Slain gangsta rapper Tupac Shakur claimed the top spot on the album charts from beyond the grave this week, topping the seemingly unsinkable Shaggy and marking a comeback for Death Row Records and…
The MTVi Group and music Netco RioPort will bow what they claim to be the first retail music download service with the blessing of all five major music labels, just days after three of those majors…
Merger talks with EMI are going smoothly, according to Bertelsmann prexy Thomas Middelhoff, who added that the German media giant was getting into shape for a public listing in the next few years.
The Latin Grammys kudocast will relocate to Miami for its second edition, but with no guarantees the city will be its permanent home.
Artists Management Group has signed up Ruff Ryders Entertainment for overall management of the record label's film and video arm, AMG announced Wednesday.
Buena Vista Intl. Television has sold "Wingspan," the feature length doc on Paul McCartney's post-Beatles career, to the U.K.'s Channel 4.
A songwriter himself, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) used sweet words to sugarcoat a warning delivered Tuesday to major record labels: He'll croon for a congressional remedy if artists and creators are…
The second edition of the Latin Grammys will be held in Miami on Sept. 12, Recording Academy execs and local politicos will announce today.
Ted Field, co-founder of Universal Music label Interscope Records, has signed a five-year contract to become chief exec of ArtistDirect. He also will start a new record label as a 50/50 joint venture…
Vivendi Universal is reportedly close to announcing a U.S. deal to distribute its music over the Internet.
Taking a page from Napster's own self-promotion playbook, the Recording Industry Assn. of America has launched Nofreelunchster.com, a Napster parody site.