Composer Steve Reich and jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins were named the winners of the 2007 Polar Music Prize on Thursday. The two U.S. musicians will receive the $143,000 prize from Sweden's King…
Impresario George Wein, who brought jazz out of smoke-filled nightclubs to mass audiences by founding the much-imitated Newport Jazz Festival more than 50 years ago, says he has sold his production…
Europe is not being friendly to Apple's iTunes Store. The Norwegian government on Wednesday declared iTunes illegal and gave Apple until Oct. 1 to let manufacturers of other digital music devices…
EMI North America will merge its Capitol and Virgin labels to form the Capitol Music Group -- the first significant move in EMI Group's recently announced restructuring program.
Angel Gambino, MTV Networks high-profile U.K. digital topper, has left the company after only 16 months.
Area 51: America has received an indie rocker seal of approval and it paid off in first week sales of their new Burgundy/Sony BMG disc "Here and Now."
The day after "Dreamgirls" received a mixed blessing from the Oscars, its soundtrack missed the No. 1 slot by a mere 134 album sales, dropping to No. 2 on sales of 65,000 -- the same tally registered…
Antonio Chen has been appointed general manager of SUM Entertainment, a joint venture with Universal Music and Shanghai Media Group.
Gwen Stefani will promote her newly released "Sweet Escape" disc with a North American tour that will kick off in San Diego.
Warner Music Group and Sony BMG have inked a deal to develop and distribute platforms for delivering mobile music and multimedia entertainment to wireless customers throughout China and other…
U2 front man and activist Bono will receive the NAACP Chairman's Award at the 38th NAACP Image Awards.