Producer and American Recordings chief Rick Rubin is weighing an offer to become co-chairman of Columbia Records, according to a New York Times story.
Czech pop composer and former rock star Karel Svoboda, who scored dozens of films and musicals over four decades, was found dead at his home in Jevany, Czech Republic, apparently from a…
Veteran Italian film composer Ennio Morricone made his U.S. conducting debut Saturday night, performing many of his best-known movie themes with a 100-piece orchestra and a 100-voice choir before an…
African paybox M-Net is capitalizing on the passion for music in West Africa by airing the region's first local "Idols" hunt for a new star.
A week after reorganizing its major pop music labels, EMI has gone the same route with its indie-oriented operation. EMI Music has reorganized its U.S. indie distribution arm, Caroline, into three…
Gian Carlo Menotti, who composed a pair of Pulitzer Prize-winning operas and founded the Spoleto arts festivals in the United States and Italy, died yesterday at a hospital in Monaco. He was 95.
Singer-songwriter Marc Cohn will return to Colorado for concerts in three cities next week, his first performances in the state since he was shot in the head during a carjacking attempt in Denver…
The woman who claims to be James Brown's fourth wife wants half of the singer's estate and to be allowed back into the South Carolina home she was locked out of soon after his death.
At first glance, naming her third album "Introducing Joss Stone" appears to be a bit of misnomer. Certainly, she is known well-enough from her two S-Curve recordings that a switch to Virgin doesn't…
Once the Recording Academy gets past Feb. 11's Grammy Awards ceremony, the music org will turn much of its attention to its golden anniversary -- which will mostly be spent in Los Angeles.
News Corp.'s Star is expanding Singapore's music horizons with Channel [V] Taiwan and Channel [V] Mainland China.