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  1. Gil Friesen, Longtime A&M Exec and Film Producer, Dead at 75

    December 14, 2012 2:29 PM EST Longtime A&M exec Gil Friesen died yesterday at his home in Los Angeles after a prolonged battle with leukemia. Known as a charismatic and impeccably dressed man of many interests, he spent 31 years at A&M and was, along with founders Herb ...

  2. Vinyl Mania

    October 08, 2012 6:10 AM EDT Leading reissue label Light in the Attic spreads the good word about vinyl at record stores nationwide. When Light in the Attic Records' Jon Treneff made a sales stop at the no-credit cards, vinyl-only Mississippi Records in Portland, Ore., ...

  3. Marvin Hamlisch Remembrance: How His Landmark Music Penetrated The American Consciousness

    August 07, 2012 12:49 PM EDT Scott Joplin was a footnote in American musical history before Marvin Hamlisch got ahold of his ragtime music from the 1890s and early 20th century. Hamlisch arranged Joplin piano rags for "The Sting" to create a song-based score that co ...

  4. Sunset Strip Music Fest to Honor The Doors

    June 14, 2012 11:22 AM EDT CIRCA 1970 (Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images) The 2012 Sunset Strip Music Festival will commemorate the career and legacy of iconic rock band the Doors, event organizers said Wednesday. Marilyn Manson is set to headline the outdoor street ...

  5. Backbeat: Gerardo Ortiz, Regional Mexican Singer, Attracts Celebs and Sony Execs to Milestone Show at Nokia Theatre in L.A.

    October 11, 2011 11:54 AM EDT A handful of years ago, Gerardo Ortiz was unknown in regional Mexican music--then he was discovered on YouTube. Now, the singer/songwriter is becoming such an established name that even major celebrities in the genre are showing up at his concerts ...

  6. Backbeat: Joe Henry Previews 'Reverie' For 30 Guests @ L.A. Home Studio

    September 27, 2011 6:45 AM EDT Joe Henry set the needle down on a vinyl copy of his new Anti-Records release "Reverie," inviting guests to his home studio in South Pasadena, Calif., to "feel free to talk while the music plays -- provided you talk about me or it.& ...

  7. U2 Talk New Album, Huge South African Concert

    February 11, 2011 5:47 PM EST U2 will play FNB Stadium in South Africa this weekend (Photo: WireImage) U2 open the next leg of their massive 360° Tour this Sunday, Feb, 13, with what may be the biggest audience of the band's 30-year career. The band's manager Paul Mc ...

  8. 'American Idol' TCA Panel Reveals: 20 Semifinalists, Longer Hollywood Week, 'Helpful' Judges

    January 11, 2011 12:00 AM EST The big "American Idol" roll-out officially kicked off this morning when host Ryan Seacrest, judges Jennifer Lopez, Randy Jackson and Steven Tyler, in-house mentor Jimmy Iovine, Fox president of Alternative Programming Mike Darnell, and ...

  9. 'American Idol': Behind the Scenes of TV's Big Gamble

    January 06, 2011 12:00 AM EST There's a saying in the music business that you're only as good as your last hit. If that were true of television, then American Idol might have been dropped after last season. With falling ratings, to the tune of 9 percent, lack of star ...

  10. From Apple to EMI: Former iTunes Exec Joins Capitol & Virgin Label Group

    December 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST Seems like Apple and the major labels won't stop trading execs anytime soon. This time it's iTunes director of global music initiatives Alex Luke jumping ship to EMI, where he will serve as executive VP of A&R at Capitol & Virgin ...

  11. Randy Jackson Hospitalized Ror Chest Pains

    June 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Randy Jackson, brother of the late Michael Jackson, has been hospitalized in Southern California. A source close to the Jackson family who spoke only on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly told The Associated ...

  12. U2's Rose Bowl Show Breaks Attendance Record

    October 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT It took 22 years, but U2 has broken its own attendance record for the best-attended single concert performance at a U.S. venue by one headliner. The band's 360 Tour played Pasadena, Calif.’s Rose Bowl on Oct. 25 to a sellout crowd of 97,014 - ...

  13. R&B/Hip-Hop Briefs: George Clinton, Lionel Richie

    July 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -Funkmaster George Clinton has been named 2009’s BMI Icon honoree. The award will be presented at the organization’s upcoming annual Urban Awards on Sept. 10 in New York at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Clinton joins such previous BMI Icon honorees as T ...

  14. News Corp Sees MySpace As Place For Videogames

    July 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT News Corp hopes to transform MySpace, which has been losing users to Facebook, into a stronger online videogaming platform as it works to reposition the six-year-old site as an entertainment destination. News Corp digital head Jonathan Miller said ...

  15. Jackson Memorial A Somber, Spiritual Celebration

    July 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT It was not spectacular, extravagant or bizarre. There were songs and tears but little dancing. Instead, Michael Jackson's memorial was a somber, spiritual ceremony that reached back for the essence of the man. Singer, dancer, superstar, human ...

