LOS ANGELES-- A lawyer for the parent company of AEG Live LLC called Michael Jackson a freak on the day the singer signed a multimillion contract for a series of ill-fated comeback concerts, emails displayed for a jury on Wednesday showed.» Read More
LOS ANGELES-- A lawyer for the parent company of AEG Live LLC called Michael Jackson a freak on the day the singer signed a multimillion contract for a series of ill-fated comeback concerts, emails displayed for a jury on Wednesday showed.
Tension has been rising between Russia and neighboring Azerbaijan over an alleged vote-rigging scandal whose reverberations are being felt across Europe.
HONG KONG-- Fans know her as the sweet schoolgirl in the 2011 blockbuster "You Are the Apple of My Eye." After she graduated from the University of Southern California and returned home to Taiwan, her initial attempts to break into the island's music scene hit a brick wall.
Another day, another domination for Taylor Swift: She was the red hot winner at the Billboard Music Awards. Swift won eight of 11 awards, including top artist and top Billboard 200 album for "Red."
CANNES, France-- The Coen brothers' resurrection of the pre-Dylan folk scene in Greenwich Village serenaded Cannes with its period music and melancholy tale of a self-destructive, feline-toting musician. "Inside Llewyn Davis" was met rapturously at the Cannes Film Festival, where it premiered Sunday night.
Either country crooner Kree Harrison or vocal powerhouse Candice Glover will be revealed Thursday night as the 12th season champion of "American Idol."
Bill Werde, Billboard Magazine editorial director, discusses how technology is changing the business of music.
*Google music streaming service costlier than Pandora. SAN FRANCISCO, May 15- Google Inc launched a music service on Wednesday that allows users to listen to unlimited songs for $9.99 a month, challenging smaller companies like Pandora and Spotify in the market for streaming music.
Although the tech giant won't comment, it's been in talk with music labels and is expected to compete with Spotify, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin.
Adam Leach, principal analyst at Ovum, talks to CNBC about Google's plans to launch a Spotify- like music streaming service.
Record producer Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre are giving $70 million to the University of Southern California to help create the next Steve Jobs. The New York Times reports.
Google has reportedly signed licensing deals with Universal Music and Sony Music to launch a subscription music service that would compete with fast-growing start-up Spotify.
TORONTO, May 13- Music lovers wanting to hear live tunes without going to a concert or club or leaving the comfort of their home can use new computer apps that connect them to events in venues around the world.
NEW YORK-- Ryan Seacrest will produce a new music series for the Spanish-speaking Telemundo network that will feature two established artists competing against each other for the audience's vote. The format for "Superstar Showdown" has been successful in other countries.
Two contestants are from civil war-ravaged Syria, including a singer-composer whose bus was ambushed by gunmen en route to her audition and a music student who brought judges to tears with a song lamenting the devastation of his hometown of Aleppo.
How's this for a weekend update with Seth Meyers: The "Saturday Night Live" funnyman is going to succeed Jimmy Fallon as the host of NBC's "Late Night."
When singer-songwriter Lauryn Hill recorded her Grammy-winning album, she had no idea the money would ultimately put her behind bars, reports CNBC's Robert Frank.
STOCKHOLM, May 7- Senegalese singer Youssou N'Dour has won a share of Sweden's $150,000 Polar music prize- awarded in the past to Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan and violinist Yo-Yo Ma- for promoting understanding between faiths as well as for his music.
JAKARTA, May 7- Veteran U.S. rock band Aerosmith has not explained what security concerns prompted it last week to cancel a near sell-out concert in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta, the show's promoter said on Tuesday. Jakarta was put on high terror alert last week after counter-terrorism police said they had foiled a planned attack on the Myanmar embassy.
NEWARK, N.J., May 6- A U.S magistrate judge sentenced Grammy-winning hip hop artist Lauryn Hill to three months in prison, three months in home confinement and a $60,000 fine on Monday for federal tax evasion.