The Arctic Monkeys rank mighty high on Britain's list of important exports. And while this frightfully young Manchester-bred bunch certainly fell into that category when the notoriously trendy U.K…
No matter how many Kellys, Clays or Taylors are created by "American Idol," the Fox show's face will always be Simon Cowell. His straightforward and, on occasion, caustic manner makes him an easy…
Unlike the work of most pop producers, Tim "Timbaland" Mosley's beats and left-field style are so distinctive, you can tell one of his joints the minute it jumps off.
To any of the 120,000 ticketholders at April's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., it would be difficult to imagine that the showcase barely survived its first year.
Auteurs Woody Allen and Spike Lee get grief from critics all the time for stepping out from behind their cameras and into their pics. In the music world, sonic auteurs -- the producers -- usually…
MTV's iconic moments are well known. But here are 10 of the more notable business developments in cabler's 25-year history.
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…