Earth, Wind & Fire

  1. Ted Joseph To Manage Relaunched Kalimba Music

    July 07, 2014 10:22 PM EDT EWF founder Maurice White created indie label in late ‘90s Ted Joseph has been appointed label manager for Kalimba Music, relaunched last year by Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White. In his new role, Joseph will also be working with Kalim ...

  2. Album Reviews: Rush, Hot Chip, Eric Benet, Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials

    June 14, 2012 2:05 PM EDT Rush Clockwork Angels Producers: Rush, Nick Raskulinecz Anthem/Roadrunner Records Release Date: June 12 It's not exactly a news flash when at the beginning of Rush's latest album, "Clockwork Angels," frontman Geddy Lee proclaim ...

  3. Mercyline 'Mike' Bernardo, Pioneering Female Music Exec, Dies

    March 16, 2012 6:00 PM EDT Pioneering female music industry executive Mercyline "Mike" Bernardo -- former VP of Andre Harrell's Uptown Records and VP of promotion at Mercury Records -- passed away on March 14 following a lengthy illness. Raised in Newark, New ...

  4. EMI Reissues Compelte Pink Floyd Catalog

    September 30, 2011 8:14 AM EDT EMI's new Pink Floyd boxed set and its planned release of additional multiple-disc sets devoted to individual titles will no doubt attract a lot of attention in this fall's reissue market. It has the splashiest launch (including the re ...

  5. Roots Discuss New Album; Hefner Talks Music at Playboy Jazz Fest

    June 13, 2011 5:00 PM EDT "The Roots, the Roots, the Roots are on fire!" That one chant could be heard above the audience roar during the Roots' closing set on the opening night of the 33rd annual Playboy Jazz Festival (June 11-12). Making their festival deb ...

  6. David Foster To Be Honored At BMI Pop Music Awards

    March 28, 2011 5:41 PM EDT Songwriter/producer/musician David Foster will be honored as a BMI Icon at the 59th annual BMI Pop Music Awards on Tuesday, May 17 in Los Angeles. The ceremony will honor publishers and songwriters of the most-performed pop songs in the United Sta ...

  7. Eminem's ‘Recovery’ Continues In Europe

    July 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Eminem's "Recovery" (Interscope/Universal) started its fourth aggregate week at No. 1 on the U.K. album chart yesterday, as "We Speak No Americano" (Sweat It Out/All Around The World/UMTV) by Yolanda Be Cool & Dcup mov ...

  8. Taylor Swift Among Diverse Honorees At Songwriters Hall

    June 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The iconic ballad "Bridge Over Troubled Water" was so stirring that even a young Paul Simon knew he was onto something special when he composed it 40 years ago. "I thought, 'Hmm. That's better than I usually write,'&q ...

  9. Stargate, Tricky Stewart, The-Dream ASCAP's Top Songwriters

    June 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The songwriting/production team of Christopher "Tricky" Stewart & The-Dream tied for songwriter of the year honors with fellow songwriting/production duo Stargate (Tor Hermansen & Mikkel Eriksen) at the 22nd annual ASCAP Rhythm & ...

  10. Playboy Stages 31st Annual Jazz Festival

    June 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Whether you like your jazz straight ahead, New Orleans, funky or Latin style, there was something for everyone at the 31st annual Playboy Jazz Festival (June 13-14 at the Hollywood Bowl). Comedian Bill Cosby was back again as host of the two-day e ...

  11. Bon Jovi Helps Boost Jazzfest Attendance

    May 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival drew more than 400,000 this year, up from the approximately 375,000 reported last year, according to festival producers. The event’s final Saturday (May 2) drew a crowd of 90,000. Jazzfest was held April ...

  12. Brian Culbertson Pushes The Funk

    August 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Currently on the road with his 11-piece band, jazz musician/songwriter/producer Brian Culbertson says he also plans to do a Christmas tour again this year. "We're still working on the lineup," he tells Billboard.biz during a recent ...

  13. Albright Features Ledisi, Other Collabs On 'Sax'

    June 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Gerald Albright's second Peak Records release, "Sax for Stax" (June 24), features Will Downing, Kirk Whalum, recent Grammy nominee Ledisi and Earth, Wind & Fire's Phillip Bailey. Fronted by lead single "Knock on Wood&q ...

  14. R&B Briefs: Smokey Robinson, Rodney Jerkins

    May 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT -- R&B pioneer Smokey Robinson will be inducted into the Apollo Theater’s Hall of Fame on June 2. The fourth annual fund-raising gala, presented by the Apollo Theater Foundation, will also award the Ruby Dee & Ossie Davis Arts and Humanita ...

