In a show of ongoing chart strength that is rare these days, rap mogul Jay-Z's "The Blueprint 3" repeats in the top spot on the U.S. albums chart this week.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced an eclectic field of 12 nominees for 2010 induction.
In a move designed to tap the urban concert audience, promoter Live Nation and BET Networks have partnered to produce a series of U.S. club and theater tours.
Puerto Rican urban act Calle 13 leads the field for the 10th Latin Grammy Awards with five nominations.
Concert promoter Live Nation is offering a "club passport" that will allow consumers unlimited access to shows in its club-level venues around the country for the rest of the year.
Mary Travers, the willowy blonde vocalist of the early-'60s pop-folk trio Peter, Paul & Mary, died Wednesday after a long battle with leukemia at Danbury Hospital in Connecticut. She was 72.
Pioneering new wave band Devo has signed a wide-ranging partnership with Warner Bros. Records, group's original label during their hit-making days of the '70s and '80s.
Contemporary rap and old-school rock duked it out at retail this week, as Jay-Z's "The Blueprint 3" -- ultimately the stanza's No. 1 album -- and the retooled Beatles catalog faced off for sales…
Opening up a new avenue for music promotion, Comedy Central skein "The Colbert Report" will stream full albums by the show's musical guests on its website ColbertNation.com.
Mexican singer-songwriter-producer Juan Gabriel will be honored for his musical and philanthropic achievements as the Latin Recording Academy's 2009 person of the year.
Bob Dylan, whose song catalog includes "When I Paint My Masterpiece," will receive a major exhibition of his canvases at the National Gallery of Denmark (Statens Museum for Kunst) in fall 2010.