NEW YORK— The groundbreaking song-and-dance show "Soul Train" is chugging toward Broadway.» Read More
I wonder if I'll be able to get into my garage when I get back from this trip to Michigan and Ohio? Sure I will. After all it is 2007 right? How long can it take to get a garage door part? "They say it's going to take two weeks." It's my lovely wife on the phone. " I asked them why and the woman didn't know. They say the part has to come from Ohio."
Want to know how the music industry is going to make money in this piracy-heavy digital distribution age? Take a look at Led Zeppelin. Last night its long-awaited concert in London got such hugely rave reviews, people are begging and pleading for the band to go on a worldwide tour.
This is kinda funny, in a sad way. Someone sent me this picture of a sign from a community outside Las Vegas (notice the Lennar sign down in the corner). Mm...how could anyone pass up such a deal?
How many of you have ever met Levi Strauss? How about J.C. Penney, the man, not the store? Did you ever call Sam Walton a "hillbilly" and an "s.o.b." in print? The answer of course is, no. But "Papa Jack" Weil has done all three and lived to tell about it. He's lived 106 years.
It was a kind of "stop the presses!" moment when Warner Music boss Edgar Bronfman took the stage earlier this week at the big GSMA Mobile Asia Congress in Macau, telling the assembled guests that they should embrace the model put forth by Apple Inc.
The other night I attended the concert by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band at the Verizon Center here in Washington, DC. Some people I know attach religious significance to Springsteen concerts. I think politicians have something to learn from Bruce, too.
Haven't had much time to blog as I'm out here covering the California wildfires. Wish I could tell you all I've seen but here's at least one slice. For all the problems people sometimes have with their insurance companies, here in Southern California, right now those agents are heroes.
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.