Like so many performers who reached stardom in their youth, Avril Lavigne has entered that awkward age: not a woman, yet not a child. Still girlish, the 20-year-old warbler, now engaged to Sum 41's…
When Los Angeles' Spanish-language radio outfit KXOL switched to the youth-driven reggaeton format earlier this summer, English-language rivals didn't just stand up and notice. They sued.
The future of radio sounds a lot like the past. On Los Angeles' KCBS-FM -- now known as "93.1 Jack FM" -- AC/DC blends into the Police, followed by the B-52s and a disco track by Kool and the Gang.
For sheer quantity of star power, "A Night With Concord Records" had no rivals on the Jazz at the Bowl series this summer; only the Playboy Jazz Festival could feature anything comparable on the…
Ruffhouse Records co-founder Joe Nicolo will spearhead a group of partners in launching feature distributor Kindred Media Group. Partners in new venture include Jeffrey Erb, who will head the company.
Believing music consumers crave the interaction and social experience of shopping at brick-and-mortar retail, NARM prexy Jim Donio will push for a "heightening of that experience for the consumer"…
Faith Hill posted the year's biggest single-week sales for a country album last week, selling 329,000 copies of "Fireflies" (Warner Bros.) in its debut sesh.
The Hotel Cafe, the intimate venue for singer-songwriters on Cahuenga Boulevard in Los Angeles, is launching its first national tour. Tour begins in Portland, Maine, in September and will feature a…
Ronn Werre has been promoted to president of EMI Music Marketing Sales and Distribution. Most recently senior VP, sales and catalog marketing for EMM in the U.S., he will oversee sales, catalog…
R&B newcomer Ciara led the 10th annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards on Tuesday, with five nominations.
Surfing guitarist-singer Jack Johnson fills an intriguing niche that few diskeries have tapped into. His audience is clean-cut, college-age, white and attractive, in love with the beach and weed and…