The Underdogs, the production and songwriting team of Harvey Mason Jr. and Damon Thomas, have signed an exclusive two-year joint label venture with Clive Davis and J Records.
The Henry Mancini Institute's annual bash was an uneven edition for the memory books, a patchwork of celebrity turns, flashes of jazz personality, Third Stream fusions and plenty of talk from the…
The faithful that nearly filled the Forum (ironically now a very large church) came to see the top R&B hitmaker of the past 10 years ply his trademark songs on sex. They got what they wanted, as R…
No longer the exclusive bastion of smooth jazz formulas the roving JVC Jazz Festival has ironically become a more listenable event, even if it doesn't push any envelopes. All of the acts save Ellis…
Thirty-one years after their debut, singer-songwriters Hall & Oates have settled into an enviable, people-pleasing niche. In concert, they sharply balanced back-in-stride recent singles "Man on a…
The previous series of all-stadium shows for Bruce Springsteen and his E Street Band came on the heels of the mega-success of "Born in the USA," and it was appropriate. More than 15 years later…
Warner Bros. has set 17-year-old actress Raven to star in "Sparkle," the remake of the 1976 drama about a Supremes-like group of singing sisters.
Johnnie Walker will head the urban promotion department of DreamWorks Records, having ankled Island Def Jam Music Group, where she was senior veep of R&B promotion.
Resuscitated after a five-year layoff, the Perry Farrell-created Lollapalooza alt-rock festival is back in business this summer, relatively healthy but lacking the freshness that marked earlier…
RealNetworks hopes consumers can always get what they want in online music, having brought the Rolling Stones' catalog into its Rhapsody digital music service.