Vampire Weekend's "Contra" showed its teeth on the U.S. album chart this week, debuting at No. 1.
Leaping into the 3-D game in the season of "Avatar," the 2010 Grammy Awards will present a 3-D tribute to Michael Jackson at the Jan. 31 Staples Center ceremony.
Noted Canadian singer-songwriter Kate McGarrigle, mother of vocalists Rufus and Martha Wainwright, died Monday in Montreal. She was 63.
Jay-Z, Gorillaz and Muse will headline the 11th annual Coachella Music & Art Festival, set for April 16 - 18 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA.
Jamaican producer and recording artist Vivian Jackson, who became a power on the Kingston roots reggae scene of the '70s under the moniker Yabby You, died after suffering an aneurysm on Jan. 12.
Spinning off the legit success of the musical "Fela!," Knitting Factory Records will launch a comprehensive reissue of Afrobeat titan Fela Anikulapo-Kuti's albums in February.
Carl Smith, the smooth country baritone who recorded a lengthy run of hits for Columbia Records in the '50s, died Saturday in Franklin, TN, the Nashville Tennessean reported. He was 82.
Singer-songwriter Bobby Charles, who authored hits like Fats Domino's "Walking to New Orleans," died Jan. 14 at his home in Abbeville, LA. He was 71.
"Glee" star Matthew Morrison has signed a worldwide recording contract with Universal Music Group's Mercury Records.
Universal Music Group laid off 50 people across its label and distribution operations on Thursday.