Leon Huff

  1. Exclusive: Veteran Music Exec Doug Morris To Receive Songwriting Hall's Hitmaker Award

    March 12, 2014 8:00 AM EDT Doug Morris is not just one of the most successful record executives in history after his record-breaking stints at Warner Music Group, Universal Music Group and currently as Sony Music Entertainment ceo. Related Articles Billboard Power 100 2014: ...

  2. Gamble and Huff to Be Honored at Songwriters Hall

    February 25, 2014 2:12 PM EST Writing duo Gamble and Huff will receive the Johnny Mercer award at the Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony. Related Sony Music Seals Global Rights to Entire Philadelphia International Catalog; New Releases Set New Legislation Seeks to Modernize Cop ...

  3. Sony Music Seals Global Rights to Entire Philadelphia International Catalog; New Releases Set

    February 18, 2014 12:22 PM EST Sony Music Entertainment has secured global rights to the entire catalog of Philadelphia International Records, the iconic label founded by award-winning songwriter/producers Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff. The deal reunites the whole PIR catalog un ...

  4. Frank Wilson's Chart Legacy: From the Supremes and Marvin Gaye to the Miracles & Stevie Wonder (Videos)

    October 01, 2012 2:24 PM EDT Motown producer/songwriter/artist Frank Wilson, who died on Sept. 27 after a long battle with prostate cancer, is one of the label's unsung heroes, having produced hits for almost every major Motown artist, including Diana Ross & the Supr ...

  5. Michael Jackson's Mijac Music Catalog Moves to Sony/ATV

    August 20, 2012 10:43 AM EDT Sony/ATV Music Publishing, which is a joint venture between Sony Corp. and the estate of Michael Jackson, will take over worldwide administration of Michael Jackson's Mijac Music Catalog, which has been handled by Warner/Chappell Music Publis ...

  6. Urban Radio Legend Joe 'Butterball' Tamburro Dies

    July 27, 2012 7:15 PM EDT The urban music industry and R&B fans alike are mourning the death of Joe "Butterball" Tamburro. The longtime WDAS Philadelphia radio personality and program director died on July 27 at the age of 70. An Italian-American from South P ...

  7. Dick Clark: An Appreciation of the Man Who Took Rock and Roll Nationwide, and Helped Pioneer Its Business

    April 18, 2012 8:55 PM EDT Foremost among his countless contributions to popular culture and the music business, Dick Clark took rock 'n' roll out of bedroom radios and placed it on televisions in living rooms and dens across America. Nearly five decades later, af ...

  8. Ryan Seacrest, LA Reid, Russell Simmons, More Pay Tribute to Dick Clark

    April 18, 2012 5:45 PM EDT Within minutes of news breaking of Dick Clark's passing, the music business began expressing their grieif and admiration for the man who helped invent the business they work in. From Epic Records Chairman/CEO Antonio "LA" Reid, Mado ...

  9. Kenny Gamble Remembers Don Cornelius, Origins of 'Soul Train' Theme

    February 01, 2012 6:06 PM EST Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff are "honored" to have written and produced "TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)" -- aka the theme to "Soul Train," which has been playing throughout the world in the wake of host Don Cornelius& ...

  10. NARM's Jim Donio On Today's Music Business: 'It's Not For The Faint of Heart'

    May 11, 2011 7:52 AM EDT The 2011 NARM convention kicked off at the Hyatt Century City on Monday, drawing an estimated 1,000 registrants to its lineup of panels, performances and networking opportunities galore. Over the years, the confab of the National Association of Re ...

  11. Gamble & Huff Sign With William Morris Endeavor

    March 03, 2011 8:00 AM EST Soul music production legends Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff have signed with William Morris Endeavor (WME) in all areas. The pair, who have never before been represented by a talent agency, have written and produced more than 3,500 songs in the las ...

  12. Kenny Gamble And Leon Huff To Receive BMI Icon Award

    May 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff songwriting team will receive the Icon Award at the 57th annual BMI Pop Awards, to be held May 19 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles. The duo composed and produced for the O'Jays, Lou Rawls, Jerry Butl ...

  13. Gamble & Huff Tapped As BMI Icons

    February 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST Legendary songwriting and production team Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff has been named BMI Icons for the organization's 57th annual pop awards. The ceremony is slated for May 19 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles. Pioneers of the Phi ...

  14. R&B Songwriting Duo Gamble & Huff Saluted

    February 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Legendary songwriter/producer Kenny Gamble says "we are halfway there" to raising the $100 million needed to move forward on his plans to establish a national center for R&B in Philadelphia. "Not only will this center give us a ...

  15. Ivor Awards Handed Out In London

    May 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Legendary songwriting and producing team Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, Kinks frontman Ray Davies, electro-rock outfit New Order and veteran pop siblings the Bee Gees were among the honorees today (May 2 Legendary songwriting and producing team Kenny ...

  16. Ivor Awards Handed Out In London

    May 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Legendary songwriting and producing team Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, Kinks frontman Ray Davies, electro-rock outfit New Order and veteran pop siblings the Bee Gees were among the honorees today (May 2 Legendary songwriting and producing team Kenny ...