| Jul 26, 2012
| 7:58 PM
BMG Rights Management has raised its hand as a potential buyer for Parlophone Records, a boutique record label in Britain whose artists include Coldplay, Chemical Brothers and Sigur Ros, according to a music executive familiar with the discussions.
| Jul 27, 2012
| 12:58 PM
Universal Music Group has submitted a proposal to the European Commission to sell off major assets in exchange for regulatory approval for its proposed $1.9 billion acquisition of EMI Recorded Music, the company said.
Because the deal would reduce the...
| 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 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...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 1:30 AM
The head of the South Korean firm looking to snap up Rhythm & Hues revealed in an exclusive interview Sunday with Variety that he intends to keep the company going. David Shim is managing partner of JS Communications, which got approval from the courts...
| Dec 9, 2012
| 8:14 AM
My 10 selections are not the "best" recordings of 2012, only ones that represent some of the recordings that have given me particular pleasure this past year.
Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 (with performing version of the finale). Berlin Philharmonic, Simon...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 10:45 PM
1. Record Of The Year Lonely Boy
The Black Keys The Black Keys & Danger Mouse, producers; Tom Elmhirst & Kennie Takahashi, engineers/mixers; Brian Lucey, mastering engineer Track from: El Camino [Nonesuch] Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)
| Nov 24, 2012
| 11:03 AM
They were four completely unknown men living in Liverpool in 1962.
Ordinary 20-something-year-olds who had formed what seemed to be a very ordinary rock band.
Their names were John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Pete Best -- they called...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 9:37 PM
An album review by Ernest Hardy of the Robert Glasper Experiment's 'Black Radio.'...
| Mar 7, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Todd Martens looks at the week in the music charts. For Adele, it's week No. 23 at the top of the U.S. pop charts. The week's top debut, and indeed the only debut inside the top 10, is Kid Cudi's psychedelic rock project WZRD. And genre-hopping jazz...
| Mar 2, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Up-and-coming digital music distributor INgrooves buys Fontana Distribution from Universal, allowing the San Francisco company to offer physical album distribution capabilities....