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…
Neil Young and Jonathan Demme swapped filmmaking anecdotes and praise for each other's talents Thursday at the first full day of the SXSW Music Festival.
Six months ago, Arctic Monkeys was barely known in this country, the latest in a seemingly never-ending stream of next big things the British press props up. The hype has crossed the Atlantic, as the…
Juvenile's "Reality Check" (Atlantic) sold 174,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan, earning the New Orleans-based rapper his first No. 1 record.