A New York judge ordered LimeWire to stop distributing its file-sharing software, agreeing with the plaintiffs that LimeWire's service is used "overwhelmingly for infringement."
There's lots of speculation as to who will be replacing Simon Cowell on "American Idol" and who will serve as judges on Cowell's new show "The X Factor."
Google will soon allow users to to listen to music and buy songs on its search results page, according to several news reports.
British singer Leona Lewis was "understandably shaken" after a man attacked her during a book signing in central London Wednesday afternoon, a spokeswoman for her record label said.
Watch exclusive video of the singer's special acoustic version of her new song
"She sounds fantastic," says Simon Cowell, who is trying not to pressure the emotionally fragile singing sensation
Simpson and Romo say they can ride out the hurdles amid the comforts of home
Lawmakers have come to a decision in Sweden's landmark copyright case, finding the four men behind one of the world's most popular file-sharing sites, The Pirate Bay guilty of collaborating to violate copyright law and jailing them for a year.
Watch a portion of Metallica's performance at SXSW.
Usher cancels a pre-Grammy appearance "due to a serious injury in the family"
"I'm having a vision of the near future.
It's no secret that the music industry has not made an ideal transition into the digital era.
EMI, one of the world's largest record companies, is considering turning over its distribution, sales and marketing operations in the United States to a rival in an attempt to cut its extensive losses, music industry sources said Friday.
The world's biggest record companies would love to shutter Lime Wire. They say the popular file sharing service has built a lucrative business by enticing users to illegally swap the latest hit songs without paying a dime.
You could call them New Clergymen on the Block: three Roman Catholic priests from Northern Ireland who on occasion swap their rosary beads for microphones and their parishes for studio time.
CNN's Shanon Cook talks to a trio of singing priests about their SONY BMG record deal.
Back in April, MySpace CEO Chris DeWolfe vowed to create a groundbreaking new digital music service offering everything from ad-supported free songs to iTunes-like downloads to monthly subscriptions. But DeWolfe ended up jettisoning part of that plan.
Jeff Bezos has done it again. The Amazon CEO has created an MP3-download store that has quickly become the second largest digital music outlet after Apple's iTunes. Now he's struck an exclusive deal to build a similar store for the soon-to-launch MySpace Music.
At a Nashville party, the down-home country star is honored for his 50 million album sales
It's been the talk of the music industry for months. Perhaps as soon as September, MySpace, the huge social networking site with 120 million users, will unveil an ad-supported music service with free songs from three of the four major record labels: Universal, Sony and Warner Music. MySpace CEO Chris DeWolfe has promised it will launch "a new chapter in the story of modern music."
Bertelsmann AG will sell its 50-percent stake in Sony BMG to Sony Corp. in a $900 million deal
Independent music group Impala said Monday it has appealed the decision by European Union regulators to approve the combination of the music units of Sony Corp. and Bertelsmann AG
Until this week, the rules of the music industry didn't apply to Clive Davis. At 76, Davis held the top job at SonyBMG's BMG Music Group, playing Svengali to teen idols like Kelly Clarkson and Alicia Keys. The legendary record man acted as if he'd be in charge forever, thanks to his uncanny ear for a gold record, to say nothing of his genius for self-promotion and his corporate survival skills.
Singer Leona Lewis has become the first British artist to debut at number one in the U.S. album charts.
MySpace, the world's largest social networking site, is invading Apple's turf with an online music store backed by three record labels.
Since the early days of pop music, the music industry has been searching for the secret formula to writing a successful song -- for that special alchemy that separates a Grammy-winner from a dud. For a period in the 1970s and 80s, the self-styled King of Pop Michael Jackson seemed to have stumbled upon it, but somewhere along the line he, too, seems to have misplaced it.
They stole your hearts at the Oscars and now they're going to earn your cash. The singing duo from Once are winning in more ways than one
Online social networking site MySpace has been talking with major record labels in an effort to allow users to listen to copyrighted music for free on the Web site, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.
Mobile operators are losing their grip on the mobile-music business. The latest threats: a planned free service from handset vendor Nokia and a new music-downloading service from rival Sony Ericsson that will launch next spring.
Jessica Simpson, who has been talking about recording a country album, got to chat with a legend of rock 'n' roll – former Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant – at a taping of CMT's Crossroads near Nashville on Thursday night.
Can't get enough of Britney Spears? Then her new video for "Gimme More" is just the ticket, with the singer playing dual roles: sexy brunette pole dancer, and a curious blonde watching her.
Warner Music Group on Tuesday posted a quarterly loss that was wider than expected as the company contends with rapidly dropping music sales.
The pop star's controversial move to release his new album for free with a British newspaper may have started a new trend
British music group EMI urged its shareholders Wednesday to start selling to private equity group Terra Firma after long-term suitor and rival Warner Music Group finally ruled out a counterbid.
The singer's new album shows that pop Svengalis, weird and controlling as they may be, are sometimes necessary
The music business is a fickle partner, and Michael Penn has seen it at its backslapping best and door-closing worst.
Imagine if you could have invested in the Rolling Stones in 1964. Well, you can't always get what you want - but now you can buy the shares you need from SellaBand, a German company that lets music...
The music industry is rife with infighting. But for years the biggest record companies agreed on one thing: They refused to sell songs in the popular MP3 format, arguing that it might hasten their ...
The music business is in a funk. Everybody knows that.
It's the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, and a handful of country music's biggest names have gathered backstage at the Mercy Lounge, an upstairs club in the Cannery Row section of Nashville. The crampe...
