| Apr 11, 2014
| 11:53 AM
Elected officials in Los Angeles County and the California Legislature are launching a new push to crack down on pimps who sell underage girls and boys for sex and the customers who purchase their services.
County officials announced Friday that signs...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Broad of shoulder and booming of voice, Bob Romeo is a memorable guy with a seemingly memorable job title: chief executive of the Academy of Country Music.
Based in Encino, it's one of that genre's two principal trade groups along with Nashville's...
| 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...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 8:38 AM
Spotify, the Swedish streaming music service, is buying The Echo Nest, a data company that has analyzed more than 35 million songs.
With the acquisition, Spotify will improve the ways users discover new music, the company said Thursday.
| 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 ...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 12:54 PM
Clear Channel Media and Entertainment is getting into the awards business. The radio conglomerate announced Wednesday that it is teaming with NBC to air its first iHeartRadio Music Awards in May.
The three-hour, fan-voted show will set up at the...
| 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...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 3:23 PM
It's early days, but losing Rush Limbaugh to another Clear Channel station didn't seem to hurt ratings for KFI-AM (640) in January.
Numbers released Tuesday by Nielsen Audio showed little change in KFI's numbers in the first month after Clear Channel...