He doesn't have the magic yet. That comes with time. Yet Tom Wopat, already a Tony-nominated Broadway star and TV veteran, has a pleasant crooning baritone voice with a rusty edge, and he's in…
Nippon Columbia chairman Strauss Zelnick has recruited two of his fellow BMG Entertainment alumni to man senior posts at the Savoy Label Group, a new division built around the Japanese music…
Midem kicked off with more flash than usual Saturday with a touch of Britneymania, a surprise appearance from Virgin mogul Richard Branson and the NRJ awards, France's answer to the Grammys.
Kazaa, the wildly popular free music-swapping service that emerged in the wake of Napster's decline, may finally have shown a chink in its armor.
German music channel Viva is adding Jurgen Grabosch to its executive board, after Viva's acquisition of production company Brainpool.
The words "Afrobeat 2000" wafted from the electronic gizmos overseen by Doctor L as Psycho on Da Bus opened its short set, creating a hypnotic mantra that sifted through the down-tempo, bass-driven…
Army Archerd: Just for Variety
Guitar/pedal steel virtuoso Junior Brown's very apparent efforts to pander to an audience looking for instrumental wizardry over musical substance made for a noisy and frustrating experience. It's…
With sales of jazz records on the wane, newly promoted Verve Music Group topper Ron Goldstein plans to scale down the company's roster and put more emphasis on artists with mainstream appeal -…
A Britpop double bill uniting one of the last enduring exponents of the 1990s Manchester Sound and a much-hyped new outfit from Chorley -- the Charlatans UK and Starsailor, respectively -- delivered…
If Abba can have its own musical, why not the Boss? The songs of Bruce Springsteen have been fashioned into a rock 'n' roll opera called "Drive All Night."