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  1. MLB to Co-Produce New York's Global Citizen Festival with AEG Live

    August 30, 2013 6:05 PM EDT Major League Baseball is dipping into the music business after buying the distribution rights for an upcoming concert in New York's Central Park. Through its digital media company, MLB Advanced Media, the league will co-produce this year� ...

  2. Quincy Jones Named ASCAP Founders Honoree

    June 06, 2012 9:00 AM EDT Multi-faceted industry legend Quincy Jones will be honored with the ASCAP Founders Award during the organization's 25th annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards. The invite-only event will be held June 29 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angel ...

  3. This Week in Billboard History: First Openly Gay Comedy Album Released; Is Rock Dead?

    January 24, 2012 2:30 PM EST Even before the Beatles backlash, radio programmers were resistant to "raucous" rock and roll preferring to play anodyne "sweeter, swinging sounds." - 1960: Will Rock & Roll Be Replaced by "Sensible Programming"? ...

  4. Backbeat: Mervyn Warren On Clearing Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, Usher Songs For 'Joyful Noise' Sdtk

    January 17, 2012 11:09 AM EST Composer, pianist and singer Mervyn Warren went on a whirlwind promotional tour for the Warner Bros. film "Joyful Noise" last week flying cross-country to appear on "Late Night With David Letterman" with Dolly Parton on Thursda ...

  5. Gil Scott-Heron Memoir Due in January

    December 16, 2011 9:10 AM EST The memoir of influential musician Gil Scott-Heron will be published on Jan. 16, 2012, The Wire reports. The posthumous text is titled "The Last Holiday" and will be released by Canongate. The date, which coincides with Martin Luther Kin ...

  6. Berry Gordy, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson Pay Tribute at Esther Gordy Edwards' Funeral

    August 31, 2011 4:30 PM EDT Motown Records founder Berry Gordy, Jr. drew knowing laughs at the funeral for his sister -- former label executive and Motown Historical Museum founder Esther Gordy Edwards, who died Aug. 24 at the age of 91 , after a long illness -- when he ackn ...

  7. Stevie Wonder Dedicates Glastonbury Set To Jackson

    June 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Motown legend Stevie Wonder closed the Glastonbury music festival on Sunday (June 27) with a set that spanned his long and successful career, delighting a huge crowd of some 100,000 cheering revelers. The 60-year-old dedicated his performance to M ...

  8. Jay-Z, Stevie Wonder Run The Farm At Bonnaroo 2010

    June 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z ran the farm in Manchester, Tenn. last night running through a blazing 90-minute set on the main stage of Bonnaroo, redeeming Kanye West's 2008 sunrise special and hip-hop's checkered festival past. Jay's set, though devoid of ...

  9. North Sea Jazz Fest Heads To Curacao

    April 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The North Sea Jazz festival in Holland is expanding. A new edition of the long-running jazz and blues festival is to launch in Curaçao, off the Venezuelan coast, on September 3-4. Curaçao is one the islands that is part of the Netherlands Antilles ...

  10. Stevie Wonder To Headline Hard Rock Calling

    March 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Stevie Wonder will headline the Hard Rock Calling Festival in London's Hyde Park on June 26. The supporting bill for the 50,000-capacity show includes Jamiroquai, James Morrison and Corinne Bailey Rae. Stevie Wonder has also been tipped to pl ...

  11. Super Bowl Ad Wrap: Kiss, Stevie Wonder, T-Pain and More

    February 07, 2010 12:00 AM EST The 2010 Super Bowl and the year's biggest TV advertising platform are officially in the books. This year's ads featured a handful of recording artists including Kiss, Beyonce, Stevie Wonder and T-Pain (videos below), among others. For t ...

  12. Stevie Wonder May Headline Glastonbury Fest

    February 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST Stevie Wonder and alt-rock band Muse could join U2 as the headline acts at the 2010 Glastonbury Festival this summer. Organizer Michael Eavis discussed the acts to play the 40th anniversary event, held on June 23-27, during a session at the Event ...

  13. US Library of Congress to honor Paul McCartney

    November 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Library of Congress is awarding Paul McCartney its third Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. Librarian of Congress James Billington announced the prize Monday. An all-star tribute concert is planned for spring next year, though the library hasn&# ...

  14. Obamas Praise Stevie Wonder At White House Concert

    February 26, 2009 12:00 AM EST President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle honored Stevie Wonder with an award and a White House concert, crediting the Motown legend's music for helping to bring them together. The multi-Grammy winning soul singer was presented the Library ...

  15. Stevie Wonder to Perform At White House

    February 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST Tony Bennett, Diana Krall, Esperanza Spalding, Martina McBride, Mary Mary and will.i.am are among the lineup of performers for “Stevie Wonder in Performance at the White House: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize.” The Feb. 25 concert is in hon ...

  16. U.K. Newspaper's War Child Giveaway

    February 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST U.K. newspaper the Independent will give away an exclusive compilation featuring a selection of tracks from the series of War Child charity albums, including three from the forthcoming "Heroes" release. Entitled "From Help to Heroes ...

  17. Grammys Media Roundup

    February 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST Just like everyone blogging and Twittering at home, each media outlet coast to coast had its own take on the 2009 Grammys. The New York Times focused on the show's turn away from awards presentations and towards live performances, mostly prai ...

  18. Former Speechwriter Becomes Grammy Nominee

    January 29, 2009 12:00 AM EST Trading a promising career as a speechwriter to become a singer/songwriter is paying off for Wayna. The independent artist became a first-time Grammy Award nominee last December when her single, "Lovin You (Music)," was nominated for bes ...

