William E. Brittan, a longtime Hollywood sound engineer, died Jan. 22 of congestive heart failure at Glendora Convalescent Hospital. He was 72. Brittan began his career at Radio Recorders in 1944 and…
For the third consecutive week, the mostly instrumental score to the film "Titanic" was the bestselling album in the nation. The Sony Classical/Sony Music Soundtrax disc sold an impressive 665,000…
As part of a continuing conglom-wide restructuring, Motown Records will become the black music arm of the Mercury Records Group. A number of Mercury artists will be shuttled to the new division…
Further rounding out its exec ranks, MTV has tapped radio exec Ken Benson to lead its music programming charge, according to sources.
EXCLUSIVEPolydor Records chief Nick Gatfield has been offered the reins to Polygram Music Publishing, which he will run in addition to the label. But insiders said Gatfield has yet to accept.
Lucille Meyers, longtime manager of the Jimmy McHugh Music Co., died of natural causes Jan. 13 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. She was 83.
The Spice Girls made a clean sweep of the 25th annual American Music Awards Monday, winning in all three of their categories, and leading the long list of key artists who did not attend the ceremony.
EMI Group warned that the economic crisis in the Far East will knock about $41 million off its operating profits in the current financial year, despite a 5% increase in sales.
The Recording Industry Assn. of America is taking the Texas legislature to court over a new law there that would ban investments by state pension funds in companies that produce music with…
MCA Records has been tapped by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences to distribute the compilation disc sporting this year's Grammy Award nominees.
EXCLUSIVEWarner Music Group is in advanced talks to acquire the outstanding 50% of Rhino Records, the music industry's preeminent issuer of catalog product.