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  1. Portugal. The Man Releases Endangered 'Sumatran Tiger' Song For Earth Day That Disappears

    April 22, 2014 12:01 AM EDT The topic of endangered tigers is a complicated one to build an indie-pop song around. But psych-rock outfit Portugal. The Man was up for the challenge, and have teamed with the Smithsonian’s National Zoological Park Conversation Biology Institut ...

  2. 2013 Grammy Awards: Latin Album Nominations

    December 21, 2012 11:09 AM EST whether multicultural or region-specific, the contenders for top honors all struck a chord BEST LATIN ROCK, URBAN OR ALTERNATIVE ALBUM Campo Campo LABEL: Bizarro Records PRODUCERS: Juan Campodónico, Gustavo Santaolalla, Anibal Kerpel ENGINEERS/MIX ...

  3. 2013 Grammy Awards: Indies Continue to Make A Major Impact

    December 21, 2012 11:03 AM EST If Mumford & Sons' sophomore album, Babel (Glassnote Records), takes home the Grammy for album of the year on Feb. 10, it will mark the fifth year in a row an indie act has won the top prize, if you count indies by ownership. The run bega ...

  4. Taylor Swift, Coldplay, Alicia Keys Among Performers For 'Stand Up To Cancer' Benefit

    September 06, 2012 3:14 PM EDT This year, the "Stand Up to Cancer" benefit concert is back with perhaps its most star-studded show yet. Clear Channel radio stations have supported the cause in past years, but this is the first time any radio partner has galvanized all ...

  5. Beggars Group's Martin Mills To Be Honored At A2IM's Inaugural Libera Awards

    May 30, 2012 3:52 PM EDT At the June 21 Libera Awards, Beggars Group founder and CEO Martin Mills will be presented with a lifetime achievement award presented by Sire Records co-founder Seymour Stein. The Amercian Association of Independent Music will launch its inaugura ...

  6. Dick Clark Dead at 82

    April 18, 2012 4:10 PM EDT Dick Clark, the revered TV producer whose "American Bandstand," "American Top 40" and "New Year's Rockin' Eve" helped shape modern pop music for decades, died of a "massive heart attack" at a Los A ...

  7. VARIOUS ARTISTS -- "THE SMITHSONIAN ANTHOLOGY"

    April 01, 2011 1:47 PM EDT Created to replace the Smithsonian's out-of-print 1973 jazz overview, a 47-member committee has curated a package that speaks best to academics looking for a compact jazz encyclopedia. The approach is chronological, the canon largely unchan ...

  8. Stevie Wonder, Dave Stewart To Perform On Cancer Telecast

    August 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Stevie Wonder will join Natasha Bedingfield, Queen Latifah, Martina McBride, Aaron Neville and Dave Stewart for a performance on the Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) TV fundraiser at 8pm ET on Sept. 10. The collaboration will be part of an "extraord ...

  9. Smithsonian Channel Goes 'Inside The Music'

    July 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Smithsonian Channel will debut a series of music-related television specials entitled “Inside the Music” in August. The series includes the premiere of “All You Need is Klaus,” an in-depth look at musician/artist Klaus Voormann. Known largely ...

  10. Music Briefs: Jackson 5, James Brown, Ella Fitzgerald, Apollo Theater and More

    April 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- The Jackson 5, James Brown, Ella Fitzgerald and the Supremes are among the pivotal performances showcased as part of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture's upcoming exhibition: "Ain't Not ...

  11. La Quinta Estación, Calle 13 Among Early Grammy Winners

    January 31, 2010 12:00 AM EST Few surprises were in store Sunday in the Latin category at the 52nd Grammy Awards, with Spanish pop group La Quinta Estación winning a Grammy for Latin pop album and Calle 13 winning for Latin rock, alternative or urban album. Calle 13's &qu ...

