The Pixies' appearance at the Coachella Festival in May benefited from a lack of expectations; no one really knew what to expect from a band that split up a dozen years ago. The fact that they were…
Rob Stringer, the younger brother of Sony Corp. of America chairman-CEO Howard Stringer, has been appointed chairman-CEO of the new Sony BMG Music Entertainment, U.K. and Ireland.
Dimension Films has set Usher Raymond (known by his first name only) to make his feature starring debut in an untitled drama being scripted by "American Dreams" showrunner Jonathan Prince. Usher…
Just for Variety: Al Gore didn't choose to make a return to the White House, but daughter Kristin (27) will take us back there. She tells me Miramax has asked her to write a sequel to her first…
Sony BMG Music Entertainment has expanded its scope in the Christian music marketplace, extending one distribution deal and inking a pact.
The U.S. market for ringtones is set to double this year, with a sizable portion of that flowing for the first time into labels' hands.
Nelly has become the first solo artist to take the top two slots on Nielsen SoundScan's album sales chart. St. Louis rapper's "Suit" (Derrty/Fo' Reel/Universal) debuted at No. 1 with "Sweat" bowing…
Pianist Don Grusin is re-creating the jam session spirit, if not the actual music, of his new CD and DVD "The Hang" in a Mondays-only six-week stint at the Jazz Bakery. Fun and frothy, the music…
"The Lord of the Rings" fans may visualize the Shire, Frodo and Sam's verdant home or the Wizard's Tower when they hear Howard Shore's symphony. But the beauty of his work is that listeners who don't…
Vivica A. Fox and Mos Def have been tapped to host "VH1 Hip Hop Honors." Inaugural event tapes Oct. 3 in Gotham and airs Oct. 12.
The two leading musician assistance programs are joining forces -- the Recording Industry's MusiCares Foundation has acquired Musicians' Assistance Program (MAP).