Though Benny Carter would not officially turn 90 years young until two days later, his birthday bash at the Bowl Wednesday was something that the presenters of his actual birthday concert in Oslo…
Tom Freston, chairman-CEO of MTV Networks, is in exploratory talks to take a senior level exec post at Warner Music Group, according to sources. But Freston's lucrative, multiyear pact with Viacom…
For the second consecutive week rap reigned over the album sales charts as the sophomore disc by Cleveland hip-hoppers Bone Thugs-N-Harmony bowed as expected at the top of the nation's chart.
Signaling a significant push into the Latin music marketplace, Universal Latin America has inked a joint- venture pact with top record producer Gustavo Santoalalla to launch Surco Records. The pact…
TDK Corp. of Japan has reached an agreement with famed Italian opera house La Scala to make digital archives of about 5,000 hours of analog tape.
In a move that signals a further beefing up of its ranks, DreamWorks Records has tapped Mark Gorlick as head of promotion. The nod marks the first hire by recently installed senior exec Bruce…
Musician Kirk Franklin is signed to the Gospo Centric record label, and has a production deal with B-Rite Records, contrary to what was reported in Friday’s story.
Former Disney music exec Matt Walker has joined 20th Century Fox as senior VP of music for Fox's film music division.
City of Hope has named Kenneth (Babyface) Edmonds and Antonio (L.A.) Reid of LaFace Records as this year’s Spirit of Life award honorees. L.A. Fete on Oct. 29 will help establish a research…
In a landmark judgment, the Irish Supreme Court has permitted U2's Dublin concerts to go ahead on Aug. 30 and 31, after an earlier attempt to host the homecoming gigs in the capital was refused…
Dreams Come True, an act that has sold more than 22 million CDs through Sony Music Japan since it debuted in March 1989, is leaving the label.