Songwriter and producer Marti Sharron, who wrote several hit pop songs during the 1980s, died March 15 in L.A. of undetermined causes. She was 56. Services will be held at noon Wednesday, at Beverly…
U.K. funnyman Ricky Gervais' debut domestic perf as a standup comic will highlight the upcoming inaugural High Line Festival, a confluence of live music gigs, legit performances, films and visual art…
Electronic Arts is giving the music business a second try. After a failed partnership with Cherry Lane Music in 2004 to create a joint venture that would sign and promote acts, EA is forming a…
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Ever since pianist Brad Mehldau made it onto the scene over a decade ago, guitarist Pat Metheny has wanted to perform and record with him. So now they're at it in an extensive way -- with two joint…
A good many singer-songwriters end up getting artistically derailed when their personal lives take a turn for the better. That couldn't be further from the truth for Lucinda Williams, who's spoken…
Music publishers are taking a swing at embattled XM Satellite Radio, filing an infringement suit against the satcaster that is almost identical to one filed last year by the major record labels.
The European Commission said Friday that its probe into the 2004 merger of Sony Music and BMG has stalled after the parties failed to submit requested information.
There's plenty of nostalgia to be had on the concert circuit this summer. The Eagles, Iggy Pop and the Stooges, Smashing Pumpkins, the Who and Oz's the Saints have all reunited and will be playing…
"Journey to the West," a ribald Chinese folk tale, heavy on Buddhism, kung fu and featuring a fighting Monkey King, is about to be turned into a 50-part skein by Chinese producer Zhang Jizhong, while…
Herman Stein, who composed music for many of Universal's 1950s science-fiction and horror films, died of congestive heart failure March 15 in Los Angeles. He was 91.
Reba McEntire will return to host the Academy of Country Music Awards.