Pay TV network M-Net today willlaunch the first channel in Africa featuring nonstop music catering to the 16-to-24-year-old black market.
Performing rights org BMI, which licenses music for broadcast on radio and television, is using Internet technology to track the use of music on the newest and least-regulated mass medium: the…
The first half of this year has been very disappointing for the global music biz, new figures from industry representative org IFPI indicate, with units sold down 4% and sales flat.
"The Velvet Rope," Janet Jackson's return to the music market after a four-year absence, landed the top spot on the nation's album sales charts with an impressive 203,000 copies sold in its first six…
The complaints from TV composers cover a lot of familiar territory: They want more time to score scenes; larger budgets to afford more orchestrations; and lengthier main themes. "Even Andy Griffith…
It's been a tough sell for producers pushing the many music biz biopics on such big names as Elvis Presley, Otis Redding and Janis Joplin. Just a few of the several projects appear headed for a…
Warner Bros. Records Inc., the parent of the Warner Bros. and Reprise labels, has named former Virgin Records U.S. prexy/CEO Phil Quartararo to the new post of president.
Two weeks before "Mad About You" debuted on NBC, music impresario Don Was crossed paths with Paul Reiser at the airport. In short order, a theme song was born. "It happened very serendipitously,"…
It started with the human voice, accompanied by rough instruments of bone, wood, dried vegetables and stretched animal skins. It progressed through the years to an orchestra of woodwinds, brass…
Variety's first annual Film and TV Music Spotlight isn't just the continuation of our expanded coverage of music, which began with this summer's Spotlight on the L.A. Music Biz Scene.
Everybody complains about the Emmys. It's become a favorite Hollywood pastime, especially in August and September while the voting is taking place and the statues are awarded.