British singer-songwriter Elvis Costello has inked a multiyear deal with BMG Music Publishing to manage all his future writing efforts, the company announced Tuesday.
In case there was any doubt, Mark Knopfler, former front man of Dire Straits, is now officially a rock dinosaur: a newly discovered prehistoric species has been named after him.
The 25th Sydney Festival wrapped Jan. 26, after three weeks, with organizers claiming to have met B.O. targets and achieved "a substantial six-figure surplus."
Napster fans better hurry up and download all the free songs they want. Company will reportedly bow a paid subscription service this summer, although execs with the file-swapping company and…
The National Assn. of Broadcasters has asked a federal court to overturn a new U.S. copyright rule requiring broadcasters to pay additional royalties for music streamed over the Internet.
Bertelsmann and EMI are still discussing marriage, but the big day -- if it comes -- may still be weeks away.
TVT Records and Napster have reached an out-of-court settlement in which master recordings and compositions will be allowed on the file-swapping service. TVT execs said they were prompted to drop…
Peter Bart: The Backlot
Wyclef Jean has been categorized many ways, but none more apt than the self-description he let slip midway through a tour de force in which he paid tribute to Duke Ellington, conducted his own…
Looks can be deceiving, even when it comes to the blues. The left hands of the seated septuagenarian blues guitarists R.L. Burnside and Robert Belfour move at startlingly facile speeds yet generate…
The third Rock in Rio mega-concert attracted 1.2 million fans over seven days. The Red Hot Chili Peppers closed the fest on Jan. 21, playing to the event's single largest crowd of 250,000. America…