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  1. Mark Johnson, Banjo Player, Wins Steve Martin Bluegrass Prize

    September 21, 2012 5:29 AM EDT Banjo player Mark Johnson, who combines a clawhammer style with the three-finger style of bluegrass picking to create a unique hybrid sound, is the recipient of the third annual Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass. Johnson wil ...

  2. Backbeat: Thrill Jockey Celebrates 20th Anniversary In NYC With Future Islands, Liturgy, Tortoise, Matmos, Bettina Richards & Co.

    September 17, 2012 11:39 AM EDT Merch Peeps: (L - R) Thrill Jockey publicist Jonathan Williger, director of marketing and digital media Jamie Proctor, Shipping and Mail Order Manager Josh Koonce, Shipping, Mail Order Assistant Doug Kaplan, Director of Sales and Distribution Erik ...

  3. Hal David's Chart Legacy: From 'Raindrops' to 'Close to You;' Dionne Warwick to Notorious B.I.G.

    September 02, 2012 7:43 PM EDT Hal David's sensitive and romantic lyrics provided the perfect counterpoint to Burt Bacharach's hip and cool melodies and together, the celebrated pair of composers charted on the Billboard Hot 100 for decades. Hal David, Legendary Songw ...

  4. Caetano Veloso Named Latin Recording Academy's 2012 Person of the Year

    July 10, 2012 12:39 PM EDT Caetano Veloso, one of Brazil's most iconic recording artists, will be feted as the Person of the Year by the Latin Recording Academy. Veloso will be honored during a dinner Nov. 14 in Las Vegas, on the eve of the 2012 annual Latin Grammy awa ...

  5. George Martin Reflects On 'Sgt. Pepper' In L.A.

    July 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Beatles producer George Martin offered a fascinating look into the group's creative process during a multimedia presentation for members of the National Recording Academy of Arts and Sciences Friday at Los Angeles' Bovard Auditorium. The ...