British singer-songwriter Elvis Costello has inked a multiyear deal with BMG Music Publishing to manage all his future writing efforts, the company announced Tuesday.
The National Assn. of Broadcasters has asked a federal court to overturn a new U.S. copyright rule requiring broadcasters to pay additional royalties for music streamed over the Internet.
Bertelsmann and EMI are still discussing marriage, but the big day -- if it comes -- may still be weeks away.
Napster fans better hurry up and download all the free songs they want. Company will reportedly bow a paid subscription service this summer, although execs with the file-swapping company and…
Wyclef Jean has been categorized many ways, but none more apt than the self-description he let slip midway through a tour de force in which he paid tribute to Duke Ellington, conducted his own…
The European Commission will launch an investigation into the way the world's largest music companies set their CD prices in Europe. The commission suspects that diskeries are illegally colluding…
Looks can be deceiving, even when it comes to the blues. The left hands of the seated septuagenarian blues guitarists R.L. Burnside and Robert Belfour move at startlingly facile speeds yet generate…
TVT Records and Napster have reached an out-of-court settlement in which master recordings and compositions will be allowed on the file-swapping service. TVT execs said they were prompted to drop…
Musicians that aim for the head often end up missing their target because they end up firing their missives far too high to be grasped. While Kurt Rosenwinkel, perhaps the most admired of jazz's…
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