Van Morrison

  1. A Look at Britain's Festivals, Where It Actually All Began

    June 23, 2014 4:53 PM EDT Decades before the festival boom changed the touring landscape in America, music fairs already were an industry mainstay in the United Kingdom, providing prime plays for acts and immersive experiences for fans. The 10 largest jamborees in the coun ...

  2. George Strait Begins Final Stand, Tops Hot Tours With $6.2M

    January 23, 2014 3:26 PM EST George Strait tops the weekly Hot Tours ranking with $6.2 million in ticket sales reported from the final leg of his "Cowboy Rides Away" tour that began on Jan. 9 in Louisiana. The tour’s 2014 itinerary kicked off at Bossier City, La.’s ...

  3. Blue Note and Panasonic Partner on In-Car Audio (Exclusive)

    September 26, 2013 9:00 AM EDT Blue Note Records has signed a licensing partnership with Panasonic to help develop and co-market a car audio system that would be tuned to the types of music featured in Blue Note's catalog, whose artists range from Norah Jones and Van ...

  4. It's Official: Universal Names Steve Barnett Chairman/CEO of Capitol Music Group

    November 26, 2012 12:05 PM EST Universal Music Group this morning made official a move that's been common knowledge in the music business for many weeks: The company "has begun the revitalization of EMI Recorded Music" with the appointment of former Columbia Reco ...

  5. Don Was On Blue Note's 'Radical' Spotify App, OpenEMI, Revitalizing Label at FutureSound Keynote

    November 16, 2012 10:10 AM EST Was, Not Was: Don Was (left) being interviewed by Steve Jang: Co-Founder/CEO, Soundtracking at Billboard's FutureSound Conference. (Photo: Arnold Turner) Blue Note Records president Don Was told San Francisco technologists that the label' ...

  6. Peermusic, Bug, Warner, Others Win $6.6 Million in LiveUniverse Lyrics Lawsuit

    October 11, 2012 4:51 PM EDT Michael Jackson once sang, "You can't win / You can't break even/ And you can't get out of the game." With that in mind, a group of music publishers including Peermusic, Bug Music and Warner Chappell Music has won $6.6 mil ...

  7. Mumford Holds at No. 1, Muse's '2nd Law' Leads Multiple Debuts On Billboard 200 Chart

    October 10, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Rock band Muse earns its highest-charting album as The 2nd Law debuts at No. 2 on the Billboard 200. The set sold 101,000 in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the third top 10 for the act, which previously claimed a No. 9 s ...

  8. Muse Tops UK Album Chart, Rihanna Has No. 1 Single

    October 08, 2012 7:25 AM EDT In a busy week of new entries on the U.K. sales charts, published Sunday (Oct. 7), Muse's "The 2nd Law" (Helium 3/Warner Bros./Warner Music) sold 108,000 units to become their fourth No. 1 in their home territory, while Rihanna' ...

  9. Album Reviews: Little Big Town, Dwele, Dispatch & Jessie Ware

    August 30, 2012 12:45 PM EDT LITTLE BIG TOWN Tornado Producer: Jay Joyce Capitol Nashville Release Date: Sept. 11 This co-ed Nashville quartet turned in one of the strongest-and most polished-performances on Lionel Richie's recent country duets album, "Tuskegee" ...

  10. Mose Allison, Lou Donaldson, Eddie Palmieri To Receive 2013 NEA Jazz Masters Honors

    July 20, 2012 12:25 PM EDT NEW YORK (AP) -- Pianist-songwriter Mose Allison, alto saxophonist Lou Donaldson and Latin jazz bandleader Eddie Palmieri have been chosen to receive the nation's highest jazz honor. The National Endowment for the Arts announced Wednesday the ...

  11. Don Was, Blue Note President, On Jamming With the Stones, New Albums by Van Morrison, Aaron Neville, More

    July 13, 2012 2:52 PM EDT Detroit's Concert of Colors homepage in whch Don Was will perform and lead his all-star revue. Grammy Award-winning producer and Blue Note Records president Don Was is giving some love to his hometown's jazz scene. Was (ne Fagenson) is b ...

