Once upon a time, Oscars were routinely given to music directors who supervised the transition of musicals from Broadway to the movies (think "West Side Story," "The Sound of Music") or for the use…
Exactly how to recognize excellence in adapting pre-existing music for the film medium has plagued the Academy music branch from the very beginning. No category in Oscar history has been so endlessly…
When the filmmakers behind Disney's "National Treasure: Book of Secrets" were looking for a song to play during the film's end credits, they commissioned an original song from rocker Daughtry. But…
When NBC Universal music chief Kathy Nelson wanted to tout "Do You Feel Me," the Diane Warren-penned track in "American Gangster," she combined homevideo footage of crooner Anthony Hamilton singing…
An Oscar-winning best song walks the line between living a longer life than the film it's being lauded for or working in perfect harmony with a movie's success.
Josh Groban is the rare person in the music industry singing a happy jolly tune this holiday season.
Warner Music Group, the lone DRM-free holdout among the majors, has inked an exclusive deal with Amazon.com to offer MP3 tracks with no copy-protection software attached.
Shawn Carter, the rapper known as Jay-Z, will ankle his position as president of Def Jam Records at the end of the year.
Musical acts whose debut recordings were made three decades ago dominated the North American concert business in 2007 as half of the top 20 grossing performers started their careers in the 1970s.
Oscar Peterson, a virtuoso at the piano whose swinging style made him one of the most popular artists in jazz history, will be honored posthumously next month in Toronto at an annual gathering of the…
The Virgin Megastore in West Hollywood will be closing early next year and its highly likely the Gotham outlet will follow.