NEWPORT, R.I.-- The Newport Jazz Festival is adding a third day of music to mark its 60th anniversary and will focus that day on new and emerging acts, part of a plan to ensure the event does not become a "museum piece," festival producer George Wein said Wednesday.» Read More
I was lucky enough to get two tickets to the opening night of the new Nokia Theater in downtown Los Angeles. Who was playing? The Eagles AND The Dixie Chicks. Full disclosure: I got the tickets for free.
Hey California Tax Man! I know you're looking for Dionne Warwick, because you claim she owes you $2.6 million (see my earlier post). We found her!
Napster, the digital music service, said Tuesday it plans to attract more customers by moving to a Web-based platform allowing users to play their music from any computer without having to download any additional software.
The response to the Ann Coulter blog streams in! From Roald M: "Miss Wells states very well what christians believe. Ann Coulter, as is her style, put christian beliefs in a way that meant to bring on discussion or comment, but believe me, was not mean spirited..
This is a challenging blog to write. It’s very personal. The funny thing about being a Christian in this country is that, while Christianity is the dominant religion, I find it difficult to say, “I am a Christian.” I feel some people jump to conclusions, few of them flattering.
The Material Girl is cashing in, ditching a traditional music label for different kind of music company with a whole different approach to the industry. Now the music industry is waiting and watching--wondering who will win the next battle in the music industry's war.
From the Funny Business email bag, a treasure trove of frivolity! Countrywide wristband for auction on eBay. Letter of commitment to company could be thrown in for free! Reader Ed L. directed me to this listing...
Pop star Madonna is close to leaving her long-time Warner Bros. Records label for a wide-ranging $120 million deal with concert promotion firm Live Nation, a source familiar with the talks said Wednesday.
Nine albums from the late George Harrison have been made available online through retailers such as Apple's iTunes, record label Parlophone said on Wednesday, as the fourth and final member of the Beatles finally has gone digital.
Monday night on "The Big Idea," meet Robin Antin, creator of The Pussycat Dolls. She may have not been the best dancer in the world but that didn't stop her from going on to create the hugely successful dance troupe now known around the world.
It's funny what a little time off will do. Just back from vacation and figuratively pushing my psyche through the sieve of relaxation, it dawns on me slowly. Creativity takes guts. Some people have them, other people don't. This epiphany came from two disparate sources: football and the "new" TV season. I didn't see much of either on my seven day "hiatus" (we'll be revisiting that word in a second), but I saw enough -- enough to know that we, the consuming public, are getting cheated on both fronts.
The Recording Industry Association of America won a big victory--the first of 26,000 music file sharing copyright infringement suits settled in their favor. The amount of the settlement: $222,000. Considering that 10,000 of the suits have settled for less than $5,000 this is a good thing.
A U.S. jury has handed a victory to the music recording industry, which had claimed a Minnesota woman infringed song copyrights by using online media to illegally download and distribute music, according to court documents.
This is why CNBC makes money. We ask readers and viewers to come up with branding slogans...for free! I've asked you to help me develop a name for my weekly farm reports, and the response has been fantastic.
Japanese electronics giant Sony and Germany's Bertelsmann won competition clearance from the European Commission on Wednesday for their recorded music joint venture.
Pricing Rules? Radiohead, the British band, is ignoring them entirely. Now that the band has fulfilled its relationship with EMI music label and is on its own, it's letting its fans decide how much to pay for its new 10-song album. The new album called "In Rainbows" will initially be only available on the band's Web site. And fans name the price.
For someone used to forking over more than $5 bucks a cup to get her daily dose of caffeine at Starbucks, the idea of getting anything free or affordable at the world's largest coffee retailer is exciting.
Amazon.com launched an early version of its highly anticipated digital music download store, which is seen as a potential rival to Apple's dominant iTunes system.
What do Vince Neil of Motley Crue, the Governor of Nevada, O.J. Simpson and I all have in common? We were all in Las Vegas this week and three of us talked to each other. (Sorry Juice but you had split by the time I thought of it.) So what did Vince, the Governor and I talk about? Business.
Yahoo's take at Internet 2.0. Since Jerry Yang took the helm at Yahoo again, the Internet company's been trying to get back on track. And that means not just getting its ad strategy sorted out, but also starting to compete more with some of the more innovative Internet 2.0 companies, which of course means Facebook and social networking.