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…
The revolving door at No. 1 keeps on spinning as Danity Kane, the latest TV-created band, opens in the top slot this week. Group is the third different chart-topper in three weeks, and the trend is…
"NBC Sunday Night Football" has two unlikely new partners: composer and music director John Williams and recording artist Pink. Williams has composed the theme music for "NBC Sunday Night Football"…
Music company T-Series has partnered with Hungama Mobile to release the music of helmer Farhan Akhtar's "Don" on iTunes before the soundtrack CDs go on sale Saturday, a first for Bollywood.
In its biggest Asian deal to date, Viacom's MTV Networks is buying out the majority share in MTV Japan from private-equity partner H&Q Asia Pacific. Purchase price was undisclosed.
In her Gotham debut at Lincoln Center, jazz thrush Jackie Ryan had the added luxury of Cyrus Chestnut, who provided bold and lushly flavored accompaniment. Ryan is an adventurous, rangy contralto…