| Sep 26, 2013
| 11:40 AM
Warner Music Group Corp. has tapped Bart Cools to lead its electronic dance music strategy as it pushes to take advantage of the growing EDM genre.
Cools, a key architect of EDM star David Guetta's dramatic rise, will hold the newly created position...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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.
| Nov 21, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The Recording Academy will present its prestigious Salute to Industry Icons award to Universal Music Group Chairman and Chief Executive Lucian Grainge in recognition of his contributions to the music business.
A pre-Grammy gala will be held Jan. 25 at...
| 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 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...
| 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...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 11:05 AM
Byron Janis is one of the most inspiring survivors in classical music.
Despite decades of struggling to overcome the debilitating effects of, first, a childhood injury to his left hand, and, later, severe arthritis in his fingers and wrists, the great...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Lucian Grainge has a vision for the future of the music business that bears scant resemblance to the traditional record company playbook.
He is putting songs on smartphones in Africa, reviving moribund American record labels and making Lorde into a...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 6:00 AM
It was the pop culture equivalent of the Big Bang, a televised moment that changed music for decades to come.
Fifty years ago Sunday, the Beatles made their U.S. live television debut on "The Ed Sullivan Show" as 73 million people tuned in, the...