Amid a tough environment of declining sales in the music business this year, Maverick Records president Bill Bennett has ankled his position, and five other label staffers have been laid off…
The American Guild of Musical Artists announced that it has reached an agreement with opera companies on an industrywide pact covering the Web release of past, present and future video operatic and…
Ken Cooper, the first-ever vice chairman of London-based Warner Music Intl. and a 25-year Warner Music veteran, is set to retire at the end of the month.
Pressplay, the digital music company formed by major labels Universal and Sony, will use backend technology from recently acquired Universal unit MP3.com to power its forthcoming online music…
AOL Time Warner shares tumbled 10% Wednesday and dragged other showbiz stocks down with them on disappointing revenue numbers and amid a hazy outlook for advertising and the economy.
Prodigious young R&B singer Alicia Keys has locked up the No. 1 slot on the album charts for the second time in three weeks, toppling Eminem's D12 and fending off a spirited bow from the newly…
Napster may be back in business -- for the moment.
Thoughtful and sophisticated, Fred Hersch is one of the most voluble musicians in jazz today. While never merely glib, the Cincinnati-bred pianist demonstrates an uncanny knack for translating varied…
"The Fast and the Furious" star Paul Walker is negotiating to star with Scott Caan in "Wanna-Be," a drama that has Limp Bizkit front man Fred Durst in talks to make his feature directing debut.
For the first time in eight years, an English-lingo radio station has topped the Los Angeles Arbitron ratings: Alt rocker KROQ-FM took top honors in the market's spring 2001 book.
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has given Napster until Aug. 9 to file an emergency appeal of a District Court decision that turned out the lights at the embattled file-swapper.