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  1. Nirvana, Kiss, Brian Epstein, Andrew Loog Oldham Among Rock Hall of Fame Inductees

    December 17, 2013 12:15 AM EST First-time nominee Nirvana and some long-neglected icons -- KISS, Linda Ronstadt, Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band -- will be inducted as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's class of 2014 on April 10 at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. ...

  2. Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt, KISS Among Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominations

    October 16, 2013 12:14 AM EDT Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, and The Replacements are among first-time nominees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The hall of fame announced its annual list of nominees Wednesday morning and half the field of 16 were ...

  3. Gil Friesen, Longtime A&M Exec and Film Producer, Dead at 75

    December 14, 2012 2:29 PM EST Longtime A&M exec Gil Friesen died yesterday at his home in Los Angeles after a prolonged battle with leukemia. Known as a charismatic and impeccably dressed man of many interests, he spent 31 years at A&M and was, along with founders Herb ...

  4. Gotye Sweeps APRA Awards

    May 29, 2012 7:43 AM EDT Gotye was the big winner Monday night at the 30th annual Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) Awards in Sydney, where he collected a hat-trick of awards including the night's top prize, for song of the year. Gotye, Kimbra in the H ...

  5. Jim McCrary, Former A&M Records, 'Tapestry' Photographer, Dies

    May 07, 2012 3:15 PM EDT (Photos: Jim McCrary) Jim McCrary, who was behind the camera for hundreds of album covers including Carole King's iconic Tapestry , but who soured on rock photography following an encounter with a young Michael Jackson, died last month at age ...

  6. ASCAP 2012 Expo: Peter Frampton, Carly Simon Talk Songwriting, More During Day 1 Panels

    April 20, 2012 4:00 PM EDT The three day 2012 ASCAP Expo kicked off in Los Angeles on Thursday as an array of eager songwriters - novice, up and coming, and established - filed into the Renaissance Hotel in Hollywood, anxious to soak up advice from songwriting idols like Ca ...

  7. Bertlesmann Announces Expansion In 2012

    March 30, 2012 9:58 AM EDT BERLIN- The Bertelsmann Media Group is planning further investments in the global music market in the coming year, according to Bertlesmann CEO Thomas Rabe who spoke at the company's annual press conference in Berlin on Wednesday. "Our p ...

  8. 'The Lost 45s' Celebrates 25th Anniversary, Exclusive Interview with DJ Barry Scott

    March 08, 2011 12:52 PM EST DJ Barry Scott, celebrates 25 years as host of "The Lost 45s" radio show In an era of tight playlists, there is little room for thousands of hit songs not regularly programmed on classic hits or oldies radio stations. Still, Barry Scott ...

  9. French Music Veteran Francis Dreyfus Dies

    June 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Francis Dreyfus, the founder of recording and publishing company Francis Dreyfus Music, has died aged 69. Dreyfus was considered a high-level music industry talent scout in France. He produced albums by major French artists such as Alain Bashung a ...

  10. Publishing Briefs: Songwriters Hall, ASCAP

    October 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT --Garth Brooks, U2, John Mellencamp, Cat Stevens, and songwriting members of Earth Wind and Fire are among the big name performers/songwriters nominated for the 2010 induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Ballots have been mailed to the orga ...

  11. Shakira, Yusuf Power Live Earth Hamburg

    July 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Hamburg edition of the Live Earth climate change concerts featured a lineup of international stars, including Shakira, Snoop Dogg and Enrique Iglesias, and major domestic acts, ending nine hours later with a performance by surprise guest Yusuf ...

  12. George Michael Starts At No. 1 In Europe

    November 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST George Michael's retrospective "Twenty Five" album (Aegean/Sony BMG) opens at the top of European Top 100 Albums, after securing initial pan-European shipments of close to 450,000, according to Sony B George Michael's retrospec ...

  13. George Michael Starts At No. 1 In Europe

    November 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST George Michael's retrospective "Twenty Five" album (Aegean/Sony BMG) opens at the top of European Top 100 Albums, after securing initial pan-European shipments of close to 450,000, according to Sony B George Michael's retrospec ...

  14. Yusuf Islam Wins Big At ASCAP London Awards

    October 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Gala held Oct. 11. Yusuf Islam, the artist who rose to fame in the '60s and '70s as Cat Stevens, was named songwriter of the year for the second successive time at the ASCAP Awards tonight (Oct. 11) in London. The singer-songwriter was a ...

  15. Yusuf Islam Wins Big At ASCAP London Awards

    October 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Yusuf Islam, the artist who rose to fame in the '60s and '70s as Cat Stevens, was named songwriter of the year for the second successive time at the ASCAP Awards tonight (Oct. 11) in London. Yusuf Islam, the artist who rose to fame in th ...

  16. Yusuf Islam Album Due This Fall

    May 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Yusuf Islam, the 60s and 70s pop-rock singer-songwriter formerly known as Cat Stevens, is returning with an album of new songs this fall through a recording deal with Polydor Records. It will mark his Yusuf Islam, the 60s and 70s pop-rock singer-s ...

  17. Yusuf Islam Album Due This Fall

    May 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Yusuf Islam, the 60s and 70s pop-rock singer-songwriter formerly known as Cat Stevens, is returning with an album of new songs this fall through a recording deal with Polydor Records. It will mark his Yusuf Islam, the 60s and 70s pop-rock singer-s ...

  18. Yusuf Islam Wins ASCAP Songwriter Of The Year

    October 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Yusuf Islam, the veteran artist formerly know as Cat Stevens, was named songwriter of the year tonight (Oct. 19) at the ASCAP Awards in London. Yusuf Islam, the veteran artist formerly know as Cat Stevens, was named songwriter of the year tonight ...

  19. EMI, Yusuf Islam Strike Pub Pact

    April 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Agreement covers 200 works. EMI Music Publishing has licensed the entire catalog of songs written by Yusuf Islam, formerly known as Cat Stevens. Financial terms of the pact were not disclosed. Through the long-term global deal, EMI will administer ...

  20. Global Pulse

    March 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Yusuf Islam, formerly Cat Stevens, releases his first song in 27 years, solely as a digital download. Read Tom Ferguson's column. Yusuf Islam, formerly Cat Stevens, releases his first song in 27 years, solely as a digital download. Read Tom F ...

  21. U.S. Gov't: Yusuf Islam Has Possible Terrorist Ties

    September 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The singer formerly known as Cat Stevens is forbidden from flying into the United States because of his alleged association with possible terrorists, U.S. officials said yesterday (Sept. 22) in explai The singer formerly known as Cat Stevens is fo ...

  22. Terror Watch Listing Diverts Yusuf Islam Flight

    September 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A London-to-Washington flight was diverted to Maine yesterday (Sept. 21) when it was discovered passenger Yusuf Islam -- formerly known as singer Cat Stevens -- was on a government watch list and barr A London-to-Washington flight was diverted to ...