MCA Records has tapped industry vet Cassandra Ware as veep/marketing director. The move portends an expansion and re-organization of the label's beleaguered black music arm, which has stumbled…
Jim Fifield, prexy and CEO of EMI Music, has been given a new, multimillion-dollar, multiyear contract, according to sources. The pact ends industry speculation over the future of Fifield, who was…
Midem 1998 kicked off on an upbeat note Saturday night with top drawer Cuban-American musicians raising the temperature to tropical at the Palm Beach, and more than a dozen dance and pop acts taking…
An hour before Garth Brooks was to take the witness stand and testify, attorneys for the country singer reached an out of court settlement with a songwriter who claimed Brooks' hit "Standing Outside…
The soundtrack to "Titanic" topped the album sales chart, making the Sony Classical release the first predominantly instrumental disc to top the pop charts in the SoundScan era.
Bradley, had been hospitalized in Nashville, Tenn., for tests to determine the cause of a respiratory problem, died suddenly, according to his staff.
Danny Yarbrough has been named chairman of Sony Music Distribution (SMD). The ascension had been expected when Paul Smith retired from the post at the beginning of the year.
John Gary, a former RCA recording artist who also made film and TV appearances, died Jan. 4 of cancer at Baylor Hospital in Dallas. He was 65.
Songwriter Kermit Goell, perhaps best known for his 1947 hit "Near You," died Dec. 4 in Portland, Maine. He was 82.
Clyde Wallichs, longtime president of landmark Hollywood music store Wallichs Music City at Sunset and Vine, died of heart failure Dec. 31 in Downey. He was 80.
We usually catch Dianne Reeves in some vast concert space these days, but last week she turned up for work in a relatively small club. There at close range, we beheld a somewhat different Reeves, a…