U.K.-based Warner Music Group imprint WEA Records will absorb the operations of fellow WMG label London Records, combining several departments and slashing 15-20 jobs.
In the 1990s, pianist Matthew Shipp came to fame playing a style of avant-garde music that combined the harmonic sophistication of jazz with the energy of punk rock. This amalgam gained him fans…
CenterSpan Communications, the company that purchased the assets of music and movie file-sharing site Scour.com in bankruptcy court last year, has formed a new digital media and entertainment group…
Music broadcaster Viva Media may revamp one of its two music channels.
With the threat of a court-enforced shutdown looming large, Napster has finally unveiled the first key details about how it plans to transform its renegade peer-to-peer file-sharing service into a…
The center of gravity in Europe's serious-music scene has undergone a northward shift in recent years. As the Baltic states -- Estonia most of all -- have shaken off the cultural restrictions of…
About halfway through an exquisite rendition of her jazzy ballad "Cleva," Erykah Badu offered up a live demonstration of the honest vulnerability that has made her recent studio work so compelling…
Jazz diva Dianne Reeves favored an ardently enthusiastic capacity audience with a Valentine's Day concert focusing on the art of the love song. Accompanied by a lush, 30-piece chamber orchestra…
The Grammy Foundation is beginning two significant preservation efforts after Congress' passage of the "Grammy bill" last year.
As the latest U.K. pop-rock sensation to take a stab at American success, Coldplay rode into L.A. this week on a tidal wave of hype and expectation. This first proper local appearance (following a…