Pressplay, the nascent digital music venture between Vivendi Universal and Sony, has tapped three new execs to oversee its programming and marketing divisions.
The recording biz said Tuesday that MTVi Group can well afford to pay a new royalty to artists and labels for music streamed on the Internet, and that the U.S. Copyright Office shouldn't be suckered…
Tom Whalley, the newly installed chief exec at Warner Bros. Records, has tapped former Virgin Records America co-chairman Jeff Ayeroff as Warner's new creative director, based in the label's Burbank…
Backstreet Boy Brian Littrell and his wife Leighanne Littrell have formed BriLeigh Prods., a music label and entertainment production company in association with Insight Entertainment Group.
The name is synonymous with quality in bigscreen audio and home entertainment, and now Dolby Laboratories is taking on Internet music delivery.
Music buyers kept a tighter hold of their purse strings in the first half of 2001, but for those who did hit the stores, full-length CDs accounted for even more purchases than they did last year…
Sam Harris, a versatile Broadway belter with a winning presence and sunny personality, has brought a varied bag of songs to Arci's Place. The singer has a decided flair for show tunes, but his…
R&B quartet Boyz II Men have leapt to BMG imprint Arista Records for a new multi-album contract, following the completion of its deal with Universal Music.
The Latin Grammys are ditching Miami and going back to Los Angeles after organizers decided Cuban-exile protests would pose too great a security threat.
Although he wouldn't have admitted it a couple of years ago, Barry Tashian is now a devout believer in the adage that absence makes the heart grow fonder. More than three decades ago, Tashian broke…
Those who crowd into the Hollywood Bowl for the JVC Jazz Festival know what to expect: a marathon injection of so-called smooth jazz. And with one refreshing exception during this edition, there was…