Jay Farrar possesses one of the most unassuming performing styles in all of rock and country music --- his demeanor shy and his thoughts, as derived from his colorful and striking lyrics, of riding…
The soundtrack to Columbia Pictures' "Men in Black" logged its second week as the bestselling album in the nation. At 169,000 copies, it outpaced the eagerly awaited sophomore disc from Sarah…
Walt Disney has made a deal with Sting to compose songs for "Kingdom of the Sun," a new animated film project that will topline the voice of David Spade, sources said.
Not unlike the special-effects beasts from some of this season's bigscreen blockbusters, music licensing for independent film is a creature that often is woefully misunderstood. Early in the…
The breakout dance-music artist Jamiroquai and the splashy, effects-rich video for his tune "Virtual Insan-ity" pulled in 10 nominations to dominate the list for the 1997 MTV Video Music Awards, the…
Bravely going with the adventurous tide of the Lincoln Center Festival '97, Great Britain's august Royal Opera made perhaps the gutsiest choice of all for its sole entry in the festival. With the…
Signaling a move toward becoming a bigger force in the music industry while significantly raising its profile with cable viewers, the Box has merged with TCI Music.
"Pop" and "MmmBop" gave a lift to Polygram's financial results in the first half of 1997, but a lack of hit movies put a dent in the company's otherwise buoyant figures.
In the second significant restructuring at MCA Records in as many months, the label is expected to tap Nancy Levin as its new promotion chief.
Is Chi-based Thrill Kill Kult a marketing concept in search of a band (and indeed a sound), a kind of Ministry Lite, or merely a quartet of loop-happy grungesters with an enhanced visual sense? All…
L.A. band the Geraldine Fibbers have never been easily categorized, starting as a country-fried side project out of the ashes of Ethyl Meatplow. But after two complex and challenging albums for…