| 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...
| Dec 8, 2012
If the Grammy Award nomination announcements Wednesday did anything, they showed how high the level of music coming through the general Lehigh Valley area really is. The top nominee -- indie pop-rockers fun., which got six nominations of its own,......
| Feb 9, 2013
Every year, the Grammy Awards makes noise about freshening itself for a younger audience. And every year, it seems, it doesn’t. Or if it does, its efforts are clumsy. Yes, Adele, then 23, won six Grammys in 2012 — the......
| Mar 3, 2011
| 11:36 AM
If Ice Cube's career is any indication, the life cycle of a rapper is highly unpredictable.
One day you're protesting police brutality, and 20 years later you're playing cute for the "Ramona and Beezus" set.
Still, his legacy as one of the pioneers of...
| May 28, 2012
| 9:30 AM
Sara's new RCA Nashville album, Stronger, released March 8 and scored back-to-back weeks at #1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart! First-week sales in excess of 55,000 copies (source: Nielsen SoundScan) also earned the album a #6 debut on the all-...
| Feb 3, 2011
| 10:26 AM
Linkin Park has been around for 12 years now, but it was only last year that it made what has been hailed as its best album.
On Thursday, the veteran band will perform at Verizon Center as part of its "A Thousand Suns" tour, which recently completed...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 6:29 AM
Nostalgia is catching up with us as musicians resurrect albums on stage that we’ve scarcely had time to forget about: Rapper 50 Cent last month performed all of his 2003 effort “Get Rich or Die Tryin’” at a festival in Texas, and...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 10:25 AM
A couple of controversial, Internet piracy bills in Congress have pit the tech industry against the music business, even independents.
In a statement sent out early Wednesday afternoon, A2IM, the largest trade organization of independent musicians and...