Michael McDonald

  1. Philip Smart, Celebrated Reggae Producer/Engineer, Dead at 61

    March 14, 2014 12:00 PM EDT Philip Smart, a renowned engineer, hit-making producer, owner of a successful recording studio, and visionary radio host who provided a much-needed platform for New York-area reggae artists, passed away on Feb. 25 from complications due to carcino ...

  2. Counting Crows Latest to Go to Court Over Digital Royalties

    January 14, 2014 9:07 PM EST On Tuesday, the Counting Crows filed a lawsuit against Universal Music Group, becoming the latest musicians to allege they've been cheated out of digital income. The California band believes that UMG should be treating downloads of hits like ...

  3. Morning Fix: Billboard Wins Two Folio Awards; Mandela's Impact on Music, Concerts, More; Spotify Readies Free Mobile Streaming; John Mayer and Michael McDonald Part Ways

    December 06, 2013 8:51 AM EST Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE BILLBOARD'S 2013 YEAR-END SURVEY Welcome to the second annual Billboard.Biz Year-End Readers' Survey. Unlike other traditional polls based on voting, we want your opinions and wisdom on fo ...

  4. John Mayer, Manager Michael McDonald Part Ways (Exclusive)

    December 05, 2013 5:31 PM EST John Mayer and longtime manager Michael McDonald of Mick Management have parted ways, according to two knowledgeable executives. The split was finalized in the midst of the second leg of the John Mayer Live In Concert tour Tuesday night (Dec. 3) ...

  5. Changing Roles of Managers & Labels Explored At Billboard Touring Conference

    November 14, 2013 12:26 AM EST While over the last decade power may have shifted from the record labels to artist managers, who are also being forced to assume more of the label tasks, the record labels still have an important role to play in developing new talent. That was o ...

  6. Team 8 Founder Rich Cohen Joining Mick Artist Management as Partner

    September 04, 2013 4:07 PM EDT Rich Cohen, founder of Team 8 Management, is joining Mick Artist Management as a partner, joining Mick founder Michael McDonald and general manager Jonathan Eshak in the partnership, Billboard.biz has learned. Cohen founded Team 8 in 2007 and re ...

  7. Wixen Widens Its Scope

    October 15, 2012 6:15 AM EDT Family-run forensic publishing rights specialist is offering new services for its wide array of clients Wixen Music Publishing, known for its forensic ability to find monies due, now wants to be known for generating incremental income too. The c ...

  8. Publishing Briefs: Kobalt Music Group Inks Deal With Paul McCartney, MPL Communications

    July 24, 2012 6:00 AM EDT Kobalt Signs Up McCartney Kobalt Music Group Ltd.has signed an exclusive long-term administration deal with Paul McCartney and MPL Communications covering the world outside North America, the U.K. and Ireland. As part of the deal, Kobalt will also ...

  9. Walk the Moon Enjoys Overnight Success, Two Years in the Making

    June 14, 2012 4:50 PM EDT ''Anna Sun," a catchy track by Ohio art-rock band Walk the Moon, is technically the first single from the paisley revival group's self-titled, major-label debut album, out June 19 on RCA Records. But the song, penned by lead si ...

  10. Business Matters: Songza Takes a Bite Out of Pandora

    June 13, 2012 9:06 PM EDT Songza Takes a Bite Out of Pandora -- An upstart Internet radio company has caused Pandora Media, the leading Internet radio service, to drop 11.2% over the last two trading days and shed $208 million of market value. If you haven't heard of ...

  11. Doobie Brothers' Michael McDonald Files Royalty Lawsuit Against Warner Music Group

    May 21, 2012 9:55 PM EDT King & Ballow's Richard S. Busch continues his assault upon the major label tradition of paying standard artist royalties for downloads instead of a 50% licensing royalty. The attorney has filed a lawsuit on behalf of Doobie Brothers sing ...

  12. L.A. Reid, Martin Bandier, Doug Morris, More Honor Cornerstone's Jon Cohen at Syracuse University Event

    May 04, 2012 6:17 AM EDT (L-R): Cornerstone/Fader's Jon Cohen, Martin Bandier, L.A. Reid, and Doug Morris. (Photo: Ben Gabbe) ( Disclosure: The author of this article, Billboard.biz editor Jem Aswad, graduated from Syracuse University and has appeared as a lecturer a ...

  13. Nothin' But A 'Good Time' For Alan Jackson

    March 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Country king Alan Jackson scores his fourth No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with "Good Time," giving the singer his 12th chart-topper on Top Country Albums ... Flogging Molly notches its highest-charting album and its biggest sales week ever ...

  14. Keys Climbs, Mars Is High And Bullet Flies

    February 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST Alica Keys' "As I Am" skips back to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with a small gain, pushing last week's chart-topper, the "Juno" soundtrack, to No. 2 ... the Mars Volta and Bullet for My Valentine arrive in the top five ...

  15. Hallmark To Exclusively Sell New McEntire Release

    December 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST Reba McEntire's new "Love Revival" will be sold exclusively at Hallmark Gold Crown stores in January and February, making her the latest in a string of top artists to release holiday-related albums through the retailer, Billboard ha ...

  16. Quesenberry, Morgan Head To Vector

    January 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST Artist manager and music marketer Faith Quesenberry joins Nashville-based Vector management. Concurrently, Quesenberry's management client, Craig Morgan, joins the Vector roster, which already includes Lyle Lovett, Hank Williams Jr., Trace Ad ...

  17. The Beat

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Michael McDonald's duet with Ray Charles previews McDonald's next Motown-inspired project. Read Melinda Newman's column. Michael McDonald's duet with Ray Charles previews McDonald's next Motown-inspired project. Read Melin ...