Young Chicago MC Lupe Fiasco has all the right names behind him: Before his infectious skateboarding single "Kick, Push" broke through to the mainstream, he'd been hyped by superstars like Jay-Z…
Buoyed by a fantastic band, singer-songwriter Ray Lamontagne turned the often-repetitive rasp of his most recent album, "Till The Sun Turns Black" into something far more engaging, limiting his…
Gerald Levert, the fiery singer of passionate R&B love songs and the son of O'Jays singer Eddie Levert, died Friday in Cleveland, Ohio of an apparent heart attack. He was 40.
Exquisite on all counts, the Brazilian singer and songwriter Marisa Monte took an enthusiastic packed house on a journey Wednesday through several strains of unique pop music from her native Rio de…
Napster continued its slow progress toward profitability last quarter as revenue rose 9% to $23.4 million and net loss fell 34% to $9 million.
Brits dominate the list of 36 acts that received platinum awards from the Intl. Federation of Phonographic Industry for albums that sell more than 1 million copies in Europe.
Eminem has signed with ICM to represent his acting and producing careers. He remains at William Morris for music.
The labels are getting their first piece of the digital-music-player biz. In a first-of-its-kind deal sure to cause headaches for Steve Jobs in the future, Microsoft has agreed to give Universal…
A sitcom star is born: Fox is developing a half-hour comedy revolving around "American Idol" finalist Kellie Pickler. Pickler will play a naive small-town Southern girl -- a character based on…
U.S. and Canada rights to music docu "When the Road Bends... Tales of a Gypsy Caravan" have been acquired by specialty distrib Shadow Distribution and DVD releasing firm Docurama. They've skedded a…
Sony/BMG Nashville exec Mark Wright will take over as president of Universal South Records, replacing the label's founders, Tim Dubois and Tony Brown.