  15. Dwele 'Sketches' New Album For June

    April 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter/producer Dwele will release his third album, "Sketches of a Man," on June 24 via RT Music Group/Koch Records. The G-1-produced "I'm Cheatin'," about a man who loves his lady's uninhibited sexual ...

  16. R&B/Jazz Briefs: Victoria White, Siedah Garrett, Stanley Jordan

    March 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT -- New Jersey-bred singer/songwriter Victoria White is the first artist signed to Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White's Kalimba Music label. Her label debut, "The Upside," bows May 13. Melding R&B, folk, rock and jazz, ...

  17. New Coalition Forms For Performance Right

    June 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A partnership of artists and music industry organizations will be announcing tomorrow the formation of a coalition, called musicFIRST, to urge Congress to create a performance right under copyright law for terrestrial broadcasting. As first report ...

  18. Neil Diamond Signs With Irving Azoff

    May 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Neil Diamond has signed with Irving Azoff for management. Sources tell Billboard.biz that Diamond is currently in the studio recording his next album with producer Rick Rubin, who collaborated on Diamond's 2005 offering "12 Songs" ( ...

  19. Dixie Chicks Soar, Blige, Chili Peppers Win Big At Grammys

    February 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Dixie Chicks triumphed over their critics, Mary J. Blige played comeback queen and the Red Hot Chili Peppers reasserted their rock dominance at the 49th Grammy Awards, held last night (Feb. 11) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The Chicks ...

  20. Rhythm & Blues

    July 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Earth, Wind & Fire's Verdine White enters artist management, preps to release remake of classic song, "Low Rider." Read Gail Mitchell's column. Earth, Wind & Fire's Verdine White enters artist management, preps ...

  21. Rhythm & Blues

    July 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Earth, Wind & Fire's Verdine White enters artist management, preps to release remake of classic song, "Low Rider." Read Gail Mitchell's column. Earth, Wind & Fire's Verdine White enters artist management, preps ...

  22. Evanescence, Urban, Crow Plan BMA Performances

    December 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Rock act Evanescence and country singer Keith Urban are the latest performers added to the lineup of next week's Billboard Music Awards. Urban will be joined during his performance by singer/songwrite Rock act Evanescence and country singer K ...

  23. L.A. DJ Sues Station For Wrongful Termination

    September 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Claims involve knowledge of alleged payola at KJLH. A Los Angeles DJ is suing his former radio station and its owners for wrongful termination, claiming he was fired after learning of alleged "payola"-type practices. The suit, filed toda ...

  24. Stars To Pack Grammy Telecast

    February 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Nominees and celebrated entertainers from the music, movie and television world are expected to pack the Staples Center in Los Angeles for Sunday's (Feb. 8) 46th annual Grammy Awards. Nominees and celebrated entertainers from the music, movie ...

  25. AOL To Webcast Grammy Party

    February 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST AOL says it will Webcast Clive Davis' pre-Grammy party live on Feb. 7. Coverage of the event -- offered to AOL users as part of the service's Broadband Rocks programming -- will include red-carpet int AOL says it will Webcast Clive Davis ...

  26. AOL To Webcast Grammy Party

    February 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST AOL says it will Webcast Clive Davis' pre-Grammy party live on Feb. 7. Coverage of the event -- offered to AOL users as part of the service's Broadband Rocks programming -- will include red-carpet int AOL says it will Webcast Clive Davis ...

  27. Grammys Planning Beatles Tribute

    February 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sting, Dave Matthews, Vince Gill and the Neptunes' Pharrell Williams have signed on for a Grammy tribute to the 40th anniversary of the Beatles' first U.S. television appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Sh Sting, Dave Matthews, Vince Gil ...

  28. Top Artists On Board For Hendrix Tribute Concerts

    January 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Billboard.biz has learned that Experience Hendrix is launching a pilot tour of three concerts celebrating the Hendrix legacy. Billboard.biz has learned that Experience Hendrix, the holding company that oversees the Jimi Hendrix estate, is launchin ...

  29. Sting, Sean Paul To Perform At Grammys

    January 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sting, Sean Paul, Martina McBride and the Black Eyed Peas have joined the performance lineup for the 46th annual Grammy awards, which will be broadcast live on CBS Feb. 8 from Los Angeles' Staples Cen Sting, Sean Paul, Martina McBride and the ...

  30. Sting, Sean Paul To Perform At Grammys

    January 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sting, Sean Paul, Martina McBride and the Black Eyed Peas have joined the performance lineup for the 46th annual Grammy awards, which will be broadcast live on CBS Feb. 8 from Los Angeles' Staples Cen Sting, Sean Paul, Martina McBride and the ...

  31. First Grammy Performers Set

    January 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST OutKast, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera and the White Stripes are among the first performers confirmed for the 46th annual Grammy Awards ceremony. OutKast, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera and the White Stripes are among the first perf ...