Performers come along each generation with the ability to evoke a singer or actor of years gone by and, far too often, once that connection is established, they skate along on the reputation…
Champagne corks are popping in Hollywood thanks to the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling Monday that makers of online file-sharing software can be sued if they allow or encourage illegal swapping of…
The 84th season opening of the Hollywood Bowl, which also functioned as the venue's sixth annual Hall of Fame concert, proved a worthy testament to inductee Frank Sinatra's brilliance. The towering…
It was the Email Read 'Round the Rock World. When V2 Records prexy Andy Gershon recently sent a missive to Hits magazine, he struck a nerve. He claimed V2 had received negative press in Hits since it…
Reporting grosses and ticket sales for live entertainment in Australia has always been hit-and-miss, with industryites inclined to look enviously at Broadway's transparent system.
Violent overnight thunderstorms caused mayhem at the United Kingdom's most celebrated music festival today, with campers more in need of canoes than anoraks.
The American Federation of Musicians has reached a tentative deal with studios and nets to replace the current pact, due to expire Aug. 16. AFM said Thursday that it reached the agreement June 11…
Universal Music Group has entered into its first distribution deal with a karaoke label, Sybersound, which produces "Party Tyme Karaoke" and other lines of instrumental versions of hit songs.
Piracy accounted for some 1.2 billion music CDs -- one of every three sold in the world last year -- with sales totaling $4.6 billion, the Intl. Federation of Phonographic Industries said Thursday.
General Motors will sponsor two outdoor performance venues to be called "Pontiac Garage" in New York and Hollywood for ABC's latenight talker "Jimmy Kimmel Live."
Coldplay held onto No. 1 on the nation's album sales chart despite healthy charges from new discs by the Foo Fighters and Backstreet Boys. In its second week, Coldplay's "X&Y" (Capitol) sold 323,000…