The music sector called on the EU Monday to reduce VAT on CDs, ahead of a meeting of EU finance ministers in Brussels Tuesday.
Police in Luxembourg have made the largest-ever seizure of pirate CDs in Europe, uncovering what is thought to be a huge, international illegal bootlegging ring.
Shanghai will stage the ninth Channel V Chinese music awards on Jan. 19. Collaborators Channel V and China Central Television (CCTV) will again broadcast the awards, and will hook up with Shanghai…
Folk duo Simon & Garfunkel and salsa king Tito Puente are among the five artists to be feted with lifetime achievement awards for 2003 from the Recording Academy on Wednesday.
Country-pop superstar Shania Twain vaulted to the top of a crowded slate of new releases on the album charts last week, debuting at No. 1 and beating out her nearest rival by a sales margin of almost…
Carla Cook returned to Jazz Standard for a steamy two-night Gotham gig with a gritty quartet, fronted by pianist Andy Milne. Extended opener was the classic Bronislau Kaper film theme, "Invitation,"…
Possibly the most intriguing and talented band in the entire Latin rock spectrum, Cafe Tacuba has established a tradition of being weird for the sake of weirdness -- and getting away with it.
Nonesuch Records has a history of smacking the pop world upside the head with non-mainstream titles. The label is representative mostly of president Robert Hurwitz's taster, generating gold and…
MTV Networks Latin America has upped Pierluigi Gazzolo to senior VP of distribution.
Saint Etienne isn't usually counted among modern music's more party-starting combos, but the sleek Brit trio -- outfitted with one extra member for a brief stateside tour -- managed to generate…
Beck opened his sold-out show with "Guess I'm Doing Fine." He used "The Golden Age," to bring out the band, closing out an acoustic segment. Once the band arrived, the show moved at a herky-jerky…