1. Newly Formed Barbès Agency to Rep Border-Blurring Artists

    August 03, 2015 4:54 AM EDT Brooklyn club/label spawns management agency with special focus on Latin musicians "who care about innovating" The small Brooklyn club Barbès has been identified over more than a decade with a kind of unclassifiable cosmopolitan cool, presenting artists who “like blurring borders…

  2. Buena Vista Singer Pio Leyva Dies In Cuba

    March 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Pio Leyva, a singer and composer in the Buena Vista Social Club band of veteran Cuban musicians, died today (March 23) of a heart attack in Havana. He was 88. Pio Leyva, a singer and composer in the Buena Vista Social Club band of veteran Cuban musicians, died today (March 23) of a heart…

  3. Compay Segundo Dead At 95

    July 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Compay Segundo, one of Cuba's oldest "troubadours" and charming frontman for the Buena Vista Social Club group, died this morning (July 14) in Havana. He was 95. Segundo, whose real name was Francisco Compay Segundo, one of Cuba's oldest "troubadours" and…

  4. Labels Rolling Out A Bounty Of 'Blues'

    July 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. Congress has declared 2003 "the year of the blues," and Sony Legacy and Universal Music Enterprises (UME) are rolling out a flood of releases tied to the fall PBS series "Martin Scorsese Pres The U.S. Congress has declared 2003 "the year of the blues," and…

  5. Legacy Tells 'The Story Of The Blues'

    April 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Columbia/Legacy will release a two-CD blues anthology on June 3 as a prelude to Martin Scorsese's seven-part PBS series on the genre. Columbia/Legacy will release a two-CD blues anthology on June 3 as a prelude to Martin Scorsese's seven-part PBS series on the genre. Titled "…

  6. Music Greats Plan NYC 'Salute To The Blues'

    January 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST B.B. King, Buddy Guy, and Mavis Staples are among the artists who will gather Feb. 7 at New York's Radio City Music Hall for a "Salute to the Blues." Produced by the Experience Music Project (EMP) and B.B. King, Buddy Guy, and Mavis Staples are among the artists who will gather…

  7. Sony, Universal Team For 'The Blues' CD, DVD

    December 17, 2002 12:00 AM EST As first tipped by Billboard in November 2001, Sony Music and Universal Music Enterprises will collaboratively release CD companions to Martin Scorsese's seven-part PBS series "The Blues." As first tipped by Billboard in November 2001, Sony Music and Universal Music Enterprises…

  8. U2 'Best Of' Boasts B-Sides, DVD

    September 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A limited edition bonus disc of B-sides and a DVD will accompany U2's second hits collection, "U2: The Best of 1990-2000," due Nov. 5 through Interscope. Dubbed "The Best of the B-Sides," the 14-track A limited edition bonus disc of B-sides and a DVD will accompany U2…

  9. Eels Take 'Souljacker' On Tour

    February 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST When the Eels hit the road next month in support of their forthcoming DreamWorks album, "Souljacker," touring guitarist John Parish, who produced and co-wrote a handful of songs on the album, won't be When the Eels hit the road next month in support of their forthcoming…