While music fans wait patiently for the release of Pressplay, the online music joint venture between Vivendi's Universal Music and Sony, Universal Music France is launching a prototype of the online…
Times were ripe for a Guess Who reunion tour. The Canadian band's music was featured in both "American Beauty" and "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me," while Cameron Crowe's "Almost Famous"…
German-American entertainment group In-Motion, which majority owns L.A.-based Myriad Pictures, is looking to take a stake in Teutonic music TV web Viva.
Tenacious D, the humorous musical duo of Kyle Gass and Jack Black, had a great short run on HBO and was known for great short performances at L.A. venues such as Largo before Black's acting career…
Retailers have seen a groundswell in demand for music with patriotic themes in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks, sending record labels scrambling to keep the supply coming. That fervor helped to…
A national musicians org has announced plans to hold at least 50 free concerts to honor lives lost in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and salute the recovery efforts.
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Troubled file-swapping pioneer Napster has laid off 16 of its 104 staffers as part of what chief exec Konrad Hilbers characterized as a preparatory measure ahead of the company's forthcoming relaunch.
The Mescaleros, which ushered Strummer back into CD bins two years ago after a lengthy recording hiatus, are a strident lot, their ambition coiled in the melding of Irish fiddle tunes with power-pop…
The Scottish band Travis plays melodic and straight-ahead Brit rock that's easy to listen to and adequately fills the void left when Radiohead decided to take an artistic left turn a couple years ago.
The winners of the second annual Latin Grammys will be announced Tuesday morning during a press conference hosted by National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences president and CEO Michael Greene…