George Strait led the nominees announced Monday for the Academy of Country Music Awards with eight nominations, including entertainer of the year and top male vocalist.
Thirty-five of the world's most famous jazz musicians were honored here Saturday at the start of an eight-day festival at the Kennedy Center (March 3-10) devoted to the eroding fraternity of living…
It has to be liberating for a performer to have a sympathetic audience and take the stage knowing their fans will follow their every eccentricity. That was the case Thursday night for Rickie Lee…
Tribute concerts to a venue can feel a little misguided. When musicians try to capture the spirit of a space, they tend to either clash miserably or meander off in too many directions. But what if…
Attempting to change the perception of Southern California and increase its cachet as a theater destination, the former chief of tuner revival series Reprise! Broadway's Best has created the Festival…
China's TV authorities are cutting the number of weeks that "American Idol"-style singing contests can run after complaints in the media that many artificially extend their runs to make more money…
The head of MTV Networks U.K. & Ireland is ankling after 20 years at the music station. Michiel Bakker's surprise news comes amid restructuring at the Viacom-owned company, which Thursday announced…
EMI Group and Warner Music are at it again. Ten days after news broke that Warner had made an all-cash offer for EMI, EMI revealed that the offer was for about $4.1 billion--and that the company had…
The European Commission launched a fresh investigation into the 2004 merger of Sony Music and BMG on Thursday, the EC's second probe into the deal.
Paul Simon is going Gershwin. The Library of Congress is awarding its first ever Gershwin Prize for Popular Song to Simon for the singer-songwriter's lifetime contributions to music.
The recent restructuring of MTV Networks in the U.S. is being repeated in London, as the Viacom-owned music web Thursday announced the loss of 250 jobs -- 8% of the workforce -- at MTV Networks Intl.