Paris-born (to Chinese parents) American cellist Yo-Yo Ma has achieved the idol status among classical soloists usually limited to virtuoso pianists and show-off violinists: To a rapidly growing…
In a move that is being billed as an industry first, a contingent of top music industry producers and artists have combined to form United Producers, a label that will develop a roster by signing and…
Watchable, entertaining and enlightening, Brad Mehldau is everything a major label could want in a jazz pianist on the rise.
Stu Cohen, senior VP of promotions and a 25-year veteran of Warner Bros. Records, ankled the label late Tuesday.
A peculiar aggressiveness has entered the live act Grant Lee Phillips is proffering to support his band's latest Slash/Warners disc, "Jubilee." Phillips is working from extremes -- high-pitched…
Music attorney Lawrence Katz has joined Charles Koppelman's CAK Universal Credit Corp. as senior VP.
Retailer Camelot Music has upped Jack Rogers to prexy and chief operating officer. Rogers, a 13-year veteran of the company, takes the reins of the music industry's fourth-largest retailer after…
The Beastie Boys' triumphant concert Friday at the jam-packed Forum was a lot like their last few studio albums: loads of great music that draws from virtually all styles, with plenty of unexpected…
Madonna was the big winner at the 1998 MTV Video Music Awards, taking home five trophies during ceremonies held Thursday at the Universal Amphitheater.
Nothing much happens in "Werther," and it does so very prettily. For its staging of Jules Massenet's melancholy vapors the L.A. Opera has imported a production of comparable prettiness from the…