1. Backbeat: Robert Glasper, Gregory Porter, India.Arie Rock Playboy Jazz Fest

    June 17, 2013 1:56 PM EDT The Playboy Jazz Festival celebrated its 35th anniversary with a new host -- comedian/actor George Lopez -- and arguably one of the best lineups in recent years. Performers ranging from the Grammy-winning Robert Glasper Experiment and George Du ...

  2. Publishing Briefs: Kobalt Music Group Inks Deal With Paul McCartney, MPL Communications

    July 24, 2012 6:00 AM EDT Kobalt Signs Up McCartney Kobalt Music Group Ltd.has signed an exclusive long-term administration deal with Paul McCartney and MPL Communications covering the world outside North America, the U.K. and Ireland. As part of the deal, Kobalt will also ...

  3. Chris Brown's 'Fortune' Tops UK Album Chart

    July 09, 2012 8:13 AM EDT Chris Brown got his first U.K. No. 1 album yesterday (Sunday) as "Fortune" (RCA/Sony Music Entertainment) debuted at the top, while Maroon 5's "Payphone" (Octone/A&M/Universal), featuring Wiz Khalifa, returned to the s ...

  4. Herbie Hancock Launching International Jazz Day

    March 20, 2012 10:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ambassador Herbie Hancock believes what the world needs is a little jazz diplomacy. The renowned jazz pianist's first major initiative since being named a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador last July is to establish International Jazz Day to be held on ...

  5. Herbie Hancock, U.N. Ambassador, Launches International Jazz Day

    March 20, 2012 8:18 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) - Ambassador Herbie Hancock believes what the world needs is a little jazz diplomacy. The renowned jazz pianist's first major initiative since being named a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador last July is to establish International Jazz ...

  6. Hugh Masekela: How the Listen 2 Africa Label Is Hooking Up a 73-Year Old Jazz & World Music Heritage Artist

    February 17, 2012 4:30 PM EST The 73-year old Hugh Masekela whose new album Jabulani is just out on Dave Love's Listen 2 Africa label. Soccer fans remember ESPN's coverage of the FIFA World Cup in 2010. The obnoxious vuvuzela horns that prompted some TV watchers to t ...

  7. Business Matters: SoundExchange Royalties Smaller Than Downloads, Bigger Than Subscriptions

    January 18, 2012 6:26 PM EST Subscription Services Get All The Attention, Pay Artists Less Than Webcasts SoundExchange made 18,000 payments totaling $89.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2011. That brought its 2011 distributions to $292 million, an increase of 17 percent fro ...

  8. Exclusive: Paul Simon Planning 'Graceland' Tour, Box Set

    October 11, 2011 1:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 A 25th anniversary tour to celebrate Paul Simon 's landmark "Graceland" album next year is in the early planning stages. The tour would coincide with a "Graceland" box set that Sony Legacy will release in the late spring, mo ...

  9. R. Kelly Kicks Off World Cup In South Africa

    June 11, 2010 10:37 AM EDT 0 0 0 A sold-out crowd of 84,490 at Soweto's Soccer City celebrated the launch of the World Cup in South Africa today (June 11) at the opening ceremony - a music and dance spectacular that confirmed Africa's status as a global cultural hotbed. V ...

  10. Kickoff Concert Opens 2010 FIFA World Cup

    June 10, 2010 6:26 PM EDT 0 0 0 "South Africa, South Africa, are you ready?" Black Eyed Peas will.i.am shouted to the 30-000 strong crowd 12 minutes into the live broadcast - and from that moment, the first-ever FIFA World Cup Kick-Off concert hit its stride and the pace ...

  11. Will First World Cup on African Soil Be A Match Winner for Local Artists?

    June 09, 2010 12:11 PM EDT 0 0 0 The conversation on popular Johannesburg talk station Talk Radio 702 is-as it has been every day since New Year's Day-all about soccer. Today, alongside the ongoing debate about the World Cup prospects for Bafana Bafana (aka the South African n ...

  12. K'Naan, Freshlyground Added To World Cup Concert

    May 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT South African band Freshlyground , Somali-Canadian rapper K'Naan and the Soweto Gospel Choir have joined the line-up for the World Cup Kick-Off Celebration Concert on June 10. South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela and the Mzansi Youth Choir h ...

  13. Amnesty Track To Commemorate Rights Decree

    November 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST Indie Nacional Reords has paired up with Amnesty International and world music network LinkTV to record a track and video commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. "Price of Silence" will be release ...

  14. This Day in Music

    July 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - It is declared Solomon Burke Day in the artists hometown of Philadelphia, Pa. 2002 - It is declared Solomon Burke Day in the artists hometown of Philadelphia, Pa. 2002 - Blues singer/guitarist "Little" Jimmy King dies at his Memphis ...

  15. This Day in Music

    April 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Mozambique-born bassist Gito Baloi is killed in downtown Johannesburg, South Africa. Police say Baloi, 39, is shot in the neck as he makes his way home from performing at the Lucit Candle Garde 2004 - Mozambique-born bassist Gito Baloi is kil ...

  16. Starbucks Brews Up Simon & Garfunkel Live CD

    January 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Simon & Garfunkel live album originally due last September via Columbia/Legacy has been revived as a Starbucks exclusive, beginning March 25. A release to traditional retail is expected in the The Simon & Garfunkel live album originally ...

