Los Angeles Opera general director Placido Domingo came up with a truly memorable gala concert to celebrate the company's 20th. It was an entertainment, a promotional blurb, a history lesson, a…
In an artistically expansive and lengthy program, Pink Floyd guitarist-singer David Gilmour proffered all the material on his lush and languid solo disc while dipping deep into the Floyd catalog to…
The Producers Guild of America has scheduled its Celebration of Diversity gala for May 9 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.
The two Nashville divisions of Sony BMG are being combined into one, with RCA Label Group chief Joe Galante taking over as chairman of the operation.
Michael Jackson is recording an album that will be released on a label owned by the son of Bahrain's king. Label 2 Seas Records, owned by Sheik Abdulla bin Hamad Al Khalifa, said Tuesday that it had…
Music sales saw another jumbling of the top 10 with three new entries -- Toby Keith, LL Cool J and the guy whose song has been closing "American Idol" episodes for the past two months.
Joan Osborne has traveled a rather circuitous path since her mid-'90s hit "One of Us" became the most ubiquitous piety-pop hit of the post-"Spirit in the Sky" era. Rather than try to follow that…
The Cirque du Soleil Beatles show has decided on a name and set June 30 for a gala premiere. "The Beatles LOVE" starts performances June 2 at the Mirage in Las Vegas.
The Chicago band Umphrey's McGee has made a rapid grassroots rise in the national jam-band scene, going in the past year or so from headlining small clubs to nearly selling out the Avalon. "Umph" has…
Eyeing Asia expansion, Bertelsmann on Tuesday appointed Michael Smellie to rep the German media giant's interests in the new post of president of media development, Asia Pacific.
EMI is promoting Claudia Palmer to executive VP and chief operating officer of EMI Music Publishing Continental Europe. Currently senior VP of corporate development at EMI Group, Palmer will assume…