1. 14 Artists to Watch in 2014

    January 13, 2014 12:00 PM EST They're not household names. . . yet, but these 14 music makers -- including pop stars in the making, soulful UK upstarts, an up and coming rapper, and a few hot groups -- are primed to do big things this year. John Newman , @JohnNewmanMusic Genre: Soul After the British…

  2. HAERTS Sample Upcoming Debut Album at Buzzy Brooklyn Show

    January 09, 2014 2:45 PM EST Columbia signee gets with a rousing opening set from pop up-and-comer Betty Who How does a young band turn one four-song EP into a headlining show at one of Brooklyn's most popular venues? Having a fresh deal with Columbia Records helps, as does having a debut album that everyone wants…

  3. HAERTS Takes Flight With 'Wings' Single, Preps Debut Album

    December 12, 2013 2:45 PM EST NYC group's excellent first single was recently named iTunes' Single of the Week. "People always ask us about the whole 'Google' thing," says HAERTS singer Nini Fabi, "but it really had nothing to do with that." Fabi is talking about the name HAERTS -…

  4. 2 Chainz to Tour With Pusha T in 2014

    December 09, 2013 9:15 PM EST Two of rap's more recognizable personalities are teaming up and going on the road in early 2014. This February and March, 2 Chainz will tour behind his sophomore release "B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time," and he's bringing along fellow rapper -- and past collaborator -- Pusha T.…

  5. 50 Cent Business Book 'The 50th Law' Due This Fall

    July 23, 2009 5:39 PM EDT Rap star 50 Cent has turned his attention to publishing, having co-written a book about how to make business out of bling. Profile Books will publish The 50th Law, a business guide for the 21st century co-written by "modern Machiavelli" Robert Greene and 50 Cent, in the autumn. It…

  6. This Day in Music

    September 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Destiny's Child, Mariah Carey and Ciara divvie up the wealth at the Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards, taking home two trophies apiece. 2005 - Destiny's Child, Mariah Carey and Ciara divvie up the wealth at the Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards, taking home two trophies apiece.…

  7. This Day in Music

    July 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Pianist Bill Miller, Frank Sinatra's pianist for nearly 50 years, dies in Montreal at the age of 91. 2006 - Pianist Bill Miller, Frank Sinatra's pianist for nearly 50 years, dies in Montreal at the age of 91. 2005 - Dave Matthews Band's "Dreamgirl" video…

  8. This Day in Music

    September 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Destiny's Child, Mariah Carey and Ciara divvie up the wealth at the Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards, taking home two trophies apiece. 2005 - Destiny's Child, Mariah Carey and Ciara divvie up the wealth at the Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards, taking home two trophies apiece.…

  9. This Day in Music

    July 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Pianist Bill Miller, Frank Sinatra's pianist for nearly 50 years, dies in Montreal at the age of 91. 2006 - Pianist Bill Miller, Frank Sinatra's pianist for nearly 50 years, dies in Montreal at the age of 91. 2005 - Dave Matthews Band's "Dreamgirl" video…

  10. This Day in Music

    September 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>R&B artist Erma Franklin, who sang backup for her better-known sister Aretha, dies of cancer in Detroit. She is 64.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2005 - Destiny's Child, Mariah Carey and Ciara divvie up the wealth at the…

  11. This Day in Music

    July 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Travis drummer Neil Primrose suffers a head injury while swimming in a pool in Belfort, France, necessitating the cancellation of several European concerts.<br clear="none"/><br clear="n 2005 - Dave Matthews Bandís ìDreamgirlî video premieres…

  12. This Day in Music

    September 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Canadian singer/songwriter Gordon Lightfoot, 63, is rushed to the hospital with an undisclosed stomach illness, just hours before he is due to perform in his hometown of Gorilla, Ontario 2004 - Scottish alternative rock act Franz Ferdinand wins the 2004 Nationwide…

  13. This Day in Music

    July 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1996 - </b>Musician and manager Chas (Bryan) Chandler dies at the age of 57.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2002 - Travis drummer Neil Primrose suffers a head injury while swimming in a pool in Belfort, France, necessitating the cancellation…

  14. This Day in Music

    September 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>R&B artist Erma Franklin, who sang backup for her better-known sister Aretha, dies of cancer in Detroit. She is 64. 2002 - R&B artist Erma Franklin, who sang backup for her better-known sister Aretha, dies of cancer in Detroit. She is 64. 2002 - Canadian…

  15. This Day in Music

    July 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Travis drummer Neil Primrose suffers a head injury while swimming in a pool in Belfort, France, necessitating the cancellation of several European concerts. 2002 - Travis drummer Neil Primrose suffers a head injury while swimming in a pool in Belfort, France,…

  16. Paganini: After a Dream

    May 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Most attempts to fuse jazz and classical music fail miserably, resulting in stilted and staid music. On her Most attempts to fuse jazz and classical music fail miserably, resulting in stilted and staid music. On her latest recording, Paganini: After a Dream, Regina Carter deftly navigates the…

  17. Paganini's Violin Inspires Regina Carter's 'Dream'

    April 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. There is a good reason why Regina Carter is pictured inside her latest release holding a violin, flanked by two somber, uniformed guards. The Guarneri violin, dubbed "Il Cannaone" or "The Cannon," dates to the 1700s and was…

  18. This Day in Music

    September 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Rage Against The Machine bassist Timothy Commerford pleads guilty to charges of assault and disorderly conduct in a Manhattan court, and is sentenced to time served, stemming from an inc 2000 - Rage Against The Machine bassist Timothy Commerford pleads guilty to…

  19. Agustín Barrios Mangoré: Confesión

    July 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Dubbed "the Paganini of the guitar," the Paraguayan composer/guitarist Agustín Barrios MangorÉ (1885-1944) composed more than 300 pieces for his instrument, many of which haven't survive Dubbed "the Paganini of the guitar," the Paraguayan composer/guitarist Agustín…