Momentum has acquired U.K. distribution rights to "Control," the long-gestating biopic of Ian Curtis, frontman of post-punk band Joy Division.
A logical experiment that went right on nearly every count, Belle & Sebastian -- the Glasgow pop outfit that has been dubbed the bastion of twee -- fleshed out its sonic spectrum orchestrally at the…
It may be of small comfort to Steve Jobs, but France's recent ruling against Apple was nothing personal.
Management company the Firm is launching a music company, inking with EMI Music to handle distribution in the U.S. and licensing other distribs around the globe. Rather than employing royalties in…
The songs of the late Carl Sigman, which include the theme from "Love Story" and titles recently covered by Barry Manilow, Rod Stewart and Pussycat Dolls, have been purchased by the Music Sales Corp.
Independent music company Sanctuary Group has formally ended its relationship with Mathew Knowles after the latter agreed to buy back his MW Entertainment, Prods. and Management operations.
As music industry giants EMI Group and Warner Music edge ever closer to an agreement on a merger package, speculation has begun about what that would mean for the companies' top execs.
Sony BMG has created a Commercial Music Group to capitalize on catalog recordings and classical music and develop new opportunities in licensing, strategic marketing and television.
Album sales for the first six months of 2006 are down 4% from last year, but digital downloads continue to provide a silver lining. Nielsen SoundScan reported that 281 million individual tracks were…
The Intl. Federation of the Phonographic Industry is preparing a lawsuit in China against Yahoo China for copyright infringement as part of the music biz's efforts to crack down on piracy.