In December 1990, hip-hop magazine The Source published the first in-depth study of the then-nascent "gangsta rap" trend in a special issue. The cover story was unusually prescient, touching on…
Continuing with its nascent concert series, HSN is bringing crooner Josh Groban to its sales floor on Jan. 18, offering pre-orders of his new Reprise album, "All That Echoes," during a live preview…
After a banner year, expect music streaming service Spotify to continue being the most alluring and uncertain X-factor in the digital music arena.
The realm inhabited by big-budget film composers is a small, exclusive club, and alert auds might have been surprised to see the name Joe Kraemer attached to score a project as high-profile as…
In a New Year's Eve surprise, Irving Azoff has ankled his post as chairman of Live Nation Entertainment, selling his stake in the company to Liberty Media.
Pairing Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogen as a neurotic New Jersey mother-son odd couple, then sending the two on a road trip through Texas and the South, Anne Fletcher's "The Guilt Trip" would seem to…
Ever since the newest generation of pop music critics elevated top 40 producers to the level of auteurs, a cabal of name-brand songsmiths -- Max Martin, Dr. Luke, Stargate -- have become almost as…
There were a plethora of good reasons for Ang Lee to select Mychael Danna to score his adaptation of "Life of Pi," not least of which are the composer's knack for nontraditional approaches and…
Public Enemy, Rush, Heart, Randy Newman, Albert King and Donna Summer round out an eclectic group of inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which the Cleveland-based org announced today.
The completion of an arduous multibillion-dollar deal must surely feel like the end of a vicious political campaign; despite exhaustion of all around, there's scarcely time for breath-catching before…
Music streaming site Spotify has surpassed 5 million paying subscribers, with a million of them in the U.S., the company announced at a splashy press conference in New York today.