October 22, 2005 |
EMI Group, the nation's fourth-largest music company, announced the appointment of Jason Flom to head Virgin Records. The move was expected. Flom was ousted as head of Warner Music Group's Atlantic Records in August, after clashing with Warner's U.S. music chief, Lyor Cohen. Flom had joined Warner in 2004 as part of a group that bought the company from Time Warner Inc. Before that, Flom headed Lava Records, where he developed such acts as Twisted Sister, Tori Amos and Matchbox Twenty.
May 14, 1998
Garth Brooks' budget-priced, six-CD boxed set "The Limited Series" was the nation's best-selling album last week. The package sold about 372,000 copies during its first week in stores, according to SoundScan, and was one of five albums that entered the chart in the Top 10. The others: LeAnn Rimes' "Sittin' on Top of the World" at No. 4, Tori Amos' "From the Choirgirl Hotel" at No. 5, the "Ally McBeal" soundtrack at No. 7 and rapper Fiend's "There's One in Every Family" at No. 8.