Uber-portal Yahoo! has snapped up one of the last remaining independent music Netcos, Launch Media, for roughly $12 million, further consolidating the once crowded sector in the hands of a few…
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With a little help from Slim Shady, rap outfit D-12 handily staked out the top spot in an album chart peppered with strong new releases.
Like families, each unhappy singer-songwriter is unhappy in his own fashion, a fact made clear by Mark Mulcahy, For Stars and Mark Eitzel, all of whom showed the many tones that musical depression…
It may not come cheap, but BMG Entertainment will do what it takes to keep on jivin'. Still regrouping after its scuttled merger talks with EMI, BMG now is sparring with Zomba Music over rights to…
Napster has cut a deal with U.K.-based indie label org the Assn. of Independent Music (AIM) that gives the file-swapper access to the music of several hundred independent labels in the U.K. and…
The jazz community has largely skirted the legacy of Broadway composer Stephen Sondheim, with the possible exception of "Send in the Clowns." But there are two adventurous musicians who have dared to…
All too often, the elder statesmen of jazz tend to either succumb to cantankerousness or drift off into kitsch. Octogenarian pianist Hank Jones, however, brings his decades of experience into play…
Universal Music Group has acquired the assets of Latin-tropical label RMM Records for a reported $18 million as part of RMM's filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
This ninth edition of the KROQ Weenie Roast, which saw the annual all-day charity festival return to its traditional Irvine home after it was held in Anaheim last year, was largely divided into…