Michael Jackson is recording an album that will be released on a label owned by the son of Bahrain's king. Label 2 Seas Records, owned by Sheik Abdulla bin Hamad Al Khalifa, said Tuesday that it had…
Music sales saw another jumbling of the top 10 with three new entries -- Toby Keith, LL Cool J and the guy whose song has been closing "American Idol" episodes for the past two months.
Joan Osborne has traveled a rather circuitous path since her mid-'90s hit "One of Us" became the most ubiquitous piety-pop hit of the post-"Spirit in the Sky" era. Rather than try to follow that…
The Cirque du Soleil Beatles show has decided on a name and set June 30 for a gala premiere. "The Beatles LOVE" starts performances June 2 at the Mirage in Las Vegas.
The Chicago band Umphrey's McGee has made a rapid grassroots rise in the national jam-band scene, going in the past year or so from headlining small clubs to nearly selling out the Avalon. "Umph" has…
Eyeing Asia expansion, Bertelsmann on Tuesday appointed Michael Smellie to rep the German media giant's interests in the new post of president of media development, Asia Pacific.
EMI is promoting Claudia Palmer to executive VP and chief operating officer of EMI Music Publishing Continental Europe. Currently senior VP of corporate development at EMI Group, Palmer will assume…
Universal Music Group Intl. (UMGI) has lured MTV Networks Intl. veteran Harriet Brand to join its ranks in the newly created position of senior VP, business development.
Since the Black Crowes entered the mainstream consciousness 1½ decades ago, brothers Chris and Rich Robinson have alternated between generating light and heat, the latter of which has frequently…
The Fugees' Pras Michel has gone from "Ghetto Supastar" to Skid Row nobody. A docu titled "First Night" has Pras living as a homeless man for nine days, on $1 a day, on the rough fringes of downtown…