More than any member of his large, exceedingly prolific family, Branford Marsalis has proved willing to stretch the parameters of jazz and step well outside them on occasion. But as he showed on the…
Crowned the best new band of 2005 by a BBC poll and by Brit music mag NME and feted by Rolling Stone and MTV, the Bravery have succeeded in snagging an instant following. The band signed to Island in…
"Ray" and Usher both have something to sing about, drawing the most nominations Wednesday for the 36th annual NAACP Image awards. Jamie Foxx received three acting noms, one each for his work in…
Former EMI Europe chief Emmanuel de Buretel returned to the business Thursday when he inked an exclusive licensing deal with Warner Music Intl. for his new venture, Because Music.
XM Satellite Radio is expanding its selection of live events by acquiring Efanel, which produces remote broadcasts of concerts and awards shows.
In the second high-level departure in less than a year, Warner Music China's CEO, Xu Xiaofeng, ankled Monday, possibly signaling that rumored restructuring has begun.
Green Day is truly walking alone these days. The San Francisco Bay Area punk band's "American Idiot" (Reprise), for the second week in a row was the only album to sell more than 100,000 copies…
Just for Variety -- Good morning: "Celebration of Freedom" producer George Schlatter admitted when it was over, "This was quite an adventure. I've been through some tough ones, but this one was the…
Digital music became serious business in 2004, as the number of legal downloads increased tenfold in the U.S. and Europe to more than 200 million.
Musicvideo network Fuse has unveiled an ambitious lineup for 2005 that doubles the network's original skeins tally to 18. To go with an onscreen makeover that debuted Monday, programming chief Robert…