With "Global Divas" as a useful generic umbrella, the Hollywood Bowl reached out to three corners of the globe to find three artists with their own means of generating excitement. Albita skill is…
Second-generation performers often find it difficult to live up to -- or live down, as the case may be -- the legacy of famous parents. Some turn their backs on family tradition completely, while…
An 'N Sync concert that was shot in Detroit this week will be produced as a giant-screen film, according to backers of the project.
Mark Ghuneim has been upped from veep to senior veep of online and emerging technologies for the Columbia Records Group. A 12-year veteran of the label, Ghuneim will report to Columbia Records Group…
Lisa Weiss has been named senior veep and deputy general counsel for Sony Music Entertainment. A 14-year veteran of the New York-based Rosenman & Colin firm, where she's been a partner since 1992…
Internet music site Launch Media has tapped former EMI exec Briggs Ferguson exec veep of production, strategy and marketing. Ferguson will oversee the marketing, programming, production and product…
In the wake of the music industry's Napster nightmare, Germany's artists' rights association GEMA is seeking greater compensation from both PC consumers and hardware manufacturers. If successful, the…
Mike Dungan has been named prexy of Capitol Nashville, replacing Pat Quigley, who exited last week to pursue other business opportunities.
Danny Strick has joined the senior A&R staff of the Maverick Recording Co. He'd previously served as prexy of BMG Songs, the U.S. division of BMG Music Publishing, since 1996.
Following the BMG Distribution convention held in Toronto last week, Arista Records' newly installed prexy-CEO Antonio "L.A." Reid has unveiled what he calls his "dream team" of senior execs.
There was no onstage mention of the Napster controversy that's lately swirled around Metallica as the group offered a solid, nearly two-hour survey of their impressive multiplatinum career as the…