  17. This Day in Music

    July 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - It is declared Solomon Burke Day in the artists hometown of Philadelphia, Pa. 2002 - It is declared Solomon Burke Day in the artists hometown of Philadelphia, Pa. 2002 - Blues singer/guitarist "Little" Jimmy King dies at his Memphis ...

  18. This Day in Music

    April 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Mozambique-born bassist Gito Baloi is killed in downtown Johannesburg, South Africa. Police say Baloi, 39, is shot in the neck as he makes his way home from performing at the Lucit Candle Garde 2004 - Mozambique-born bassist Gito Baloi is kil ...

  19. UK Conference Aims To Boost Music Education

    December 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST EMI Group chairman Eric Nicoli, legendary South African jazz musician Hugh Masekela, renowned British folk musician Martin Carthy, and Mercury Prize-nominated jazz/rap artist Soweto Kinch are among the industry luminaries participating in a London ...

  20. This Day in Music

    July 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>The Artist Formerly Known As Prince steals the show at the second annual Yahoo! Internet Life Awards, held at Studio 54 in New York. He wins best Internet-only single ("War") and leads a 2002 - It is declared Solo ...

  21. This Day in Music

    April 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent, the original lead vocalist and keyboard player of increasingly influential '60s British band the Zombies, thrill a London audience with a two-part show at 2004 - Mozambique-born bassist ...

  22. Dylan, Simon, DMB Sign On For Jazz Fest

    February 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The event will be held in its usual location at the city's Fair Grounds Race Course on April 28-30 and May 5-7, despite the ravages of Hurricane Katrina. Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Dave Matthews Band, Jimmy Buffet, Allen Toussaint with Elvis Costel ...

  23. This Day in Music

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>The Artist Formerly Known As Prince steals the show at the second annual Yahoo! Internet Life Awards, held at Studio 54 in New York. He wins best Internet-only single ("War") and leads a 2002 - It is declared Solo ...

  24. Celebrate Brooklyn Books Eclectic Lineup

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The 27th annual Celebrate Brooklyn festival has lined up another eclectic series of events for its summer run in the borough's Prospect Park. The 27th annual Celebrate Brooklyn festival has lined up another eclectic series of events for its sum ...

  25. Verve Remixed 3

    April 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Verve Remixed" is one of the most successful brands in dance/electronic music. On this third volume, it will truly thrive. "Verve Remixed" is one of the most successful brands in dance/electronic music. On this third volume, it ...

  26. This Day in Music

    April 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2004 - </b>Mozambique-born bassist Gito Baloi is killed in downtown Johannesburg, South Africa. Police say Baloi, 39, is shot in the neck as he makes his way home from performing at the Lucit Candl 2004 - Mozambique-born bassist Gito ...

  27. Postal Service, Danger Mouse Rework 'Verve'

    February 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Postal Service, Danger Mouse and RJD2 are among the acts that have remixed classics from the Verve Records catalog for "Verve Remixed 3." The Postal Service, Danger Mouse and RJD2 are among the acts that have remixed classics from the ...

  28. This Day in Music

    July 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>It is declared Solomon Burke Day in the artists hometown of Philadelphia, Pa. 2002 - It is declared Solomon Burke Day in the artists hometown of Philadelphia, Pa. 2002 - Blues singer/guitarist "Little" Jimmy King ...

  29. This Day in Music

    April 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>The Calling guitarist Aaron Kamin suffers a severe electrical shock during soundcheck for a concert in Bangkok. Kamin is rushed to a local hospital and is released after being treated fo 2002 - The Calling guitarist Aaron K ...

  30. Amandla! A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony

    February 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music plays a crucial role in every society. Music plays a crucial role in every society. Director Lee Hirsch and producer Sherry Simpson take a look at the role music played in the struggle against apartheid in South Africa with their documentary A ...

  31. Time

    November 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 With Time, famed South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela releases his first album of new tunes in three years. With Time, famed South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela releases his first album of new tunes in three years. And, yes, the disc is an unqual ...

  32. Spiritual Memories Captured On 'Monterey Pop' DVD

    November 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 In the hit song "Monterey" -- commemorating the landmark Monterey Pop Festival of June 16-18, 1967, in northern California -- Eric Burdon & the Animals sang the lyrics: "Young gods smiled upon the In the hit song "Monterey&qu ...

  33. New Simon, P. Diddy Tracks Highlight 'Wild Thornberrys'

    October 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 An eclectic mix of pop and world music comes together to form the soundtrack to "The Wild Thornberrys Movie," due Nov. 26 via Nick Records/Jive. Among the 14-tracks framing the animated feature will b An eclectic mix of pop and world music ...

  34. Billboard Bits: St. Kitts Fest, Parton/Rambo, Johnson

    May 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on St. Kitts Fest, Parton/Rambo, Johnnie Johnson The Isley Brothers, Sister Sledge, and Joe will be the star attractions at the 6th annual St. Kitts International Music Festival, slated for June 27-30 on the Carribean island of St. Kitts. The f ...

  35. Dead Percussionists Come To Life

    February 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Grateful Dead may have folded in the wake of Jerry Garcia's death, but life and music continues on for many of the group's former members, including drummer/percussionists Mickey Hart and Bill Kre The Grateful Dead may have folded in t ...

  36. Mandela, R.E.M. Celebrate South African Democracy

    April 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 London's historic Trafalgar Square was transformed last night (April 29) for a free concert to celebrate South Africa's seventh year as a democracy. The 30,000 strong crowd was treated to an eclectic London's historic Trafalgar Square ...