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  • Elvis Costello looks at the orchestral possibilities in Bowl shows

     Elvis Costello looks at the orchestral possibilities in Bowl shows
    Don't think that just because Elvis Costello is joining the Los Angeles Philharmonic for two shows at the Hollywood Bowl this week that the former Angry Young Man of the British new wave movement has gone soft now that he's turned 60.
  • 'Motown' is Berry Gordy's memory box

    'Motown' is Berry Gordy's memory box
    How to tell the story of Berry Gordy, the visionary who signed and nurtured Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, Gladys Knight, Stevie Wonder and countless other Motown hit-makers? The self-described "bum with a dream" who built Motown Records into...

    UMG Dissolves Island Def Jam, Barry Weiss Steps Down

    Universal Music Group announced it was dissolving the Island Def Jam Music Group that housed three of its biggest labels under one roof, as well as a number of label and exec shakeups, on Tuesday morning -- chief among those changes being the ankling of...

    Can this man save the music business?

    Can this man save the music business?
    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...

    'Motown' tour has its Berry Gordy and Diana Ross

    'Motown' tour has its Berry Gordy and Diana Ross
    The national tour of “Motown The Musical,” kicking off in Chicago in April, has found its Diana Ross and Berry Gordy, representatives for the tour announced on Monday. Allison Semmes, a Chicago native and graduate of the University of...