| Mar 4, 2014
| 12:14 PM
Beats Music is bringing more tools for musicians into the fold.
The new music streaming service is acquiring Topspin Media, a company that helps artists promote and sell their music and merchandise to consumers.
Ian Rogers, Beats Music's chief...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Music streaming service Spotify has acquired music intelligence platform the Echo Nest, whose song recommendation technology has long been utilized both by Spotify and a number of its competitors, the two companies announced today. Financial details...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Lucian Grainge has a vision for the future of the music business that bears scant resemblance to the traditional record company playbook.
He is putting songs on smartphones in Africa, reviving moribund American record labels and making Lorde into a...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 11:53 AM
The power couple of Lisa Harris Jones and Sean Malone once again topped lobbying totals in Baltimore last year, bringing in $285,000 for their work in the city — nearly double what businesses paid them a year before.
Lobbying forms reviewed by The...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 2:47 PM
Beats Music has raised additional financial backing to help it take on Spotify and other rivals in the growing streaming music industry.
Beats Music LLC, the music streaming company launched by hip-hop mogul Dr. Dre and Interscope Geffen A&M ...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 11:24 AM
Pop hits station KIIS-FM (102.7) rose to the top of the ratings in February, followed by KOST-FM (103.5) and KBIG-FM (104.3).
According to numbers released this week by Nielsen Audio, KIIS accounted for 5.5% of radio listening in the Los Angeles market...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Office landlord Jeff Worthe is towering over the Burbank Media District these days.
That's the busy entertainment hub along the Ventura Freeway with hundreds of media firms surrounded by Universal, Warner Bros. and Disney studios.
Worthe's real estate...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 12:31 PM
Nearly 11 aircraft a day around the country had a laser pointer aimed at them in 2013, an increasingly worrisome trend that has inspired the FBI to offer $10,000 rewards to people who help officials catch laser-shining culprits.
“Aiming a laser...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 8:05 AM
Longtime broadcaster and former CNN anchor Rick Sanchez has a new shift on South Florida radio.
The flashy and sometimes controversial newsman is joining WIOD's morning block from 10 a.m. to noon weekdays beginning Jan. 6. For the past year, the...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 6:10 AM
Larry Lujack, the legendary Chicago radio personality known as "Superjock" and "Uncle Lar," died Wednesday in New Mexico, his wife said. He was 73.
Judith "Jude" Lujack told the Tribune her husband had been in hospice care for three days and died of...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 5:00 PM
Songs about roasting chestnuts, winter wonderlands and a runaway snowman once again helped propel KOST-FM (103.5) to the top of the local radio ratings.
Figures released Monday by Arbitron showed that the adult contemporary music station's annual switch...