Hip-hop mainstay LL Cool J has reupped his recording contract with the Island Def Jam Music Group, whose flagship imprint Def Jam Records has been the Queens-bred rapper's professional home for the…
Def Jam/Murder Inc. princess Ashanti knocked Beyonce Knowles off the diva mountain this week, claiming the top position in the latest album charts and besting Knowles' first-week sales numbers from…
Radio company execs who banned the Dixie Chicks from their stations earlier this year got their own feathers ruffled Tuesday at a hearing on Capitol Hill.
Raphael Saadiq is one smooth character. At the House of Blues, the triple-threat singer, songwriter and producer glided through an imposing, career-spanning two-hour show, starting the holiday…
With beats and influences from Korea, India, the U.K., Argentina, and New York, World Beats was true to its name. The electronica-themed night was complemented by live musicians who illustrated that…
Tommy Mottola, who ankled his post as the head of Sony Music earlier this year, is returning to the label business with the relaunch of Casablanca Records.
When Sandy Stewart sings, she can make you laugh, make you cry and make you think. In her 10-day turn at the venerable Oak Room of the Algonquin Hotel, Stewart is joined by her son, pianist Bill…
Scandinavian jazz musicians tend to operate in a realm where stirring the gray matter is more important than shaking the hips, and this young Norwegian pianist is no exception. But where many of his…
The Mars Volta -- which formed nearly two years ago from of the ashes of the late, great At the Drive-In -- served convincing notice at this very sold-out Hollywood show that the group's well poised…
TuneData.com, a Web-based service that allows movie and TV music supervisors to connect with rights holders, has launched.