1. IFPI's Investing in Music 2014 Report: Annual A&R & Marketing Spend Tops $4.3 Billion

    November 24, 2014 7:00 PM EST It's become a much-heard and endlessly repeated complaint of the digital age that record labels no longer invest in artist development, but a new report from IFPI suggests that the opposite is in fact true. Record companies' annual spending on A&R and marketing now tops $4.3…

  2. Placido Domingo’s L.A. Opera Contract Extended

    September 06, 2014 7:30 AM EDT Placido Domingo 's contract as general director of the Los Angeles Opera has been extended through the 2018-19 season. Placido Domingo to Close-Out London's iTunes Festival The 73-year-old tenor became artistic consultant to the company in 1984 and was artistic director from 2001-03…

  3. Plácido Domingo Talks Passion For Soccer Ahead of World Cup Performance

    July 04, 2014 10:45 AM EDT For Placido Domingo, opera and soccer go hand in hand. The Spanish tenor has performed during almost every World Cup since 1990 and plans a July 11 concert in Rio de Janeiro, just two days before the city hosts the final game. Shakira Confirmed to Perform 'La La La' at World Cup…

  4. Yanni, 'Inspirato': Exclusive Album Premiere

    April 22, 2014 2:08 PM EDT Yanni, the globally popular composer, is back and he's brought with him some of the world greats of opera. The Greek-born musician returns with an album of his best known works, sung with newly-created lyrics by such renowned opera stars such as Plácido Domingo, Renée Fleming,…

  5. New York City Opera To File For Bankruptcy

    October 02, 2013 1:12 AM EDT New York City Opera said Tuesday it is shutting down and filing for bankruptcy protection after seven decades as a fixture on the metropolitan cultural scene. The company announced Sept. 12 that it needed to raise $7 million by the end of that month. Spokeswoman Risa Heller said about $2…

  6. New York City Opera Plans For Bankruptcy If Cash Can’t Be Raised

    September 27, 2013 1:23 AM EDT New York City Opera could be sounding its final note this weekend - at least for a while. The 70-year-old company says it plans to file for bankruptcy and scrap the bulk of its 2013-14 season unless it somehow manages to reach its fundraising goal, which it admitted is not likely. "The…

  7. Placido Domingo Discharged from Hospital, Eyeing Return to the Stage This August

    July 15, 2013 12:36 AM EDT After spending several days in the hospital, opera singer Placido Domingo said Sunday that an early diagnosis for a blocked blood vessel by a medical team in Madrid saved him from possibly more serious medical complications. Speaking at Madrid's opera house alongside one of the doctors…

  8. Shakira Is Latin Grammy Person of the Year

    September 27, 2011 12:11 AM EDT Colombian singer/songwriter Shakira will be honored as the 2011 Latin Recording Academy person of the year, the Latin Grammy organization has announced. The tribute gala for the songstress will be held Nov. 9, one day before the 12th annual awards show at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in…

  9. Placido Domingo Honored As Latin Grammy Person of the Year

    November 11, 2010 11:45 AM EST Rock and pop crooners from throughout Latin America praised opera icon Plácido Domingo as an inspiration to all Hispanics during a star-studded tribute concert in Las Vegas honoring the Spanish tenor's career. Domingo, known to popular music audiences for his "Three Tenors"…

  10. Leona Lewis, Jimmy Page Jam At Olympics Finale

    August 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Jimmy Page, Leona Lewis and Placido Domingo joined Chinese performers including Wei Wei, Andy Lau and Karen Mok Jimmy Page, Leona Lewis and Placido Domingo joined Chinese performers including Wei Wei, Andy Lau and Karen Mok at the 2008 Beijing Olympics' closing ceremony last night (Aug.…

  11. This Day in Music

    January 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST - No Doubt lead singer Gwen Stefani accepts the marriage proposal of Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale. 2002 - No Doubt lead singer Gwen Stefani accepts the marriage proposal of Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale. 2002 - Veteran rock guitarist Eric Clapton marries Melia McEnery, his 25-year-old…

  12. World Mourns Loss Of Tenor Pavarotti

    September 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Friends and admirers of Luciano Pavarotti joined in a chorus of grief as the world paid homage to the thrilling voice and exuberant personality of the great Italian tenor who died today (Sept. 6). Ami Friends and admirers of Luciano Pavarotti joined in a chorus of grief as the world paid…

  13. Opera Legend Luciano Pavarotti Dies At 71

    September 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Opera superstar Luciano Pavarotti, beloved by millions of fans who heard him in venues ranging from the Metropolitan Opera to Dodger Stadium, died in the early hours of this morning (Sept. 6) at his h Opera superstar Luciano Pavarotti, beloved by millions of fans who heard him in venues…

  14. This Day in Music

    January 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST - No Doubt lead singer Gwen Stefani accepts the marriage proposal of Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale. 2002 - No Doubt lead singer Gwen Stefani accepts the marriage proposal of Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale. 2002 - Veteran rock guitarist Eric Clapton marries Melia McEnery, his 25-year-old…

  15. Bono To Receive Honorary Knighthood

    December 25, 2006 12:00 AM EST Irish rocker and humanitarian Bono will become a knight of the British empire -- but the U2 frontman won't be called "Sir." Bono, 46, will receive his honorary knighthood from the British ambassador t Irish rocker and humanitarian Bono will become a knight of the British empire…

  16. This Day In Music

    January 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST - Bee Gees members Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb are among those named by the Queen to the New Year Honours list. The Gibb brothers each receive a CBE (Commander of the British Empire). 2002 - No Doubt lead singer Gwen Stefani accepts the marriage proposal of Bush frontman Gavin…

  17. Pavarotti Pulls Out Of Show With Illness

    June 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Luciano Pavarotti has pulled out of a concert planned for tomorrow (June 4) in Monterrey, Mexico, after contracting laryngitis, according to his manager. Luciano Pavarotti has pulled out of a concert planned for tomorrow (June 4) in Monterrey, Mexico, after contracting laryngitis, according…

  18. This Day in Music

    January 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>No Doubt lead singer Gwen Stefani accepts the marriage proposal of Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale. 2002 - No Doubt lead singer Gwen Stefani accepts the marriage proposal of Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale. 2002 - Veteran rock guitarist Eric Clapton marries Melia McEnery,…

  19. Di Stefano Hospitalized Following Attack

    December 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Italian tenor Giuseppe di Stefano was in intensive care at a hospital on the Kenyan coast following an attack by unknown assailants last week. Italian tenor Giuseppe di Stefano was in intensive care at a hospital on the Kenyan coast following an attack by unknown assailants last week. Di…

  20. This Day in Music

    January 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>No Doubt lead singer Gwen Stefani accepts the marriage proposal of Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale. 2002 - No Doubt lead singer Gwen Stefani accepts the marriage proposal of Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale. 2002 - Veteran rock guitarist Eric Clapton marries Melia McEnery,…

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