Albert Viler, the philanthropic investor who has donated $150 million to arts organizations, announced the donation Tuesday of $20 million in gifts to the Los Angeles Opera and Mariinsky (Kirov)…
The Secure Digital Music Initiative is offering $10,000 to any computer hacker who can break the encryption that the organization has developed to protect online entertainment.
The predictability of recent Neil Young tours with Crazy Horse gave this current go-round with a battery of old friends and relatives a curious air. On the surface it has the appearance of a casual…
Jamaican dancehall king Buju Banton has come a long way from the immature and controversial figure he cut in the early '90s, when all he could think to toast were sex and violence.
The Los Angeles Opera will continue to bring in veterans from the film world as it launches ambitious plans for the next several seasons under new artistic director Placido Domingo.
MTV Networks Europe has launched a dedicated MTV Channel for the Netherlands that carries local content and Dutch-lingo programming across its schedule. MTV NL will feature “MTV: New,” which features…
In one of the biggest pushes yet by a major label into the contentious online music-delivery market, Warner Music Group said Monday it will make more than 1,000 albums, plus a number of online-only…
Robert Bernardi, co-founder and former CEO of customizable CD company MusicMaker.com resigned as chairman of the Netco's board of directors Monday to pursue other interests.
Perfect Wagnerites troubled by the short shrift accorded their composer of choice by the Los Angeles Opera -- a scant two productions in 14 years up until now -- will be set abuzz by prospects of…
To close the Hollywood Bowl's World Festival 2000 series, El Salvador's Daniela Mercury electrified the crowd with her nonstop energy and pizzazz, and Rio de Janiero's Jorge Ben Jor pulled out…
Marianne Faithfull has been a poster girl for both unrepentant decadence and unfettered regret over the years -- and while those extremes have no doubt played havoc with her personal life, they've…