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…
Warner Music Group has tapped former Universal exec Joseph "Jos" de Raaij as senior vice president of finance and comptroller, reporting to recently appointed exec VP and financial chief Helen Murphy.
In a move seen as almost inevitable by many in the music biz, Nancy Berry has ankled her post as vice chairman of Virgin Records Group. Move comes just days after her former husband Ken Berry was…
There's always been something a little otherworldly about Bjork, and her entrance at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (the final show on the North American leg of a tour booked into opera houses and…
Capitol Records has tapped industry vets Mark DiDia and Larry Jacobson as senior vice presidents. The two will team up to oversee the day-to-day operations of the storied EMI imprint under president…