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Apr 11, 2011, 05:00 ET

SUCCESS OF JANET JACKSON'S 'NUMBER ONES TOUR' PROMPTS EXTENSION OF U.S. AND EUROPEAN LEGS UNTIL FALL

As a result of massive sellouts for performances in Asia and North America, the JANET JACKSON 'Number Ones: Up Close & Personal Tour' is being...

Mar 22, 2011, 09:00 ET

New 'Best Of' Albums Star Country's Josh Turner and Billy Currington

Josh Turner and Billy Currington have more in common than just being two of country music's brightest young stars.  The debut album for each...

Mar 15, 2011, 19:47 ET

New Icon Releases Include 'Best of' for Eric Clapton, The Who, B.B. King, Sublime, Cat Stevens, Joe Cocker, and Quincy Jones Plus First Greatest Hits Collection From R&B Star Avant

The greatest and the latest are featured among the newest releases in the Icon "best of" series from Universal Music Enterprises (UMe).  Each...

Mar 15, 2011, 15:53 ET

Soundtrack to Universal Pictures' Comedy-Adventure 'Paul' Stars the Weird and Wonderful

Sure the soundtrack to Universal Pictures' upcoming comedy-adventure Paul features classics such as Todd Rundgren's "Hello It's Me," Bill Withers...

Mar 07, 2011, 09:00 ET

'45 x 45s' From the Greatest Rock 'N' Roll Band In The World!

In every single way, The Rolling Stones are the Greatest Rock'n'Roll Band In The World. They created the blueprint for guitar groups. They took...

Mar 04, 2011, 09:00 ET

Brazilian Musical Icon Sergio Mendes Celebrates 50 Years of Recording With First Major Retrospective

Whether economically or culturally, Brazil is hot!  For Sergio Mendes, Brazil's most popular musical export, the time has arrived for his...

Mar 04, 2011, 09:00 ET

30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of Rush Masterpiece Moving Pictures Features Audiophile Surround Sound Mix, Music Videos, Rare Photos and More

Acclaimed as one of rock's greatest albums, Rush's Moving Pictures masterwork celebrates its 30th anniversary this year with a spectacular Moving...

Mar 02, 2011, 09:00 ET

Musical Companion to Golden Globe and Emmy Winning TV Series 'Mad Men' Features Pop Hits and Rediscovered Tracks from the Early '60s

If you were in the early '60s milieu of "Mad Men," the groundbreaking AMC series about the glamorous and ego-driven Golden Age of advertising, what...

Feb 16, 2011, 12:02 ET

Hollywood Stars Read Immortal Poetry Set to Classical Music on Inspirational 'Words For You' Album

A unique album featuring great poems recited by great voices--from Jim Broadbent, Helena Bonham Carter, Ruby Dee, and Amber Rose Johnson to James...

Feb 04, 2011, 14:26 ET

Soul Great and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Solomon Burke's Final Album, 'Hold On Tight,' Makes U.S. Debut

Considered by many to be the greatest male soul singer of all time, a large man with a larger-than-life personality, Solomon Burke recorded his...

Jan 27, 2011, 19:45 ET

Bob Marley Celebrates a Birthday

Universal Music Enterprises and Tuff Gong Records team up to present Bob Marley & The Wailers – Live Forever: The Stanley Theatre,...

Jan 27, 2011, 17:59 ET

Klaus Voormann Nominated for Grammy® Award for VOORMANN & FRIENDS - A SIDEMAN'S JOURNEY DELUXE

Voormann & Friends - A Sideman's Journey (UMe/USM/Mercury) is an extraordinary album project by renowned German graphic designer, illustrator,...

Jan 24, 2011, 16:56 ET

Derek and the Dominos' 'Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs' Turns 40!

In the world of rock there are recordings that truly resonate in historical importance and continue to cast an enduring shadow of influence. Layla...

Jan 21, 2011, 09:00 ET

Traffic Releases Deluxe Edition of John Barleycorn Must Die March 8th, 2011

John Barleycorn Must Die is the Traffic album that almost never was, but which is now commonly regarded as their definitive work. By 1970, still...

Jan 05, 2011, 15:48 ET

First Two-CD Greatest Hits Collection From Sheryl Crow and First Compilation From Vanessa Carlton Headline Newest Releases in Icon Series

The new year kicks off with more than a dozen new releases in the Icon series from Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) featuring great artists and...

Dec 21, 2010, 13:54 ET

Show Us Your Hits: Bloodhound Gang's First Greatest Hits Collection Includes All of the Outrageous Band's Favorites Plus New Recording 'Altogether Ooky'

Bloodhound Gang is as offensive, juvenile and obsessed with sex as any adolescent boy.  If the band's songs weren't so insanely catchy,...

Dec 17, 2010, 09:00 ET

Universal Music Enterprises to Release Deluxe Expanded Reissues of Thin Lizzy's Groundbreaking Albums 'Jailbreak,' 'Johnny The Fox,' 'Live And Dangerous'

Twenty-four years have passed since the death of the iconic Phil Lynott, the world has changed, but the amazing body of work that is Thin Lizzy...

Dec 10, 2010, 09:00 ET

Marley's Last Live Performance Celebrated on Exclusive 2-CD Collection

Recorded 30 years ago while Marley was touring in support of his album Uprising, Live Forever is Bob Marley's last recorded concert.  This...

Nov 23, 2010, 20:42 ET

Made In Dagenham Soundtrack Album Features Title Track Performed by U.K. Music Icon Sandie Shaw and Penned by Billy Bragg

Flash back to 1968 with the soundtrack album to Made In Dagenham, a new British comedy-drama in the tradition of The Full Monty and by the director...

Nov 10, 2010, 09:00 ET

Special CD+DVD Edition of 'ABBA Gold - Greatest Hits' Offers All of the Group's Hits and Every Track's Video

Mamma Mia!  ABBA has never sounded or looked better than on the new CD+DVD package ABBA Gold - Greatest Hits (Special Edition)...