Music sales in the U.K. fell 15.4% in the second quarter of 2002 to £215.3 million ($329.6 million, according to British music org BPI.
Madonna and Guy Oseary's Maverick Films has acquired the spec "Kool Herc's Breakbeat" by tyro scribe Paul Hirsch in a deal worth low-six figures.
Blighty-based music company the Beggars Group has acquired a half interest in respected New York independent label Matador Records, home to seminal indie acts Guided by Voices and Yo La Tengo, among…
Let the Rolling Stones barrage begin. Having announced the first 40 dates of a worldwide tour that will celebrate their 40 years as a band, Virgin Records will release on Oct. 1 a two-CD career…
Despite its consciously eclectic lineup -- a hip-hop act, a dash of bluegrass, a little bit of world music acting as the garnishes to a night of indie-styled rock -- the Unlimited Sunshine tour…
If the goal of the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra -- to paraphrase artistic director Patrick Williams -- is to be ready and able to play anything, Saturday night's program put these young, highly…
USA Network will collaborate with Ben Silverman's Reville shingle and Universal Music Group to find the next big "Nashville Star."
A dancers union says the current roster of Rockettes shouldn't be kicked out of Radio City Music Hall.
John Mauceri has been providing a service over the past 12 seasons, using the Hollywood Bowl as a laboratory to see whether contemporary film music really has a life beyond the multiplex. Friday…
Midway through an unusually ho-hum run of Tuesday/Thursday classical concerts at the much-loved and much-maligned Hollywood Bowl, the Los Angeles Philharmonic showed up in zippy midseason form under…
It has been said that the secret to comedy is timing -- an element that's just as important in improvisational jazz. Bassist Charlie Haden, who has played with artists as diverse as Ornette Coleman…