German media giant Bertelsmann on Wednesday posted a 50% drop in net profit to E224 million ($277 million) in the first half of the year due in part to restructuring costs at Sony BMG Music…
Kanye West's "Late Registration" sold 860,000 copies in its first week for the second biggest sales week of the year, according to Nielsen SoundScan. West's sophomore disc for Roc-a-Fella/Def Jam…
Leonard Slatkin has just completed the first of his two seasons as Los Angeles Philharmonic principal guest conductor at the Hollywood Bowl -- and already he has freshened the programming…
Thesps Robert Redford and Julie Harris, singers Tony Bennett and Tina Turner and dancer Suzanne Farrell have been selected to receive this year's Kennedy Center Honors, the org announced Tuesday.
Solo act Antony & the Johnsons collected the Mercury Music Prize for 2005 at a ceremony Tuesday night in the capital's Grosvenor House Hotel.
EMI Music has inked a pact with the Mouse House to license the entire Disney music catalog from the past 75 years in the U.K., continental Europe, South Africa and the Middle East.
Kazaa just got Grokstered Down Under. An Australian court ruled Monday that Sharman Networks, operator of popular peer-to-peer file-swapping network Kazaa, infringes the country's copyright laws and…
For the first time since launching in the U.K. 15 months ago, online song shop Napster has revealed its performance figures in Britain.
Every August, 40,000 people descend on this lush and remote island for the annual Mt. Hagen Sing-Sing, a singing contest featuring cannibals and head-hunters.
Blues guitarist and singer R.L. Burnside, who became a cult hero at the age of 65 when he started recording for the Fat Possum label and appearing on bills with rock acts, died Thursday in Memphis…