring A Perfect Circle bassist Paz Lenchantin, drummer Sam Maloney (Hole, Motley Crue) and a…
R&B prodigy Alicia Keys paced the nominations race for the 16th annual Soul Train Music Awards, garnering four noms for her debut album "Songs in A Minor."
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The seven-piece band behind Steve Tyrell sounded twice that size. In his return to Feinstein's at the Regency, the swaggering, sandy-voiced crooner put the aud in a swinging mood. Tyrell's sincerity…
EMI Records is being renamed Capitol in the markets where the brand does not exist, in the latest attempt to turn around the fortunes of the ailing British music giant.
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Sony Music has named techno guru Philip R. Wiser to the newly created post of chief technology officer, based in New York, as the company moves to centralize management of its digital and online…
MCA's revamped version of Mary J. Blige's "No More Drama" powered the disc's rise to No. 10 from 28 in a week that saw the nation's top nine albums remain in the same spots as last week.