Tom Waits

  1. Tom Waits Signs With WME, First Music Agent in 20 Years

    March 31, 2014 9:15 AM EDT For the first time in more than two decades, Tom Waits has signed with an agency. William Morris Endeavor now represents the legendary singer-songwriter, composer and actor in all areas. He is managed theatrically by The Schiff Company.  Relate ...

  2. ASCAP Taps Tom Petty for Founders Award

    March 20, 2014 5:14 PM EDT Rock veteran to be honored at 31st Annual Pop Music Awards on April 23 in L.A. Tom Petty’s gotta have it…the ASCAP Founder’s Award, that is. The veteran rocker will be honored with the organization’s prestigious Founders Award at its 31st annual P ...

  3. International Songwriting Competition Awards Joshua Hanson the 'Grand Prize'

    May 01, 2013 6:25 AM EDT The International Songwriting Competition has bestowed its highest honor, the Grand Prize, to Idaho native Joshua Hanson for his song “Monsters With Misdemeanors.” In a statement issued today, ISC founder and director Candace Avery explains the ...

  4. Steven Tyler and Joe Perry to Receive ASCAP Founders Award at 30th Annual Pop Music Awards

    February 20, 2013 4:02 PM EST Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry will be the 36th recipients of ASCAP's Founders Award at this year's Pop Music Awards, it was announced today. The Founders Award is given to artists who "have made exceptional contributi ...

  5. Talent Manager Gerald Harrington Jr. Dies

    February 15, 2013 9:33 PM EST Gerry Harrington Jr., a talent manager who represented the likes of Tom Waits, Nicolas Cage and Sylvester Stallone, died Feb. 9 of a heart attack at his home in Los Angeles. He was 50. Harrington most recently managed Mick Jones’ band Big Audio D ...

  6. 2013 Grammy Awards: Rock, Alternative & Metal Nominations

    December 21, 2012 11:18 AM EST icons and upstarts get loud, ambitious, and experimental BEST ROCK ALBUM El Camino The Black Keys Label: Nonesuch Producers: Danger Mouse, the Black Keys Engineer: Kennie Takahashi Mixers: Tchad Blake, Tom Elmhirst The Black Keys took home the bes ...

  7. Grammy Awards 2013: Major Nominees List

    December 05, 2012 11:00 PM EST The nominees for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards were announced on Wednesday (Dec. 5) with Fun., Frank Ocean, Mumford & Sons, Kanye West, Jay-Z and Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) leading the way with six nods apiece. Below is a list of the major ...

  8. Ray Charles Songs Lawsuit Could Make Major Impact On Copyright Battles

    October 16, 2012 6:50 PM EDT In a battle over rights to Ray Charles' famous songs, the charitable foundation that was bequeathed the singer's money and assets is suddenly in a tough spot, in danger of losing the substantial revenues that "I Got a Woman," & ...

  9. 40 Under 40: Jonathan Cohen

    August 02, 2012 2:56 PM EDT Jonathan Cohen Music Booker, 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon' Website: LateNightWithJimmyFallon.com Twitter: @BrainOfJoaCohen Worth Staying Up Since launching three years ago, "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" has exhibited a flair ...

  10. Spotify, Bon Iver, Arcade Fire Take Home First Ever Libera Awards

    June 21, 2012 9:00 PM EDT Bon Iver's self titled release took home the award for Independent Album of the Year (presented by Official.fm) and the Arcade Fire's "Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)" won Independent Video of the Year at the first ever ...

  11. Out Of Synch

    June 21, 2012 7:45 PM EDT Sound-Alike TV Ads Cause Major Controversy In early June, just as Beach House was enjoying a top 10 debut for its new album, "Bloom," the Baltimore indie band was also getting ready to do battle. After learning that a new Volkswagen ad a ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. Village People's Victor Willis Speaks Out on Recent Copyright Victory, Trademark Lawsuits

    May 11, 2012 4:54 PM EDT Victor Willis, the songwriter and original lead singer of the Village People, isn't done being a provocative figure in the music business. Fresh off a victory earlier this week in a battle to terminate his share of a copyright to the band ...

  14. Village People's Victor Willis Wins Huge Rights Reversion Case Over 'YMCA'

    May 08, 2012 2:44 PM EDT A California federal judge has given Village People original singer Victor Willis a big victory in a case that has been closely followed in the music industry. Last year, Willis terminated rights to his share of the group's songs, including t ...

