The American Federation of Musicians has agreed to renewed its two-year pact covering Internet distribution of music from more than 75 leading symphonies, ballets and operas.
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Battered by a persistent slump in music sales industrywide this year, Sony Music is planning to lay off 100 staffers, or about 2% of its 5,000-employee U.S. workforce.
Alicia Keys' current dilemma -- figuring out how to fill up nearly two hours of stage time with only a single album of material under her belt -- is not a unique one. Acts such as Hootie and the…
In theory, the 17-year-old Montreal native is the thinking-girl's Britney Spears, but judging by Avril Lavigne's platinum-selling Arista debut "Let Go," that really only holds true if one considers…
In a performance as pleasant and easily digestible as her fine Blue Note debut "Come Away With Me," Norah Jones set a loping pace and kept it engaged for 17 songs, rarely straying from the…
The tradition-bound Hollywood Bowl departed from the norm on two fronts this week. As was the case the previous week, Tuesday night's program was due to be repeated Thursday, a break from decades of…
The King is dead; long live the King. So says production and management concern Immortal Entertainment, which is developing a tuner based on the romantic relationship between Elvis and 14-year-old…
Barrett Martin, the former Screaming Trees drummer founded the Fast Horse label as an outlet for his multiple musical personalities -- and aired many of them at this traveling minifestival, which…
Toby Keith, whose name shot to prominence when he was prevented from playing a televised July Fourth concert, hit No. 1 in his first week out on sales of 338,000 units of "Unleashed," his third LP…