An Irish singer beat out a Bosnian band to win the 38th annual Eurovision song contest, an event seen by an estimated 300 million television viewers across Europe.
The Grammys got a face-lift Wednesday, as the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences changed rules governing eligibility in two key categories and created new distinctions between albums and…
The National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers has set Sept. 19-21 for its annual Retailers Conference and Oct. 15-19 for its Wholesalers Conference.
Arista Records senior VP of promotion Rick Bisceglia has renewed his contract. The 13-year Arista vet, who had been hotly pursued by at least one other record label, will add duties to coordinate the…
Mariah Carey and Michael Bolton were named songwriters of the year Tuesday night to highlight the 42nd annual Broadcast Music Inc. Pop Music Awards honoring the past year's top songwriters and music…
Fifteen employees of the late Bill Graham's rock 'n' roll empire are taking legal steps to buy the legendary promoter's $ 4.75 million empire, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Tuesday.
An influx of new labels and distributors into the independent record scene helped push attendance to an all-time high at the 21st annual National Assn. of Independent Record Distributors…
Record giant Polygram has opened its first East European subsidiary, Polygram Hungary.
Record companies are lining up against the Blockbuster Entertainment-IBM plan to streamline delivery of compact discs to retailers (Daily Variety, May 11).
In an effort to shed the "pop rock" shroud that claimed several big-haired bands in the last year, Winger arrives Tuesday via Atlantic Records with "Pull," a platter fraught with heavy, from-the-gut…
LIKE THE CHARACTERS of the television series, the evocative orchestrations of Oliver Stone's "Wild Palms" are not what they seem.