Despite an unabashed love of hooks, the Shins have never been ones to pander. The Portland, Ore., quartet gives fans just enough of what they want without compromising its offbeat vision; folk-pop…
Independent record label activist org Impala is hoping that A2IM's recent payola victory in the U.S. will lead to similar developments in Europe.
"Rock is dead they say" is a lyric to an old tune by the Who and while Pete Townshend won't quite deny it, he finds his antics of the 1960s -- the instrument destruction, the violent imagery -- not…
Don Cheadle has solidified five feature film projects that he'll produce and star in. Among them is a biopic of jazz legend Miles Davis, on which he plans to make his feature directing debut.
In New York: When I was still out dancing around, before I broke two bones in my foot traveling to the Texas Film Hall of Fame Awards, I was at one of Joe Armstrong's famous get-it-all-together…
Bows were big this week among the top 10 albums, as five were debuts, with the late Notorious B.I.G.'s collection of "Greatest Hits" (Bad Boy) leading the way on the strength of 99,000 copies sold…
ASCAP broke revenue records in 2006 and hit an all-time low operating cost. Revenues for the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers touched $785 million.
A small army of rock luminaries inducted Van Halen, Grandmaster Flash, R.E.M., Patti Smith and the Ronettes into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame at Gotham's Waldorf Astoria hotel Monday night.
Australia's Hoodoo Gurus fit into two of the three lists in the spotlight at this year's South by Southwest Music Festival: Reunited legends and international acts.
Melissa Etheridge and Marc Shaiman will be honored by ASCAP in April during a week of events that includes the performing rights' org's awards dinners and "I Create Music" expo.
The Lippin Family Trust has created two programs devoted to cancer research and public service in the name of music publicist, manager and Lippin Group president Ronnie Lippin, who died in December…