| Nov 3, 2014
| 12:54 PM
"National Geographic London Book of Lists: The City's Best, Worst, Oldest, Greatest, & Quirkiest"
National Geographic, $19.95
London is endlessly fascinating, a city so iconic that even if people have never been there, they recognize its landmarks....
| Nov 5, 2014
| 12:30 PM
It all started a little over 10 years ago, when "Girl With a Pearl Earring" opened and everyone who heard its haunting, magical waltz theme asked, "Wow, who wrote that?"
The "who," as everyone in the business knows by now, is French composer Alexandre...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 4:13 PM
Deluxe Entertainment, one of Hollywood's leading post-production and digital asset management companies, has named David Kassler its new chief executive.
The company, which is controlled by billionaire Ron Perelman, said it has tapped Kassler to head...
| Oct 5, 2014
| 1:31 PM
The world is full of geeks and snobs ready to talk too much about their personal passion for wine, for scuba diving, for vampire literature. You know the type.
This is nothing like that.
This is an exploration of the Beatles, and why the rerelease...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 4:12 AM
Google Inc is planning new and revamped streaming-music services in coming weeks, searching for a way to stand out in an increasingly crowded field of rivals from Apple Inc and Amazon.com Inc to Spotify.
Nailing music is one way for Google to raise...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 3:19 PM
TouchTunes Interactive Networks, a digital jukebox company that lets customers pick songs they want to hear in restaurants and bars, is exploring a sale that could fetch roughly $500 million, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.
| Sep 9, 2014
| 5:30 AM
In one sense, Tuesday's release of the complete mono catalog of the Beatles on vinyl LPs is the most technologically ambitious attempt yet to take what is arguably the most significant body of recorded music in the pop era and do … absolutely...
| Mar 28, 2014
Maker Studios, which is being acquired by The Walt Disney Co. in a deal worth up to $950 million, has cut a content-licensing deal with cable music-video service Music Choice for more than 500 hours of the YouTube multichannel network's clips.
As part of...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Pluto.TV, a startup whose investors include UTA CEO Jeremy Zimmer and Terry Semel's Windsor Media, is launching the beta version of its online web-video guide that aggregates Internet content into 24-hour, TV-like channels.
At launch, Pluto.TV offers...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 11:05 AM
Byron Janis is one of the most inspiring survivors in classical music.
Despite decades of struggling to overcome the debilitating effects of, first, a childhood injury to his left hand, and, later, severe arthritis in his fingers and wrists, the great...
| 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...