The first full-scale nationwide AIDS-awareness campaign by country-music artists will be launched this month featuring 46 of the genre's best-known stars using print, TV and radio ads to get its…
Album sales at the nation's record stores made an expected post-holiday retreat, according to SoundScan figures, which are provided by a record label source. Most titles fell dramatically last week…
Tensions are escalating between the powerful handlers of publicity-shy movie and music stars and the studios and record labels looking to use those stars to promote their projects.
British heavy-metal band Iron Maiden has ended the speculation regarding its vocalist vacancy by naming Blaze Bayley, formerly of the group Wolfsbane, to replace Bruce Dickinson, the voice that…
With the news that Barbra Streisand is considering taking her act on the road for the first time in more than two decades (Daily Variety, Jan. 3), concert promoters nationwide are clamoring to land…
Whitney Houston has been tapped to receive the Award of Merit during the American Music Awards ceremonies at the Shrine Auditorium Feb. 7.
The “Biker Mice From Mars” soundtrack album, reported in a story Tuesday, will be released in February by Gasoline Alley Records, which is distributed by MCA.
Golden oldie songwriters were whistling a happy tune Tuesday after a U.S. District Court judge in New York ruled last week that performance royalties collected from so-called "derivative works" on…
Nirvana has been credited with awakening a dormant rock 'n' roll market and inspiring a new subculture, fashion and musical category, grunge. But the band was not quite so inspiring this night at the…
The annual holiday sales spike has once again pumped up year-end sales certifications, according to the Recording Industry Assn. of America, which released its December roundup on Thursday.