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  1. Dave Brubeck, Jazz Composer, Pianist, Dead At 91

    December 05, 2012 12:07 PM EST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Jazz composer and pianist Dave Brubeck, whose pioneering style in pieces such as "Take Five" caught listeners' ears with exotic, challenging rhythms, has died. He was 91. Brubeck died Wednesday morning of hea ...

  2. Psy To Be Honored By South Korean Culture Ministry

    November 08, 2012 4:50 PM EST "Gangnam Style" sensation Psy will receive the prestigious state orders of cultural merit this year, along with eight other laureates, according to South Korea's culture ministry. How PSY Went From Viral Video To American Pop Sensat ...

  3. Hal David, Legendary Songwriter and Former ASCAP President, Dead At 91

    September 01, 2012 6:15 PM EDT LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hal David, the stylish, heartfelt lyricist who teamed with Burt Bacharach on dozens of timeless songs for movies, television and a variety of recording artists in the 1960s and beyond, has died. He was 91. David died of complica ...

  4. Tony Martin, Romantic Crooner, Dies at 98

    July 30, 2012 6:00 PM EDT Tony Martin, the romantic singer who appeared in movie musicals from the 1930s to the 1950s and sustained a career in records, television and nightclubs from the Depression era into the 21st century, has died. He was 98. Martin died of natural cau ...

  5. Lead & Fear: Can Monterrey Mexico's Music Scene Survive the Drug War

    July 19, 2012 10:00 AM EDT A view of Monterrey with its emblematic mountain Cerro de la Silla (Saddle Hill) lies just 150 miles from the Texas border. By force of lead and fear, the city that served as a hotbed for some of Mexico's most important rock bands, has seen i ...

  6. Dick Clark Dead at 82

    April 18, 2012 4:10 PM EDT Dick Clark, the revered TV producer whose "American Bandstand," "American Top 40" and "New Year's Rockin' Eve" helped shape modern pop music for decades, died of a "massive heart attack" at a Los A ...

  7. Anderson Acquires U.S. Distribution Rights from Sony DADC

    February 13, 2012 1:45 PM EST In a move to become the industry's backroom on CD distribution and fulfillment, Anderson Merchandisers has acquired CD distribution from Sony DADC, the company that supplies pick, pack and ship services to the Universal Music Group, EMI Music ...

  8. Business Matters: SOPA Delayed, Not Dead, After House Judiciary Committee Session Ends

    December 16, 2011 4:37 PM EST SOPA: Not Dead Yet -- A House Judiciary Committee ended two days of markup on the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) on Friday with plans to reconvene on Wednesday. Most of the amendments introduced to the committee were voted down, but the bill's ...

  9. Rain, Korean Pop Sensation, Joins Army Leaving Fans in Tears

    October 11, 2011 7:45 AM EDT UIJEONGBU, South Korea (AP) - Leaving behind hundreds of tearful fans, South Korean pop star Rain put on hold one of the most successful entertainment careers in Asia as he entered boot camp Tuesday to begin nearly two years of military service. T ...

  10. Wardell Quezergue, 'Creole Beethoven' Composer, Arranger Dead at 81

    September 08, 2011 7:45 AM EDT NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Composer, arranger, bandleader, producer and teacher Wardell Quezergue (kuh-ZEHR), who arranged "Chapel of Love" for the Dixie Cups and was dubbed the "Creole Beethoven" by Allen Toussaint, has died. He was 8 ...

  11. How 'The Diggers' Military Tribute Album Was Saved by Australian Rules Football

    April 25, 2011 12:35 PM EDT Charity fundraising album "The Diggers" has been given the go-ahead after the Australian Army called a truce with Warner Music over the project's disputed title. Warner Music had lined-up the album as tribute to defense force person ...

  12. Warner Music Australia's Military Tribute Album Shot Down by Armed Services

    April 13, 2011 12:30 PM EDT Warner Music Australia has had to yank an upcoming album project intended to celebrate the nation's war heroes after the album's title ran afoul of the armed services. The album "The Diggers" was to be recorded by three serving ...

  13. Music Exec Murray Deutch Dies

    October 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Murray Deutch, a longtime music industry executive who helped propel Buddy Holly and the Crickets to stardom, died Oct. 2 in Scottsdale, Ariz. He was 90. Deutch's survivors include son Howard Deutch, the director of such films as "Pretty ...

  14. '50s Pop Singer Eddie Fisher Dies At Age 82

    September 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Pop singer Eddie Fisher, whose clear voice brought him a devoted following of teenage girls in the early 1950s before marriage scandals overshadowed his fame, has died at age 82. He passed away Wednesday night (Sept. 22) at his home in Berkeley of ...

  15. Industry Vet Steve Blanck Dies

    April 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Dedicated talent agent and devoted Phillies fan, Steve Blanck, died February 10 in Hemet, Calif., at the age of 62. Blanck died while recovering from emergency surgery caused by his long battle with lung disease. Blanck was born in Philadelphia an ...

