Maurice Gibb, the background vocalist, resident comedian and bassist in rock's most successful brother group, the Bee Gees, died Jan. 12 after emergency surgery for an intestinal blockage. He was 53.
The phrasing of songbird Blossom Dearie has a far greater impact than June Christy in the way Julie Kelly puts across a song. But Kelly's latest album, "Kelly Sings Christy" (CMG) is a tribute to the…
Former Virgin Records exec Ashley Newton has been named executive vice president of A&R at RCA Records. Move reps the first significant hire for newly installed RCA Music Group chairman Clive Davis.
The Grammy Awards nominating committees went against form for the 45th edition of their awards, creating an eight-way tie for the lead.
Fans who gathered at Graceland to celebrate what would have been Elvis Presley's 68th birthday on Jan. 8 learned that as far as album sales go, the King is most loved, actually, by the Great White…
NBC prexy Andrew Lack, a television executive with a lengthy history in news but no dealings in the music business, has been tapped to run Sony Music, replacing longtime head Tommy Mottola.
Sony Music has hired NBC prexy and COO Andrew Lack to head up its music division. Lack, who replaces Thomas D. Mottola, has no experience in the music biz. But the former head of NBC News also has an…
U.K. and Dutch police recovered unique tapes of historic Beatles recording sessions Friday in an anti-piracy crackdown.
The National Endowment for the Arts released an extensive survey on Thursday showing that jazz musicians have good reason to play the blues -- they are underpaid and lack the right access to health…
RealNetworks has announced that it is the first to offer anti-piracy technology that works not only with its own Internet streaming-media format but also with many of the international standards such…
ASCAP has promoted Mike Todd to director of film & television music. He will be responsible for establishing and maintaining membership relationships, as well as supporting and sharing information…