The Weinstein Co. has acquired North American rights to the drama "Control," centered on former Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis. Harvey Weinstein announced the deal Monday on the heels of the pic…
Toei and Columbia Music Entertainment will co-produce a series of short pics for digital distribution, beginning with the period actioner "Metal Samurai."
Nature placed Bebel Gilberto into one of the royal families of Brazilian music, while nurture pushed her tastes toward the experimental, rather than the traditional, end of the spectrum. She's worked…
If a movie star were to topline four summer tentpoles for four different studios, all opening within a couple of months of each other, the industry would be both amazed and aghast.
Ben Weisman, a classically trained pianist who helped write nearly 60 songs for Elvis Presley, including many for his movies, died May 20 in Los Angeles. He was 85.
Linkin Park's first album in four years, "Minutes to Midnight" (Warners), posted the year's biggest one-week tally, selling 623,000 copies in the week ended Sunday. The rap-rock act also established…
The European Commission has given Universal Music Group the green light to proceed with its $2.1 billion acquisition of BMG Music Publishing.
MTV's publicity stunt on behalf of comedy show "Human Giant" has turned into a real-life renewal. Following a 24-hour mock telethon soliciting 1 million online hits to the show's Web site, net…
Though record company revenues are continuing to fall, U.K. royalty collection society PPL has reported reporting record-breaking results for 2006 -- demonstrating that the actual use of music is on…
U.K. exhibition chain Vue Entertainment will broadcast rock act Genesis' June 27 sellout gig in Dusseldorf, Germany, live to 40 of its 59 multiplexes across the U.K. and Ireland.