"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.
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…
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…
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.
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.
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…
Right now, it's just a trickle. But will the slowly rising tide of Internet-delivered music prove to be the flood of Web content that musicians, managers, record labels and online mavens think --- or…
In an acquisition that seemingly represents a shift in the conglom's business plan for its music operation, the Walt Disney Co. has ponied up $25 million to purchase Mammoth Records, a potent indie…
It looks like the girls of Lilith Fair are definitely getting the better of the boys on the rock festival circuit this summer. Just like this year's Lollapalooza lineup, Horde '97 comprises a rag-tag…