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  1. Exclusive: Veteran Music Exec Doug Morris To Receive Songwriting Hall's Hitmaker Award

    March 12, 2014 8:00 AM EDT Doug Morris is not just one of the most successful record executives in history after his record-breaking stints at Warner Music Group, Universal Music Group and currently as Sony Music Entertainment ceo. Related Articles Billboard Power 100 2014: ...

  2. Ray Davies, Donovan Part of Songwriters Hall Class

    February 11, 2014 11:27 AM EST Ray Davies and Donovan are among the 2014 class of the Songwriters Hall of Fame. The organization announced Tuesday that "Midnight Train to Georgia" writer Jim Weatherly and English songwriter Graham Gouldman also made the cut. Mark Jame ...

  3. Jason Derulo's 'Talk Dirty' Tops U.K. Singles Chart, Arctic Monkeys' 'AM' Rules Again

    September 23, 2013 9:00 AM EDT In a top ten featuring six new entries, Arctic Monkeys held off all comers to start a second week atop the U.K. album chart yesterday (Sept. 22) with “AM” (Domino). Jason Derulo scored his third No. 1 single in the territory as “Talk Dirty” (War ...

  4. B.B. King, Elvis Costello, Ray Davies, More Nominated For Songwriters Hall Of Fame

    October 11, 2012 10:31 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) -- Elvis Costello, B.B. King and Ray Davies are among the nominees for the 2013 Songwriters Hall of Fame. They're joined by a slew of top acts, including Jimmy Buffett, Vince Gill and Rod Temperton, who wrote Michael Jackson ...

  5. Olympics Bump Sends Emeli Sande (and 123 Others) Up UK Charts

    August 20, 2012 7:29 AM EDT Scottish singer-songwriter Emeli Sandé's huge exposure via her performances at the London 2012 Olympics closing ceremony on Aug. 12 sent her debut album Our Version of Events (Virgin/EMI) back to No. 1 on the U.K. chart yesterday (Sunday), as ...

  6. NBC Cuts The Who, Ray Davies, Muse From Olympics' Closing Ceremony Broadcast

    August 13, 2012 10:49 AM EDT Some Olympics fans found yet another reason to be unhappy with NBC on Sunday night. The network edited out or greatly delayed parts of the closing ceremony, including performances by Muse, Ray Davies of the Kinks and a second song by George Michae ...

  7. Spice Girls, George Michael The Who Rock Olympics Closing Ceremonies; Digital Album Released

    August 13, 2012 8:03 AM EDT T he reunited Spice Girls playing the London Olympics' closing ceremony. (Getty Images) With a little British pomp and a lot of British pop, London brought the curtain down on a glorious Olympic Games on Sunday in a spectacular, technicolor p ...

  8. Are Adele, Rolling Stones, Spice Girls, Madness, George Michael, One Direction, Kate Bush and/or Muse Playing Olympics Closing Ceremony?

    August 09, 2012 8:31 AM EDT LONDON -- Kate Bush is one of the biggest music names mentioned here as a potential performer at Sunday's star-studded closing ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games. The singer's name is being bandied about in the British media alon ...

  9. Rodriguez Doc 'Searching for Sugar Man' Wins Audience Award at L.A. Film Fest

    June 25, 2012 7:30 AM EDT "Searching for Sugar Man," Malik Bendjelloul's documentary on the life of forgotten '70s folk-rocker Rodriguez, received the Audience Award for Best International Feature at the Los Angeles Film Festival. It is the fourth honor ...

  10. Photos: Clive Davis, Alicia Keys, Diddy Pay Tribute to Whitney Houston at Pre-Grammy Gala

    February 12, 2012 10:11 AM EST Chief Creative Officer of Sony Music Clive Davis at the Clive Davis and the Recording Academy's 2012 Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute to Industry Icons Honoring Richard Branson at The Beverly Hilton Hotel . He said the late-Whtiney Houston "wo ...

  11. Ray Davies To Curate Meltdown Fest

    November 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST Ray Davies has been announced as director of the 2011 Meltdown festival, which is staged annually at London's Southbank Centre site. The series of shows will take place in June 2011 with the line-up to be confirmed. Previous Meltdown director ...

  12. U2, Metallica, Jagger Celebrate Rock Hall Of Fame

    November 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST U2 brought three generations of chart-toppers - Mick Jagger, Bruce Springsteen and the Black Eyed Peas - with them onstage Friday (Oct. 30) at another night of mix-and-match magic at Madison Square Garden. Metallica brought the thunder to Lou Reed ...

  13. Ray Davies To Giveaway New Album In U.K. Press

    October 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Veteran singer-songwriter Ray Davies is following in the footsteps of Prince by releasing his new album in the United Kingdom as a giveaway with a national newspaper. Former Kinks frontman Davies' "Working Man's Cafe" is due fo ...

  14. 'Heart' Beats The Opposition At BMI Awards

    October 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT "Listen to Your Heart," the power-ballad written by Per Gessle and Mats Persson, scooped a raft of prestigious honors tonight (Oct. 3) at the 2006 BMI London Awards, presented at the Dorchester Hotel. "Listen to Your Heart," th ...

  15. 'Heart' Beats The Opposition At BMI Awards

    October 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Gala held Oct. 3 in London. "Listen to Your Heart," the power-ballad written by Per Gessle and Mats Persson, scooped a raft of prestigious honors tonight (Oct. 3) at the 2006 BMI London Awards, presented at the Dorchester Hotel. The trac ...

  16. BMI To Honor Davies With Icon Award

    August 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Kinks frontman and co-founder Ray Davies will be honored with the prestigious BMI Icon award during the performing rights organization's annual London gala, to be held Oct. 3 at the Dorchester Hotel. Kinks frontman and co-founder Ray Davies w ...

  17. Ivor Awards Handed Out In London

    May 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Legendary songwriting and producing team Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, Kinks frontman Ray Davies, electro-rock outfit New Order and veteran pop siblings the Bee Gees were among the honorees today (May 2 Legendary songwriting and producing team Kenny ...

  18. Ivor Awards Handed Out In London

    May 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Legendary songwriting and producing team Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, Kinks frontman Ray Davies, electro-rock outfit New Order and veteran pop siblings the Bee Gees were among the honorees today (May 2 Legendary songwriting and producing team Kenny ...

  19. Sports Company Hears A New Tune

    June 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT John Elway, John Fogerty to be teammates. Sports and entertainment management group Octagon is expanding into the music business. The company-whose clients include John Elway, Michael Phelps, David Robinson, Davis Love III, Steve Yzerman, Mia Hamm ...

  20. James Brown Collects Lifetime Achievement Award

    June 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT James Brown collected a lifetime achievement award at the inaugural Mojo Honours List awards ceremony in London today. James Brown collected a lifetime achievement award at the inaugural Mojo Honours List awards ceremony in London today. R&B p ...

  21. James Brown Collects Lifetime Achievement Award

    June 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Veteran artists honored at Mojo inaugural ceremony. James Brown collected a lifetime achievement award at the inaugural Mojo Honours List awards ceremony in London today. R&B pioneer Brown was part of a stellar guest list at the ceremony, held ...