U.K. music indie Sanctuary Group has defied the slump in the record biz, posting pre-tax profits up 89% to £7.7 million ($11.1 million) for the year ended Sept. 30. Sales were up 87% to $118.9…
Comedian and talkshow host Jon Stewart will return to host the Grammy Awards for a second year when the 44th annual music kudofest is staged Feb. 27 at L.A.'s Staples Center.
Listen.com has scored its third big licensing deal for major label music in a week, winning the rights to Sony Music Entertainment's digitized song catalog for the netco's Rhapsody music subscription…
The long out-of-print indie collection of Uncle Tupelo albums will finally be released on a major label, though it won't be Warner Music, the company with which the band's members had an extended…
Adam Taylor has been named president of Associated Production Music, a joint venture between EMI and Zomba Music that handles production music.
Veteran Boston quintet Aerosmith made clear to a near-sell-out Forum crowd that, despite the mediocre albums the band has made for the last 10 years, it is still very much capable of delivering an…
Cartoon band Gorillaz has been nominated for six Brit Awards -- the U.K.'s equivalent of the Grammys -- including best group, album and single for its hit "Clint Eastwood."
At a time when many major labels have chosen to trim staff at or shutter their Nashville offices, Universal Music is launching an all-new country music imprint, as a joint venture with Tony Brown and…
Alicia Keys, Destiny's Child, Aaliyah and country crooner Tim McGraw paced the race Wednesday at Dick Clark's 29th annual American Music Awards, winning two awards apiece.
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After months of delay, embattled online music pioneer Napster finally is ready to go legit. Netco, which went on hiatus last summer after a court feud with the major labels, today plans to launch a…