Personality can take a performer a long way, even in the absence of especially compelling material, and the diminutive British rapper Lady Sovereign has boatloads of personality. "I can't dance and I…
Music conglom EMI announced a restructuring program designed to save the company $215 million in incremental annual cost savings. EMI created the plan, which included the dismissal of two top execs…
There's nothing like an accolade or anniversary to stir rock 'n' roll reunion rumors. Freshly inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Van Halen is plotting a return to concert stages in the…
The 5-year-old child of James Brown and his partner, Tomi Rae Hynie, is not included in the will read Thursday to six of the entertainer's children, attorneys for the late singer say.
Shares in Napster shot up 8% Friday, as the struggling digital musicstore signed a deal with AOL that could give it up to 350,000 new subscribers.
EMI is expected to announce a restructuring today that will result in the ankling of two senior execs, Alain Levy and David Munns. Eric Nicoli, chairman of the London-based music distrib, is expected…
Beyonce, the Dixie Chicks, Gnarls Barkley and the Red Hot Chili Peppers will perform at the Grammy Awards, set for Feb. 11 at Staples Center.
European Union antitrust regulators Thursday delayed until June 1 a deadline to rule on Universal Music Group's plans to buy BMG Music Publishing for about $2.09 billion. They did not say why they…
Sony BMG has merged its U.S. sales company with its Global Digital Business group and handed the keys to group prexy Thomas Hesse.
In New York: How about this for the plot of a novel? Famously unpleasant woman is called "the most hotheaded, ruthless woman" in publishing. She physically and verbally abuses her staff. She is…
In one of the worst musical sales weeks in recent years, only two albums posted gains in the top 100: Damien Rice's "9" (Warner) and Mos Def's "True Magic" (Geffen).