Optimism gets top billing on Keane's debut album "Hopes and Fears" (Interscope). The British trio's best songs feature surging, majestic choruses that raise you up like high tide, while the lyrics…
A Perfect Circle's show starts with the curtain coming down to reveal the band already in the midst of the first verse of "Vanishing," a typically brooding rocker from last year's opaque "Thirteenth…
The niche between rock and an art place has grown increasingly crowded in the past few years, with a particular surplus of self-consciously quirky female singer-songwriters. While Angela McCluskey…
Helen Murphy has ankled her role as exec VP and chief financial officer at Warner Music Group. Murphy "played a critical role in an array of major transactions, including the sale of Warner Music's…
Jack Valenti may be enjoying his long goodbye tour, but the Motion Picture Assn. of America topper would really like the studios to finally make it official.
Over the past 11 years, the John Pizzarelli Trio has been sharpening its routines to such a fine degree that it had become one of the most entertaining acts in jazz. Check out last year's…
The average price of a CD in the U.S. has reached a low of $13.29, according to a study by the NPD Group's MusicWatch PriceLab.
Heard through the grapevine: Peacock is partnering with de Passe Entertainment for a 12-hour megamini about the history of the famed music factory, Motown, as seen through the eyes of founder Berry…
A half-century or so ago, Bob Brookmeyer was one of the pillars of the West Coast cool school, making his biggest mark playing with and arranging for Gerry Mulligan's groups. Nowadays, the…
Patrick Collins has been promoted to president and chief operating officer of performing rights org SESAC.
Avril Lavigne nabbed her first No. 1 album as "Under My Skin" debuted at the top of the nation's album sales chart for the week ended Sunday, according to SoundScan.