INDIO, Calif.— When it first started in 1999, Coachella was a couple of stages and a dance tent. And dozens of companies have hopped on the Coachella bandwagon, turning the music festival— now two back-to-back weekends— into a marketing hotspot.» Read More
The music industry is in a bit of trouble as CD sales continue to decline and digital album and track revenues haven't compensate for the drop. Total music sales--including phsical discs and digital download--was down 15 percent from 2006 to 2007.
I'm skeptical. Let me just say that right out of the gate. I'm skeptical that Apple Inc. and Apple Corps have signed a deal to put the Beatles' 255 song catalogue on the iTunes web site. Don't get me wrong, I see the economies here and I know that everyone involved sees $$$ in their eyes
Aspen, Colorado is a special place. And you need a lot of money to live here. There are 88 homes listed on the market for $20 million or more. Those are just the ones officially listed. But even here, the economic slowdown is starting to affect prices.
"When the economy gets tough, the mood changes for the wealthy first." So said Maryam Saghatelian, assistant VP for Cartier’s west coast operations.
Friday night Countrywide informed me that an employee sales event planned in April at an expensive Florida resort has been cancelled.
I've been hearing from sources that Countrywide, despite cancelling an expensive ski junket to Colorado, is planning two even bigger events in Hollywood, Fla. Now comes confirmation from a source at The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa that Countrywide has booked the location for two different events
Regarding word I received of Countrywide planning junkets to a Florida resort, we received this reply from the company ...
More than 233,000 properties were foreclosed in the U.S. in January, according to some stats just released this week. Well, Michael Jackson could be one of the thousands of foreclosures in March (Does Michael Jackson still count as a celebrity?)
There's no question that the music industry needs help: CD sales were down 15 percent from 2006 to 2007, and are on a continual downward slide. Because of this crunch, there's an openness to new ways on how to make money.
Illegal downloading outpaces legal downloading alternatives by 20-to-one. Record companies may have grown their digital music revenue by 40 percent over the past year, but that's so far from enough to keep up with the death of the CD business.
I'm speechless. As investigators await more test results to try to determine how actor Heath Ledger died, someone thinks he may already know! I received the most jaw-dropping press release of a still-young 2008 from a company called GenoMed...
A front row ticket at a U2 concert can easily run you hundreds of dollars. But starting tomorrow night, with a movie premiering here at Sundance, you'll be able to get a front row view for the cost of a movie ticket. A ticket to "U2-3D," the first ever digital live action 3D film, shot over months of the band touring in South America.
Veteran British rock band the Rolling Stones has signed an exclusive worldwide recording agreement to release its next album through Universal Music Group, prompting speculation that it could leave EMI.
British music company EMI is to axe up to 2,000 jobs in a restructuring plan by its new private-equity owners to save up to 200 million pounds ($392 million) a year and recast itself for the digital age.
There are orange cars here at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit (man, that’s a long name for an event). Apparently orange is a hot color. There are a lot of other bold colors as well. Phil Lebeau has been telling you all about the cars, but I thought I’d tell you about the vibe. Not the Pontiac Vibe, but the “vibe” vibe.
Record label EMI, bought by private equity firm Terra Firma last year, is set to announce on Monday plans to cut as much as one third of its 6,000 staff, slash marketing costs and drop artists as part of a restructuring, the Wall Street Journal reported.
There's an intriguing rumor floating through the web this morning that Apple is getting into the music business. Some would say Apple's already in the business with its iTunes web site selling well over 2 billion songs these last few years. Or that selling well over 100 million iPods makes Apple a music company.
Watch a TV show nowadays and the music has become as important to the story as the actors themselves. At least that's the case for Alexandra Patsavas, the CEO of Chop Shop Music Supervision in Pasadena, Calif.
Here's the lamest New Year's Eve idea ever: The Ladies' Home Journal took a poll on which Presidential candidate you'd like to take to a New Year's Eve karaoke party. I'm not kidding! Plus: Wooing McDreamy!
Flying Southwest Airlines again today. Getting the hang of the new boarding system. Maybe it's not so stupid. Maybe I'm not so stupid. I'm flying to Sacramento and driving to Stockton to check in again on America's Foreclosure Capital.