A New York-educated Japanese teenager broke the Japanese album sales record Wednesday with a debut R&B work that has sold 5.24 million copies.
The Recording Industry Assn. of America has inked the industry's first webcasting license agreement.
Universal Music Group is expected to announce today that it has selected InterTrust Technologies' MetaTrust as the digital rights management system it prefers for the digital distribution of the…
Billy Joel's "Greatest Hits Volume I & II" crossed the 20 million-unit mark, according to the April certifications announced Monday by the Recording Industry Assn. of America. With the nod, Joel's…
A call for shouts and screams from the Cubans helping to pack the Conga Room to overflow Friday night came up a bit weak, which was actually a positive sign for Willy Chirino: The records he's made…
The debate, and it was continuing in the lengthy lines leading into the Santa Monica Civic, concerned the pop nature of Underworld's new V2 disc, "Beaucoup of Fish," and how it would make its way…
Godfather of Soul James Brown has inked a deal with the Pullman Group to create bonds backed by the singer's future song and music publishing royalties, in a package valued at $100 million.
TLC's "FanMail" returned to the top of the album sales list last week, according to sales data released Wednesday. The disc's single-slot ascension ended the two-week run in the top spot by rapper…
Alternative rock isn't dead, it's simply moved to Bizarro World -- where Billy Joel, Hall & Oates and Elton John are revered as hipster icons and playing air piano is the guilty pleasure of choice.
Al Hirt, whose power and technique made him the King of the Trumpet in the 1960s when he won a Grammy for his hit "Java," died Tuesday. He was 76.
Former CAA agent Jay Moloney today will be named president of Paradise Music & Entertainment, a publicly traded multimedia company headed by producer/director Jesse Dylan. Moloney will oversee an…