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).
It will take some tough love, strong negotiating skills and brazen self-confidence, but if he's got smarts, Justin Timberlake will fire many of the people who helped him assemble his "FutureSex/Love…
Steven Maglio, a big guy and a big lusty baritone, opened at the intimate Carnegie Club with "Sinatra: Remembering the Sands," a hardy nod to the Ol' Blue Eyes of the '60s. Maglio focused on the…
The childhood home of Ringo Starr may soon house a major new museum in Liverpool. Originally scheduled for demolition by the Liverpool City Council, Beatles fans protested the destruction of the…
50 Cent just can't seem to slow down these days. A rapper, actor and author (he just co-wrote three novellas), Curtis Jackson is now in the condom business.
"Dreamgirls" climbed to No. 1 on the nation's album sales chart with the lowest sales total ever posted by a chart topper. First week of the new year was a rough re-entry period for the entire music…
Rolling Stone Keith Richards will have a role in "Pirates of the Caribbean: At The World's End" Jerry Bruckheimer announced during a Disney press conference Tuesday at the Consumer Electronics Show…
Pedal steel guitarist "Sneaky" Pete Kleinow, one of the unsung heroes of country rock, died Jan. 6 in Petaluma of complications brought on by Alzheimer's disease. He was 72.