| Mar 28, 2014
Maker Studios, which is being acquired by The Walt Disney Co. in a deal worth up to $950 million, has cut a content-licensing deal with cable music-video service Music Choice for more than 500 hours of the YouTube multichannel network's clips.
As part of...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Pluto.TV, a startup whose investors include UTA CEO Jeremy Zimmer and Terry Semel's Windsor Media, is launching the beta version of its online web-video guide that aggregates Internet content into 24-hour, TV-like channels.
At launch, Pluto.TV offers...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Claudio Abbado, an Italian conductor whose wide-ranging mastery of symphonic and operatic repertory and attention to detail drew comparisons to more famous maestros Carlo Mario Giulini, Arturo Toscanini and Herbert von Karajan, has died. He was 80.
| Oct 31, 2013
| 12:22 PM
Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” will surely go down as one of the biggest songs of 2013. The slinky dance track was No. 1 for 12 weeks, sold more than 6 million copies and served as the soundtrack for one of the most deliciously...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 5:35 AM
As rock groups go, tribute bands are low on the totem pole. No record deals, no radio play, no respect from rock critics. Their fans, if they have any, tend to like them not for who they are, but for who they pretend to be.
The Fab Faux rise above their...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 11:45 AM
Miranda Lambert and Tim McGraw (seven nominations), and Keith Urban (six nominations) lead the pack of nominees at this year's Academy of Country Music Awards. The following is a complete list of nominees:
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| Nov 29, 2013
| 11:00 AM
As a leading authority on the Beatles, researcher and author Mark Lewisohn is well aware that there have been far too many books written about the Fab Four. "In general terms and in biographical terms, I think the Beatles have been underserved by books,"...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 10:50 AM
More than a quarter century after the U.S. versions of the Beatles' albums went out of print, all will be reissued individually and in a 13-CD boxed set on Jan. 21 (a day earlier in the rest of the world) in conjunction with various commemorations of...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Canada's Arcade Fire predictably claimed the top rung of the U.S. Album chart last week, leading a field of six fresh titles into the national top 10.
The group's dance-inflected "Reflektor" (Capitol) grabbed the apex with a 140,000-unit debut week,...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 10:30 AM
In conversation, Mexican singer-actress-author-radio host-entrepreneur Thalia is a relentlessly upbeat presence. The words "cool" and "amazing," as well as stronger variants, pop up in nearly every sentence, and even mentions of her rare career slipups...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 8:00 PM
Los Angeles’ increasing reputation as a capital for new classical music got further confirmation from the Grammy Awards on Friday night. Five recordings that involve the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Santa Monica new music series Jacaranda, the...