Alan Jackson and Tim McGraw form a rare country one-two atop the nation's album sales charts. But even more surprising is the return of soul thrush Anita Baker, who sold 130,000 copies of her first…
XM is going online. Radio satcaster is launching an Internet offering that streams its 68 commercial-free music channels and several of its talk, comedy and other stations to paying subscribers.
Some bands were made to play tiny sweatboxes, while others seem destined for stadium residencies from day one. Snow Patrol, on the other hand, has charted an intriguing course that makes stopovers at…
Tim Prescott has been named exec VP and chief marketing officer of Sony BMG Music Entertainment, titles he previously held at BMG. Prescott will be responsible for creating a unified marketing…
Usher topped the American Music Awards nominations list with four, including two male artist nods and two album nods for "Confessions."
In the two decades since they burst on the scene with "License to Ill" the Beastie Boys have been bratty arbiters of ironic hip. At Universal Amphitheater Monday night, for the first time, the…
Former Universal Music exec John Kennedy was appointed chair-CEO of music industry group the Intl. Federation of the Phonographic Industry, the trade body said Monday.
Yahoo is expanding its presence in the crowded digital music market with the $160 million acquisition of niche player MusicMatch. Founded in 1997, MusicMatch is one of the pioneers in the space and…
The Hollywood Bowl's World Festival closed with a triple bill of musicians who are elevating rural country music into more urbane confines. Evening didn't have the eclectic feel of other festival…
Given the relentless recycling of the past few years, it was bound to happen: It would appear that all the good styles are taken. So the Black Keys have developed a sound familiar to anyone who sat…
When 38 million Poles switch on their televisions today, their eyes are bound to pop as they take in the Queen of Pop, Madonna herself, promoting local broadcaster Radio Zet.