Jermaine Dupri, the producer responsible for hits from Usher, TLC, Mariah Carey and Monica, has been named president of newly designated Virgin Records Urban Music.
Signaling it's still a strong competitor in the digital music biz dominated by Apple, Napster is expanding into Germany and Monday closed a private placement of 7.1 million shares that will bring in…
Hollywood is ready for a kudocast overhaul. "I don't think it's enough to just hand out awards. In order to survive, award shows need to be the variety specials of the new millennium," says Bob Bain…
Sony BMG has established the structure of its Global Marketing Group and made several key appointments.
More than any member of his large, exceedingly prolific family, Branford Marsalis has proved willing to stretch the parameters of jazz and step well outside them on occasion. But as he showed on the…
Crowned the best new band of 2005 by a BBC poll and by Brit music mag NME and feted by Rolling Stone and MTV, the Bravery have succeeded in snagging an instant following. The band signed to Island in…
"Ray" and Usher both have something to sing about, drawing the most nominations Wednesday for the 36th annual NAACP Image awards. Jamie Foxx received three acting noms, one each for his work in…
Former EMI Europe chief Emmanuel de Buretel returned to the business Thursday when he inked an exclusive licensing deal with Warner Music Intl. for his new venture, Because Music.
XM Satellite Radio is expanding its selection of live events by acquiring Efanel, which produces remote broadcasts of concerts and awards shows.
In the second high-level departure in less than a year, Warner Music China's CEO, Xu Xiaofeng, ankled Monday, possibly signaling that rumored restructuring has begun.
Green Day is truly walking alone these days. The San Francisco Bay Area punk band's "American Idiot" (Reprise), for the second week in a row was the only album to sell more than 100,000 copies…