| Aug 11, 2012
These dog days of summer, when concert halls are terribly quiet around here, are a perfect time for classical music fans to do a little homework that will pay off in the new season.
Folks who have never heard, say, Leonard Bernstein's "Kaddish" Symphony,...
| Aug 3, 2012
| 10:15 AM
Even from the back wall at a recent Skrillex concert in Austin, Tex., the DJ's sound clatters and bangs on the brain, an all-out aural assault. Every thump of the bass feels like a punch to the throat, from the inside. Yet the thousands of revelers...
| Aug 17, 2012
| 2:12 PM
Whatever its literary merits, “Fifty Shades of Grey” can take credit for a few things. The phenomenal best-seller has brought kinky erotica out from under the covers and into the mainstream. It has provided comedians and parodists with ripe...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 9:24 PM
The European Commission's competition committee is scheduled Friday to deliberate whether it will approve Universal Music Group's proposed $2.2-billion merger with EMI Music, according to industry officials.
If approved by antitrust regulators in...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 1:32 PM
He is known to artists such as Kanye West and Beyonce simply as "Big Jon."
Jon Platt, a music-publishing veteran of EMI responsible for signing top hip-hop and R&B talent including Usher, Drake, Ludacris and others, announced Monday that he's landed at...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 1:36 PM
Regulators in the U.S. and Europe on Friday approved Universal Music Group’s $1.9 billion acquisition of the music division of EMI Group Ltd., giving the Los Angeles-based music company control of the Beatles music catalogue and the iconic Abbey...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 2:42 PM
KPCC-FM (89.9) morning show co-host Madeleine Brand is leaving the station and will be replaced by Alex Cohen as the in-studio partner of A Martinez.
Brand announced Friday that she’s leaving the station to pursue other career opportunities....
| Jul 18, 2012
| 8:09 AM
The climate is heating up for Universal Music Group in Brussels as the company shuttles its proposal to buy EMI's recorded music business through Europe's labyrinthine antitrust approval process.
The pending $1.9-billion acquisition, announced in...
| Nov 7, 2011
With negotiations for Citigroup to sell EMI dragging on longer than a Wagnerian opera, the bank has invited Universal Music Group back to the negotiating table this week after failing to break a logjam with the previous high-bidder, Warner Music Group....
| Nov 10, 2011
Calle 13 led the nominations for 12th Latin Grammy Awards with a record 10. Below is a complete list of the 2011 nominations as provided by the Latin Recording Academy. Winners are in bold italics. General Field Record Of The......
| Nov 10, 2011
Negotiations are heating up between Citigroup, the bank that owns EMI Group, and the companies that want to buy EMI's assets, which include a catalog of 1.4 million songs and recording contracts with a number of chart-topping bands, including Coldplay,...