To any of the 120,000 ticketholders at April's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., it would be difficult to imagine that the showcase barely survived its first year.
Auteurs Woody Allen and Spike Lee get grief from critics all the time for stepping out from behind their cameras and into their pics. In the music world, sonic auteurs -- the producers -- usually…
MTV's iconic moments are well known. But here are 10 of the more notable business developments in cabler's 25-year history.
Since winning the 1991 Thelonious Monk Intl. Saxophone Competition, Joshua Redman has established himself as a formidable presence, whether leading an organ trio, a hard bop quartet or a larger…
It has been two short years since Matisyahu married Hassidic Judaism and reggae. But with the March release of "Youth," the rapper-singer crashed alternative rock's barrier and connected with an…
A network known for its parties, MTV didn't celebrate its 25th anniversary on Aug. 1. Instead, the cabler's top execs dined quietly that night at a restaurant in New York not far from MTV's offices.
Gustavo Santaolalla has decided on only one film scoring job since accepting the Oscar for his work on "Brokeback Mountain": He'll do the music for Walter Salles' "On the Road."
Nearly 25 years after Grandmaster Flash brought his message to the masses, hip-hop has finally gone global. And though mutations like Puerto Rican reggaeton and Brazilian baile funk might have more…
Jeff Kwatinetz wants to fix the music business. To do this, the high-profile manager and chief exec of the Firm has structured a spate of deals that strive for a more equitable split between label…
French film composer Alexandre Desplat takes aim at his craft with the quiet resolve of a Zen master. "You just hope that you can spend time with wonderful artists, people who give you enough energy…
While he's best known to mainstream audiences as one-half of dada-soul duo Gnarls Barkley, Brian "Danger Mouse" Burton has tweaked the musical realm from behind the scenes for years. The first…