Where there was noise, now there is silence. Lebanon's hitherto thriving cultural scene has become another casualty of the Israeli bombardment of the country. Traditionally a time for film and music…
How much "Idol" can the marketplace stand? No fewer than eight albums from "American Idol" contestants are slated for release between Sept. 12 and mid-November. And three of the most recent season's…
Universal Music Publishing is rumored to be leading the field in the scramble to acquire rival group BMG Music Publishing.
Six musicians have been selected for the ninth annual Sundance Institute Composers Lab, which runs Tuesday through Aug. 10 in Sundance, Utah.
As well-assembled and smartly executed as the American Jazz Songbook program was Wednesday, the audience was not given enough of a singular star element, specifically the de facto headliner John…
Yahoo! on Wednesday took a first step toward changing the business model for online music. Netco is selling an exclusive version of the new Jessica Simpson song "A Public Affair" in which purchasers…
The 22nd volume of "Now That's What I Call Music" debuted at No. 1 on the nation's album sales chart, the eighth time the compilation series has debuted on top. "Now Vol. 22," released by Columbia…
Fremantle Intl. Distribution, the distrib arm of FremantleMedia, has picked up the rights to distribute "Live From Abbey Road," which will see major musical artists such as the Who and Paul Simon…
Blue Note, the venerable jazz label that cracked the pop charts with Norah Jones and Amos Lee, has been elevated by parent EMI to focus on the general adult marketplace.
Rapper T.I. and his partner Jason Geter have sold a pitch to New Line set in the world of used cars. The untitled T.I. used car project is the first for the film division of T.I. and Geter's company…