Ibrahim Ferrer, the distinguished 78 year old front man of the Buena Vista Social Club band, died August 6 in Havana, Cuba. Ferrer fell ill last week after returning to Havana from a month-long…
Leading opera director Francesca Zambello is set to helm her first feature, "The Legend of Pork Pie," a musical fantasy from indie producer Daniel Bigel's recently established L.A. production company.
It was hot, it was muddy, it was loud -- and eventually folks realized it was historic. Woodstock, which took place 31 years ago next week, went on to define a generation.
Apple has launched its iTunes Music Store in what may be the toughest market yet: Japan.
Record biz publicity maven Sherry Ring has been tapped senior VP of publicity for RCA Records, where she will oversee media campaigns for the label's artists.
Warner Music Group reported a wider quarterly loss, but its shares rose nearly 7% Tuesday due to higher revenue from digital music and strong sales by Rob Thomas and Green Day.
As Soundbuzz, which claims to be Asia's largest online music retailer, on Wednesday became the third company to offer legal downloads in Hong Kong, analysts and executives were queuing up to beat the…
Matched against several surprising bows, the 19th edition of "Now That's What I Call Music!" (Capitol) easily retained its top spot on the nation's album chart, moving 236,000 copies in its second…
Quincy Jones has signed on to compose the original score for Paramount's "Get Rich or Die Tryin'," his first film score in the two decades since "The Color Purple." Jones, who has been nommed for…
CBS is moving the Monday night edition of Mark Burnett's "Rock Star: INXS" to Viacom sib VH1. "Rock Star" has been airing three nights a week on the Eye, with segs on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday…
The sixth annual Latin Grammy Awards will be broadcast for the first time on Spanish-language net Univision. Kudos are set to air Thursday, Nov. 3, from the Shrine Auditorium.