Spain's biggest music company, Prisa subsid Gran Via Musical (GVM), has teamed with the country's all-powerful authors rights collection entity, the Sociedad General de Autores de Espana (SGAE)…
First-week sales of 'N Sync's latest album more than doubled the previous record for a week of album purchases, as more than 2.4 million units of "No Strings Attached" were snapped up by fans…
Over the last decade, few major rock bands have suffered the level of turmoil that's been visited upon the Charlatans. Numerous ill-timed personnel changes, myriad lawsuits, the accidental death of a…
With a scream of "Gimmie Indie Rock," Lou Barlow opened Sebadoh's Troubadour appearance declaring allegiance to the genre he helped define. But with alternative rock diminishing in importance, the…
Not to suggest that they don't write 'em like they used to, but a medley of Oscar tunes from the past lent an emotional centerpiece to the 72nd annual Academy Awards that the film overviews lacked…
The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences has added 49 recordings to its Hall of Fame, which now holds 498 titles.
Wondering what the fuss is all about? As a public service, Daily Variety brings you unexpurgated lyrics to the Oscar-nominated song "Blame Canada" from the film "South Park: Bigger, Longer, and…
"No Strings Attached," the new album from boy-band sensation 'N Sync, became the first album in history to sell more than 1 million units in one day. The album racked up first-day sales of 1.1…
Santana's "Supernatural" (Arista) spent its sixth straight week atop the national music charts, moving more than 307,000 units in the week ending March 17, according to sales data released Wednesday.
Rapp performs infrequently these days -- two or three times a year at most -- but the inactivity has neither dulled his quiescent voice nor his considerable skill as a storyteller.
San Francisco-based AudioSoft has inked with ASCAP to provide the performing rights org with comprehensive, fully automated reporting of music usage by Webcasters.