Let critics carp over Renee Fleming's mannered singing style, skewed interpretations and twisted vowel pronunciations: The Renee Fleming who made her Hollywood debut Tuesday provided a shining…
Of the 18 members of the current Count Basie Orchestra, only four actually played with the Count, who has been gone for 20 years now. Yet the well-drilled Basie signature brands of voicings and swing…
From the start of her headlining show at the Roxy, it was obvious that Welsh thrush Jem wasn't going to play the typical pouty, neurasthenic trip-hop chanteuse. Bounding out onstage, a broad smile on…
The Federal Trade Commission approved the merger of Sony Music and BMG on Wednesday, reducing the number of major recorded music distributors to four.
Ashlee Simpson keeps climbing. Introduced as Jessica's sister, launched on the WB's "7th Heaven" and embraced on her own MTV reality show, Simpson now lays claim to the No. 1 album in the country.
French Internet providers and music industryites Wednesday joined forces in the fight against music piracy, backing a package of measures including more online pay music sites.
Twentieth TV has cancelled the low-rated "On-Air With Ryan Seacrest" after less than eight months in firstrun syndication.
EMI's Jazz & Classics Group, which encompasses the labels Angel, Blue Note, EMI Classics and Manhattan Records, has upped three executives in legal, marketing and publicity departments.
Jay-Z had reason to celebrate his "99 Problems" Tuesday after nabbing half a dozen MTV Video Music Award nominations. MTV's 21st annual kudocast, skedded for Aug. 29 at Miami's American Airlines…
George Benson's nearly sold-out show harked back to the golden days of the 1970s and '80s when soul ruled the airwaves. Armed with a body of work that sounds as vibrant today as when it was recorded…
If F. Scott Fitzgerald was right and the mark of a first-rate mind is the ability to hold two contradictory ideas at the same time, there were some first-rate minds on the bill of the Hollywood…