The fourth album from Kelly Joe Phelps is the first to feature backing musicians, giving this wordy troubadour from the Pacific Northwest a chance to embellish his folk- and rural blues-based tunes…
With last summer's highly successful reunion of soul-jazz stars most likely in mind, Jazz at the Bowl tried to serve up another such combination Wednesday night, this time focusing on a single album…
Even with Napster defanged and under the wing of media giant Bertelsmann, the sale of recorded music in the U.S. has taken it on the chin so far this year.
Amid a tough environment of declining sales in the music business this year, Maverick Records president Bill Bennett has ankled his position, and five other label staffers have been laid off…
The American Guild of Musical Artists announced that it has reached an agreement with opera companies on an industrywide pact covering the Web release of past, present and future video operatic and…
Ken Cooper, the first-ever vice chairman of London-based Warner Music Intl. and a 25-year Warner Music veteran, is set to retire at the end of the month.
Pressplay, the digital music company formed by major labels Universal and Sony, will use backend technology from recently acquired Universal unit MP3.com to power its forthcoming online music…
AOL Time Warner shares tumbled 10% Wednesday and dragged other showbiz stocks down with them on disappointing revenue numbers and amid a hazy outlook for advertising and the economy.
Prodigious young R&B singer Alicia Keys has locked up the No. 1 slot on the album charts for the second time in three weeks, toppling Eminem's D12 and fending off a spirited bow from the newly…
Napster may be back in business -- for the moment.