Christopher Violette has been appointed head of music for Kirk D'Amico's indie film production, financing and sales outfit Myriad Pictures.
Sanity, Australia's biggest recorded music retailer, has been duped into buying thousands of bootleg CDs manufactured in Southeast Asia.
Music companies should adopt a product "windowing" strategy -- long a staple of the film industry -- if they want to profit from the new music distribution models emerging on the Net, argues a report…
Shuggie Otis' show at the El Rey Theater did not start off well: He plugged in, told his six-piece band he was ready to play in B flat, then, fewer than four bars into the song, abruptly stopped. "If…
Approaching 40 -- after spending the better part of the first 35 years of his life in an alcohol- or drug-induced haze he described as "one long frat party" -- Bob Forrest, the frontman of Thelonious…
It didn't take Clive Davis long to find his way back to the top of the charts. The former Artista topper's nascent label J Records scored its first No. 1 debut this week as R&B songstress Alicia Keys…
In an unusual East-West collaboration, pianist Richard Clayderman will record an album and video in China with the China Broadcasting Chinese Orchestra. The album and vid will be recorded in the…
The "G" stands for guitar, the "3," Joe Satriani, Steve Vai and John Petrucci. And that's what the audience at the Wiltern came for and got -- guitars, and lots of them. Satriani and Vai are…
Epic Records Group has tapped former Virgin Records exec Piero Giramonti senior VP of the Sony Music imprint's marketing division, reporting to Epic exec VP-general manager Steve Barnett.
Former Capricorn Records exec Michael Bone has been tapped to head the music division of Palm Pictures, the film and music startup of legendary music exec Chris Blackwell.
Bertelsmann's shakeup of its flagging music division looks set to continue with subsidiary BMG reportedly looking to lay off hundreds of employees in its efforts to cut costs and raise profits.