A colorful phantasmagoria, Madonna's "Confessions" tour opened in Los Angeles Sunday and presented the 47-year-old as a dancing machine with a rather simple need, a beat. "Confessions on a Dance…
The song that elevated Gecko Turner's profile was a bouncy rendition of Bob Dylan's "Subterranean Homesick Blues" loosely translated into Spanish. Amalgamation is a concept that suits Turner just…
Americans may finally see what all the fuss is about. Even as Europe was falling into the gaudy embrace of the Eurovision Song Contest for the 51st consecutive year, a deal was being crafted for an…
Singapore-based music distributor Soundbuzz has launched a full song and video download service in India with the country's largest mobile phone company Airtel.
Rachid Bouchareb, who has two pix in competition at Cannes, is prepping his next pic, a $20 million bio of late reggae star Bob Marley.
Musicians including Moby and band REM have joined Rep. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) in calling on Congress, in its rewrite of the 1996 Telecom Act, to keep the Internet open and accessible to all, not…
The King has a new court: Cirque du Soleil. Elvis Presley Enterprises and the Canada-based Cirque will partner on a series of touring shows, fixed-location shows and a multimedia event that will get…
Screen Media Films has acquired North American rights to Dream Entertainment and Bleiberg Entertainment's claymation feature "Disaster!," featuring rock group Motley Crue.
After 22 years of recording albums, the Red Hot Chili Peppers have finally snagged a No. 1. The two-CD "Stadium Arcadium" (Warner Bros.) took the top slot on sales of 442,000 copies in the week ended…
Optimum Releasing, the U.K. distrib recently acquired by StudioCanal, has launched a record label to release compilation albums, audio books and movie soundtracks.
This musical smorgasbord, combining the considerable talents of jazz harpist/pianist/thrush Corky Hale and Broadway diva Jennifer Leigh Warren, may have been billed as "A New Cabaret Show," but it…