Offering the first comprehensive look at a debate that could change the shape of the record biz, the Recording Industry Assn. of America complained Wednesday that efforts to reach a compromise with…
Record buyers were working for the Boss this week, vaulting Bruce Springsteen's latest record, "Rising" (Columbia), into the No. 1 spot on the album charts and surpassing even the most optimistic…
Brit music major EMI has appointed Richard Cottrell to the new post of global head of anti-piracy.
Webcasting service iM Networks has signed a marketing alliance with online music service Listen.com to sell the Rhapsody digital music subscription service to iM users.
A record six scribes tied for the songwriter of the year trophy at Tuesday's BMI Urban Awards, which honored the top R&B, rap and hip-hop writers, producers and publishers at the Fontainebleau Hilton…
In the wake of two sold-out shows that attracted 30,000 fans per day in Wisconsin, the surviving members of the Grateful Dead -- joining forces for the first time since the death seven years ago of…
Progressive rock's once-searing fire may be a bit dulled these days, but Porcupine Tree's embers are glowing brighter than the rest of the bunch. The veteran band recently embarked on a rare American…
Round two of Down From the Mountain, the touring entourage associated with the "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" soundtrack, finds the ensemble spreading its wings a bit and soaring as a world class…
The American Federation of Musicians has agreed to renewed its two-year pact covering Internet distribution of music from more than 75 leading symphonies, ballets and operas.
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Battered by a persistent slump in music sales industrywide this year, Sony Music is planning to lay off 100 staffers, or about 2% of its 5,000-employee U.S. workforce.