The global pirate music market reaped an estimated $4.3 billion last year, only a slight increase over 2000, but witnessed a loud boom in the spread of recordable compact discs.
It's not often that a world music festival at a prestigious amphitheater turns into the kind of relaxed, infectious party you would find in the backyard of a Latin American home. Then again, this is…
Celebrating their 25th anniversary as a band and the release of their new album, "Good Morning Aztlan," Los Lobos effortlessly turned the House of Blues on Sunset Strip into a sweaty, pulsating East…
The Manchester, England, pop scene has birthed an impressive array of rewarding groups over the past two decades, from the Smiths and New Order. While none of those groups really sounds like any of…
Like her new album "Cookie: The Anthropological Mixtape" (Maverick), Meshell Ndegeocello's performance is a study in contradictions. As turbulent and unpredictable as a storm system, the music has a…
The Pet Shop Boys make happy music for happy people, or so you would initially think listening to their disco-friendly pop anthems, loaded as they are with bouncy artificial beats, catchy hooks and…
MTV is expanding its awards show franchise with the launch of the MTV Video Music Awards Latin America.
Disney-owned music label Hollywood Records has upped marketing guru Daniel Savage to senior veepee of sales, marketing and synergy, reporting to senior VP and general manager Abbey Konowitch.
Music Netco Listen.com has inked its first major distribution deal, signing with Spanish-owned mega-portal Terra Lycos to give Listen's Rhapsody subscription music service a kickstart in exposure…
Rap impresario Suge Knight has embarked on an ambitious plan to expand the Death Row Records franchise. Released from prison last August after serving five years of a nine-year sentence on…