  15. Carly Simon To Be Honored by ASCAP

    February 16, 2012 6:22 AM EST Carly Simon will receive the ASCAP Founders Award during the performing rights organization's 29th annual Pop Music Awards on April 18. Backbeat: ASCAP Rhythm & Soul's Grammy Brunch With Ne-Yo, Paul Epworth, Ledisi Simon will be hono ...

  16. Grammys 2012 Backstage: Adele 'Busy Being Happy,' Bon Iver Busy Chewing His Grammy

    February 13, 2012 12:05 PM EST Best New Artist Grammy winner Justin Vernon of Bon Iver biting the hand that...rather his trophy (Getty Images) On a big night for Adele, she had a lot to say backstage -- as did the rest of the Grammy victors. Hear what you didn't see on the ...

  17. TV On The Radio, Battles, Gotye Featured @ 2012 SXSW Film

    February 08, 2012 4:58 PM EST Short films about TV on the Radio, a Chopin piano competition and a lyrical absurdist who the Beatles signed to Apple Records in the 1960s will be screened during the SXSW Film festival in Austin, Texas, March 9-17. The Film Conference and Festiva ...

  18. Retail Briefs: Essential Launches in North America, Iggy Pop On Record Store Day, NARM Honors Brett Gurewitz

    January 25, 2012 10:20 AM EST Essential Music & Marketing Expands to North America Essential Music & Marketing, a U.K. and European indie distribution company, has launched a North American division, which will be headed by Erik Gilbert, who previously was VP of client ...

  19. Morning Heds: Music Biz's 2011 Recovery, Why America Loves Skrillex, Frank Ocean & Def Jam Make Up

    January 06, 2012 8:07 AM EST Music Sales, Show Tickets Rose in 2011 Wall Street Journal The music industry showed signs of potential recovery in 2011, as sales of albums and concert tickets reversed declines, though it would be premature to declare a full-fledged recovery. Th ...

  20. Coldplay Claims Third No. 1 Album On Billboard 200 With 'Mylo Xyloto'

    November 02, 2011 11:00 AM EDT As expected, Coldplay climbs in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with its third chart-topping set, "Mylo Xyloto," selling 447,000 in its debut week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The bow for "Mylo" marks the third-largest sales ...

  21. What's the Strategy Behind Coldplay, Tom Waits Bypassing Subscription Services?

    October 27, 2011 7:45 PM EDT As debate about the financial impact of streaming royalties heated up this week, albums released this week by Coldplay and Tom Waits are noticeably absent from leading subscription services. While it is not uncommon to see catalogs of legacy artis ...

  22. Jeff Bridges Inks Album Deal with Blue Note, T-Bone Burnett to Produce

    April 19, 2011 5:00 PM EDT Actor Jeff Bridges will record a solo album for the Blue Note Records division of EMI, the label said Tuesday. According to the statement, he "will contribute several of his own compositions" and perform songs by Stephen Bruton and John ...

  23. Rock Hall Inducts Neil Diamond, Tom Waits, Leon Russell, Darlene Love, Others

    March 15, 2011 7:17 AM EDT The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's annual induction ceremony is the only place you'd find Bruce Springsteen as just one member of a 21-piece backup band. The rock hall's latest class brought together Neil Diamond, Alice Cooper, Tom Wa ...

  24. Rock Hall of Fame to Induct Alice Cooper, Neil Diamond, Tom Waits

    December 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST It's official -- Alice Cooper, Neil Diamond, Dr. John, Darlene Love and Tom Waits will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year. The class of 2011 will be formally feted on Mar. 14 at New York's Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Al ...

  25. New Norah Jones Album Due In November

    August 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Norah Jones will move away from jazz roots on her fourth studio album, due in November on Blue Note Records, her label announced today (Aug. 20). Producer Jacquire King (Kings of Leon, Modest Mouse) is working with Jones on the a ...

  26. Ex-Tom Waits Manager Sues Author, Random House

    June 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Herb Cohen, former record executive and manager for Tom Waits has sued journalist Barney Hoskyns and Random House, his publisher, for $1 million over claims allegedly made in Hoskyns' "Lowside of the Road, A Life of Tom Waits." The ...

  27. U.K. Visa Lobbying Gets Positive Hearing

    April 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Representatives of the U.K. live entertainment sector say they have received "very positive responses" from government over concerns about a contentious points-based visa system which they claim is dissuading performers from appearing in ...

