| Aug 3, 2012
| 10:15 AM
| Aug 17, 2012
| 2:12 PM
Whatever its literary merits, “Fifty Shades of Grey” can take credit for a few things. The phenomenal best-seller has brought kinky erotica out from under the covers and into the mainstream. It has provided comedians and parodists with ripe...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 9:24 PM
The European Commission's competition committee is scheduled Friday to deliberate whether it will approve Universal Music Group's proposed $2.2-billion merger with EMI Music, according to industry officials.
If approved by antitrust regulators in...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 1:32 PM
He is known to artists such as Kanye West and Beyonce simply as "Big Jon."
Jon Platt, a music-publishing veteran of EMI responsible for signing top hip-hop and R&B talent including Usher, Drake, Ludacris and others, announced Monday that he's landed at...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 1:36 PM
Regulators in the U.S. and Europe on Friday approved Universal Music Group’s $1.9 billion acquisition of the music division of EMI Group Ltd., giving the Los Angeles-based music company control of the Beatles music catalogue and the iconic Abbey...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 2:42 PM
KPCC-FM (89.9) morning show co-host Madeleine Brand is leaving the station and will be replaced by Alex Cohen as the in-studio partner of A Martinez.
Brand announced Friday that she’s leaving the station to pursue other career opportunities....
| Jul 18, 2012
| 8:09 AM
The climate is heating up for Universal Music Group in Brussels as the company shuttles its proposal to buy EMI's recorded music business through Europe's labyrinthine antitrust approval process.
The pending $1.9-billion acquisition, announced in...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 10:28 AM
Warner Music Group has acquired Gala Records, the oldest privately owned music label in Russia, the company said Monday, marking its first wholly owned presence in Russia.
Gala was founded in 1988 by Alexander Blinov and currently represents artists...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 1:43 PM
Berlin music publisher BMG says it has made a publishing and services agreement with the Rolling Stones, marking the first time in 40 years the rock band has appointed an outside music publisher.
This agreement comes as the Stones are celebrating the...
| Jul 7, 2011
The popular European music service Spotify has announced it is making a move into the U.S. but so far it appears to be a lot of noise. The Swedish company's entry into the U.S. market has been highly anticipated, but besides allowing eager Americans...
| Jul 6, 2011
The Swedish are coming! Spotify, the much-touted European digital music service, released a teaser on its website Wednesday saying it will "soon be landing on U.S. shores." The message, which triggered waves of media coverage across the Web, didn't...