Following the success of last year's "More Adventurous," the members of Rilo Kiley decided to step back for a moment and work on a smaller scale: Singer Jenny Lewis recorded the intimately spiritual…
Network Live has secured exclusive licensing rights for Rock in Rio, the world's largest multi-day music event. Network Live, a joint venture between AOL, XM Satellite Radio and AEG, will announce…
Former Sony Music Entertainment chairman-CEO Tommy Mottola wants to bring the story of rap's rise to the small screen. The Mottola Co. has optioned "Queens Reigns Supreme: Fat Cat, 50 Cent and the…
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…