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Christina Aguilera, "Liberation" (RCA Records) Dear Christina, It's been some time, but I'm glad you're back. You lost me a bit on 2012's "Lotus" and threw me for a loop in 2010 with "Bionic." Not sure if it is because you took six years in between your last album and your new...
Wilko Johnson, "Blow Your Mind" (UMe/Chess) Wilko Johnson's new album is a raucous blast of life, overshadowed by mortality. At 70, the British guitarist has been invigorated by a reprieve from death. In 2012, Johnson — former member of U.K. blues-rock rabble-rousers Dr...
NEW YORK (AP) — The streaming juggernauts Migos will receive the ASCAP Vanguard Award for their successful year in music. The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers said on Friday the trio of Quavo, Offset and Takeoff will earn the honor on June 21 in Los Angeles...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The hundreds of artists appearing at the CMA Fest this past weekend weren't the only ones trying to court new fans. Streaming music providers had a larger presence at this year's festival, hoping to convert country music fans, who have been slower to...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The hundreds of artists appearing at this year's CMA Fest weren't the only ones trying to court new fans. Streaming music providers also had a larger presence at the festival, hoping to convert country music fans, who have been slower to adopt streaming...
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Philharmonic is considering allowing female musicians to wear pants while playing Mozart and Tchaikovsky. The New York Times reports that the 176-year-old orchestra has been quietly talking about relaxing its requirement that women wear floor-length...
NEW YORK (AP) — Neil Diamond may have retired from touring due to Parkinson's disease, but the singer didn't let that stop him from giving a cheery and memorable performance at the 2018 Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony. Diamond, who was officially inducted into the Hall in 1984...
The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows Worldwide. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers. TOP 20 GLOBAL CONCERT TOURS...
ROCKPORT, Texas (AP) — Country star George Strait is leading a new tourism campaign for a South Texas community that was hard-hit by Hurricane Harvey. Officials with the Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce say Strait is participating free of charge. The singer has owned a house...