The concept of having three acts that tap into the eclectic blend of rock, jazz, blues and regional music bears a heavy debt to Bill Graham's bookings at the Fillmore West in San Francisco in the…
Vivendi Universal, currently working in India under the name Universal Music, plans to focus on the production of Indian films and TV shows, as well as on launching music delivery systems.
For the second straight week, male rapper Nelly's "Country Grammar" (Fo' Reel/Universal) topped the national music charts, shifting more than 235,000 units in the week ending Sunday, according to…
Music streaming site Soundbreak.com inked a deal with the Recording Industry Assn. of America Thursday that enables Soundbreak to legally offer music from the RIAA's member labels. Financial terms…
It's been said that pop music has never been more raunchy and in-your-face than it is right now -- and while there's some validity to that point, those making it usually ignore the equal-and-opposite…
Larry Jenkins has been upped to senior veep of marketing and media for Columbia Records. A 13-year veteran of the record biz, Jenkins most recently served as senior veep of media and strategic…
Ron Spaulding has been named senior veep of sales for the Elektra Entertainment Group. Previously veep of sales for Priority Records, Spaulding will report to Elektra exec veep/G.M. Greg Thompson…
Digital Island has signed on BMG Entertainment to use its music merchandise hosting and distribution service.
Police had to cancel taping of a hip-hop TV awards show Tuesday night after a fight broke out backstage in the hall of the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, witnesses said.
A 13-episode series dedicated to doo-wop music heads a joint development slate of Rhino Entertainment and WQED Pittsburgh, the PBS station that made pledge-drive history with the "Doo Wop 50" concert…
Thomas Bracamontes has been elevated to senior veep of Virgin Records Urban. Most recently senior VP of promotion for the diskery, Bracamontes will report to Virgin Records co-prexy Ray Cooper.