Music industry veterans Joel Katz, David Schulhof and Richard Perna have created a full-service global music publishing company, EverGreen Copyright Acquisitions, by purchasing six catalogs…
Sony BMG Film’s first feature pic will be “Reggaeton,” based on an original screenplay by Albert Leon and to be produced in partnership with Jennifer Lopez’s Nuyorican Prods. “Reggaeton” will be shot…
The first steps toward a pan-European one-stop shop for the licensing of online music rights have been announced by EMI Music Publishing and two of Europe's largest collecting societies.
Thomas V. Ryan has been promoted to oversee mobile and digital strategy and development worldwide for EMI Music. Ryan will focus on developing strategies for expanding the company's digital and…
Bruce Springsteen, the Dixie Chicks, Paul Simon and Sting are among the performers who will pay tribute James Taylor at the 2006 MusiCares Person of the Year gala.
Wilson Pickett, the raw and intense soul singer who helped shaped modern R&B while recording for Atlantic Records during the 1960s, died Thursday after suffering a heart attack in Virginia. He was 64.
Digital downloads worldwide generated $1.1 billion for record companies last year, nearly tripling the revenue recorded in 2004. IFPI's Digital Music Report 2006 shows that 420 million single tracks…
More than any of his 1950s-vintage peers, Dion DiMucci has consistently reinvented himself, bypassing the ever-dwindling oldies circuit in favor of forays into roots-rock, gospel and -- on his…
As a warm-up to a 17-show tour in February, O.A.R. (Of a Revolution) made a large-scale debut at Madison Square Garden, where this former Ohio State U. frat band drew a full house of screaming teens…
China raided 17 illegal CD production lines and seized 169 million illegal publications in 2005 in its nationwide crackdown on piracy and porn, a leading figure in the ruling Communist Party said.
Mary J. Blige and Jamie Foxx flip-flopped in the top two slots on the nation's album sales chart in a week that saw few debuts. Blige's "Breakthrough" (Geffen), which debuted at No. 1 in the…