Determined to keep the world's fourth largest media conglom in private hands, Bertelsmann's majority shareholding Mohn family is buying back a 25% stake in the company from Belgian holding Groupe…
Tweeners just can't get enough of "High School Musical." Disney Channel's hugely popular made-for, which has already spawned a hit soundtrack, racked up more than 400,000 units in first-day DVD sales…
The Red Hot Chili Peppers' ninth studio album may have cooled in its second week to the tune of 65% fewer records sold, but the two-CD, Rick Rubin-produced "Stadium Arcadium" (Warner Bros.) retained…
Taking vocal cues from Sam Cooke and James Brown and wrapping them in the cozy warmth of deep saxophone sounds, James Hunter has revived the soul music of the early 1960s with elan and substance.
John Kennedy, chairman-CEO of the Intl. Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), has defended the biggest police action ever in Germany against online piracy, saying the campaign against…
In New York: Forget the crucifix. No, really. It has already become the visual image of Madonna's spectacular (and spectacularly ambitious) "Confessions" concert. But as usual, there is more to M's…
Ian Copeland, the influential booking agent and music impresario for punk and new wave acts, died of melanoma in Los Angeles on Tuesday. He was 57.
For the first time in several years, MTV is opening up the 9 p.m. hour. Beginning June 15, the channel is relaunching its Thursday nights at 9, an hour ahead of its typical schedule, with the third…
Fans of '80s music are an accepting and forgiving bunch these days. As long as a given band can reasonably re-create its hits live, who's to quibble about its lineup? No more so was this attitude…
After returning to Wednesday for a year, the Grammy Awards will be back on Sunday night next year, airing Feb. 11 on CBS. Ceremony again will be held at Staples Center in Los Angeles.