Even for an artist who almost seems to invite drama, this has been an exceedingly dramatic year for Fiona Apple. Last winter, it seemed as if her fine new album, "Extraordinary Machine," would never…
Richard Branson has sold the assets of V2 North America, the label he founded after selling Virgin to EMI, to Sheridan Square Entertainment to create a relationship that keeps the V2 imprint in…
Madonna's "Confessions on a Dance Floor" (Warners) opened at No. 1 for the week ended Nov. 20, selling 350,000 copies. It is Madonna's sixth chart topper. Recent "American Idol" champ Carrie…
As legal battles go, the recording biz's fight against illegal file swappers isn't exactly the stuff of great drama. It's no "Inherit the Wind." So far, it's not even "Judge Judy" -- as not a single…
A London court case involving music mavens Simon Cowell and Simon Fuller that is being closely watched by toppers at Fox TV has been postponed as lawyers reportedly seek an out-of-court settlement.
Rumors that Warner Music could be on the verge of resurrecting its merger interest with EMI Group have profiteers gambling on the latter's stock price.
Regional rival music feevees MTV Latinoamerica and Televisa-owned Telehit are redefining themselves under new management, aiming to split the aud for Anglo and Latino music.
Syria has gone on the cultural offensive amid growing international pressure. A play and patriotic pop songs are decrying foreign attempts to make Syria comply with U.N. resolutions.
Mariah Carey continued her career comeback Tuesday, receiving the favorite female artist in the soul/R&B category at Tuesday's 33rd annual American Music Awards.
When 2005 comes to its conclusion, the music industry will point proudly to stunning increases posted in the download marketplace. But the sale of full albums will likely be down 10%.
Bonnie Raitt isn't one to hide the years. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee appears too comfortable in her own skin and is having too good a time for that. She presents a good many of the songs…