| Jun 13, 2013
| 9:57 AM
Music streaming service Rdio, which competes with Spotify and Pandora, is launching in seven new territories, including Hong Kong and Malaysia.
This marks the first time Rdio (pronounced are-dee-oh) will be available to listeners in Asia, the company...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 9:30 AM
Vevo, an online streaming service for music videos, has launched on Windows 8, the company said Wednesday.
Users of the Microsoft operating system can access Vevo, which has 75,000 videos, through Vevo's app.
The New York-based company, which...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 6:48 AM
This year's American Music Festival, happening Labor Day weekend in Virginia Beach, will a feature a host of big bands including Daughtry, Barnenaked Ladies, Smash Mouth and Robert Randolph and the Family Band.
Festival performances take place on or...
| May 9, 2013
| 2:52 PM
Sales are no longer the only path to gold and platinum in the music business. The Recording Industry Assn. of America, the music business trade association that certifies and issues the storied gold and platinum awards, will now hand out precious metal...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 2:35 PM
Stevie Wonder has something extra special in the bag of goodies he’ll be toting to his 18th House Full of Toys holiday benefit concert in Los Angeles: He’s going to perform the entire “Songs in the Key of Life” album at the Dec. 21...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 8:23 AM
Here are two nuggets of concert news. First, bluegrass star Rhonda Vincent will perform in Virginia Beach June 28. Secondly, tickets to see hard-rock acts Shinedown and Papa Roach in Virginia Beach Aug. 31 go on sale June 7.
Here are news releases about...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 2:34 PM
Better late than never.
Artists such as Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber and Eminem got a big boost in the eyes of the Recording Industry Assn. of America in May as the music business tracker began to count streams of songs online.
The industry group said...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 12:15 PM
We're not sure where Kanye West and Jay-Z's duel of self-mythologizing will end up -- perhaps with a "Yeezus" sequel titled "I Am Cthulhu"? But Jay-Z has escalated matters with his newest promotional gambit.
His new album, "Magna Carta Holy Grail," has...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 1:55 PM
One item not included in my recent Arts & Books article on Atoms for Peace was the fact that Thom Yorke wore a tank top during the band's semi-secret club show last month in Los Angeles.
Big deal, you might be thinking.
But given the bookish shut-in...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 9:28 AM
Jay-Z’s new album, “Magna Carta Holy Grail,” came out Wednesday night, and as the rapper predicts on one track from it, he did indeed crash the Internet. Not literally, of course, but the artist's 12th solo studio album, released early...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 10:50 AM
Just as Tina Turner always boasted that she never does anything nice and easy, Garth Brooks never does anything small. So in capping his residency in Las Vegas, the biggest-selling country performer of all time has assembled a new eight-disc box set...