Fox has plugged L.A. radio deejay Ryan Seacrest into its new summer music series "American Idol" as co-host.
Univision Communications has completed its acquisition of Fonovisa Records for its Univision Music Group, making it the leading Latin music company in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
Echobrain, the Bay Area rock band featuring former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted, has made an unexpectedly creative and accomplished recording that stands apart from the prefabricated corporate…
When Nick Cave hits the stage, you can be sure of a few things: The wind will howl, the levee's just about to break, night will be dark, and all the cats will be black (except if they've been bred…
R&B newcomer Ashanti managed to hang on to the No. 1 spot in the latest album rankings despite a significant second-week sales decline, beating off a formidable challenge from the latest release by…
Making its debut into the already crowded and contentious market for digital subscription services, independent music Netco FullAudio has bowed a new offering called Musicnow, in conjunction with…
Broadway diva Lillias White covers a great deal of ground in her debut at Feinstein's at the Regency, belting the blues with earthy vigor and bringing a free-swinging spirit to jazz and Broadway…
Army Archerd: Just for Variety
Buffeted by a "perfect storm" of piracy, economic woes and competition from DVDs and vidgames, worldwide music sales tumbled 6.5% to 3.2 billion units in 2001, according to data and analysis released…
Veteran Sony Pictures Entertainment exec Shelly Bunge has been upped to executive VP of music business affairs and administration at the studio's music group, reporting directly to SPE's senior VP…