Adding a new twist to a 30-year-old story, Berry Gordy, founder of legendary Motown Record Corp., has sued Edward Holland Jr. of the famed Holland-Dozier-Holland songwriting trio for malicious…
Eyeing the music television biz, German media giant Bertelsmann may end up the majority shareholder in fast expanding German music channel Viva if a series of deals come off.
With the Hollywood-Washington war expected to be reignited today, Motion Picture Assn. of America prexy-CEO Jack Valenti on Monday warned lawmakers in no uncertain terms to back off.
Pop singer Kylie Minogue has become Oz's highest-selling female touring artist, with her 21-gig "On a Night Like This" show poised to sell more than 220,000 tickets Down Under.
When the members of U2 walked off the stage on their 1998 "Popmart" tour, the final image was a heart framed by the outsized "golden" arch -- a juxtaposition that perfectly encapsulated that tour's…
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It's not New Orleans' legendary Jazz and Heritage Festival, but Big Easy mainstays the Radiators took it upon themselves to satisfy roots-music diehards unable to make it to Louisiana.
The Federal Trade Commission acknowledged Tuesday that showbiz has lived up to many of its promises regarding the marketing of violent and sexually explicit material to minors.
As far as her listening public is concerned, singer-songwriter Anne Phillips has led a Rip Van Winkle-like existence. Having made a promising debut album, "Born to Be Blue," in 1959, she didn't…
The Harry Fox Agency, the powerful licensing clearinghouse arm of the National Music Publishing Assn., has named veteran music industry number-cruncher Alfred C. Pedecine chief financial officer.