Music of the United States

  1. How Our New Mayor Could Make New York City a Music Capital Again (Guest Post)

    December 03, 2013 12:24 PM EST THIS ARTICLE FIRST APPEARED IN BILLBOARD MAGAZINE GET THIS WEEK'S ISSUE – SUBSCRIBE TO BILLBOARD HERE – IPAD EDITION Justin Kalifowitz is founder/president of Downtown ­Music Publishing and a lifelong New Yorker.   For decades, songwriters an ...

  2. The Year In International Music Biz: Our New (Interconnected) World Order

    January 10, 2012 2:00 PM EST Perhaps nothing speaks more to our increasingly interconnected globe then a look back at the year in international music business news. Here, flash mobs in Rio sing K-Pop songs; a spirited debate at a music conference in Singapore is re-tweeted in ...

  3. Gil Scott-Heron Dead at 62

    May 28, 2011 12:54 AM EDT NEW YORK - Musician Gil Scott-Heron, who helped lay the groundwork for rap by fusing minimalistic percussion, political expression and spoken-word poetry on songs such as "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised," died Friday at age 62. A f ...

  4. Spitzer Settlements Awarded To Non-Profits

    July 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors have awarded $13 million in grants from the fund which grew out of the New York State Attorney General's settlements with major record companies that were investigate Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors have aw ...

  5. Mavis Staples

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Mixing contemporary spiritual tunes with soul and R&B, Staples' album is a work of emotional depth that reaffirms her place among the finest singers in modern American music. Mixing contemporary spiritual tunes with soul and R&B, ...