The Beastie Boys bridged and tunneled their way to No. 1 in the album sales chart as their first disc in six years, "To the 5 Boroughs" (Capitol), debuted at No. 1 on sales of 360,000.
HBO is near a deal to start production on its first musical, an original period tuner starring OutKast's Andre 3000 and Big Boi.
Velvet Revolver's "Contraband" may be the No. 1 album in America, but you won't see many hipsters bopping their head to it on an iPod.
Digital media company Loudeye has acquired European online music distributor On Demand Distribution (OD2) in a deal worth up to $57 million.
The return of Lollapalooza has been nixed, the latest in a line of summer concerts expected to do considerable business that didn't pan out.
The pricklier an artist, the more challenging it is to mount a successful tribute, and few performers left behind a legacy more thorny -- artistically and politically -- than Nina Simone. To the…
The Secret Machines' Reprise debut, "Now Here Is Nowhere," roars and wanders simultaneously. Live, the compositions are secondary to the power of instrumentation. This is a band that plays loud, and…
Envelope-pushing senior citizens aren't an easy sell in today's jazz world, but as this double bill -- one of the more interesting programs at this year's JVC Jazz Festival -- made abundantly clear…
Indie label Musicrama has created a new division, MDM Musicrama Distribution & Marketing, and tapped former Caroline Distribution prexy Duncan Hutchison to head it.
Online musicstore MusicNow has appointed co-founder and former SVP of business development Gary Cohen as prexy. He replaces Scott Kauffman, who's taking over as CEO of digital magazine startup Zinio…
While the first day of the 2004 Playboy Jazz Festival stayed generally within the galaxy of music that can be called jazz, Sunday's edition sometimes careened off the chart in the inimitable Playboy…