John Reid, prexy of A&M/Island/Motown Records of Canada, has been upped to chairman of Polygram Group Canada. He will succeed industry vet Joe Summers, who is retiring but will remain a consultant to…
Music industry exec Ernie Singleton has pacted with Black Entertainment Television to develop a new record label, Fully Loaded Records.
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Jac Holzman cringes when he calls his office voicemail to check his messages and hears the company's outgoing recording.
Drawing on the collective resources of the Whisky-a-Go-Go, Billboard Live, the Viper Room and Dragonfly, the second annual Los Angeles Music Festival will take to the streets Wednesday through…
Lollapalooza founder Perry Farrell has organized a "relapse" of Jane's Addiction, the band he fronted and earned considerable kudos with in the late '80s and early '90s. The band will begin a…
For nearly 30 years his has been one of the loudest voices in the Los Angeles music community, yet few of us have ever heard him sing or play a note.
On this, the 30th anniversary of the Monterey Pop Festival --- the event that ushered in the Summer of Love --- those old enough to remember, or at least mythologize the times, can summon the fest in…
Sir David Puttnam, Richard Branson and Oasis manager Alan McGhee have been named as members of a new government task force to help promote British film, music and the arts.
A nationwide survey of music writers pegged the Beach Boys as the "group or artist who best defines the L.A. sound or best represents L.A.'s contribution to the pop legacy."
David Newman didn't start out to be a film composer. He wasn't even fully aware of the crucial role his father had played in film music history until a few years after Alfred Newman had died.
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