When you talk about Bob Wills, the music he made with the Texas Playboys was so far beyond their time. This is a guy who was using electric instruments very early on. Bob Wills actually performed on…
Belgium's music and homevid market grew across the board in 2006, according to stats released Thursday by the country's Intl. Federation of the Phonographic Industry and the Belgian Video Federation.
Rick Dees has got his radio groove back. The legendary morning personality is jumping out of bed at 3:45 a.m. these days to prep for his new drivetime show at Los Angeles' KMVN-FM "Movin' 93.9." And…
Despite toiling away in a business big on turnover, L.A. radio stars are built to last. The nation's second-largest radio market boasts several personalities -- particularly in morning drive -- who…
Rick Dees doesn't have a face for radio. Turns out that's a good thing -- and pretty rare in the biz, where talent is notoriously camera-unfriendly. When KIIS-FM hired Dees to host mornings in 1982…
A federal judge wagged a finger at record labels, ordering them to pay attorney costs for a woman they unsuccessfully sued for illegal music downloads.
Dees started his radio career while still in high school at Greensboro, N.C., station WGBG. The first song played on Dees' inaugural broadcast: "Gentle on My Mind" by Glen Campbell.
Warner Music Group posted dire numbers Thursday as profit plunged 74% to $18 million last quarter on fewer releases and soft CD sales.
New Line has signed music mogul Dr. Dre to a multiyear feature producing deal through his newly minted Crucial Films banner. Dre, who will co-produce with longtime collaborator Phillip Atwell, plans…
The Police -- Sting, Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers -- will be holding a press conference Monday with concert promoter Live Nation to announce plans to commemorate the band's 30th anniversary.
Jermaine Dupri, the producer-songwriter-performer who ran Virgin's short-lived urban music department, has been appointed president of the newly created Island Records Urban Music.