"When I Was Cruel" (Island), Elvis Costello's first "rock" album in eight years -- after collaborations with songwriter Burt Bacharach, soprano Anne Sofie von Otter and the Mingus Big Band, among…
The emergence of Russell Malone, who has joined the ranks of the selective sorority of world class jazz guitarists, is a beautiful thing to behold. Displaying a strong and vibrant sense of swing, and…
It was hard enough for Hollywood to admit it has a piracy problem. Now showbiz has to face the fact that the problem is almost impossible to stop.
It's the same old songs. But forseeably a slightly savvier Spanish cinema since Atticus Ent. and Universal Music Spain came along. In a pioneering deal for Spain, the two companies have pacted to…
Offers are coming in from distribs around the world for Francesca Joseph's debut movie "Tomorrow La Scala!," which got a seven-minute ovation in the Un Certain Regard sidebar at Cannes.
Much more than a rehash of what Phish had been recording in the time leading up to the band's 2000 hiatus, singer-guitarist Trey Anastasio's first major solo album, released earlier this month, folds…
In a move that had been expected for several months, Warner Bros. Records prexy Phil Quartararo has ankled his post after almost five years at the Warner Music flagship label.
The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences is setting up a committee to hunt for a president, following the abrupt departure of longtime president Michael Greene in April.
EMI and BMG have agreed a deal for EMI to license BMG's repertoire in the Greek market.
After several false starts at producing a bigscreen adaptation of the Larry McMurtry novel "The Desert Rose," Columbia Pictures has reoptioned the book, and will start from scratch with Nora Ephron…
Swedish garage rockers the Hives play revivalist rock, inspired by such American chord-minimum punk acts as Iggy Pop & the Stooges, Minor Threat, and the MC5, with so much confidence and enthusiasm…