System of a Down's "Toxicity" (American/Columbia) was declared the top-selling album for the week ended Sept. 9 after a major reporting error was detected in the SoundScan system.
Britney Spears and her sisters may fill a niche in the hearts of youngsters who crave light, fluffy entertainment -- but adults with a taste for cotton candy generally have a lot less luck satisfying…
In ordinary times, the impact of the West Coast premiere of Wynton Marsalis' exuberantly audacious 1999 work "All Rise" would have been limited to the usual hot debates in the jazz and classical…
"Are y'all here to party?" Macy Gray asked the crowd early on in her semi-secret Los Angeles show, billed as "An Evening With Intimacy." No idle bit of stage patter, this was as much a command as a…
Singer-songwriter Aimee Mann has filed a $2 million suit against UMG Recordings and Universal Music & Video Distribution for allegedly releasing an unauthorized collection of her songs last year.
Universal Music Group has tapped Webcasting technology firm RadioWave to produce, host and distribute online radio programming with content from several UMG labels.
AOL Time Warner is reportedly taking a stake in struggling German music channel Viva Zwei.
Playwright Arthur Miller has been honored with the Praemium Imperiale Laureates award for theater and film; jazz musician Ornette Coleman took the nod for music.
An understandable pall hung over the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra's season-ending "Lights, Camera, Jazz" program one day after the terrorist attacks upon the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
Alicia Keys' commanding performance at MTV's Video Music Awards last week helped push her back into the No. 1 spot on this week's album charts, but newcomer System of a Down nipped at her heels with…