Friday, January 04, 2013
By Brian Wise
Classical album sales dropped sharply, by 20.5 percent, in 2012, to 7.5 million copies. In 2011, 9.4 million were sold. It was the largest drop of any genre except for jazz.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
The alt-rock piano trio Ben Folds Five broke up in 2000 – but now they’ve returned with a brand new album, called The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind. We talk with the band about their latest effort, and why they called it quits in the first place.
Tuesday, August 07, 2012
By Katie Bishop : Producer, Death, Sex & Money
Well, all of us saw this coming. "All of us" being myself and the other 30 million people worldwide who've picked up copies of the sado-masochistic beach reads that are the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy. (Whatever. I only read the first book, and I also read "The Great Gatsby" this summer, so don't judge.) This morning, EMI Classics announced that the novels have inspired an upcoming album - a literary soundtrack, if you will - comprised of 15 classical works featured in the books.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
News of the forthcoming Dylan album is jockeying for position with a TV show that claims to have found the electric guitar Dylan famously plugged in at Newport in 1965. First the new album: it will be called Tempest, and will be his 35th full-length release and his first album since the puzzling Christmas record he did in 2009.