Esa-Pekka Salonen marveled out loud at the paradox of "a Finnish guy banging on a Peruvian drum." Furthering the international paradox were members of a Swedish percussion group called Kroumata…
If all had gone according to plan, the versatile, musically volatile, piano-playing Labeque sisters would have come to UCLA Thursday night with a program headed by two-piano/percussion arrangements…
French-American pianist Jacky Terrasson has developed a pleasing reputation for musical unpredictability. True, his just-released Blue Note CD "Smile" (as in Charlie Chaplin's tune) reverts to the…
Washington is a town of no secrets. No one understood that better last week than Recording Industry Assn. of America chair-CEO Hilary Rosen, one of Washington's most dynamic and unconventional…
It took 50 years, but Casey Kasem has finally gotten into the music business. "Casey Kasem Presents America's Top Ten," the radio and TV personality's first-ever music release, has just sold a…
Steven Gaydos: Eurotrack
Eminem may have been powerless against Frodo Baggins, but he managed to attract 1.6 million German moviegoers and bagged nearly $11 million at the box office with his cinematic debut in "8 Mile,"…
Asia's TV music channels continue to fight for China's crucial youth market, despite restrictions on when and where they can broadcast into the mainland.
Broadway publicizes its shows, charities and discount tickets. But never before has it placed ads to focus public attention on union contract negotiations. Last week, Local 802 of the American…
Microsoft released a digital tool kit that will make it easier to create piracy-defeating "second sessions" for music and other material on CDs.
Pearl Jam is headed back out on the road this spring, scheduling 49 new U.S. tour dates to support their seventh CD, "Riot Act" (Epic) -- with more dates to be added in the coming weeks.