Music distrib EMI has tapped Roger Ames as head of North America operations, reporting to EMI Group chief exec Eric Nicoli. Ames, who ran Warner Music when it was in the Time Warner family, will…
Sarah Silverman has drawn another gig hosting a kudocast: She will take the podium June 3 for the juiced-up "MTV Movie Awards" at Universal City's Gibson Theater.
Fountains of Wayne has always been about pushing in two opposite directions at once. They write sing-along power pop with an undercurrent of melancholy. They mock an endless supply of working stiffs…
Area 51: Mat Kearney, an Oregon-raised singer-songwriter in the Jason Mraz-John Mayer vein who has been based in Nashville for the last five years, has yet to crack the top 100. But a year after the…
Those who haven't seen Donny Osmond since his "Donny & Marie" days are in for a surprise. The former teen idol -- who first turned up singing on "The Andy Williams Show" 45 years ago, and who turns…
Although Neil Sedaka has been associated with plenty of flamboyant characters over the course of his expansive career, he's never given in to style-over-substance gremlins in his own right.
Avril Lavigne's third album, "The Best Damn Thing" (RCA), sold 286,000 copies in its first week to debut at No. 1 on the nation's album sales chart. Digitally, an additional 1.8 million tracks from…
Young people prefer to download film and music illegally because they don't think that the biz is capable of giving bang for their buck.
Bono, members of New Order and Depeche Mode will be among guests — and some of them might perform — at the opening night bash of the Cannes Film Festival sidebar Directors Fortnight on May 17, after…
Wembley Stadium in London will witness the reunion of mock heavy-metal outfit Spinal Tap as part of the lineup for Al Gore's Live Earth global concerts July 7. Band, featured in the 1984 mockumentary…