Pressplay, the digital music initiative backed by Vivendi Universal and Sony, has inked a licensing deal with EMI, marking the first major crossover between two forthcoming label-backed subscription…
Will there be any room in post-attack America for shock music acts like Marilyn Manson or songs like N.W.A.'s infamous "F*** Tha Police"?
There's a new festival in town -- sort of -- for the 2001 Verizon Music Festival is really a cobbled-together patchwork of already scheduled concerts, normal club dates and attractive freebies…
Since his first appearance 25 years ago, Elvis Costello has cobbled out an exemplary career. He is a musician who is unafraid to follow his enthusiasms, which have ranged from country to chamber…
More than 70 Latino music stars, including Gloria Estefan, Ricky Martin, Arturo Sandoval and Jon Secada, got together Friday to record "El Ultimo Adios" (The Last Goodbye) to benefit Sept. 11…
Only six days after what would have been his 75th birthday, the esteemed, and in many corners sainted, John Coltrane was remembered Saturday night at a gala benefit dinner concert thrown by a newly…
Global music sales fell 5% in the first half of 2001, hit hard by a 5% decline in North America and a massive 20% drop in Latin America. Unit sales were down 6.7%.
Peter Bart: The Backlot
VH1 is going bananas with New York-based music events. On Thursday the music cabler announced it was joining with Miramax and Cablevision to present a Madison Square Garden benefit concert featuring…
A broad coalition of entertainment congloms, advertisers and sports leagues will call on Capitol Hill today to strike down legislation requiring music labels to offer the same licensing deal at the…
Hip-hop, here's a message from your elders: Don't squander your potential to shape culture and politics.