  12. Van Morrison to Release New Album on Blue Note Records

    June 26, 2012 11:06 AM EDT The legendary voice of Van Morrison is returning to Blue Note Records. The artist, whose classic albums include Astral Weeks , Moondance and Tupelo Honey , will release Born to Sing: No Plan B on Oct. 2, the label announced Tuesday. Blue Note pres ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. Former Warner, Capitol Chief Donates Interview Tapes to Library of Congress

    June 21, 2012 7:10 PM EDT When Columbia Records' legendary A&R executive John Hammond was hospitalized in the 1980s, Capitol Records' then-president Joe Smith visited and their conversation turned to the jazz artists they both loved. Smith asked if the recent ...

  15. Francis W. Preston, 1928-2012

    June 14, 2012 7:30 PM EDT Former BMI ­president/CEO Frances Williams Preston, often referred to as "the best friend a songwriter ever had," died of congestive heart failure on June 13 at her home in Nashville. The tireless executive, whose early career duties inc ...

  16. Video: 10 Classic Dick Clark Moments From 'American Bandstand'

    April 18, 2012 8:04 PM EDT "American Bandstand," the bedrock of Dick Clark's iconic broadcasting career, served as a performance avenue for some of the biggest musical artists of all time. And whether he was watching the Village People guide the "Bandsta ...

  17. Coroner: Guitarist Ronnie Montrose Committed Suicide

    April 10, 2012 9:55 PM EDT The death of rock guitarist Ronnie Montrose, who formed an eponymous band in the 1970s and played with heavy hitters such as Van Morrison and Herbie Hancock, has been ruled a suicide. Ronnie Montrose, Rock guitarist, Dead at 64 The San Francisco C ...

  18. Backbeat: Hill Country Hosts Chip Taylor Who Says 'F**k All The Perfect People'

    March 23, 2012 1:04 PM EDT Chip Taylor, right, poses with Hill Country Live director Lincoln Schofield at Taylor's performance Thursday night. (Photo: Thom Duffy) At Hill Country Barbeque Market , the down-home eatery, and the showcase club Hill Country Live, in Manhat ...

  19. Ronnie Montrose, Rock guitarist, Dead at 64

    March 05, 2012 5:50 AM EST SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Rock guitarist Ronnie Montrose, who formed the band that bore his name and performed with some of rock's heavy hitters, has died. His booking agent, Jim Douglas, says Montrose died Saturday at his home in Millbrae, Calif ...

  20. Simon And Garfunkel To Perform At Jazz Fest

    January 13, 2010 12:00 AM EST Simon and Garfunkel have been added to the lineup for this year's New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. The singing-songwriting duo of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel will join the previously announced Jazz Fest lineup that includes Pearl Jam, ...

  21. BMI Icon Donovan Honored In London

    October 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sixties survivor Donovan was honored as a BMI Icon tonight at a gala evening in London's Dorchester Hotel. The Glasgow, Scotland-born singer/songwriter enjoyed 12 consecutive top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 during the 1960s, including &q ...

  22. Van Morrison Sets Up Shop At EMI

    December 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST Van Morrison is bringing his Listen to the Lion label to EMI via a new deal to be crowned by the early 2009 release of his recent live performance of the classic album "Astral Weeks." That set was recreated in painstaking detail for two ...

  23. Update: Van Morrison Readies 'Astral Weeks' Shows

    October 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Van Morrison will perform his 1968 solo album "Astral Weeks" in its entirety during back-to-back concerts Nov. 7-8 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. The concerts will feature original musicians featured on the classic album. Tickets ...

  24. George Strait Goes Straight in at No. 1

    April 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Country icon George Strait claims his fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 and whopping 22nd chart-topper on Top Country Albums as "Troubadour" bows in the penthouse on both lists ... R.E.M. earns its best debut -- and highest chartin ...

  25. Van Morrison Nearly On Top

    October 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Van Morrison's new album "Still On Top" is on target for a No. 2 bow when the British chart is published on Sunday, according to his record label Polydor. As things stand in the mid-week sales chart, the hits set would better his pr ...

