Ed Christman

Legislators Seek Performance Rights Truce

A group of legislators from the House and Senate Judiciary Committees are hoping to negotiate a truce between broadcasters and the recording industry over the Performance Rights Act, which would […]

Foreigner’s Comeback CD a Wal-Mart Exclusive

Can Wal-Mart work its magic for yet another ’70s rock act? The retail giant’s exclusive September 29 release of Foreigner’s Can’t Slow Down will be its first major exclusive since […]

Remaining Virgin Megastores to Close

The planned closures of the Virgin Megastores in Times Square and Union Square in New York City and the Market Street store in San Francisco are the beginning of the […]

U.S. Senate Passes Webcaster Act

The U.S. Senate passed the Webcaster Settlement Act of 2008, sending it to President Bush’s desk for signature two days after the U.S. House of Representatives okayed the bill. The […]

Streaming Music Royalty Deal Revealed

The recording industry, music publishers and online music services have revealed the details of a landmark royalty deal for streaming and limited downloads of music, which was first announced June […]