The European Commission launched a fresh investigation into the 2004 merger of Sony Music and BMG on Thursday, the EC's second probe into the deal.
Paul Simon is going Gershwin. The Library of Congress is awarding its first ever Gershwin Prize for Popular Song to Simon for the singer-songwriter's lifetime contributions to music.
The recent restructuring of MTV Networks in the U.S. is being repeated in London, as the Viacom-owned music web Thursday announced the loss of 250 jobs -- 8% of the workforce -- at MTV Networks Intl.
The first English language production of Stephen Schwartz's Hans Christian Andersen musical, the premiere of a suite of music from Ricky Ian Gordon's "The Grapes of Wrath" and a production of Scott…
The Recording industry launched an antipiracy-educational initiative aimed at university students that includes a chance for a "discounted" settlement and no record being kept of the illegal…
Billy Thorpe, singer, songwriter, guitarist and one of the most influential figures in the Aussie rock scene, died in Sydney on Feb. 28 of a heart attack. He was 60.
Al Viola, a noted guitarist who worked with Frank Sinatra for 25 years and also played the mandolin on "The Godfather" soundtrack, died Feb. 21 in Studio City, Calif. He was 87.
Country superduo Brooks & Dunn will be joined by Alan Jackson on the road as the three announced a summer tour that hits 28 U.S. cities.
Another 100,000 copies of Norah Jones' "Not Too Late" (Blue Note) were sold in the week that ended Sunday, allowing the thrush to sit at No. 1 for a third, nonconsecutive week.
ITunes has cracked open to independent video producers for the first time. Apple's digital content store on Tuesday started selling "That," a snowboarding action pic made for DVD by Forum Snowboards.
Opening a seventh season of Broadway by the Year, producer-host Scott Siegel noted that the stock market exploded and crashed in 1928. Peter Pan peanut butter arrived on grocery shelves, and Kraft…