Stepping onto the stage, Joss Stone has to confront the question all prodigies are faced with: Can she transcend being "good for 16" to become a simple, unmodified "good." Was last year's "Soul…
An unpredictable Afro-Caribbean genius if there ever was one, 67-year-old Nuyorican keyboardist Eddie Palmieri divides his time between brainy Latin jazz concerts and joyful salsa gigs. The man's…
The feds are gunning for P2P. Federal law enforcement authorities Wednesday took their first criminal action against users of peer-to-peer networks, signaling a new aggressiveness in the antipiracy…
The number of Americans sued by the RIAA for illegal file-sharing is reaching the size of a small city.
The hits keep on coming. "Now That's What I Call Music!" has again risen to the top of the nation's album sales, taking the pole position on sales of 207,000 units.
Is there any room for soft pastels in a world where garish flash is the order of the day? That's the question that came to mind during young French-Israeli chanteuse Keren Ann's muted-but-beguiling…
Rocker Tommy Lee has signed up for Reality TV 101. NBC has pacted with the former Motley Crue drummer for an untitled half-hour unscripted comedy in which Lee will enroll in college -- and allow…
Sam Kirby, formerly an agent at Evolution Talent in Gotham, has joined the William Morris Agency as a VP in the contemporary music department.
MTV2 is turning old musicvideos into new marketing opportunities for videogames. Cable net is launching "Video Mods," a series that features videogame characters recreating hit musicvideos.
In the past few years, Sunset Junction has become a showcase for up-and-coming local bands as well as established acts with a connection to Los Angeles' bohemian neighborhood of Silverlake.
The first edition of L.A. Salsa Festival 2004 saved the best for last. Unfortunately, when it came time for Puerto Rico's venerable El Gran Combo to perform, a strict curfew conspired against the…