Tropicalismo, Brazil's late '60s revolution in film, theater and music that tackled cultural and political paragons, has affected -- and infected -- a host of arty rock bands looking for that…
The Backstreet Boys' "Millennium" was the nation's bestselling album last week with more than 1.13 million copies of the group's sophomore disc going home with fans, according to sales data released…
Debuting a quartet after a half-dozen years of expanding the piano trio concept, Jacky Terrasson sacrifices some cohesion as he moves his oddly structured compositions to the fore of his live show. A…
The Recording Industry Assn. of America has tapped Susan Lewis as senior veep of communications.
Recognizing the significant role songs from films play in the pop music universe, the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences has added a best soundtrack album category to its Grammy Awards.
Seal's simple but heartfelt message of love and peace among the races isn't always best served on his albums, which tend to be a bit too calculatedly polished and, like late-period Peter Gabriel…
Wilco's scheduled two-night stand at the House of Blues was cut short an evening by the death Monday of front man Jeff Tweedy's mother-in-law. The tragedy was not mentioned during the show, though…
As record companies race to announce alliances with technology firms, artists are racing to become the first to offer entire albums for download over the Internet.
Further beefing up the exec ranks in its urban music arm, DreamWorks Records has tapped vet Bruce Walker as general manager.
Smokey Robinson, one of architects of the Motowen sound, and Ahmet Ertegun, founder and co-chairman of Atlantic Records, received lifetime achievement awards from the Emerging Artists and Talent in…
Thirty years after turning on both jazz and rock auds, Charles Lloyd's reputation in jazz circles has never been better. He has an absorbing new album, "Voice in the Night" (ECM), and is surrounding…