Many Ben Harper fans will tell you that a good deal of the Los Angeles guitarist's appeal derives from the unforced, down-to-earth atmosphere Harper and his band, the Innocent Criminals, create in…
Warner Music Intl. has become the first music major to pact with a mobile operator in Russia for downloads of its catalog.
So here's something you don't see everyday: A Hasidic Jew, clad in traditional garments from head to toe, stands atop a speaker on the side of a huge stage, a band playing groove-based reggae rhythms…
If anyone has earned the right to use the title "soul survivor," it's Candi Staton. The Southern singer, a staple on early '70s R&B playlists, was driven into seclusion by a combination of domestic…
Way before Wynton Marsalis leaped into prominence, it was Herbie Hancock who, in the late 1970s, inadvertently triggered the neo-bop reaction to jazz's electric period. This paved the way for the…
"Now 22" reclaimed the top slot on the nation's album sales chart, selling 1,400 more copies than DMX's "Year of the Dog Again" (Columbia). Columbia release "Now 22" sold 127,000 copies in its fourth…
The cult influence of Joy Division is reaching Velvet Underground-like levels. First it was Interpol, then She Wants Revenge and now Editors, a British quartet whose singer, Tom Smith, owes the late…
Struggling digital music company Loudeye is being acquired by cell phone maker Nokia for $60 million and will be put to use developing a mobile music service.
Popular post-punk rock band Hawthorne Heights has sued its label Victory Records and owner Tony Brummel seeking release from the company.
The sale of Bertelsmann's BMG Music Publishing could be wrapped up next month as the media giant continues to whittle down its list of potential buyers.
They're separated by four decades of age and several degrees of exposure to the music business, but at this rare Gotham summit, Appalachian products Hazel Dickens and Will Oldham came across as…
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