  28. U.K. Govt Calls For Ticket Touting Clampdown

    February 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST The U.K. government has called on the ticketing and events industry to reduce the number of tickets that end up in the hands of touts. Sports minister Gerry Sutcliffe launched a consultation to find solutions on how to improve the ticketing market ...

  29. British Music PR Giant Rob Partridge Dies

    November 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST U.K. music industry veteran Rob Partridge has died following a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 60. Partridge, born Robert John Partridge on June 2 1948, was the founder and owner of London-based music PR and artist management company Coalition ...

  30. AC/DC Embraces Paperless Ticketing

    September 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ticketmaster has announced that AC/DC will utilize the company's paperless ticketing technology for select seats on the band's upcoming North American arena tour , which launches Oct. 28 at the Wachovia Center in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Up to ...

  31. Metallica Goes Paperless In U.K.

    September 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Metallica has become the first act to use Ticketmaster's ground-breaking paperless ticketing system in Europe. The system, introduced commercially in the United States with Tom Waits' U.S. theater tour earlier this year, makes its Europe ...

  32. Scalping The Scalpers

    August 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Paperless ticketing is emerging as a potential weapon in the efforts of some touring acts to eliminate resellers from the ticket-buying equation. Tom Waits recently became the first recording artist to use Ticketmaster's paperless ticketing t ...

  33. Ticketmaster Goes Paperless For Waits' Tour

    May 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ticketmaster is introducing its new paperless ticketing service in conjunction with the May 16 on-sale for Tom Waits' 13-date "Glitter And Doom" tour, which begins June 17 at the Orpheum Theatre in Phoenix. Fans who order concert ti ...

  34. Waits Settles Opel Ads Dispute

    January 25, 2007 12:00 AM EST Gravel-voiced singer-songwriter Tom Waits has settled his lawsuit against German carmaker Adam Opel AG and its advertising agency McCann for using a sound-alike in a series of TV commercials. Waits will donate his net settlement proceeds to an unn ...

  35. Waits Wins Spanish Appeal On Ad Sound-Alike Case

    January 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST Tom Waits has won a landmark legal intellectual property case in Spain brought against car manufacturer Volkswagen-Audi and production firm Tandem Campany Guasch. Tom Waits has won a landmark legal intellectual property case in Spain brought again ...

  36. Waits Wins Spanish Appeal On Ad Sound-Alike Case

    January 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST Tom Waits has won a landmark legal intellectual property case in Spain brought against car manufacturer Volkswagen-Audi and production firm Tandem Campany Guasch. Tom Waits has won a landmark legal intellectual property case in Spain brought again ...

  37. Tom Waits Sues Over Soundalike

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Singer-songwriter Tom Waits is suing car manufacturer Adam Opel AG and ad agency McCann Erickson Deutschland in Frankfurt, Germany, for using a perfect imitation of the singer's voice in a series of c Singer-songwriter Tom Waits is suing car ...

  38. Tom Waits Sues For Voice Imitation

    September 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Singer-songwriter Tom Waits is suing car manufacturing giant General Motors (GM) and ad agency McCann Erickson in Frankfurt, Germany, for using a perfect imitation of the singer's voice in a series of Singer-songwriter Tom Waits is suing car ...

  39. Tom Waits Sues For Voice Imitation

    September 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Files suit against General Motors, ad agency. Singer-songwriter Tom Waits is suing car manufacturing giant General Motors (GM) and ad agency McCann Erickson in Frankfurt, Germany, for using a perfect imitation of the singer's voice in a serie ...

  40. Waits Questions Download Royalties

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A suit filed by Tom Waits' Third Story Music against Warner Music Group seeks to set the record straight on whether a label that provides recordings for digital downloads is licensing masters or selli NEW YORK -- A suit filed by Tom Waits ...

  41. Diana Krall

    April 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The contemporary jazz artist invokes Tom Waits on her latest genre-defying single. The contemporary jazz artist invokes Tom Waits on her latest genre-defying single. News Tom Waits ...

  42. Tom Waits Adds To Money Flood From Licensing Suit Series

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST A Spanish court decision in favor of Tom Waits marks the fourth time the gravel-larynxed singer-songwriter has won a court victory in his ongoing campaign to protect his unique vocal style and composi LOS ANGELES--A Spanish court decision in favor ...

  43. Waits Wins Legal Battle Over Sound-Alike TV Ad

    March 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Tom Waits has won a legal battle against a Spanish production company which he accused of wrongfully misappropriating his vocal styles in a sound-alike TV ad. Tom Waits has won a legal battle against a Spanish production company which he accused o ...