  12. US Museum Exhibits Celebrate Elvis Presley

    January 07, 2010 12:00 AM EST On the 75th anniversary of Elvis Presley's birth, the Smithsonian Institution is showcasing the King of Rock 'n' Roll's ubiquitous image through exhibits opening Friday in Washington and Los Angeles. "One Life: Echoes of E ...

  13. Publishing Briefs: EMI Christian Music Group, Lamont Dozier

    September 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- The EMI Christian Music Group will make its 35,000-song catalog available through the Harry Fox Agency for licensing to digital services that provide limited digital downloads and/or interactive streams. "The scale of licensing for online ...

  14. Apollo Theater Plans For 75th Anniversary

    January 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST A special edition of Amateur Night hosted by Kiss FM's Talent will be in full swing tomorrow (Jan. 28) to help commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Apollo Theater. The night will also feature a performance from Harlem-born rapper/producer ...

  15. Day-By-Day: The Obama Inauguration Music Guide

    January 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST The official Presidential Inauguration kick-off event featuring Bono and Bruce Springsteen on Jan. 18 is one of dozens of Washington D.C. bashes celebrating President-elect Barack Obama's Jan. 20 swearing-in. Aretha Franklin, the Dead, Beyonc ...

  16. Green Ball Sells Out In 12 Minutes

    January 15, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Green Ball, one of many high-profile gatherings as part of the inauguration of Barack Obama next week in Washington, is a hot ticket, with Maroon 5, Will I. Am, Melissa Etheridge, John Legend and Michael Franti on the bill. Live Earth founder ...

  17. Marley Music Gets Kid Friendly

    May 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT PBS Kids Sprout, the digital cable channel aimed at children, this week began running a campaign featuring a cover of Bob Marley's "Three Little Birds." Made by independent ad agency Red Tettemer in Philadelphia, the campaign includ ...

  18. Live Earth Goes D.C.

    July 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Initially rebuffed by Washington, former Vice President Al Gore's Live Earth concerts found a last-minute home in the U.S. capital on Friday after Native Americans offered their museum for the worldwide event. A few blocks from the U.S. Capit ...

  19. AAIM Launches With New York Conclave

    June 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Indie trade body reveals members, due procedures. Representatives from V2, Artemis, Smithsonian Folkways, Saddle Creek, Spin Art and Putumayo World Music were among the labels on hand for the official launch of the American Assn. of Independent Mu ...

  20. AAIM Launches With New York Conclave

    June 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Indie trade body reveals members, due procedures. Representatives from V2, Artemis, Smithsonian Folkways, Saddle Creek, Spin Art and Putumayo World Music were among the labels on hand for the official launch of the American Assn. of Independent Mu ...

  21. MSN Music Nabs Smithsonian Deal

    January 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Smithsonian Folkways Recordings has inked an exclusive digital distribution deal with MSN Music. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings has inked an exclusive digital distribution deal with MSN Music. Under the agreement, Smithsonian Folkways' catal ...

  22. Ryko To Distribute Smithsonian Label

    November 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Catalog features classic folk music. (The Hollywood Reporter) New York-based Ryko Distribution will handle Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, the Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit record label of the Smithsonian Institution, the national museum. The ...

  23. Key Folk Music Figure Sis Cunningham Dies

    June 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Agnes "Sis" Cunningham, a key figure in the American folk music movement as a performer, documentarian and magazine publisher, died Sunday (June 27) in New Paltz, N.Y. She was 95. Agnes "Sis" Cunningham, a key figure in the Ame ...

  24. Nashville Scene

    April 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Smithsonian Books publishes "Nashville's Lower Broad: The Street That Music Made," a fascinating look at the re-emergence of Nashville's hopping lower Broadway music and bar scene in the mid-1990s. Re Smithsonian Books publishe ...

  25. Smithsonian Label To Sell Folk Catalog As Downloads

    January 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Nonprofit label Smithsonian Folkways Recordings is making its entire collection of 33,000 folk and world music songs available as downloads for 99 cents apiece. Nonprofit label Smithsonian Folkways Recordings is making its entire collection of 33, ...