Brooks & Dunn defied the latest gloom and doom predictions of country music's commercial demise, debuting their latest Arista LP, "Steers & Stripes," at No. 4 on the album charts.
Following speculation in recent weeks that the merger deal between major labels BMG and EMI was on the skids, the two companies went on the offensive this week, stating in no uncertain terms that…
It's not quite a night around the campfire, but there's a quiet renaissance occurring that's bringing folk music -- really old folk music, done the way it was intended -- back into the public psyche.
In an unusual marketing deal struck by UTA, Loews Cineplex has begun promoting a range of Universal Records releases in all Magic Johnson Theatre locations.
Adding a new twist to a 30-year-old story, Berry Gordy, founder of legendary Motown Record Corp., has sued Edward Holland Jr. of the famed Holland-Dozier-Holland songwriting trio for malicious…
Eyeing the music television biz, German media giant Bertelsmann may end up the majority shareholder in fast expanding German music channel Viva if a series of deals come off.
With the Hollywood-Washington war expected to be reignited today, Motion Picture Assn. of America prexy-CEO Jack Valenti on Monday warned lawmakers in no uncertain terms to back off.
Pop singer Kylie Minogue has become Oz's highest-selling female touring artist, with her 21-gig "On a Night Like This" show poised to sell more than 220,000 tickets Down Under.
When the members of U2 walked off the stage on their 1998 "Popmart" tour, the final image was a heart framed by the outsized "golden" arch -- a juxtaposition that perfectly encapsulated that tour's…
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It's not New Orleans' legendary Jazz and Heritage Festival, but Big Easy mainstays the Radiators took it upon themselves to satisfy roots-music diehards unable to make it to Louisiana.