The Recording Industry Assn. of America may ask the Federal Communications Commission for an official proceeding aimed at tightening rules against payola in the radio biz.
Joe Lovano has been something of an enigma over the past few years, difficult to pin down but fascinating to observe as he flits from project to project. Most recently, the Cleveland-bred reedman has…
David Grossman has been upped to senior VP of music for Paramount Television Production.
Record exec Bruce Lundvall has been promoted to CEO of EMI's storied jazz imprint Blue Note Records, as well as its Manhattan and Angel divisions.
On two successive nights, BMI feted songwriters in the pop, TV and film realms, handing out more than 100 awards in ceremonies held at the Regent BevWilshire.
With his sophomore release, "Juslisen" (Island/Def Jam), sitting on top of the charts, Philadelphia's Musiq (he appears of have outgrown the Soulchild portion of his name) arrived at the House of…
Caesars Palace is raising the roof on Las Vegas show ticket prices along with its $95 million theater for Celine Dion.
Host Whoopi Goldberg recalled the tradition and legacy of the historic venue, "where jazz was made and loved, and where swingin' is revered." Goldberg contributed an abbreviated history of the Harlem…
Hip-hop impresario Sean "P. Diddy" Combs' latest invention laid claim to the top spot in the album charts Wednesday, leading a diverse array of strong new releases that unseated all but one of last…
Chile-born Claudia Acuna came to town to present material from her recently released second Verve album, "Rhythm of Life," and consistently sang to the back of the room. Her well-crafted vocal style…
In a cliffhanger, U.S. Librarian of Congress James Billington on Tuesday rejected a proposed royalty rate for streaming music on the Internet, saying he will come up with his own figure, prolonging a…