Storied Cuban jazz pianist Bebo Valdes, who played a leading role in the island's musical golden age of the 1950s, died March 22 in Sweden after suffering from Alzheimer's. He was 94. Spending nine…
A federal appellate court ruled that the use of a seven-second clip of Ed Sullivan introducing the Four Seasons in the musical “Jersey Boys” did not violate copyright. In fact, the 9th Circuit Court…
At 2:38 a.m. on Tuesday, after just leaving an afterhours party in the East Room of the Executive Mansion, Katy Perry tweeted, "All other parties from here on out will be judged unless they take…
Continuing to bring top creative talent into the executive suite, Universal Music Group's lsland Records has named producer-writer Dallas Austin as senior vp of A&R.
Patti Smith is experiencing a period of vigorous reexamination by the general public.
A consolidated amended complaint in the class action filed over underpaid digital royalties by several heritage acts against Universal Music Group gives the most complete delineation yet of the…
Of all the sonic trendsetters to emerge in recent years, Animal Collective -- with its penchant for loop-heavy, densely surreal musical landscapes -- has proven to be among the most widely…
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In concert tracker Pollstar's wrap of the 2011 concert biz, U2's 360 tour was the dominant road show internationally, grossing $156 million in North America and $231 million worldwide.
AEG officially steps into the ticketing fray this week with the initial rollout of Axs.com, a ducat service in which the venue and concert promotion giant is partnered with Outbox Technologies.
Jani Lane, lead singer of the bestselling '90s L.A. hair-metal band Warrant, was found dead of unknown causes in a Woodland Hills, Ca., hotel on Aug. 11. He was 47.