Satellite radio operators XM Satellite Holdings and Sirius Satellite Radio may have to pony up more cash for the rights to play artists' songs on their various stations if a music industry group gets its way.
When a European court last week voted to annul the 2004 marriage that created Sony BMG out of the music divisions of Sony and Germany's Bertelsmann, investors quickly concluded that the ongoing courtship between Warner Music Group and Britain's EMI would never happen. Warner's stock sold off 16 percent on the news.
The chances of a deal between Warner Music Group and EMI Group happening anytime soon took a serious blow Thursday morning.
Apple Computer said that it has renewed contracts with the four largest record companies, ensuring that songs will still be sold at 99 cents each, according to a news report Tuesday.
A British singer has signed up by a major record label after broadcasting live performances from her living room on the Internet.
Steve Jobs helped save the music biz from file sharers like Shawn Fanning and Wayne Rosso. Now Fanning and Rosso--the creator of Napster and former president of Grokster, respectively--want to save...
THE MUSIC INDUSTRY HAS ALways been a nasty place. In the early days it was dominated by rogues like Morris Levy, the record company boss who stuffed his pockets with his artists' royalties and cons...
Looking to build buzz around hip-hop artist Cassidy, Sony BMG shunned CD singles and MTV sneak previews. Instead, the label chose a track called "I'm a Hustla" from Cassidy's new album and turned i...
Looking to build buzz around hip-hop artist Cassidy, Sony BMG shunned CD singles and MTV sneak previews.
Apple Computer has approached several major record companies about selling music videos through its iTunes store, according to a published report Monday. That could be a precursor to an iPod that plays video.
Sony BMG Music Entertainment is set to name a former executive from The Howard Stern Production Co. for its new film and television units, according to a published report.
America Online is wrapping up an agreement to gain exclusive access to SonyBMG's music videos for its online video-on-demand service, the New York Post reported Wednesday.
BMG Music Service has settled a class action lawsuit related to its shipping and handling charges by offering a deep discount on as many as two CDs, according to the settlement statement posted on the company's Web site.
Bertelsmann AG, the German media and entertainment giant, announced Tuesday that it has agreed to buy New York-based record club Columbia House.
Rosa Parks, who helped trigger the civil rights movement in the 1950s, and rap duo OutKast have settled a lawsuit over the use of her name on a CD released in 1998, her guardian Dennis Archer said Thursday.
Investors interested in owning the smallest major record label in a struggling music industry got the heads-up on Friday: Warner Music Group Corp. is going public.
The owners of the Warner Music Group are planning an initial public offering to tap into the improved value at the recording company since they bought it a year ago, according to a published report.
Just as legal music downloading is taking off in earnest, the major record labels are in talks to raise the price they charge online retailers for song downloads, a newspaper reported Monday.
This year's merger of Sony Music and Bertelsmann's record business created the world's No. 2 music company (behind Universal) and a new challenge for CEO Andy Lack. The risk-loving Lack, 57, joined...
Eliot Spitzer has rattled Wall Street's cage with investigations into stock research, mutual funds and insurance sales, but the New York Attorney General isn't done: now he's turning his attention to record labels, according to a published report Friday.
For tens of millions of people listening to digital music, there is no going back.
Sony Corp. is close to an agreement to buy independent movie studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer for $5 billion, according to a published newspaper report.
New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer is expected to announce today a settlement with the music industry under which recorded-music and music- publishing companies will make a good-faith effort to distribute $50 million in unpaid royalties to thousands of unknown musicians, along with a number of well- known performers, including David Bowie, Sean "Puffy" Combs, and Dolly Parton , Tuesday's Wall Street Journal reported.
If you're like most people, you'll charge about $1,275 on your credit card this holiday season. What if you could get 1% back in cash? Or how about those $200 monthly gas station bills? What if you...
When Howard Stringer was appointed head of Sony's U.S. operations in the spring of 1997, the prevailing wisdom was that he'd accepted a suicide mission. Eight years had passed since Sony bought Col...
Two years after Clive Davis's Arista ouster, Bertelsmann resurrected the label legend, buying the rest of his J Records and naming him head of RCA Music Group. And against the post-merger odds, HP'...
Neil Young defiantly proclaimed he "ain't singing for Pepsi" in his 1988 anthem This Note's for You, but these days you can't be sure whom an artist is singing for.
Want a painless way to give more? Shop through a Web portal that funnels a small portion of what you spend at major e-commerce sites to a charity of your choice. At least half a dozen sites do so, ...
He may never win a Grammy or produce as many hits as Sony Music's Tommy Mottola, but Billy Straus has more than his share of top-selling albums. From his studio in Brattleboro, Vt., Straus, whose b...
Antonio "L.A." Reid was all energy as he took the stage in Cannes last winter. This was his first appearance at BMG Entertainment's semiannual conference since replacing Clive Davis as CEO of BMG's...
The day before Clive Davis is to launch his new record label at a glitzy party in mid-October, he's holed up in temporary offices in the penthouse suites at the Waldorf Astoria in Manhattan. The ph...
THE KENNY DREW JR. TRIO Winter Flower (Fantasy/Milestone): Stunning range and two-handed pianistic facility that you just don't hear anymore. Drew can play anything, and on this disk he does Monk, ...
THIS VALENTINE'S DAY, THINK CDS. Nope, not certificates of deposit. (If you're interested in those, see Money Monitor.) We mean the musical variety--compact disks.