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…
Mary Jo Mennella, senior VP-general manager of 20th Century Fox's music department, is ankling her position to create a music asset management firm focusing on independent music publishing and…
Paramount Classics has made a deal to distribute "Prairie Wind," a performance film that Jonathan Demme will direct, based around a two-night perf of new material by Neil Young.
It may be harder for critics to call the NFL the No-Fun League this season. Org has engineered a deal with the Rolling Stones to create a seasonlong promotional campaign for ABC's "Monday Night…
The Federal Communications Commission will investigate Sony BMG's recent settlement with New York state authorities over the conglom's radio promotion practices to see if any federal payola laws were…
It could have been 1982 for all that's changed about Devo. While Devo has stood still, time has caught up to them, and the once grimly futuristic aspects of the band are now grimly contemporary. "We…
Of all the unpredictable directions Yo-Yo Ma's career has taken, the Silk Road Project looked like the most potentially important one. Now, seven years into the project, it could be the most popular.
Ibrahim Ferrer, the distinguished 78 year old front man of the Buena Vista Social Club band, died August 6 in Havana, Cuba. Ferrer fell ill last week after returning to Havana from a month-long…
Leading opera director Francesca Zambello is set to helm her first feature, "The Legend of Pork Pie," a musical fantasy from indie producer Daniel Bigel's recently established L.A. production company.