Music

Aretha Franklin laid to rest

Aretha Franklin laid to rest

Aretha Franklin is in her final resting place. The casket of the Queen of Soul was interred Friday evening in a mausoleum at Woodlawn Cemetery in Detroit, just over two…
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The Day Music Died

The Day Music Died

AP - Elvis, Whitney, Prince, Biggie and, now, Aretha: The funerals and public memorials of music royalty have been as varied as the work they created, from small family affairs to…
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Madonna turns 60

Madonna turns 60

Madonna turns 60 on Thursday, and celebrates not only a birthday but a place in the celebrity spotlight that has spanned more than 30 years. Her career has not been…
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Happy 37th Birthday MTV

Happy 37th Birthday MTV

The History Channel: “If advertisers make the video disco channel a success, the implications for cable television and the recording industry could be far reaching,” wrote a New York Times business columnist…
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23 years of the ‘Mp3’

23 years of the ‘Mp3’

The History Channel: Representatives of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) were not in attendance at the 1995 christening of the infant technology that would shake their business model to…
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Sony to buy 60% EMI for $2 billion

Sony to buy 60% EMI for $2 billion

  Sony is buying EMI Music Publishing, adding two million songs from artists like Alicia Keys, Kanye West and Queen to its already-vast publishing catalog and cementing its position as…
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Music – Adele turns 30

Music – Adele turns 30

Adele, by far a pop phenomenon of the last decade turned 30. Adele is the only singer, in times of physical disruption, able to still sell millions of albums (over…
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