  16. AIM Blames Losses On MoS, Gut Bust

    June 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A public spat which culminated in Ministry of Sound and Gut defecting from AIM's membership was today cited as a reason behind the indie association's widening losses in 2007. Speaking at AIM's annual general meeting today at London ...

  17. Phil Spector Recording Engineer Larry Levine Dies

    May 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Larry Levine, the recording engineer who helped Phil Spector re-invent rock 'n' roll music with his "Wall of Sound" technique and won a Grammy for his work with Herb Alpert, died on his 80th birthday, his family said Tuesday. L ...

  18. Blues Artist 'Weepin' Willie Dies

    December 31, 2007 12:00 AM EST "Weepin'" Willie Robinson, a blues singer who performed with Steven Tyler and Bonnie Raitt but also spent time homeless, has died at age 81. Robinson had been a sharecropper, an Army veteran and a friend of performers, including B.B ...

  19. Charlatans To Give Away New Album

    October 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT U.K. alternative rock veterans the Charlatans will release their new album as a free download with modern rock radio network Xfm's Web site, xfm.co.uk, in early 2008. The band's new single "You Cross my Path" will be released a ...

  20. Sax Player Boots Randolph Dead At 80

    July 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Boots Randolph, a saxophone player best known for the 1963 hit "Yakety Sax," died Tuesday. He was 80. Randolph suffered a cerebral hemorrhage June 25 and had been hospitalized in a coma. He was taken off a respirator earlier Tuesday, sai ...

  21. Spanish Heroes Reunite For Tour

    February 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST Spain's most successful rock act, Heroes del Silencio, is to reunite for a 10-date tour of the United States, Latin America and Spain. Heroes del Silencio, which disbanded in 1996 after a twelve-year career, sold an estimated 5 million-plus u ...

  22. Harry Fox Appoints Chief Info Officer

    June 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Gilchrist moves to role from ProLink Comm. The Harry Fox Agency has appointed Samuel Gilchrist as chief information officer. He will be in charge of the IT Client Solutions department in New York, reporting to president/CEO Gary Churgin. Gilchrist ...

  23. Elvis Collaborator Hodge Dies At 71

    March 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Charlie Hodge, 71, formerly a backup singer and guitar player for Elvis Presley, died Friday (March 3) of lung cancer in a Knoxville, Tenn., hospital. Charlie Hodge, 71, formerly a backup singer and guitar player for Elvis Presley, died Friday (Ma ...

  24. Industry Exec Johnny Bienstock Dies

    January 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST He was 83. Long-time music industry executive Johnny Bienstock died today (Jan. 20) in Naples, Fla., due to complications from heart disease and a stroke. He was 83. During his 60-year career, Bienstock moved back and forth between the publishing ...

  25. Singer Lou Rawls Dies

    January 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Grammy winner was 72. Lou Rawls, the velvet-voiced singer who started as a church choir boy and went on to sell more than 40 million albums has died, his publicist said. He won three Grammy Awards in a career that spanned nearly five decades and a ...

  26. P2Ps Unveil Authorized Services

    August 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New models encourage legal file trading. Peer-to-peer network providers Wurld Media and PassAlong Networks unveiled updates to their digital music services, both of which have been authorized by the music industry. The services feature a user-comp ...

  27. Jazz Composer Tom Talbert Dead at 80

    July 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Tom Talbert, a self-taught pianist who arranged music for jazz greats such as Buddy Rich, Stan Kenton and Claude Thornhill, has died. He was 80. Talbert died Saturday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center i Tom Talbert, a self-taught pianist who arranged ...

  28. Vans Warped Tour Lineup Grows

    March 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Senses Fail, Something Corporate, more join bill. Senses Fail, Dropkick Murphys, Something Corporate and Atreyu have joined the lineup for the 11th annual Vans Warped tour. They join previously announced performers the Offspring, the Transplants a ...

  29. Jefferson Airplane Drummer Dies

    January 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST Spencer Dryden, the drummer for legendary rock band the Jefferson Airplane, died Tuesday (Jan. 11) of cancer at his home in Petaluma, Calif. He was 66. Spencer Dryden, the drummer for legendary rock band the Jefferson Airplane, died Tuesday (Jan. ...

  30. U.S. Military Enlists Napster

    August 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Napster has inked an agreement with the Army and Air Force Exchange Service that gives all branches of the United States military access to the digital-music service. Napster has inked an agreement with the Army and Air Force Exchange Service that ...

  31. Big Band Trombonist Bernhart Dies at 77

    January 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST Milt Bernhart, a big band trombonist known for his solo on Frank Sinatra's "I've Got You Under My Skin," has died of complications of congestive heart failure. He was 77. Milt Bernhart, a big band trombonist known for his solo ...