SFJAZZ, the organization that puts on the San Francisco Jazz Festival, has thrown down the gauntlet to New York's Jazz at Lincoln Center by creating its own ensemble, the SFJAZZ Collective. This…
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Researchers at Harvard Business School and the U. of North Carolina have just completed the first direct study of file sharing's impact on CD sales and the news isn't good for the RIAA.
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French rocker Bertrand Cantat was sentenced Monday to eight years in prison by a Lithuanian court for beating to death his girlfriend, French thesp Marie Trintignant, during an argument.
Most of the pop music that's come out of Italy in recent years has been less than adventurous. Dominated by tepid Eurodisco and schmaltzy synth ballads, the country would seem an unlikely hotbed for…
Though this bill looked like a well-planned co-headlining gig from two of the most promising names in hip-hop -- the night belonged to neither the Black Eyed Peas or N.E.R.D. It was Justin Timberlake…
"American Idol" appears to have legs. The current tour by last year's winner, Ruben Studdard, provides a reasonably paced hour, but Studdard is a bland, treacly performer who turns everything he…
A cash infusion and a new credit line have given the House of Blues the ability to expand its nightclub operations. With $30 million from Ares Management and $5 million from J.P. Partners, plus a $75…
Bob Weir, who recorded 15 studio albums and more than 40 live albums with the Grateful Dead, may never take his band Ratdog into the studio ever again.
Maverick Records brought its fight with Warner Music Group to Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday, filing a breach-of-contract suit seeking millions in damages and the right to terminate their…
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