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Blue Note. The two words resonate in music theory -- an ever-so-slightly flatted third that gives a blues tune its bluesy color -- and in recording history, a record label that for decades set the…
Marking Blue Note Records' continuing evolution as a pop label, super-producer Don Was has been named chief creative officer at the EMI imprint.
Jeff Bridges, who scored his 2010 Oscar for "Crazy Heart" as country singer Bad Blake, has inked a recording contract with Blue Note Records.
The show, originally slated for a typical 8 p.m. start, was pushed back three hours earlier that day - which allowed the singer to appear positively prompt (by her standards) by hitting the stage a…
Bruce Lundvall, veteran executive at EMI Music's Blue Note Records, has been elevated to chairman emeritus of the label, and Ian Ralfini, as Blue Note president.
Fall Out Boy's fourth album became its first No. 1 as "Infinity on High" (Island) sold 260,000 copies in its opening stanza. As with its last album, "From Under the Cork Tree," the band's success…