They trooped out in droves to Royce Hall Saturday night -- over 70 musicians in all -- to honor Kenny Burrell, the founding director of UCLA's Jazz Studies program who also happens to be one of the…
Warner Music disappointed Wall Street on Friday when it disclosed that revenue had slid in its fourth quarter, even as company touted its digital gains.
Perry Henzell, a filmmaker whose reggae classic "The Harder They Come" introduced Jamaican pop culture to a global audience, died Nov. 28 of cancer in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica. He was 70.
Robert "H-Bomb" Ferguson, a bluesman and pianist who urged listeners to "rock baby rock" at the dawn of the rock 'n' roll era, died Nov. 26 in Cincinnati of emphysema and cardiopulmonary disease. He…
In her memoir, "Dreamgirl -- My Life as a Supreme," Mary Wilson recalled the transformative experience of seeing a new Broadway musical called 'Dreamgirls.'
On Nov. 6, a group of top composers and music execs gathered at the Variety offices to talk about the state of contemporary film music. Composers Hans Zimmer and John Powell were joined by Fox Music…
Movie music expert Jon Burlingame mines the vaults for a few overlooked gems that escaped the Academy's grasp.
When Elliott Smith's acoustic ballad "Miss Misery" from the "Good Will Hunting" soundtrack was nominated for an Oscar in 1997, fans watched in shock as the shy indie rocker held hands with Celine…
Kiddie supergroup the Wiggles may be set to wave goodbye to Yellow Wiggle Greg Page due to an unidentified illness afflicting the 34-year-old entertainer.
Jay-Z's return from retirement -- complete with Budweiser ads, seven concerts in a single day and even a visit to the ESPN booth on "Monday Night Football" -- has paid off with his seventh solo visit…