  19. Morris Receives City Of Hope Award

    October 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In a presentation that was both moving and jubilant, Universal Music Group chairman/CEO Doug Morris received the City of Hope Spirit of Life Award Wednesday night (Oct. 14) at a benefit dinner that raised a record $10 million for the Duarte, Calif ...

  20. Stevie Wonder To Receive Gershwin Prize

    September 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Legendary singer/songwriter Stevie Wonder has been chosen as the second recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. The award presentation will take place in the Library's Great Hall on Feb. 23, 2009. A concert celeb ...

  21. Wonder Reveals European Tour

    June 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Stevie Wonder is hitting the road late this summer for a rare European trek. The legendary artist today confirmed plans to play 12 dates, beginning Sept. 8 at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham, England. He will perform a handful of concerts ...

  22. Whitney, Shakira To Headline Plymouth Jazz Festival

    March 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Whitney Houston, Diana Ross, Rod Stewart and Shakira are among the performers set to take the stage at the fourth annual Plymouth Jazz Festival in Plymouth, Tobago, from April 25 - 27. Smokey Robinson, Peabo Bryson, James Ingram, En Vogue, Steel P ...

  23. Wonder To Enter NAACP Hall Of Fame

    January 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST Music icon Stevie Wonder will become the latest inductee to the NAACP Hall of Fame when the civil rights organization hosts its 39th annual Image Awards, which encompasses recording, television, film and literature. The two-hour awards ceremony -- ...

  24. Songwriter Miller Dies At 74

    July 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Songwriter Ron Miller, whose tunes included pop classics "Touch Me in the Morning" and "For Once in My Life," has died. He was 74. Miller died Monday of cardiac arrest at Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center after a long battle wit ...

  25. Songwriters Picked for Hall of Fame

    April 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Bell, Davis, Jennings, Moy among inductees. Thom Bell, Mac Davis, Will Jennings, Sylvia Moy and Henry Cosby have been tapped as inductees by the Songwriters Hall of Fame. The prolific songwriters will accept their awards at the 37th annual inducti ...

  26. Concord Records Signs Boney James

    February 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Debut expected this summer. Concord Records has signed saxophonist Boney James to an exclusive recording agreement. James, who has played with artists such as Stevie Wonder, Morris Day, the Isley Brothers, Joe Sample and Al Jarreau, is expected to ...

  27. Rhythm & Blues

    October 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT On Sept. 27, Stevie Wonder took reporters on a guided tour through his first studio album in 10 years, "A Time to Love." Read Gail Mitchell's column. On Sept. 27, Stevie Wonder took reporters on a guided tour through his first studi ...

  28. ASCAP To Honor Young, Dupri

    March 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Pop awards will take place May 16. ASCAP will honor Neil Young and Jermaine Dupri at its 22nd annual Pop Music Awards on May 16 in Los Angeles. Young will receive the Founders Award, which honors pioneering songwriters. Past recipients include Elv ...

  29. Madonna, Others Gather For U.S. Tsunami Event

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST NBC Universal and the American Red Cross have partnered for the Jan. 15 live broadcast of "Tsunami Aid: a Concert of Hope." Madonna, Stevie Wonder, Maroon 5, Lenny Kravitz, Norah Jones, John Mayer and NBC Universal and the American Red C ...

  30. Billboard Music Awards

    December 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Usher walked away the hands-down winner at the 15th annual Billboard Music Awards. Billboard's in-depth coverage includes backstage conversations and a special tribute to Century Award winner Stevie W Usher walked away the hands-down winner a ...

  31. Billboard Century Award For Stevie Wonder

    October 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Honor to be presented Dec. 8 during Billboard Awards. For his enduring influence and contributions to music, Stevie Wonder has been named the 2004 recipient of the Billboard Century Award. The honor will be presented Dec. 8 during the annual Billb ...

  32. ASCAP Honor For Emmylou

    October 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Founders Award to be presented Nov. 8. ASCAP will honor Emmylou Harris with its Founders Award Nov. 8 during the performing right organization’s 42nd Country Music Awards at Nashville’s Opryland Hotel. The award is presented to ASCAP songwriter me ...

  33. L.A. DJ Sues Station For Wrongful Termination

    September 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Claims involve knowledge of alleged payola at KJLH. A Los Angeles DJ is suing his former radio station and its owners for wrongful termination, claiming he was fired after learning of alleged "payola"-type practices. The suit, filed toda ...

  34. CBS To Air All-Star Ray Charles Tribute

    September 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Stevie, Usher, Norah among performers. The late Ray Charles will be the subject of a concert special, "Genius: A Night for Ray Charles," that will air on CBS on an unspecified date in late October. The tribute will take place Oct. 8 at t ...

  35. Motown Artist Syreeta Wright Dies

    July 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Syreeta Wright, best known for her duet with Billy Preston on "With You I'm Born Again," died last night (July 6) after a long struggle with cancer. She was 58. The singer/songwriter recorded six albu Syreeta Wright, best known for ...

  36. TJ Martell Expands Annual Awards Program

    March 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Honorees include George H. W. Bush, Stevie Wonder Honorees include George H. W. Bush, Stevie Wonder News Stevie Wonder , George H. W. Bush ...

  37. Artists Line-up For Pre-Grammy Concerts

    January 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Stevie Wonder, Elvis Costello, the Strokes and Counting Crows are among the artists who will perform as part of a concert series at the L.A. House of Blues in the days leading up to the Grammys. Proce Stevie Wonder, Elvis Costello, the Strokes and ...