Orlando "Cachaito" Lopez is the modernist in the Buena Vista Social Club. His superb solo debut on World Circuit/Nonesuch points a musical arrow toward the U.S. soul-jazz movement of the late '60s…
Confirming rumors that had been circulating for the past week, nascent digital music company MusicNet said it has shipped its technology platform to retail partners America Online and RealNetworks…
Rapper Jay-Z still had the blueprint to sales success in this week's album charts, hanging on the No. 1 slot, despite an impressive crop of debuts led by singer-songwriter Tori Amos.
If, as the pundits keep saying, our irony age is over, what is to become of alternative rock, a style of music that was built on the foundation of ironic disengagement? In the band Beulah, the sold…
Veteran music agent Rob Prinz has joined United Talent Agency to head the music department and oversee the agency's newly formed booking and touring operation. He comes with a mandate to…
Shares of British music major EMI took a nose-dive in U.K. and U.S. markets Tuesday after the company issued a surprise warning forecasting a 20% drop in pre-tax profits for the year.
Zomba Recording Corp./Jive Records has acquired Santa Monica-based indie label Mojo Records as part of an ongoing push to diversify its artist roster and beef up its catalog offerings.
The only easily identifiable face on the Universal Amphitheater stage belongs to Bob Weir. Leading the band Ratdog, he is surrounded by musicians he has known from two to 20 years, and while they…
Radio's taking a new ride in outer space, with XM Satellite Radio initiating a go Tuesday after a brief postponement due to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Celebrated British rock singer Polly Jean Harvey was in Washington, D.C., on the morning of Sept. 11. So, not unexpectedly, her current live show has been dramatically altered by the recent tragic…