Struggling musicians can turn to Harvard University's hallowed halls for help. Now in its sixth year, Harvard Law School's Recording Artists' Project (RAP) offers legal assistance to Boston area artists. And the venerable institution has just struck a deal with nearby Berklee School of Music to provide business services.
Lee Stimmel, former VP of marketing and product development for Atlantic Records, has been named senior VP of marketing for Epic Records. Stimmel, who is based in New York, reports to Epic executive VP/GM Steve Barnett.
Sophie B. Hawkins won a $346 judgment in a Santa Monica (Calif.) court April 13 against an eBay merchant who sold promotional copies of her new CD "Wilderness," which is not due in record stores until April 20.