  26. Van Morrison Signs New Polydor Deal

    October 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT UMG's Polydor Records and Van Morrison have struck a new deal which has enabled the label to mine the veteran Northern Irish singer/songwriter's catalog for a new greatest hits release. Through the new relationship, which Polydor declare ...

  27. Ronnie Scott's, Van Morrison Sign Up To New Festival

    June 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Van Morrison and Ronnie Scott’s jazz club are among a host of famous classical, rock and jazz names involved with Woburn Live, a new outdoor festival at one of England's historic stately homes on July 27-29. The festival, which takes place in ...

  28. When Cupid Meets Grammy

    February 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST In a week that saw both the Grammy Awards and the Valentine's Day holiday occur, The Billboard 200 gets all shook up. Big Grammy winners like Dixie Chicks fly (moving 72-8 with a 714% increase) while any album that seemed like an appropriate ...

  29. Van Morrison Releases First DVD

    August 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Eagle Vision to release Montreux set Oct. 16. U.K.-based Eagle Vision will release on Oct. 16 the first-ever dedicated music-DVD from veteran singer-songwriter Van Morrison. The two-disc "Van Morrison - Live At Montreux 1974/1980" DVD fe ...

  30. Van Morrison Releases First DVD

    August 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT U.K.-based Eagle Vision will release on Oct. 16 the first-ever dedicated music-DVD from veteran singer-songwriter Van Morrison. U.K.-based Eagle Vision will release on Oct. 16 the first-ever dedicated music-DVD from veteran singer-songwriter Van M ...

  31. Steve Winwood To Receive BMI Icon Honor

    November 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Past winners include Van Morrison, Paul Simon. Past winners include Van Morrison, Paul Simon. News Van Morrison , Paul Simon ...

  32. Steve Winwood To Receive BMI Icon Honor

    November 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Past winners include Van Morrison, Paul Simon. Steve Winwood will be honored as a BMI Icon at the company's annual London Awards held November 29. The ceremony and dinner will take place in the Grand Ballroom of the Dorchester Hotel. Winwood& ...

  33. SOAD 'Mezmerizes' Euro Albums Chart Opposition

    May 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT System Of A Down's "Mezmerize" (American/Columbia) arrives at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums, as the composite chart acquires an all-new top three. System Of A Down's "Mezmerize" (American/Columbia) arrives at No. 1 ...

  34. SOAD 'Mezmerizes' Euro Albums Chart Opposition

    May 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT System Of A Down's "Mezmerize" (American/Columbia) arrives at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums, as the composite chart acquires an all-new top three. System Of A Down's "Mezmerize" (American/Columbia) arrives at No. 1 ...

  35. Van Morrison's Exile Label Links With UMG

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST New album due in May. Van Morrison has reunited with Universal Music Group through a licensing deal for his label Exile Music. The veteran Northern Irish singer/songwriter has delivered a new album, "Magic Time," which will street May 16 ...

  36. Twain Scores At BMI London Awards

    October 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Shania Twain was the big winner at the 2004 BMI London Awards, presented last night (Oct. 5) at the Dorchester Hotel. The awards honor the most-performed songs on U.S. radio and television by members Shania Twain was the big winner at the 2004 BMI ...

  37. Twain Scores At BMI London Awards

    October 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Star picks up song of the year, Musel honors. Shania Twain was the big winner at the 2004 BMI London Awards, presented last night (Oct. 5) at the Dorchester Hotel. The awards honor the most-performed songs on U.S. radio and television by members o ...

  38. Studio Monitor

    March 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST As the engineer on Van Morrison's studio albums, Mick Glossop captures a sense of live performance. As the engineer on Van Morrison's studio albums, Mick Glossop captures a sense of live performance. News Van Morrison , Mick Glossop ...

  39. Van Morrison To Headline New U.K. Festival

    January 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Van Morrison is to headline the opening night of the inaugural Blenheim Palace Music Festival, set for July 1-3 in the Great Court at English stately home Blenheim Palace in Woodstock, northwest of Ox Van Morrison is to headline the opening night ...