Tyro documaker Don Sikorski has completed "Rap Sheet: Hip-Hop and the Cops," which shows that law enforcement has been compiling secret dossiers on hundreds of hip-hop artists and execs for years.
Gallic pols forwarded a copyright bill Tuesday that could radically alter the way music is sold over the Internet and drive Apple's iTunes out of France.
By design, every performance of Terry Riley's classic "In C" is an event. No two performances are alike; the piece is written with no set instrumentation, only 53 fragments and a repeated C-octave…
Talk about false advertising: The British-German group Art Brut named their band after the postwar movement formed by Jean Debuffet, who defined it as "works executed by those immune to artistic…
XM Satellite Radio has made its first record deal, aligning with Concord Music Group to create a series of branded compilations that correspond to XM shows and programs.
Playbill has joined forces with Sony BMG to create record label Playbill Records, set to debut in June with the release of a self-titled album by Broadway star Brian Stokes Mitchell.
Tim Bowen has been named chief operating officer of Sony BMG Music Entertainment. Announcement was made Sunday by Sony BMG CEO Rolf Schmidt-Holtz, to whom he reports. Bowen will be based in New York.
The title of Cesaria Evora's just-released RCA album, "Rogamar," translates into "praise the sea," or "pray to the sea," and Friday night at Royce Hall, you could feel a sultry salt-rimed languor in…
Minimalist Jukebox," the ambitious series produced by composer John Adams for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, was kicked off in a fine, if somewhat scruffy, manner with an after-hours party of music…
Two young bands that are part of the latest British invasion, the Editors and the Subways, walk away from the 20th edition of Austin's SXSW fest with the loudest buzz, followed closely by a…
Timing may not be everything, but it sure counts for something -- as borne out by the decision to circle St. Patrick's Day when it came time to schedule the New York dates on the brief reunion tour…