Neil Sedaka

  1. Don Kirshner Dead at 76

    January 18, 2011 12:00 AM EST For many music fans, Don Kirshner was the straightfaced host of his own "Don Kirshner's Rock Concert" -- so matter-of-fact that his introductions were famously, and lovingly, lampooned on "Saturday Night Live." But Kirshne ...

  2. Diane Warren To Receive NMPA's 2010 Songwriter Icon Award

    June 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The National Music Publishers’ Association will honor Diane Warren with its 2010 Songwriter Icon Award at the organization's annual meeting, which will be held at the Marriott Marquis in New York City on June 16. The Icon Award recognizes out ...

  3. The Billboard Q&A: Neil Sedaka

    February 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST It’s been more than a decade since the release of Neil Sedaka’s last studio album of new material, “Tales of Love,” in 1997. But the legendary singer-songwriter -- known for hits like "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do" and "Calendar Girl,& ...

  4. NMPA To Honor Singer/songwriter Kara DioGuardi

    April 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Kara DioGuardi will be honored with the 2009 "Songwriter Icon Award" at the National Music Publishers Assn. annual meeting, to be held in New York on June 17. DioGuardi, who was added as a fourth judge on American Idol ...

  5. Razor & Tie Team With Gary Gersh's TAO

    July 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Razor & Tie Entertainment and Gary Gersh's The Artist Organization (TAO) have partnered. Under the deal, Razor & Tie will provide marketing, sales and distribution to TAO. The two companies plan to sign a handful of artists per year, ...

  6. NMPA Honors Amy Lee, Sen. Leahy

    June 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The National Music Publishers' Assn. will honor Grammy Award-winning songwriter/singer Amy Lee with its 2008 Songwriter Icon Award and Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) with the 2008 President's Award. The group will present Lee with her award ...

  7. German Exec Meisel Dies

    April 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Irmtrud "Trudy" Meisel, a leading German label and publishing executive, has died at the age of 71. Meisel, who had been suffering with pancreatic cancer, died in Berlin on Feb. 20, but her passing was not announced until last Friday. Me ...

  8. NYU To Name Robinson 'Visionary'

    March 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT New York University's Steinhardt Music Business Program will be honoring publishing icon Irwin Robinson with its first visionary award. The award is bestowed upon a noted business figure for his or her lasting and positive impact on the music ...

  9. NMPA Salutes Sedaka, Berman

    May 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Neil Sedaka will be the recipient of the National Music Publishers' Assn. Songwriter Icon Award to be presented at the trade group's annual meeting on June 6 in New York City. Congressman Howard Berman, D-Calif., will be receiving the Pr ...

  10. Peter, Paul & Mary To Be Honored

    May 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Event to be held June 15 in New York. Peter, Paul & Mary will be the recipients of the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award at the Songwriters Hall of Fame 2006 Awards dinner. The award honors industry veterans who are pioneers in their craft ...

  11. BMI Legal Executive Theodora Zavin Dies

    June 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Copyright attorney spent 49 years at rights group. Theodora Zavin, a copyright attorney who worked for 49 years at BMI, died Monday (June 21) at New York's Columbia Presbyterian Hospital afer a brief illness. She was 82. Zavin joined BMI in 1 ...

  12. BMI Legal Executive Theodora Zavin Dies

    June 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Copyright attorney spent 49 years at rights group. Theodora Zavin, a copyright attorney who worked for 49 years at BMI, died Monday (June 21) at New York's Columbia Presbyterian Hospital afer a brief illness. She was 82. Zavin joined BMI in 1 ...

  13. Les Bider To Be Honored By Songwriters Hall

    May 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT W/C chairman/CEO, Neil Sedaka to get awards. W/C chairman/CEO, Neil Sedaka to get awards. News Neil Sedaka ...

  14. Les Bider To Be Honored By Songwriters Hall

    May 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Songwriters Hall of Fame will bestow its Abe Olman Award on Warner/Chappell chairman/CEO Les Bider at this year's gala dinner, set for June 10 at New York's Marriott Marquis hotel. The Songwriters Hall of Fame will bestow its Abe Olm ...

  15. Les Bider To Be Honored By Songwriters Hall

    May 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Songwriters Hall of Fame will bestow its Abe Olman Award on Warner/Chappell chairman/CEO Les Bider at this year's gala dinner, set for June 10 at New York's Marriott Marquis hotel. The Songwriters Hall of Fame will bestow its Abe Olm ...

  16. Words & Music

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Clay Aiken's rendition of Neil Sedaka's "Solitaire" proves the timelessness of the songwriter's material. Read Jim Bessman's column. Clay Aiken's rendition of Neil Sedaka's "Solitaire" proves the t ...