  16. R&B Briefs: Will Downing, Pioneer Awards, Aretha Franklin

    August 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT -- Singer/songwriter Will Downing will perform on the national broadcast of the Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon. He will appear live via remote from New York. The performance marks a milestone for Downing. Bedridden for almost a year with the d ...

  17. O'Donnell Begins North American Trek

    November 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Irish vocalist Daniel O'Donnell will embark on his largest North American tour to date, visiting approximately 3,000- to 5,000-capacity venues, beginning with four concerts at Ontario's Niagara Falls Memorial Arena from Dec. 3-7. Those l ...

  18. Hudson, Beyonce Star At Soul Train Awards

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson added another award to her trophy chest during the 21st annual Soul Train Music Awards. The presentation of the 2007 Sammy Davis Jr. Award for entertainer of the year to the singer/actress was a highlight of the show ...

  19. James Brown Revue Member Lyn Collins Dies

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Lyn Collins, whose funky vocals landed her a spot early in James Brown's stage show and the nickname "Female Preacher," has died. She was 56. Lyn Collins, whose funky vocals landed her a spot early in James Brown's stage show a ...

  20. The People Choose Usher

    January 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Usher was the big winner in the music categories of the People's Choice Awards, held last night (Jan. 9) in Pasadena, Calif. The R&B superstar took home the award for favorite male singer and shar Usher was the big winner in the music ...

  21. Veteran Jazz Musician Pete Jolly Dead At 72

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Veteran jazz keyboardist Pete Jolly, who performed on some of television's most popular theme songs and was a regular on the Southern California jazz scene for 40 years, has died at age 72. Veteran jazz keyboardist Pete Jolly, who performed o ...

  22. Grand Jury Indicts Spector For Murder

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Record producer Phil Spector was charged in an indictment unsealed Sept. 27 with murder in the shooting death of a B-movie actress at his mansion last year. (Associated Press) -- Record producer Phil Spector was charged in an indictment unsealed S ...

  23. Grand Jury Indicts Spector For Murder

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Record producer Phil Spector was charged in an indictment unsealed today (Sept. 27) with murder in the shooting death of a B-movie actress at his mansion last year. Record producer Phil Spector was charged in an indictment unsealed today (Sept. 27 ...

  24. Grand Jury Indicts Spector For Murder

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Record producer Phil Spector was charged in an indictment unsealed today (Sept. 27) with murder in the shooting death of a B-movie actress at his mansion last year. Record producer Phil Spector was charged in an indictment unsealed today (Sept. 27 ...

  25. Berry, Half Of Surf Duo Jan & Dean, Dies

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Jan Berry, a member of the 1960s surf-music duo Jan & Dean, has died. He was 62. Berry had a seizure and stopped breathing Friday (March 26) at his Los Angeles home. He was pronounced dead that ev Jan Berry, a member of the 1960s surf-musi ...

  26. Aussie Judge Rejects Kazaa Claim

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Federal Court in Sydney has rejected an application by P2P service Kazaa's parent Sharman Networks to have evidence collected during February raids in three Australian states declared invalid. SYDNEY--The Federal Court in Sydney has rejec ...

  27. E.U. Set To Act On New Rules To Halt Piracy

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST The European Union is expected to agree to new rules this week that will clamp down on movie and music pirates following a long legislative battle, according to the E.U. sources last Friday. <br clea Virgin, Fox Studio Drop Lawsuit, Settle Disp ...

  28. Australian Labels, Kazaa Await Calif. Ruling

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Australian record labels and Sydney-based SharmanNetworks--owner of the Kazaa P2P file-sharing service--are anxiously waiting to the decisions of three appeal court judges some 7,500 miles away. SYDNEY--Australian record labels and Sydney-based Sh ...

  29. Clear Channel Yanks Howard Stern Off Six Channels

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST <ul><li> Victims' Relief Aid Fund Proposed In Wake Of R.I. Nightclub Deaths</li> <li> Calif. Sen. Backs Proposed New Internet Piracy Bill</li> <li> South By Southwest Conference Panels Offer CLE Credi Clear ...

  30. Update: Court Hears File-Sharing Case Arguments

    February 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST The question of whether peer-to-peer file-sharing company Grokster is liable for copyright infringement may not be legally resolved for months. The question of whether peer-to-peer file-sharing company Grokster is liable for copyright infringement ...

  31. Pro Tools Design Firm To Get Oscar

    January 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST Digidesign, the audio division of Avid Technology Inc., is to receive an Academy Award of Merit from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Digidesign, the audio division of Avid Technology Inc., is to receive an Academy Award of Merit f ...

  32. Pro Tools Design Firm To Get Oscar

    January 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST Digidesign, the audio division of Avid Technology Inc., is to receive an Academy Award of Merit from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Digidesign, the audio division of Avid Technology Inc., is to receive an Academy Award of Merit f ...