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  1. Music Biz Veteran Jerry Sharell Hospitalized After Machete Attack

    September 16, 2013 6:01 AM EDT The executive-turned-DJ, who has worked with The Carpenters and Joe Cocker, was held hostage in his new girlfriend's home early Sunday. Jerry Sharell, a music industry veteran who played a role in the careers of The Carpenters and Joe Cocke ...

  2. Producer Phil Ramone Dead at 79

    March 30, 2013 12:36 PM EDT 8 1.564 k 115 20 0 Phil Ramone -- an oft-honored visionary in the field of audio recording and the presentation of music; who helmed classic albums by Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Bob Dylan, Ray Charles, Paul Simon, Billy Joel and many others over a c ...

  3. It's Official: Jon Platt Named Warner/Chappell's President, Creative for North America

    September 10, 2012 4:45 PM EDT As reported by Billboard.biz last week, Jon Platt has been named president creative - North America, it was officially announced today by Warner/Chappell Music's chairman/CEO Cameron Strang. In his new post, Platt will oversee the company ...

  4. Barbra Streisand Named 2011 MusiCares Person Of The Year

    August 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Barbra Streisand will be honored as the 2011 MusiCares Person of the Year. The Recording Academy and the MusiCares Foundation said Wednesday (Aug. 4) that Streisand will receive the award Feb. 11 at a dinner and concert in Los Angeles. The annual ...

  5. Neil Young Named MusiCares Person Of The Year

    August 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Neil Young has been named the 2010 MusiCares person of the year. Neil Portnow, president of the MusiCares Foundation and the Recording Academy, named the 63-year-old Young as the honoree for his "standard of artistic integrity and iconoclasti ...

  6. Cablevision CEO's Band Benefits Kidney Foundation

    June 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT By day, Jim Dolan keeps busy as president/CEO of Cablevision and chairman of Madison Square Garden. And by night he lets loose as guitarist/vocalist for blues-rock band JD & the Straight Shot. On June 24, in conjunction with the release of its ...

  7. The Music Industry Reponds To Katrina

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Updated: Friday, Sept. 16. While the devastating impact from Hurricane Katrina is still being assessed, the music industry continues to respond with a variety of donations, charitable events and assistance. Here is a short list of Web sites where ...

  8. Recording Academy Donates To Katrina Relief

    September 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Creates hurricane fund, organizes fundraisers. The Recording Academy and its MusiCares Foundation, which provides a safety net of critical services for music people in crisis, have committed an initial donation of $1 million for music people affec ...

  9. Country's Sammi Smith Dead At 61

    February 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Grammy winner hit No. 1 in 1970. Country singer/songwriter Sammi Smith died Feb. 12 in Oklahoma City after an extended illness. She was 61. Smith took the Kris Kristofferson-penned "Help Me Make It Through The Night" to No. 1 on Billboar ...

  10. Academy's MusiCares Acquires MAP

    September 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Addiction treatment group to live on. The Musicians' Assistance Program (MAP), a non-profit organization that provides musicians with treatment for drug and alcohol addiction, is being acquired by the Recording Academy's MusiCares Founda ...

  11. Academy's MusiCares Acquires MAP

    September 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Musicians' Assistance Program (MAP), a non-profit organization that provides musicians with treatment for drug and alcohol addiction, is being acquired by the Recording Academy's MusiCares Foundat The Musicians' Assistance Progr ...

  12. Santana To Get LARAS Honor

    May 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Carlos Santana will be honored as the 2004 person of the year by the Latin Recording Academy. He will be fetted at a gala dinner and concert Aug. 30 at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles. Carlos Santana will be honored as the 2004 person of th ...

  13. Santana To Get LARAS Honor

    May 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Carlos Santana will be honored as the 2004 person of the year by the Latin Recording Academy. He will be fetted at a gala dinner and concert Aug. 30 at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles. Carlos Santana will be honored as the 2004 person of th ...

  14. Stars To Fete Sting At MusiCares Gala

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST A host of musicians will be on hand to pay tribute to Sting when he is honored Feb. 6 as the MusiCares person of the year. The gala event in Los Angeles will feature performances by Tony Bennett, Blac A host of musicians will be on hand to pay tri ...

  15. Stars To Fete Sting At MusiCares Gala

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST A host of musicians will be on hand to pay tribute to Sting when he is honored Feb. 6 as the MusiCares person of the year. The gala event in Los Angeles will feature performances by Tony Bennett, Blac A host of musicians will be on hand to pay tri ...

  16. Stars To Fete Sting At MusiCares Gala

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST A host of musicians will be on hand to pay tribute to Sting when he is honored Feb. 6 as the MusiCares person of the year. The gala event in Los Angeles will feature performances by Tony Bennett, Blac A host of musicians will be on hand to pay tri ...

  17. Stars To Fete Sting At MusiCares Gala

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST A host of musicians will be on hand to pay tribute to Sting when he is honored Feb. 6 as the MusiCares person of the year. The gala event in Los Angeles will feature performances by Tony Bennett, Blac A host of musicians will be on hand to pay tri ...